|Creator:||Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-|
|Title:||John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
"Born June 4, 1902 in Griffin, Ga., [John E.] Drewry attended the University of Georgia and was the second graduate of the journalism program in 1922. After completing his masters at UGA and proceeding to Columbia for further postgraduate work, he succeeded founder S.V. Sanford as director of the school in 1932, and accepted the position of dean when it was created in 1940. That same year he helped create the Peabody Awards recognizing excellence in broadcasting. Dean Drewry played a large role in developing the reputation of the journalism school as one of the finest in the world, and his character and the respect he commanded from his peers still supports that reputation. (...) Drewry wrote four books, edited 26 others, and wrote a column called "New Book News" for 61 years. Many groups, associations, and organizations have honored him, but nothing compares to the honor that those who knew, loved, and learned from him possess." -- "Grady College History" from the Grady College website, http://www.grady.uga.edu/about_grady.php?al1=About+Grady&al2=History&page=history.inc.php (Accessed November 30, 2009)
The collection consists of letters to, from and about John E. Drewry's wife, Kathleen Drewry. The letters date from 1931-1937. They are mostly about John's concern for his wife's mental stability, and some of the letters are to Kathleen's doctors.
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John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters. MS 3271. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: John Eldridge Drewry papers, 1925-1983.