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Memorabilia Collection

Souvenirs from the journey through cable history.

The colorful history of the cable telecommunications industry has generated a fun collection of memorabilia that seems to tell us as much about the evolution of cable as the more official histories and exhibits do.

The Barco Library Memorabilia Collection has more than 2,000 items that celebrate the people, companies, events, and marketing campaigns produced by the industry.

Some highlights of this collection include:

  • An MTV Video Music Award Moonman
  • Press kits for favorite cable programs
  • Tradeshow premiums ranging from mini sumo wrestlers to bobble head dolls
  • Coffee mugs of every shape and size
  • T-shirts
  • Posters

Cartoon Network Case

Comedy Central Cookie Jar

ESPN X Games Snowboarder Toy

Food Network Mini Refrigerator

MTV Video Music Award Moonman

Sex and the City Show Phone

The Sopranos Tony’s Macaroni

Thank you to our donors.

This collection is made possible through generous donations from individuals, vendors, manufacturers, operators, engineers, and industry pioneers.

Have a donation?

Do you have a souvenir from cable history that you would like to donate? We’d love to hear about it. Contact libraryinfo@syndeoinstitute.org

For more information.

If you are looking for information on something specific, or would like to see a complete listing of what is included in the Memorabilia Collection, please contact libraryinfo@syndeoinstitute.org

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