Guide to the James J. Tietjen Papers, 1963-1992

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Collection Overview

Title:
James J. Tietjen papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1963-1992
Creator:
Tietjen, James J.
Abstract:
Dr. James Tietjen received master's (1958) and doctorate degrees (1963) from Penn State University and served as president and chief executive officer of David Sarnoff Laboratories and SRI International.
Abstract:
The collection consists of documents pertaining to Sarnoff Laboratories and the Federal Communications Commission Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, as well as academic papers and newspaper clippings pertaining to James Tietjen.
Collection Number:
289
Size:
4 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Library  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical Note

Dr. James Tietjen, a native of New York City, received a B.S. (Iona College, chemistry, 1956; M.S. and Ph.D. (Penn State University, 1958, 1963) before joining RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J., as a member of the technical staff. He eventually rose to the rank of staff vice president (1977-1983). He became president and chief operating officer of RCA Communications, a satellite of RCA Laboratories (1983-1985), and rose to the post of vice president of RCA Laboratories (1985-1987), which became David Sarnoff Laboratories in the 1980s. In 1987, Tietjen became president and chief executive officer of David Sarnoff Laboratories and in 1990, his laboratory became a wholly owned subsidiary of SRI International and Tietjen then moved to California to serve as president and CEO of SRI International until his retirement in 1994. Tietjen then joined the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management as head of the Department of Management and Engineering Management (1994-1997), and later dean (1997-2000), and dean emeritus (2000) at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Tietjen was a founding member of the Materials Research Society; chairman of the Electronic Materials Committee of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME); a member of the Research Advisory Committee, Institute for Technical and Strategic Research; member of the Advisory Council for the Minority Engineering Program, Penn State University; Penn State University Scholar's Program; Pennsylvania State University Libraries Development Advisory Board; Penn State Alumni Council; USLA Private Sectors Committee; FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service; Implementation Subcommittee Chairman, Solid State Sciences Advisory Panel, National Academy of Sciences; Space and Terrestrial Applications Advisory Committee of NASA; Research and Development Council of New Jersey; Technology Management Committee; and the Edison Partnership, Technology Resources Committee

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James J. Tietjen Papers (289), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Tietjen, James J.

Subject(s)

  • alumni, Obelisk society, RCA

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Collection Inventory

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