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Ryder Mobile Homes Park Collection, ca. 1920s-2001

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Author:
Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc
Donor:
Zink, Scott
Zink, Philip G
Subject:
Ryder, Ralph
Physical description:
15 cu. ft. : 44 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Business records
Trade catalogs
Date:
1920
2001
ca 1920s-2001
20th century
Notes:
Established in 1930, Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc. operated a mobile home park in the New Haven, Connecticut area from 1930-1981. The company designed and built recreational vehicles in the 1940s and operated an RV dealership, 1950-1981.
Summary:
Papers documenting trailer park life, including photographs of the park, the trailers and the residents, and park bulletins documenting residents' activities; papers documenting mobile homes and recreational vehicles including photographs, trade literature, plans, specifications, sales materials and contracts from manufacturers, and articles; photographs and sales literature on the company's own products; personal items relating to company founder Ralph Ryder.
Cite as:
Ryder Mobile Homes Park Collection, ca. 1920s-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Mobile home industry
Recreational vehicle industry
Recreational vehicle living
Recreational vehicles
Mobile homes
Mobile home living
Mobile home parks
Local number:
2001.3089 (NMAH Acc.)
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Ryder Mobile Homes Park Collection ca. 1920s-2001 [Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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