Loren L. Ryder papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Loren L. Ryder papers
Date (inclusive): 1929-1967
Date (bulk): 1950s-1960s
Collection number: 353
Creator: Ryder, Loren L.
Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Loren L. Ryder papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Loren Ryder family, 1994


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.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Ryder, Loren L. , 1900-1985--Archives.
sound technicians