Ken and Joyce Hack were students in the early to mid-1950s who met at what was then the Ryerson Institute of Technology and later married. He received his diploma in Retail Merchandising while she graduated from the School of Fashion.
Through their daughter-in-law, Charmaine Hack, Assistant Registrar, Liaison and Information Services, in Ryerson’s Registrariat area, the Archives has received a collection of distinctive materials relating to the Hacks’ days as students in the 1950s. These include: ribbons worn by students to athletic and frosh events; shot glasses given to graduates as mementos; a Ryerson beanie; crests and decals; feature articles on Ryerson’s School of Fashion which appeared in McCall’s Magazine and Canadian Home Journal around 1954; original photographs of Ryerson fashion models; Ryerson Drama Club programs; and a rare educational aid/kit used in Ryerson classrooms in the 1950s and entitled, Record Keeping for Small Business: Hanson’s Store Practice Set.
Because of the uniqueness of many of the items in this accession, the Archives considers this to be one of the most significant acquisitions of 1950s Ryerson memorabilia in recent years.