|Creator:||Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-|
|Title:||John Eldridge Drewry papers|
|Quantity:||19.2 Linear feet (29 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 6 large card file boxes, 3 oversized boxes, 8 oversize folder A, 1 oversize folder B)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of John Eldridge Drewry from 1925-1983. John Eldridge Drewry (1902-1983) educator and Dean of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia (1940-1969), resident of Athens, Georgia. The collection includes manuscripts of Drewry's books, pamphlets, and articles; class materials; book reviews; photographs; scrapbooks containing clippings on Drewry and University of Georgia activities; speeches to the Georgia Press Institute; printed material; and correspondence. The materials relate to Drewry's various publications, the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, and the establishment and administration of the George Foster Peabody Awards.|
John Eldridge Drewry was born in Griffin, Georgia in 1902. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1922, he became an instructor at its school of journalism. He became director of the journalism school in 1932, and went on to become its first dean in 1940. He held this position until his retirement in 1969.
In addition to his role as educator, Drewry helped establish many programs to help working journalists continue their training. Amon these were the Georgia Press Institute, the Georgia Radio-Television Institute, and the Southern Industrial Editors' Institute. He also helped create the Georgia Scholastic Press Association for high school journalists and the Collegiate Press Association for college journalists. In 1940, Drewry helped begin the prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards for distinguished achievement in broadcasting. The awards continue to be administered by the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Drewry was the author of four books and editor of countless others. He produced many educational pamphlets and essays during his career and published a syndicated column of book reviews for over forty years.
This collection contains numerous drafts, proofs, and typescripts of Drewry's many books, pamphlets, and articles, as well as class material, book reviews, photographs, scrapbooks and print material.
Arranged by record type.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John Eldridge Drewry papers, MS 1395. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.