Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., Poetry Collection

Collection Guide


A collection of poetry books that belonged to University of Scranton alumnus Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., class of 1953.
Patrick T. Ryan, Esq.
3 boxes

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.


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Preferred Citation

[Author]. [Book Title]. [City]: [Publisher], [Year]. Patrick T. Ryan Collection, Esq., Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.


Administrative/Biographical History

Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., was a 1953 graduate of the University of Scranton who went on to earn a law degree from New York University. In 1953, the Scrantonian newspaper dubbed him an "All-Around University Student." The article (accessible to on-campus users only) stated:

Pat Ryan, University of Scranton basketball star, is one of the all-around as well as busiest students at the school. His stardom on the courts is just one of the many activities he crowds into his scholastic schedule...[Pat] typifies a versatile college student who combines outstanding academic and athletic achievements with leadership ability. A Dean's List scholar and captain of the university's basketball team, he is also active in debating, dramatics, student government, intercollegiate activities and oratory. There are other activities he manages to fit into his tight schedule, including two years of the school paper, 'The Aquinas,' and a year on the senior yearbook.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 3 boxes of poetry books. Materials have not yet been cataloged.

Acquisition Information

Donated in July 2001 by Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., class of 1953.