History of Electronics Park DVD Available
Liverpool Public Library announces the availability of a new video history of Electronics Park , the latest release in the library's Liverpool Legends video history series.
The video was made possible with funds from NYSOPRHP (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation) secured by Senator John DeFrancisco's Heritage Grant Program, administered by the Cultural Resources Council.
Over 60 years ago, in the waning days of World War II, General Electric
announced plans for a new manufacturing facility near Liverpool NY.
Designed for the high-volume production of consumer electronics, the
155 acre site was called "Electronics Park." Today it is known as
Electronics Business Park, a multi-use campus managed by the Syracuse
Metropolitan Development Authority.
How Electronics Park evolved into Electronics Business Park is a fascinating story. It impacted not only the surrounding communities, it changed the lives of literally tens of thousands of employees and their families.
Narrated by Steve Auyer, a long-time GE employee, this DVD illustrates how Walter R.G. Baker developed the area into a new kind of industrial park. Told by the men and women who worked the General Electric assembly lines, designed components, and engineered the many items produced at this site, this video offers a unique look at the rich history of Liverpool. This DVD also contains bonus materials including vintage television and radio commercials, newspaper articles, and advertisements about Electronics Park.
Several copies are available for circulation. Check availability of the DVD in the library's collection.
Should patrons wish to purchase a personal copy of either DVD, they sell for $10 plus tax/ shipping/handling. To view clips from the videos or purchase a copy, please visit http://www.electronicspark.org. The DVDs are also available for purchase at the library.