Author Archives: The Ryerson Press Archive

About The Ryerson Press Archive

My name is Clive Powell. I worked for McGraw-Hill Ryerson for 35 years. Recently I was asked to find a home for 3000 publications that represent the Ryerson Press Archive. I am happy to share my discoveries.

Duncan Campbell Scott

The Selected Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott was published by the Ryerson Press in 1951. This edition contains a memoir of Scott by Professor E.K. Brown.* Scott was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1862. His father, William Scott, was an … Continue reading

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Archibald Lampman

At the Long Sault and other poems by Archibald Lampman, was published by The Ryerson Press in 1943. If you travel the MacDonald/Cartier freeway east through the province of Quebec, you will inevitably pass through the city of Dollard des … Continue reading

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Selected Poems of Dorothy Livesay (1926-1957)

Selected Poems of Dorothy Livesay (1926-1956) was published by the Ryerson Press in 1957. It features an introduction by literary critic Desmond Pacey and was published as part of the Ryerson Library of Canadian Poets series. Dorothy Livesay (1909-1971) was … Continue reading

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G. Raymond Chang Award

The inaugural G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Awards Night was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Ryerson University. The award celebrates the exemplary generosity and contribution of alumni and friends to Ryerson University. The awards are named in honour … Continue reading

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Canadian Wild Flowers

Canadian Wild Flowers, written by Catherine Parr Traill and illustrated by Agnes FitzGibbon, was a publication of William Briggs in 1895. Canadian Wild Flowers can be considered Canada’s first 4-colour, illustrated coffeetable book. The four editions of Canadian Wild Flowers date back … Continue reading

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Andy Clarke and his Neighbourly News

  Andy Clarke and his Neighbourly News was published in 1949 by the Ryerson Press. The flap copy reads, “Few Canadian books have been so widely heralded or so eagerly awaited by so many as Neighbourly News….Andy Clarke had a … Continue reading

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The Ryerson Press Collection at RUL

The donation of the 3000-title Ryerson Press Collection dating from 1862 to 1970 to Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections was officially recognized on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Toronto. A reception was held in the 4th Floor Student … Continue reading

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