John E. Drewry papers

John E. Drewry papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John E. Drewry papers
Creator: Drewry, John E. (John Eldridge), 1902-
Inclusive Dates: 1920-2000
Language: English
Extent: 15.25 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Collection Number: UA04-026
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

A native of Griffin, Georgia, John E. Drewry in 1922 became the second person awarded a B.J. degree from the University of Georgia's journalism program. In 1925 he received his A.M. degree from UGA based on graduate work done at Columbia University in New York City and at the University of Georgia. Hired as a journalism instructor at UGA in 1922, Drewry was promoted to Director of the Journalism School in 1932 and - with the creation of the position - took on the role of Dean of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism; a position he held from 1940 through his retirement in 1969. In a 1982 Athens Banner Herald article, Loren Smith recalled that when John E. Drewry was dean of the Henry Grady School of Journalism, "we all were charmed by his presence, inspired by his intellect and relaxed by his wit".

Scope and Content

The John E. Drewry Papers reveal Drewry as a reporter, author, student, instructor, dean, and dean emeritis through correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, and clippings. Located within Drewry's papers are unique insights into the world of magazine and newpaper publishing in America during the mid-twentieth century.

There are copies of many of Drewry's lectures and speeches plus documentation of his involvement in organizations such as the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Georgia Collegiate Press Association. Additionally Drewry's involvement with the Peabody Awards from their inception in 1940 is represented through correspondence and photographs.

Box 15 includes a folder of personal correspondence from 1931-1937 regarding Kathleen Drewry. These letters have been photocopied from originals in ms 3271 and have been added to this accession for the information they add regarding Drewry's life.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John E. Drewry papers, UA04-026, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-18


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in this repository: Henry W. Grady School of Journalism Annual Reports, UA05-054; John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters, ms 3271.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Drewry correspondence

Includes some Grady College materials dating to 2000.
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11[The Stratford Company (Publishers) Correspondence], 1923-1925
12[Contract For The Stratford Company to Publish Some Magazines And Magazine Makers], 1924
13-5 Some Magazines And Magazine Makers Correspondence , 1924-1925
16-7Public Speakers Bureau And Lesser Items, 1921-1925
18-9A [Correspondence], 1921-1924
110B [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920-1924
111C [Correspondence, "Like Father, Like Son" Cartoon, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
112D [Correspondence], 1921 - 1924
113E-F [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
114G [Correspondence], 1921- 1924
115H-I-J [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
116K-L [Correspondence], 1922 - 1924
117M [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921- 1924
118N-O [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920- 1924
119R [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
120S [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920- 1924
121T-U-V [Correspondence], 1920-1924
122W [Correspondence], 1922 - 1924
123A [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
124B [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
125C [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles, Marriage Announcements], 1924 - 1926
126D [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
127E-F [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
128G [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
129H-I-J [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
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21K-L [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
22M [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
23N-O [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
24P-Q [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
25R [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
26S [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
27T-U-V [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
28W [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
29Y-Z [Y.M.C.A. Religious Welfare Conference], 1924 - 1926
210A [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
211B [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
212C [Correspondence], 1926 -1927
213D [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
214E-F [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
215G [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
216-17H-I-J [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
218K-L [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
219M [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
220N-O [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
221P [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
222S [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
223T-U [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
224W [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
225A [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
226B [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1927 - 1928
227C [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1927 - 1928
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31E-F [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
32G [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
33-4H [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
35L [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
36M [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
37N [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
38P [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
39R [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
310-11S [Correspondence], 1927-1928
312T-U-V [Correspondence], 1926-1928
313W [Correspondence], 1927-1928
314Y-Z [Correspondence], 1927-1928
315-17[Printed Material], 1923-1925
318-19"The Ideal Scrapbook-John E. Drewry-Athens, Ga." [Contents], 1920-1924
320-21[Includes Manuscript "Are School Teachers Immoral?", Newspaper Articles, Correspondence And Copies of Section of Will Pertaining To Drewry Papers] , circa 1920s-1970s
322-23[Correspondence], 1933-1934
324[American Association Of Schools And Departments Of Journalism], 1930-1931
325Correspondence As President Of American Association Of Teachers Of Journalism, 1930
326This Is The Story Of The Atlanta Journal, 1943
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41-5[American Association Of Teachers Of Journalism], 1930
46-7[Georgia Collegiate Press Association-Includes Photographs, Correspondence And Minutes], 1933-1937
48-9Georgia Press Institute, 1933-1935
411Journalism Class Tests, 1931-1948
412Letters And Other Data On "Book Reviewing", 1942-1944
413-14[Drewry-Personal Data], 1945-1955
415Drewry Materials, 1965-1969
416[Correspondence], 1969-1970
417[Contemporary American Magazines], 1938-1939
418-19[Scripts, Newspaper Articles, Correspondence, Etc.], 1939-1974
420[Journalism Classes], 1936-1940
421"New Book News", 1939-1940
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51-2Personal [Includes References to Trial And 2nd Marriage], 1949-1969
53Check Before Sending To Library [Correspondence], 1973
54Drewry Mailing List Deletions, 1983
55Personal [Resume, Car Registration, Eye Glasses Prescription, Birth Certificate of Kathleen Merry Drewry], 1930-1954
56[Drewry], 1941-1943
57[Address Given To Ford Advertising Men], 1958 January 29
58[Address On Henry W. Grady School Of Journalism]
59[Address On Publicity]
510"Are You A Bore?"
511"Automotive Parts Advertising" Address Delivered , 1950 April 21
512"Careers In Journalism"
513"Church Public Relations"
514"Doctors And The Public"
515"Good Public Relations Begin At Home-For Newspapers" Address Delivered, 1955 June 3
516"Henry Grady's 'Better And Grander' Georgia"
517"Significant Anniversary For Henry W. Grady School Of Journalism...", 1961 June 15
518'Many Journalism Alumni Are In Magazine Work"
519"Meditations On The Retirement Of A School Principal (Teacher)"
520"Poise, Power, Peace, And Freedom-For You"
521"PR: Public Relations For Profile Recognition" - Address Delivered , 1960 October 24
522"Public Relations", 1953 December 4
523"Recharging Your Intellectual Storage Battery"
524"The Relationship Of Scholarship And Success In The Work-A-Day World"
525"The South And National Letters"
526"The University-Today And Tomorrow"
527"Why Writers Succeed-And Fail"
528"A Word From The Co-Sponsor At The Second Annual WSB Radio-TV News Broadcasting Conference" , 1960 November 10
529-30"Poise, Power, Peace And Freedom-For You", 1971-1978
531-32[Honors Program-Annual Reports], 1986-1992
533Honors Convocation Programs [Incomplete], 1969-1992
534Honors Convocation Programs, 1969-1992
535Honors Day [Incomplete], 1978-1986
536[Drewry-Dedications And Tributes], 1969-1976
537Book Donation Acknowledgements, 1972-1985
538John E. Drewry [Biography, Correspondence], 1983
539George Abney Tour Group Information, 2000 July 25
540[University Of Georgia Timelines].
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61-3[Drewry-Programs, Photographs, Newspaper Articles, Correspondence, Etc] , 1920s-1960s
64[Statistics On Journalism Students], 1956
65[Georgia Press Institute], 1957
66Correspondence from John E. Drewry to Robert Harrod, 1955, 1960
 

