Canadian playwright and novelist. Born in Deep Creek in the Athabasca region of Alberta on July 27, 1932. Died in Summerland, British Columbia, on November 18, 1987. Biographical information
available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, 2nd ed., p.
1027-1028; The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 479-481; and in The ecstasy of resistance: a biography of George Ryga, by James F. Hoffman (Toronto: ECW Press, 1995).
Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence; and manuscripts of and material relating to G. Ryga's poetry, short stories, novels, musical works, essays, addresses, screenplays, and radio, television and stage plays. Two small appendices (MsC 153, 154) consisting of material relating to G. Ryga and acquired from other sources include correspondence and photocopies of an essay by and articles about G. Ryga.
MsC 20 acquired in 1976, 1985, 1988. MsC 153 donated by Nick and Nettie Evasiuk
in 1988. MsC 154 donated by Kathleen Boulter in 1988.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access.
Published inventory The George Ryga papers : George Ryga fonds, Renée L. Paris fonds, George Ryga & Associates fonds. - (Canadian Archival Inventory series, no.13). - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1995. Biocritical essay by James Hoffman.
Related fonds are MsC 21, Renée L. Paris fonds, and MsC 157 and Acc 771/04.21, George Ryga & Associates fonds.
MsC 20, 153, 154 (oversize folders in LT 1213)