John Eldridge Drewry papers

John Eldridge Drewry papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-
Title: John Eldridge Drewry papers
Dates: 1925-1983
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.
Coll. Number: ms1395

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

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.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Authors, American--Georgia.
Georgia Press Institute.
Henry W. Grady School of Journalism.
Henry W. Grady School of Journalism. -- Faculty
Journalism--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Journalism--Georgia--Study and teaching.
Manuscripts (documents)
Speeches (documents)
Universities and colleges--Faculty.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Eldridge Drewry papers, MS 1395. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Alumni address
2Annual reports (Journalism school), 1947-1967
3Biographical material
4Block prints (various subjects)
5Books edited
8Class materials: Advertising
9Class materials: Advertising
10Class materials: Book Reviewing
11Class materials: Book Reviewing
12Class materials: Book Reviewing
21Class materials: Book review samples
2Class materials: Grade books
3Class materials: Journalism 2
4Class materials : The Magazine
5Class materials : The Magazine
6Class materials : The Magazine
7Class materials : Intro. to Magazines
8Class materials: Miscellaneous
9Class materials : The Newspaper
10Class materials : Principles and Ethics
11Class materials : Principles and Ethics
12Class materials: Reporting
13Clippings (General)
31Correspondence, 1925-1935
2Correspondence, 1936-1940
3Correspondence, 1941 January-March 14
4Correspondence, 1941 15 March-29 March
5Correspondence, 1941 April-14 October
6Correspondence, 1941 15 October-December
7Correspondence, 1942 January
8Correspondence, 1942 February
9Correspondence, 1942 1 March-14 March
10Correspondence, 1942 15 March-30 March
11Correspondence, 1942 April-December
12Correspondence, 1943
13Correspondence, 1944
14Correspondence, 1945-1959
15Correspondence, 1960-1968
16Correspondence, 1969 January-May
17Correspondence, 1969 June-December
18Correspondence, 1970-1975
19Correspondence, 1976-1983
20Correspondence, undated
41 Current Literature
2Education-Industry Conferences
3Georgia Press Institute: programs
4Georgia Press Institute: speeches
5Georgia Radio & TV Institute: programs
6Georgia Scholastic Press Assn.: bulletins & programs
7Georgia Scholastic Press Assn.: certificates
8Georgia Scholastic Press Assn.: financial papers
9Georgia Scholastic Press Assn.: school papers
10Georgia, University. Faculty bios
51 Georgia Progress: samples
2 Georgia Progress: Agricultural & Industrial Development Board
3 Georgia Progress: Agricultural & Industrial Development Board, correspondence
4 Georgia Progress: Agriculture
5 Georgia Progress: Bookmobile
6 Georgia Progress: Ceramics
61 Georgia Progress: Concrete blocks
2 Georgia Progress: Cotton and textiles
3 Georgia Progress: Chenille
4 Georgia Progress: Dairy
5 Georgia Progress: Education panel
6 Georgia Progress: Education, vocational
7 Georgia Progress: Experiment station
8 Georgia Progress: Famous firsts for Georgia
9 Georgia Progress: Feed products
71 Georgia Progress: Forestry
2 Georgia Progress: Furniture
3 Georgia Progress: Government panle
4 Georgia Progress: Health panel
5 Georgia Progress: Historic homes
6 Georgia Progress: Industrial growth
7 Georgia Progress: Industrial panel
8 Georgia Progress: new Industries
81 Georgia Progress: Livestock
2 Georgia Progress: Marble and granite
3 Georgia Progress: Meat processing
4 Georgia Progress: Meat processing
5 Georgia Progress: Naval stores
6 Georgia Progress: Newspapers
7 Georgia Progress: Peanuts
8 Georgia Progress: Pecans
9 Georgia Progress: Poultry
10 Georgia Progress: Public Works
91 Georgia Progress: Pulp and paper
2 Georgia Progress: Radio
3 Georgia Progress: State parks
4 Georgia Progress: Tobacco
5 Georgia Progress: Tourism
6 Georgia Progress: Trade and commerce
7 Georgia Progress: Trade publications
8 Georgia Progress: Veterans
9 Georgia Progress: Water Resources
10Georgia, University. bulletins, 1924-37 (bound)
Georgia, University. programs
1Georgia, University. Georgia Alumni Record
11Georgia, University. News releases, 1925-1932
12Georgia, University. News releases, 1938, n.d.
