Sylvester Perry Ryan fonds [multiple media]
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Sylvester Perry Ryan fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1910, 1949-1975.Reference:R3822-0-4-E, MG32-C30Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Sound recordingsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:103490Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:1 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1910, 1949-1975.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:1.2 m of textual records.
240 photographs predominately b&w, col.
2 audio reels (ca. 30 min.) 12.5 cm.
11 mapsLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of correspondence and memoranda relating to Mr. Ryan's career as a Member of Parliament, 1962-1972, on such subjects as the Canadian National Anthem, N.A.T.O. and elections.
The fonds also contains photographs relating to his career and family, 1910, 1960-1976.
Also included are sound recordings of a CBC program, Matinnee hosted by Pat Patterson with an interview of Mr. Ryan by David Rabinovitek on the works of immigrants in Canada; and a discussion between Ryan, John W. Monteith, L. Watson, Ed Schreyer, and Harry Sanders about NATO.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Ryan, Sylvester P., 1918- : Perry Ryan, born in 1918 at Toronto, Ont., received his education from St. Michael's College, Toronto, B.A., and Osgoode Hall. He practised law with Ryan, Mc Alpine and Ryan at Toronto, Ont. In 1956, he married Dolores Margaret Pothier. Ryan was defeated in the 1945 Ontario general election in which he had been a candidate for Toronto Woodbine. He ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate for Toronto-Greenwood in both the 1949 federal general election and in a 1949 federal by-election. Ryan was first elected to the House of Commons in 1962 as a Liberal representing Toronto-Spadina and was subsequently re-elected in 1963, 1965 and 1968. In 1969 he declared himself an independent member of the House of Commons and in 1970 he joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Ryan was defeated in the 1972 general election running as a Conservative Candidate. See also: Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1971.Subject heading:Source:Private
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