MsC 687

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Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List










Photo from dust jacket of I'm Glad I Lived Then

Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

J. Clyde Ryan was born in 1899 in Muscatine, Iowa. He attended city schools in Muscatine and worked before and after school to augment his family's income. He entered Muscatine High Shcool which he attended for three years. He then attended Oberlin Academy and Oberlin College. Thereafter he attended Cornell College, from which he graduated in 1915. He married in 1916 and he and Mrs. Ryan spent the following year in Turkey doing war relief work. After the war he worked at Ball Brothers Company in Muncie, Indiana, and later was vice-president of Ray-O-Vac Company in Madison, Wisconsin. He retired to Tucson, Arizona, in 1958. In 1952 he published A Skeptic Dude in Arizona and in 1968 he published I'm Glad I Lived Then.

Scope and Contents

J. Clyde Ryan's original manuscript of A Skeptic Dude in Arizona.

C. Pummer and J. Roethler, August 2004

Related Materials

Copies of Ryan's books can be found at the following locations:

I'm Glad I Lived Then: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Iowa Authors Collection

Custer Fell First: The Adventures of John C. Lockwood (Edited and compiled by J. C. Ryan.): MAIN Library, call number  F595 .L56 1966 

A Skeptic Dude in Arizona: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Iowa Authors Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Ryan in 1953.

Guide posted to Internet: August 2004

Box Contents List

A Skeptic Dude in Arizona

Typescript [2 folders]

Illustration by Sid Stone from A Skeptic Dude in Arizona.

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