Title:P.E. Van Pelt fire truck catalog and correspondence, 1938-1943
Creator/Contributor:Van Pelt, P. E., creator
Creator/Contributor:Woolley, Roi B., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Van Pelt & Co
Creator/Contributor:United States, Office of Civilian Defense,, correspondent.
Binder of materials on fire engine trucks the company produced for various towns, government agencies, and universities throughout
California. Binder contains black and white lithographic prints of fire trucks with specifications on the back of each one.
The binder was sent to the Chief of the Coordination Unit of the Office of Civilian Defense (Fire Defense Section), Roi B.
Woolley, after a vist to California. Also includes correspondence between the owner of the company, P.E. Van Pelt, and Woolley
regarding of the company's available inventory on hand that could be used to build fire trucks for the government. Correspondence
to Woolley bears an Office of Civilian Defense stamp containing the received date.
Van Pelt, P. E -- Archives
Van Pelt, P. E -- Correspondence
United States. -- Office of Civilian Defense -- Correspondence
Van Pelt & Co. -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Fire fighting equipment industry -- California -- Oakdale
Fire engines -- California -- Pictorial works
Fire departments -- California -- Equipment and supplies -- Pictorial works
P.E. Van Pelt fire truck catalog and correspondence, 1938-1943, BANC MSS 2011/173, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio 20110318.
P.E. Van Pelt was a builder of fire trucks, fire apparatus and equipment based in Oakdale, Calif., 1925-1987. It was the west
coast fire apparatus builder that was in business the longest and became the largest builder of fire apparatus west of the
Rocky Mountains. Van Pelt built all types of fire fighting equipment including pumpers, water tenders (tankers), aerials,
elevating platforms, brush engines, and more.
1 portfolio (0.1 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2011/173 v.1