How Bing Crosby and Silicon Valley Revolutionized Radio and TV

October 19, 2016

Henry Lowood, the Libraries' curator for History of Science & Technology Collections, was interviewed for this story.  


Henry Lowood, Stanford’s Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections, says Crosby wasn’t just a customer; he was an early version of a venture capitalist.

“He became very interested in promoting the technology and developing it,” Lowood said. (read more)

A autographed photo of Bing Crosby with an Ampex 600. The note says "To Alexander Poniatoff, Most Cordially." Poniatoff was the electrical engineer who founded Ampex. (Photo: Courtesy of Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries)