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.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ryerson Press Collection donated to Ryerson University Library Special Collections

RYERSON UNIVERSITY RECEIVES HISTORIC MCGRAW-HILL RYERSON PRESS COLLECTION  Gift of remarkable resource from Canada’s oldest English-language publisher TORONTO, April 17, 2017 – Ryerson University is pleased to announce that publisher McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, part of McGraw-Hill Education, has made the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

On Books & Reading

The booklet On Books & Reading: The address by His Excellency The Right Honourable Vincent Massey, Governor-General of Canada at the 125th Anniversary Dinner of The United Church Publishing House and the Ryerson Press, October 19, 1954, was published by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment