John E. Drewry papers

John E. Drewry papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-
Title: John E. Drewry papers
Dates: 1920-2000
Quantity: 15.25 Linear feet (19 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA04-026

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902- -- Correspondence
Henry W. Grady School of Journalism. -- Faculty
Journalism--United States.
Magazines (periodicals).
Periodicals.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty
Writings (document genre)

General Notes

RG 2-18


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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


Related Material

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, 1921-1983

Includes some Grady College materials dating to 2000.
BoxFolder
11[The Stratford Company (Publishers) Correspondence], 1923-1925
2[Contract For The Stratford Company to Publish Some Magazines And Magazine Makers], 1924
3-5 Some Magazines And Magazine Makers Correspondence, 1924-1925
6-7Public Speakers Bureau And Lesser Items, 1921-1925
8-9A [Correspondence], 1921-1924
10B [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920-1924
11C [Correspondence, "Like Father, Like Son" Cartoon, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
12D [Correspondence], 1921 - 1924
13E-F [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
14G [Correspondence], 1921- 1924
15H-I-J [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
16K-L [Correspondence], 1922 - 1924
17M [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921- 1924
18N-O [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920- 1924
19R [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1921-1924
20S [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1920- 1924
21T-U-V [Correspondence], 1920-1924
22W [Correspondence], 1922 - 1924
23A [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
24B [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
25C [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles, Marriage Announcements], 1924 - 1926
26D [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
27E-F [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
28G [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
29H-I-J [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
BoxFolder
21K-L [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
2M [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
3N-O [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
4P-Q [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
5R [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
6S [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
7T-U-V [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1924 - 1926
8W [Correspondence], 1924 - 1926
9Y-Z [Y.M.C.A. Religious Welfare Conference], 1924 - 1926
10A [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
11B [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
12C [Correspondence], 1926 -1927
13D [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
14E-F [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
15G [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
16-17H-I-J [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
18K-L [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
19M [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
20N-O [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
21P [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
22S [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
23T-U [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
24W [Correspondence], 1926 - 1927
25A [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
26B [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1927 - 1928
27C [Correspondence, Newspaper Articles], 1927 - 1928
BoxFolder
31E-F [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
2G [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
3-4H [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
5L [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
6M [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
7N [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
8P [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
9R [Correspondence], 1927 - 1928
10-11S [Correspondence], 1927-1928
12T-U-V [Correspondence], 1926-1928
13W [Correspondence], 1927-1928
14Y-Z [Correspondence], 1927-1928
15-17[Printed Material], 1923-1925
18-19"The Ideal Scrapbook-John E. Drewry-Athens, Ga." [Contents], 1920-1924
20-21[Includes Manuscript "Are School Teachers Immoral?", Newspaper Articles, Correspondence And Copies of Section of Will Pertaining To Drewry Papers], circa 1920s-1970s
22-23[Correspondence], 1933-1934
24[American Association Of Schools And Departments Of Journalism], 1930-1931
25Correspondence As President Of American Association Of Teachers Of Journalism, 1930
26This Is The Story Of The Atlanta Journal, 1943
BoxFolder
41-5[American Association Of Teachers Of Journalism], 1930
6-7[Georgia Collegiate Press Association-Includes Photographs, Correspondence And Minutes], 1933-1937
8-9Georgia Press Institute, 1933-1935
11Journalism Class Tests, 1931-1948
12Letters And Other Data On "Book Reviewing", 1942-1944
13-14[Drewry-Personal Data], 1945-1955
15Drewry Materials, 1965-1969
16[Correspondence], 1969-1970
17[Contemporary American Magazines], 1938-1939
18-19[Scripts, Newspaper Articles, Correspondence, Etc.], 1939-1974
20[Journalism Classes], 1936-1940
21"New Book News", 1939-1940
BoxFolder
51-2Personal [Includes References to Trial And 2nd Marriage], 1949-1969
3Check Before Sending To Library [Correspondence], 1973
4Drewry Mailing List Deletions, 1983
5Personal [Resume, Car Registration, Eye Glasses Prescription, Birth Certificate of Kathleen Merry Drewry], 1930-1954
6[Drewry], 1941-1943
7[Address Given To Ford Advertising Men], 1958 January 29
8[Address On Henry W. Grady School Of Journalism]
9[Address On Publicity]
10"Are You A Bore?"
11"Automotive Parts Advertising" Address Delivered, 1950 April 21
12"Careers In Journalism"
13"Church Public Relations"
14"Doctors And The Public"
15"Good Public Relations Begin At Home-For Newspapers" Address Delivered, 1955 June 3
16"Henry Grady's 'Better And Grander' Georgia"
17"Significant Anniversary For Henry W. Grady School Of Journalism...", 1961 June 15
18'Many Journalism Alumni Are In Magazine Work"
19"Meditations On The Retirement Of A School Principal (Teacher)"
20"Poise, Power, Peace, And Freedom-For You"
21"PR: Public Relations For Profile Recognition" - Address Delivered, 1960 October 24
22"Public Relations", 1953 December 4
23"Recharging Your Intellectual Storage Battery"
24"The Relationship Of Scholarship And Success In The Work-A-Day World"
25"The South And National Letters"
26"The University-Today And Tomorrow"
27"Why Writers Succeed-And Fail"
28"A Word From The Co-Sponsor At The Second Annual WSB Radio-TV News Broadcasting Conference", 1960 November 10
29-30"Poise, Power, Peace And Freedom-For You", 1971-1978
31-32[Honors Program-Annual Reports], 1986-1992
33Honors Convocation Programs [Incomplete], 1969-1992
34Honors Convocation Programs, 1969-1992
35Honors Day [Incomplete], 1978-1986
36[Drewry-Dedications And Tributes], 1969-1976
37Book Donation Acknowledgements, 1972-1985
38John E. Drewry [Biography, Correspondence], 1983
39George Abney Tour Group Information, 2000 July 25
40[University Of Georgia Timelines].
BoxFolder
61-3[Drewry-Programs, Photographs, Newspaper Articles, Correspondence, Etc], 1920s-1960s
4[Statistics On Journalism Students], 1956
5[Georgia Press Institute], 1957
 

