Catalogue


Mark Gayn Papers [manuscript].
Gayn, Mark
imprint
1930-1980.
description
196 boxes.
format(s)
Book, Manuscript
Subjects
personal subject
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author
imprint
1930-1980.
restrictions
No restrictions on access.
biographical note
Mark Gayn was born Mark Julius Ginsbourg in 1909 at Barim on the Manchurian-Mongolian border. He moved frequently throughout his childhood. He moved to the U.S to study at Pomona College in California in 1929. Upon graduating, he went to Columbia University to study journalism. He graduated in 1934 and went to Shanghai to work as a special correspondent for the Washington Post. During the Second World War - also the period when he changed his name to Gayn - he worked for a variety of publications, including Time and Newsweek. He emigrated to Canada in 1953, eventually joining the staff of the Toronto Daily Star. During his 22 years at the Star, he made frequent trips to the Soviet Union and China, eventually becoming the Asian bureau chief in 1966. He died in Toronto in 1981.
abstract
The collection consists of notebooks, diaries, drafts for writings, lectures, broadcasts, correspondence, pamphlets, newspapers clippings, films and photographs related to the journalistic career of Gayn.
catalogue key
5414217
indexes/finding aids
Finding Aid available at reference desk at Thomas Fisher Library and in electronic form.
 
Gift of the Mark Gayn Estate.

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