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A guide to the Michael J. Ryan photographs, 1918-1960
P99-025 (SAFR 22337)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Title: Michael J. Ryan photographs
    Date: 1918-1960
    Identifier/Call Number: P99-025 (SAFR 22337)
    Creator: Ryan, Michael J.
    Physical Description: 104 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

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    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P99-025 (SAFR 22337), Michael J. Ryan photographs, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in 1999.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Michael J. Ryan was a naval architect, marine engineer and surveyor in private practice at 525 Market Street, San Francisco, Calif. He was born in San Francisco on January 30, 1897, and graduated from Sacred Heart College of San Francisco in 1914.
    Until 1916 he was a draftsman with the Union Iron Works before joining the Moore Shipbuilding Company where he had become assistant naval architect by 1921. Mr. Ryan first joined the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as a junior member in 1918 and became a full member in 1934. During the period 1921-1929 he was a consulting naval architect with offices in New York City. From 1929-1933 he was associated with the American Bureau of Shipping as a technical surveyor before retuning to private practice as consulting naval architect in 1933. He formed the firm of Joslyn and Ryan, naval architects and marine engineers of San Francisco in 1940. In 1949 this partnership was dissolved and Mr. Ryan became president of his own firm, Michael J. Ryan Associates, Inc., and remained in this capacity until his death on October 31, 1964.
    From the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.). “Obituary, Michael J. Ryan.” TRANSACTIONS - THE SOCIETY OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS AND MARINE ENGINEERS 72 (1964): 534-535.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Michael J. Ryan photographs (SAFR 22337, P99-025) consists of 104 photographic prints related to the career of Naval Architect Michael J. Ryan from 1918 to 1960.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in 14 file units.

    Related Materials

    Michael J. Ryan naval architecture and marine engineering records (HDC1398, SAFR 21692)
    • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park