Guide to the Electronic Display World Newsletters

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0868
Creators:
Stanford Resources, Inc. (San Jose, California)
Dates:
1981-1999, 2001.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:
The collection contains newsletters from 1981 to 1999 documenting the electronic display world industry. The
Electronic Display World
is an international, in-depth report on the latest developments in the electronic display industry throughout the world. The newsletters were published by Stanford Resources, Inc. of San Jose, California, a market research and management consulting firmfounded by Joseph Castellano in 1978. The first newsletter was issued in March, 1981.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Newsletters from 1981 to 1999 documenting the electronic display world industry.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Electronic Display World
is an international in-depth report on the latest developments in the electronic display industry throughout the world. The newsletters were published by Stanford Resources, Inc. of San Jose, California, a market research and management consulting firm founded by Joseph Castellano in 1978. The first monthly
Electronic Display World
report was issued in March of 1981. The objective of the monthly newsletter was to provide the latest information on markets, analyses and forecasts of the economic condition of the industry, applications and technological developments (such as LED's, CRT's, LCD's, vacuum fluorescent display, PLZT ceramics, electrochromics, electrophoretics), and editorial commentary.
Few market research firms were examining markets from both the supply and demand sides to insure a balanced and more accurate view of the present and future of electronic displays. Castellano determined that there was an increasing need for information on future markets for electronic components which included displays. Little information was available on the growing market for new flat panel displays. Hence, Castellano began developing market research techniques for the fledging electronic display industry that took into account both supply and demand. With the help of colleagues, Castellano formulated a plan to develop a market information services for the display industry. The first initiative of Stanford Resources, Inc. was to prepare a report on the market for LCD's which was titled
Liquid Crystal Displays in Japan
. The popularity and financial success of this report launched Stanford Resources into the display market research field. This approach provided market analysis and forecasting for the industry by an independent observer and prompted Stanford Resources, Inc. to publish an international newsletter devoted strictly to the display industry.
The newsletter was available by subscription only for one or two years. Major corporations that were either manufacturing or using displays were among the subscribers. Electronic Display World was published in both print and electronic form until 2000.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison Oswald, August 2004.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection was donated to the Archives Center,by Joseph Castellano, former President and CEO of Stanford Resources, Inc., August 2004.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Electronic Display World Newsletters, 1981-1999, 2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the Archives Center in 2004 by Dr. Joseph A. Castellano, former President and C.E.O. of Stanford Resources, Inc..

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives