Edward H. Ryder papers
Scope and Contents
The Edward H. Ryder collection contains correspondence, travel information from his trip around the world in 1923 and personal remembrances, including memorials and programs. Also found in the collection are materials pertaining to his wife, Georgia Smyth Ryder. The collection also contains correspondence to and from both Edward and Georgia Ryder. It includes copies of their original birth certificates as well as their obituaries. The bulk of the material relates to Edward Ryder and his various occupations, focusing primarily on his work at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University).
- 1854 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Edward Hildreth Ryder came to Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1905. His contributions to the university and the city of East Lansing were varied: he was a professor and the head of the History and Political Science Department, the Dean of the first Summer School, the first Dean of the Liberal Arts division (1925-1934), mayor of the city (1918-1925), and a member of the People’s Church. Ryder retired in 1934 due to ill health. He was born August 9, 1871 and died June 22, 1939.
Georgia Smyth Ryder was born May 12, 1871 in Marshall, Michigan. Among her many activities, Georgia Ryder was a president of the Faculty Folk Club and the East Lansing Women’s Society. She was a charter member of People’s Church, as well as the East Lansing Missionary Society. Georgia Ryder died in 1955.
Their daughter, Ruth Ryder St. John, graduated from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1936.
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Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Economics -- Study and teaching
- Education, Higher
- Letters (correspondence)
- Michigan Agricultural College
- Michigan State College
- Michigan State University. Alumni and alumnae
- Michigan State University. Buildings
- Political science -- Study and teaching
- Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty
- University of Michigan
- Voyages around the world
- Edward H. Ryder Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- J. Mazak
- February 1998
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.