Omar Suttles (1893-1980) was the founder of the Airfloat Coach Manufacturing Company and manufactured one of the earliest
travel trailers built specifically for recreation. He co-founded the Trailer Coach Association (TCA), presently known as Manufactured
Housing Institute, and wrote a long-running column for
Trailer Life magazine. The collection consists primarily of Suttles' scrapbooks, photographs, reminiscences, correspondence, memorabilia,
brochures, and other printed materials, ranging from approximately 1927 to 1981, with Suttles posthumously receiving correspondence
and honorary mentions in serials.
Omar Suttles (1893-1980) was the founder of Airfloat, a Southern California trailer manufacturer. Born in 1893 in Arkansas,
Suttles eventually moved to San Diego, where he not only worked for the Chrysler car company, but also had a short career
as an automobile racer.
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