131Industrial (Southern) Editors' Institute: programs
2Journalism school: bulletins
3Journalism school: faculty salaries, 1948-1949
4Journalism school: news releases
5Journalism school: printed material
6Journalism school: Reports to Pres., 1933-1968
7Journalism school: Report to Pres., 1962-1963
8Journalism school: Report to Pres., 1968-1969
9Kappa Alpha Mu
10Magazine materials: A-G
11Journalism school: H-P
141Magazine materials: Q-Z
2 National Geographic
3(Don) Mellett Memorial Lecture Series
151New Book News; corr.
2New Book News; A
3New Book News; B
4New Book News; C
5New Book News; D
6New Book News; E
7New Book News; F
8New Book News; G
9New Book News; H
10New Book News; I
11New Book News; J
12New Book News; K
161New Book News; L
2New Book News; M
3New Book News; M
4New Book News; N
5New Book News; O
6New Book News; P
7New Book News; Q
8New Book News; R
9New Book News; S
10New Book News; S
171New Book News; T
2New Book News; U
3New Book News; V
4New Book News; W
5New Book News; X-Z
6Notes, misc.
181Peabody Awards: background
2Peabody Awards: bulletins
3Peabody Awards:citations
4Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1939
5Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 January-March
6Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 April-May
7Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 June-July
8Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 August-September
9Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 October
10Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1940 November-December
11Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1941 January-February
12Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1941 March
13Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1941 April
14Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1941 May-December
15Peabody Awards: correspondence, 1952-1980
16Peabody Awards: financial papers
17Peabody Awards: miscellaneous
18Peabody Awards: news releases
18b1Peabody Awards: presentation programs
2Peabody Awards: printed material
191Photos: Broadcast Pioneers Awards
2Photos : Drewry, John E.
3Photos: Drewry, John E. (drawings/sketches)
4Photos: Education-Industry Conferences
5Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1932-1938
6Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1939-1941
7Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1942
8Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1943-1946
9Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1947-1949
10Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1950-1953
11Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1954-1956
12Photos: Georgia Press Institute, 1957-1968
13Photos: Georgia Press Institute, undated
14Photos: Georgia Press Institute, undated
15Photos: Georgia Press Institute, undated
16Photos: Georgia Press Institute, undated
17Photos: Georgia Press Institute, undated
18Photos: Georgia Radio & TV Institute
19Photos: Georgia Scholastic Press Assn., 1930-1953
201Photos: Georgia Scholastic Press Asso., 1954-1970
2Photos: Georgia Scholastic Press Asso., Undated
3Photos: Hollywood/Theatre
4Photos: Industrial Editors' Institute
5Photos: Journalism School-Faculty/Students
6Photos: Journalism School-Misc.
7Photos: Journalism School-Murals
8Photos: Negatives
9Photos: Peabody Awards, 1940-1945
10Photos: Peabody Awards, 1946
11Photos: Peabody Awards, 1947
12Photos: Peabody Awards, 1948
13Photos: Peabody Awards, 1949
20A1Photos: Peabody Awards, 1950
2Photos: Peabody Awards, 1951
3Photos: Peabody Awards, 1952
4Photos: Peabody Awards, 1953
5Photos: Peabody Awards, 1955-1958
6Photos: Peabody Awards, 1961
7Photos: Peabody Awards, 1962
8Photos: Peabody Awards, 1963
9Photos: Peabody Awards, 1964
10Photos: Peabody Awards, 1965
11Photos: Peabody Awards, 1966
12Photos: Peabody Awards, 1967
13Photos: Peabody Awards, 1968
14Photos: Peabody Awards, 1969
15Photos: Peabody Awards-Board members
16Photos: Peabody Awards-Misc.