2. Magazine files

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71 Charm , 1950-1952
72 Circulation Management
73 Collier's , 1940-1956
74 Coronet , 1946-1961
75-6 Cosmopolitan , 1935-1971
77 Cotton , 1947
78 Country Gentleman , 1952
79 Current History , 1936-1952
710-11 Editor And Publisher , 1955-1967
712-13 Esquire , 1944-1962
714 Flair , 1950
715 Forum , 1934-1951
716 Fortune , 1943-1959
717 The Georgia Review
718-19 Good Housekeeping , 1950-1964
720 Harper's Magazine , 1934-1971
721 Holiday , 1954-1959
722 Horizon , 1958
723 Hygeia , 1947
724 Junior Achievement , 1947-1948
725 The Junior Thinker
726 The Key Reporter QBK , 1947-1949
727 Kiplinger Magazine , 1947
728 Ladies Home Journal , 1932-1962
729 Liberty Magazine , 1934-1951
730 Literary Digest , 1933-1938
731-32 Life , 1933-1966
733 Look , 1947-1966
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81 Mademoiselle , 1940-1961
82 Magazine World
83 McCall's , 1947-1962
84-7Miscellaneous Mags, 1951-1961
88 Motor Age , 1951
89-13 The New Yorker , 1925-1965
814 Newsweek , 1945-1968
815 Pageant , 1961
816 Parent's Magazine , 1955-1957
817 Pathfinder , 1951
818 Pictorial Review-Delineator , 1932-1940
819 Plain Talk , 1946
820 PM , 1948
821 Publisher's Weekly , 1957-1963
822-23[Lectures Given By T.W. Reed, Earl B. Braswell, And Dan McGill-Submitted To The Quill And Who] , 1940s
824Quote[Includes Quick Brochure], 1951
825 Reader's Digest , 1936-1964
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91-2 Reader's Digest , 1936-1964
93 Redbook , 1953
94 The Rotarian , 1948-1958
95-7 Saturday Evening Post , 1930-1970
98 Saturday Review Of Literature , 1945-1970
99 Scribner's , 1935-1954
910 Scientific American , 1956
911 The Southern Literary Messenger , 1944
912-13 Southern Magazines , 1940-1957
914 This Week , 1950
915-17 Time , 1935-1970
918 Town And Country , 1947
919The United States News [U.S. News And World Report]*Advertising Material Extracted And Flattened-"Single Folder Oversize: Box 1, 1945-1963
920 Vanity Fair-Vogue , 1942-1963
921-22 Woman's Home Companion , 1935-1948
923 The Yale Review , 1939-1965
924 Virginia Quarterly Review , 1950-1957
 

