Mark Gayn Collection
Mark Gayn was a Canadian journalist born near the Manchurian-Mongolian border on April 21, 1909. Over the 5 decade span of his career, he contributed articles to such publications as the Toronto Daily Star, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Le Monde, Yomiuri, and the Chicago Daily News. His extensive travels through Asia and the U.S.S.R. earned him a reputation as one of the world's most knowledgeable commentators on these areas. He wrote several books, including Japan Diary and The Fight For the Pacific and wrote and appeared in documentary and news series.
Mark Gayn's extensive collection of photographs, journals, documents and ephemera was donated to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in 1981 and the finding aid is available at www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher/collections/findaids/gayn.pdf