211Photos: Sigma Delta Chi
2Photos: Sigma Delta Chi
2APhotos: Sigma Delta Chi, 1927-1928
2BPhotos: Sigma Delta Chi, 1932-1933
3Photos: Theta Sigma Phi
4Photos: Various, identified
5Photos: Various, identified
6Photos: Various, identified
7Photos: Various, identified w/Drewry
8Photos: Various, unidentified w/Drewry
9Photos: Various, unidentified
10Photos: Various, unidentified
11Photos: Various, unidentified
12Photos: Various, unidentified
3Photo album
23Photo album (unidentified)
24Photo albums
251Post-War International Problems: British Commonwealth
2Post-War Internat'l Problems: China
3Post-War Internat'l Problems: Colonies & dependent areas
4Post-War Internat'l Problems: Economic cooperation
5Post-War Internat'l Problems: Germany
6Post-War Internat'l Problems: Japan
7Post-War Internat'l Problems: misc.
8Post-War Internat'l Problems: Soviet Union
9Post-War Planning: correspondence
10Post-War Planning: educational concerns
11Post-War Planning: misc.
12Post-War Planning: newsletters of Univ. committees
13Post-War Planning: report summaries of Univ. committees
14Post-War Planning: Univ. of Georgia
15Printed material, misc.
16Rotary Club, 1939-1960
17Rotary Club, 1961-1966
18Rotary Club, 1967
19Rotary Club, 1968
20Rotary Club, 1969
21Rotary Club, 1970
22Rotary Club, 1971
23Rotary Club, 1972
24Rotary Club, 1973-1981
281Sigma Delta chi
2Speeches (not Drewry)
3Speeches (not Drewry)
5 University Items, 1927-1932
6"Well Saids"
7"Well Saids"
8Writings: assorted
9Writings: assorted
291Writings: American Magazines of Our Time
2Writings: Book Reviewing
3Writings: Book Reviewing, background
4Writings: Concerning the Fourth Estate
5Writings: Concerning the Fourth Estate
6Writings: Concerning the Fourth Estate
7Writings: Concerning the Fourth Estate
8Writings: Contemporary American Magazines
9Writings: Contemporary American Magazines
10Writings: Contemporary American Magazines
11Writings: The Editor as Minister
12Writings: The Ediorial Page
13Writings: Henry Grady's Better and Grander Georgia
301Writings: Is Journalism a Profession?
2Writings: Journalistic Instruction in the South
3Writings: The Magazine
4Writings: Magazines in Our Republic of Letters
5Writings: New Heights for Journalism
6Writings: New Heights for Journalism
7Writings: A New Note in Journalism
8Writings: New Yorker Profiles of Famous Journalists
9Writings: New Yorker Profiles of Famous Journalists
10Writings: Post Biographies of Famous Journalists
11Writings: Post Biographies of Famous Journalists
12Writings: Post Biographies of Famous Journalists
13Writings: Publicity and the University
14Writings: What the Newspapers and Magazines are Doing
15Writings: Women in Journalism
16Writings: Woodrow Wilson
31Bibliographic file
32Biographies & Sunday School reference
34Students, journalism
35Syndicated book reviews, A-J
36Syndicated book reviews, K-Z
37Scrapbooks, University Items
OS Folder
1AOriginal political cartoons
OS Folder
2APortraits (Hall of Fame)
OS Folder
3APhotos: Grady College
OS Folder
4APhotos: Peabody Award oversize photos (1 of 2)
OS Folder
5APhotos: Peabody Award oversize photos (2 of 2)
OS Folder
6AAwards, certificates
OS Folder
7ASigma Delta Chi newspaper clipping posters (1 of 2)
OS Folder
8ASigma Delta Chi newspaper clipping posters (2 of 2)
OS Folder
9BPhotos: Misc, GA Press Institute, American Association of Teachers of Journalism
38Honorary plaques (1 of 2)
39Honorary plaques (2 of 2)