Robert E. Babe, “The Communication Thought of Graham Spry,” Canadian Communication Thought: Ten Foundational Writers, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.

Robert E. Babe, “Canadian Communication and the Legacy of Graham Spry,”
Queen’s Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 4. (1993): 989-1004.

Cees J. Hamelink, “Toward a Human Right to Communicate? The 2003 Graham Spry Memorial Lecture” Canadian Journal of Communication 29(2) (2004): 205-212.

Robert W. McChesney, “Graham Spry and the Future of Public Broadcasting: The 1997 Spry Memorial Lecture,” Canadian Journal of Communication 24(1) (1999).

Julianne Pidduck, “Citizen Journalism in Burma and the Legacy of Graham Spry,” Canadian Journal of Communication 35(3) (2010): 473-485. (An article inspired by the Graham Spry Memorial Lecture.)

Rose Potvin, Passion and Conviction: The Letters of Graham Spry, Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1992.

Marc Raboy, “Creating the conditions for communication in the public good: The 2005 Graham Spry Memorial Lecture,” Canadian Journal of Communication 31(2) (2006): 289-306.

David James Smith, Intellectual activist: Graham Spry, a biography, doctoral dissertation, York University Department of History, 2003.

Elisabeth Teer-Tomaselli, “The Public Broadcaster and Democracy in Transformation: The 1996 Spry Memorial Lecture,” Canadian Journal of Communication 23(2) (1998).

Selected Articles by Graham Spry

Graham Spry, “A Case for Nationalized Broadcasting,” Queen’s Quarterly 37/4 (Winter 1931): 151-169.

Graham Spry, Radio broadcasting and aspects of Canadian-American relations, Proceedings of the Conference on Canadian-American Affairs (June 1935): 106-127.

Graham Spry, “The Origins of Canadian Public Broadcasting: A Comment,” Historical Review 46(2) (1965): 134-141.

Graham Spry, “Public Policy and Private Pressures: The Canadian Radio League 1930-6 and Countervailing Power,” On Canada: Essays in honour of Frank H. Underhill (1971): 24-36.

Graham Spry and the Canadian Broadcasting League, “Culture and entropy: A lay view of broadcasting,” Studies in Canadian communications (1975): 89.


Radical Dreamer: The Passionate Journal of Graham Spry (Peter Raymont, Bruce Steele, White Pine Pictures, Canada, 2008).

CBC digital archives: A television interview with Graham Spry who recalls establishing the Canadian Radio League to push the government to introduce public radio in Canada.