The Thomas L. Ryan Diaries digital collection includes four volumes that reaccount the life of early Muncie, Indiana resident Thomas L. Ryan dating from 1886 to 1890.
Thomas L. Ryan was born in 1872 in Muncie, Indiana. After finishing his education in Muncie, Ryan completed a course in engineering at the Hoboken Institute of Technology and studied law under his father. He joined his father`s law firm, which became Ryan & Ryan, in 1898. He was also president of the Highlands Manufacturing Company of Muncie.
Ryan wrote in his diaries every day. He recorded the weather, events at school, activities with friends, trips to the library and around town, chores and projects, and special events.
The historic artifacts digitally reproduced from 1888-1890 in this collection are solely owned and controlled by the Muncie Public Library, and not by Ball State University. Inquiries about usage, reprint, permissions, etc. should be directed to the Muncie Public Library - Local History & Genealogy @ Carnegie Library (301 East Jackson Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305 - (765) 747-8208.
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"Teaching History with the Thomas Ryan Diaries" Lesson Plan