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Description
The Loren L. Ryder papers span the years 1929-1967 (bulk 1950s-1960s) and encompass circa 3 linear feet. The collection largely relates to Ryder's career as a sound technician, inventor of devices relating to the recording of sound for motion pictures, and developer of Paramount's VistaVision widescreen process. The collection consists of blueprints, clippings, correspondence, log books, speeches, technical diagrams, and four scrapbooks.
Background
Loren L. Ryder was a sound technician at Paramount from 1929 to 1956. He served as the head of Paramount's sound department and director of recording, and later was in charge of Special Engineering Projects. He was the founder of Ryder 16mm Services, later known as Ryder Services and Ryder Sound Services.
Extent
3 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.