3. General and Grady College correspondence

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101-2General D [Correspondence], 1962-1972
103General E [Correspondence], 1965-1974
104General F [Correspondence], 1965-1974
105General G [Correspondence], 1966-1974
106-7General H [Correspondence], 1965-1974
108General I [Correspondence], 1962-1974
109General J [Correspondence], 1952-1969
10[Platt Extracted And Flattened-Drawer "University Archives 6"]
1010General J [Correspondence], 1952-1969
1011-13General K [Correspondence], 1952-1973
1014General L [Correspondence], 1969-1972
1015General M [Correspondence], 1965-1974
1016General Mc [M] [Correspondence], 1961-1969
1017General N [Correspondence], 1969-1974
1018General O [Correspondence], 1963-1973
1019General P [Correspondence], 1969-1974
1020General Q [Correspondence], 1949-1973
1021-22General R [Correspondence], 1962-1973
1023-24General S [Correspondence], 1965-1974
1025-26General T [Correspondence], 1951-1974
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113General U [Correspondence], 1951-1971
114General V, 1949-1973
115-7General W [Correspondence], 1959-1974
118General X-Y-Z [Correspondence], 1949-1974
119-10Grady A [Correspondence], 1963-1969
1111-12Grady B [Correspondence], 1963-1975
1113-15Grady C [Correspondence], 1963-1971
1116-17Grady D [Correspondence], 1964-1971
1118Grady E [Correspondence], 1965-1968
1119Grady F [Correspondence, Photographs], 1965-1974
1120Grady G [Correspondence], 1963-1974
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121Grady G [Correspondence], 1963-1974
122-3Grady H [Correspondence, Photographs], 1963-1975
124Grady I [Correspondence], 1958-1963
125Grady J [Correspondence], 1963-1972
126Grady K [Correspondence], 1961-1971
127Grady L [Correspondence], 1963-1969
128-10Grady M [Correspondence], 1963-1972
1211Grady Mc [Correspondence], 1963-1973
1212Grady N [Correspondence], 1954-1972
1213Grady O [Correspondence], 1963-1972
1214Grady P [Correspondence], 1963-1975
1215Grady Q [Correspondence], 1961-1969
1216Grady R [Correspondence], 1963-1973
1217-20Grady S [Correspondence], 1962-1973
1221Grady T [Correspondence], 1964-1975
1222Grady U [Correspondence], 1966
1223Grady V [Correspondence, 1964-1973
1224-25Grady W [Correspondence], 1963-1975
1226Grady X-Y-Z, 1964-1968
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131-2[Drewry Photographs] , 1940s-1950s
133-5GSPA [Georgia Scholastic Press Association], 1948-1969
136-12Television [Educational Channels/Channel 8], 1950-1953
1313-15[Drewry Writings (Includes Information Relating To Women Journalists)], 1920s-1950s
1316The City Builder - August, 1928
1317[Plant Needs (Program Requirements) For Schools And Colleges Of The University], 1952
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141-7[Drewry Writings], 1930s-1940s
148-14[Drewry Writings], 1940s-1960s
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151Photographs - Peabody Awards - Walter Cronkite, Bennett Cerf, Ed Sullivan, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, 1957-1966
152Preservation Copies [Photocopied Correspondence], 1931-1937
 

4. Clippings, awards, and photographs

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161-3John Drewry-awards, honors and tributes [news clippings, correspondence and articles], 1954-1980
164Dean John Drewry Tribute Fund [correspondence, article and Tribute Dinner program], 1968
165Journalism School [dedications, students and history-news clippings and program], 1947-1976
166Peabody Awards [news clippings and program], 1950s-1970s
167 The Kappa Alpha Journal , 1920 March
168UGA Commencement Day Blue List, 1919 June 18
169General Assembly-A resolution commending the Honorable John Eldridge Drewry..., 1969 March 21
1610House of Representatives-A resolution recognizing the significance of the George Foster Peabody Awards, 1981 March 25
1611Certificate-recognition of Drewry's service, etc...from UGA and the Georgia Alumni Society, 1969 May 10
1612Proclamation-whereas, Dean John E. Drewry, has served as Dean...Dean John E. Drewry Day, 1969 May 22
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171Journalism Building-print
172-3Photographs , early 1900s-1983
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181Resolution of the Georgia Press Institute-Whereas, Dean Emeritus John E. Drewry of the Henry W. Grady..., 1978 February 23
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191The Spot Light: The Griffin High School yearbook, 1916 ([Must use gloves when viewing])

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