Ryder Mobile Homes Park Collection, ca. 1920s-2001
Ryder Mobile Homes, Inc
Zink, Philip G
15 cu. ft. : 44 boxes
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.
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.
Ryder Mobile Homes Park Collection, ca. 1920s-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History