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Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also...

George William O Secretan

University status - news conference

File contains photographs and negatives of the news conference announcing Ryerson Polytechnical Institute's change to University status. Photographs include images of Richard Allen, Terry Grier, Julie Davis, Brent Bowes, Miriam Atkin, and oth...

Ryerson Media Centre

Brian Segal Award

File contains photographs and negatives of the Brian Segal Award. Photographs include images of the student winners: one student winner from Film and Photography (Media Arts Program) and one from the School of Hospitality and Tourism. File also co...

Ryerson Media Centre

Braun Branette

Item consists of a Braun Nurnberg Branette 35mm camera, made in Germany. It features a Staeble-Kata 1:2.8/45mm lens and a Vero shutter with speeds 1/25 to 1/200 sec + B.


Hockey game recordings

File consists of a reel-to-reel videotape that is believed to be a recording from a Ryerson Rams hockey game from the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Electrical Engineering - thesis

File contains negatives of the Electrical Engineering Department Thesis Projects and Open House at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Images include various students, faculty and staff at various locations on campus. File also contains one sheet of ...

Ryerson Media Centre

Edmund Fitzgerald

The items in this series all have to do with the ship the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in Lake Superior on November 10th, 1975. The recordings concern the 1994 expedition led by Dr. MacInnis and his team’s efforts to find an answer for the demise...

MacInnis, Joseph B.

Children's Literature Collection

  • 2017.001
  • Collection
  • 1701-1940

Collection contains about 2500 texts for children written primarily between the late-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, and continues to grow. The collection has particular strengths in adventure stories, fairy tales, and Canadiana,...

Ryerson Family papers

This is a collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to four generations of the Ryerson Family and assembled and organized, scrapbook-style, in a leather-bound volume measuring 37 x 28.5 centimetres. Approximately 130 of the volume'...

Peter Ryerson fonds

  • F 679
  • Fonds
  • 1783 - 2003

This fonds contains the following files: F 679.01 - Ryerson Family papers, 1783-1946. Restricted. F 679.02 - Egerton and Mary Ryerson portraits, 1850-70. Closed. Records are currently not accessible for conservation reasons. F 679.03 - Peter Ryers...

The Memorial Church Port Ryerse Plate

One commemorative plate with a church illustration and the inscription"The Memorial Church Port Ryerse." The church was most likely an Anglican Memorial Church (United Empire Loyalist) established by Port Ryerse's founding father Sa...

Floral Album

1 photo album, with a burgundy and gold cover. Many of the pages on the inside are decorated with colored flowers. Meant for containing portraits. Portraits are mostly of individuals, with a few of pairs or groups, and subjects are adults, childre...

Portrait Photo Album

1 photo album with a brown fabric spine and black and gold metal covers. It has two hooks to close the album. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of pairs. Subjects are adults and children.

Portrait Photo Album

1 photo album with a burgundy cover possibly made of wood. It has two hooks to close the album. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of pairs. Subjects are adults and children.

Lantern Slide, Four Portraits

Printed slide depicts four different individuals. The first has gray hair and a blue hat. The second is smoking a pipe and has brown hair. The third is smoking a cigar, has a green hat, brown hair and beard, a gold hoop earring. The fourth is wear...

Portrait Photo Album

1 photo album, with a gold and black cover. Meant for containing portraits. Most portraits are of individuals, with a few of pairs or groups. Subjects are adults and children, as well as one dog.

Magic Lantern Slide, Four Scenes

First scene of printed slide shows people gathered around a cross, in front of mountains and there is a building nearby, possibly a church. The second shows three figures in a jungle crossing using a downed tree. The third shows a family of three ...

Colour Magic Lantern Slide

Item is an automatic coloured magic lantern slide containing several hand painted glass slides that could be rotated against each other with a small attached hand crank. Hand crank appears to be made of wood, as does the mount.

Ping Pong Photography Album

1 photo album, with a brown fabric cover that has a maple leaf on it. Bound with a red string. Photographs are mostly of pairs, with a few of individuals or groups, and subjects are children and their parents, to a lesser extent.

Robert MacIntosh City of Toronto Book Collection

  • 2013.007
  • Collection
  • 1807-2004

Collections contains historical and contemporary books on the history of Toronto, featuring tourist guides and souvenirs from the city form the late 19th and early 20th centuries.All books are catalogued on our library catalogue: https://catalogue...

Cartoon Albumen Prints

1 print is a cartoon of winged creatures chasing a man on a horse( with the inscription "Ae spring brought off her master hale, But left behind her ain grey tail.") and the second is of a composer and imps/satan. Cover of the second is t...

Lantern Slide Collection

  • 2017.017
  • Collection
  • 1820-1950

This collection consists of early optical devices commonly known as magic lanterns. The first report of the construction of a magic lantern is generally considered to be referring to the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens in 1659. The lanterns in...

Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern

A black tin Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern with handle and crooked chimney.Carpenter marketed his Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern as a consumer version of the famous Phantasmagoria lantern shows that simulated ghost and spirit projections during ...

Carpenter & Westley


The file consists of newspaper publications having no apparent relation to Ryerson University, but having been in the Archives for many years.

Textual materials

Series contains textual materials in the Archives that do not belong in any specific group, and may well not fall under the mandate for the Archives. Included in the series are newspapers and a selection of exams from the 1950s and 1960s.

Stereoscopic Cameras

Series consists of 17 cameras designed to take identical images of the same subject from two lenses, approximately 2.5 inches apart or the same distance between human eyes. Cameras are able to make stereo pairs or single images. Cameras in this s...

Stereoscope Viewers

Series contains stereoscopic viewers, photographic images, and emphera. This includes a wide range of stereoscopes and three-dimensional viewers. Stereoscopes are devices used to view two mounted identical images as a single three-dimensional pho...

Jones, E. M.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and E. M. Jones regarding their work as a general editor for dramatic works published by Ryerson Press.

Stereographs, Egypt

Item consists of stereographs depicting various locations, buildings, and monuments in Egypt, such as Pyramids, and Ships.15 stereoscopic photographs by Keystone View Co.2 stereoscopic photographs by Kilburn Brothers; 5 stereoscopic photographs in...

Bass Stereoscopic Photography Collection

  • 2018.09
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850 - ca. 1996]

The collection contains stereoscopic photographs, viewers, and cameras, collected by the donors between the 1970's and the 1990's and dating from the 1850's to the 1990's. Material includes a variety of viewers, cameras, photog...

Lantern Slides, Ships

Two slides feature two ships: in one slide the boat sails peacefully along the water in Newfoundland, and in the other slide a boat is caught in a storm. In the third slide, a crew is working on either loading or unloading a boat and crew members ...

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