Title: Reverend Harold F. Ryan, S.J., Catholic Authors Collection
Collection number: 003
Ryan, S.J., Harold, F. (1908-1979)
1 archival document box
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: The collection consists of one box of folders of biographical information on various Catholic authors that the Rev. Harold
F. Ryan, S.J., collected.
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Reverend Harold F. Ryan, S.J., Catholic Authors Collection,
003, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.
The date of the transfer of this collection to the Department of Archives and Special Collection is unknown. Perhaps it came
to the department on the death of Harold F. Ryan, S.J., (a professor of English at Loyola Marymount University) on his death
The date and person responsible for the processing of this collection is unknown.
Father Harold F. Ryan, S.J., was born in Sunnyside, Utah, in 1908 and died in 1979. He served as a professor of English at
Loyola University (which later became Loyola Marymount University) in Los Angeles, California. He was instrumental in the
development of the Department of English at then Loyola University and later served as Dean of the Graduate School (1954).
This colleciton consist of biographical information on, and personal letters, of, important Roman Catholic authors that Reverend
Harold F. Ryan, S.J., collected in hopes of establishing a gallery at Loyola University of their letters, biographies, photographs,
and memorabilia. This reflected his interests in Roman Catholic authors as a professor of English at Loyola University and
then Loyola Marymount University.
Names of note in this collection include Jacques Maritain, Evelyn Waugh, and Hilaire Belloc.
This collection is organized into nineteen folders, arranged alphabetically by the names of the Catholic authors. The only
exception is the first folder (containing information about Reverend Ryan).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Ryan, Harold F., 1908-1979
Ryan, Harold F., 1908-1979 -- Correspondence
Catholic authors -- 20th century -- Correspondence