Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00195 - Oscar Ryan Papers

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Oscar Ryan Papers


  • 1976-1981 (Creation)

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2 boxes (26 cm)

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(b. 1904)

Biographical history

Oscar Ryan was born in Montreal in 1904 and grew up in that city. He moved to Toronto in 1926 and became a journalist. He has published several books, among them Soon to be born, 1980.

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Presented to the library by Oscar Ryan in July 1981.

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Drafts of his novel, Soon to be Born.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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