2. Magazine files, 1925-1971

BoxFolder
71 Charm, 1950-1952
2 Circulation Management
3 Collier's, 1940-1956
4 Coronet, 1946-1961
5-6 Cosmopolitan, 1935-1971
7 Cotton, 1947
8 Country Gentleman, 1952
9 Current History, 1936-1952
10-11 Editor And Publisher, 1955-1967
12-13 Esquire, 1944-1962
14 Flair, 1950
15 Forum, 1934-1951
16 Fortune, 1943-1959
17 The Georgia Review
18-19 Good Housekeeping, 1950-1964
20 Harper's Magazine, 1934-1971
21 Holiday, 1954-1959
22 Horizon, 1958
23 Hygeia, 1947
24 Junior Achievement, 1947-1948
25 The Junior Thinker
26 The Key Reporter QBK, 1947-1949
27 Kiplinger Magazine, 1947
28 Ladies Home Journal, 1932-1962
29 Liberty Magazine, 1934-1951
30 Literary Digest, 1933-1938
31-32 Life, 1933-1966
33 Look, 1947-1966
BoxFolder
81 Mademoiselle, 1940-1961
2 Magazine World
3 McCall's, 1947-1962
4-7Miscellaneous Mags, 1951-1961
8 Motor Age, 1951
9-13 The New Yorker, 1925-1965
14 Newsweek, 1945-1968
15 Pageant, 1961
16 Parent's Magazine, 1955-1957
17 Pathfinder, 1951
18 Pictorial Review-Delineator, 1932-1940
19 Plain Talk, 1946
20 PM, 1948
21 Publisher's Weekly, 1957-1963
22-23[Lectures Given By T.W. Reed, Earl B. Braswell, And Dan McGill-Submitted To The Quill And Who], 1940s
24 Quote[Includes Quick Brochure], 1951
25 Reader's Digest, 1936-1964
BoxFolder
91-2 Reader's Digest, 1936-1964
3 Redbook, 1953
4 The Rotarian, 1948-1958
5-7 Saturday Evening Post, 1930-1970
8 Saturday Review Of Literature, 1945-1970
9 Scribner's, 1935-1954
10 Scientific American, 1956
11 The Southern Literary Messenger, 1944
12-13 Southern Magazines, 1940-1957
14 This Week, 1950
15-17 Time, 1935-1970
18 Town And Country, 1947
19 The United States News [U.S. News And World Report]*Advertising Material Extracted And Flattened-"Single Folder Oversize: Box 1, 1945-1963
20 Vanity Fair-Vogue, 1942-1963
21-22 Woman's Home Companion, 1935-1948
23 The Yale Review, 1939-1965
24 Virginia Quarterly Review, 1950-1957
 

