Fonds MS-2-579 - Terry Ryan fonds

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Terry Ryan fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1982-1987, 1992-1998 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records

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Terry Ryan worked as the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) Atlantic Distribution Chief in the mid 1980s. He is also a screenwriter, director, producer and entrepreneur. His film credits include producing Co-op (1991); Five Transformations (1991); Four Stories of Tuktu (1991); Three Stories for Young People (1991); co-writing the screenplay for Bayo (1984); directing The Media Between Us (1969); and Sail Away (1977). In the early 1990s he also designed and patented a one-handed keyboard.

Custodial history

The archives received this fonds from Terry Ryan in four accessions. Most of the materials were donated in 1987 in three accessions; the records pertaining to Ryan’s keyboard patent were accessioned in 1998.

Scope and content

Fonds consists primarily of documents related to the production of the movie Bayo, an adaptation of the book Lightly, by Chipman Hall. Materials include manuscripts, scripts, contracts, memos, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a videocassette copy of the movie, and photographs. There are also two poems written by Ryan and documents related to his development of a one-handed computer keyboard.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Terry Ryan fonds, MS-2-579, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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