John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters

John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-
Creator: Drewry, Kathleen
Title: John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters
Dates: 1931-1937
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3271

Biographical/Historical Note

"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, (Accessed November 30, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

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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Index Terms

College teachers' spouses--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902- -- Correspondence
Drewry, Kathleen -- Correspondence
Drewry, Kathleen -- Mental health
Henry W. Grady School of Journalism. -- Faculty--Correspondence
Journalism teachers--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Eldridge Drewry and Kathleen Drewry letters. MS 3271. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: John Eldridge Drewry papers, 1925-1983.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111931 - 1932
21933 - 1937, nd
3Empty Envelopes
4Preservation copies