3. General and Grady College correspondence, 1920-1975

BoxFolder
101-2General D [Correspondence], 1962-1972
3General E [Correspondence], 1965-1974
4General F [Correspondence], 1965-1974
5General G [Correspondence], 1966-1974
6-7General H [Correspondence], 1965-1974
8General I [Correspondence], 1962-1974
9General J [Correspondence], 1952-1969
[Platt Extracted And Flattened-Drawer "University Archives 6"]
10General J [Correspondence], 1952-1969
11-13General K [Correspondence], 1952-1973
14General L [Correspondence], 1969-1972
15General M [Correspondence], 1965-1974
16General Mc [M] [Correspondence], 1961-1969
17General N [Correspondence], 1969-1974
18General O [Correspondence], 1963-1973
19General P [Correspondence], 1969-1974
20General Q [Correspondence], 1949-1973
21-22General R [Correspondence], 1962-1973
23-24General S [Correspondence], 1965-1974
25-26General T [Correspondence], 1951-1974
BoxFolder
113General U [Correspondence], 1951-1971
4General V, 1949-1973
5-7General W [Correspondence], 1959-1974
8General X-Y-Z [Correspondence], 1949-1974
9-10Grady A [Correspondence], 1963-1969
11-12Grady B [Correspondence], 1963-1975
13-15Grady C [Correspondence], 1963-1971
16-17Grady D [Correspondence], 1964-1971
18Grady E [Correspondence], 1965-1968
19Grady F [Correspondence, Photographs], 1965-1974
20Grady G [Correspondence], 1963-1974
BoxFolder
121Grady G [Correspondence], 1963-1974
2-3Grady H [Correspondence, Photographs], 1963-1975
4Grady I [Correspondence], 1958-1963
5Grady J [Correspondence], 1963-1972
6Grady K [Correspondence], 1961-1971
7Grady L [Correspondence], 1963-1969
8-10Grady M [Correspondence], 1963-1972
11Grady Mc [Correspondence], 1963-1973
12Grady N [Correspondence], 1954-1972
13Grady O [Correspondence], 1963-1972
14Grady P [Correspondence], 1963-1975
15Grady Q [Correspondence], 1961-1969
16Grady R [Correspondence], 1963-1973
17-20Grady S [Correspondence], 1962-1973
21Grady T [Correspondence], 1964-1975
22Grady U [Correspondence], 1966
23Grady V [Correspondence, 1964-1973
24-25Grady W [Correspondence], 1963-1975
26Grady X-Y-Z, 1964-1968
BoxFolder
131-2[Drewry Photographs], 1940s-1950s
3-5GSPA [Georgia Scholastic Press Association], 1948-1969
6-12Television [Educational Channels/Channel 8], 1950-1953
13-15[Drewry Writings (Includes Information Relating To Women Journalists)], 1920s-1950s
16The City Builder - August, 1928
17[Plant Needs (Program Requirements) For Schools And Colleges Of The University], 1952
BoxFolder
141-7[Drewry Writings], 1930s-1940s
8-14[Drewry Writings], 1940s-1960s
BoxFolder
151Three Photographs Received Later (After Main Collection) Peabody Awards, 1957-1966
2Preservation Copies [Photocopied Correspondence], 1931-1937
 

4. Clippings, awards, and photographs, early 1900s-1983

BoxFolder
161-3John Drewry-awards, honors and tributes [news clippings, correspondence and articles], 1954-1980
4Dean John Drewry Tribute Fund [correspondence, article and Tribute Dinner program], 1968
5Journalism School [dedications, students and history-news clippings and program], 1947-1976
6Peabody Awards [news clippings and program], 1950s-1970s
7 The Kappa Alpha Journal, 1920 March
8UGA Commencement Day Blue List, 1919 June 18
9General Assembly-A resolution commending the Honorable John Eldridge Drewry..., 1969 March 21
10House of Representatives-A resolution recognizing the significance of the George Foster Peabody Awards, 1981 March 25
11Certificate-recognition of Drewry's service, etc...from UGA and the Georgia Alumni Society, 1969 May 10
12Proclamation-whereas, Dean John E. Drewry, has served as Dean...Dean John E. Drewry Day, 1969 May 22
BoxFolder
171Journalism Building-print
2-3Photographs, early 1900s-1983
BoxFolder
181Resolution of the Georgia Press Institute-Whereas, Dean Emeritus John E. Drewry of the Henry W. Grady..., 1978 February 23
BoxFolder
191 The Spot Light: The Griffin High School yearbook, 1916 ( [Must use gloves when viewing] )