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Donald H. Drew Sr. of Edmonds, Washington (1929-2008) was a lifelong model railroad hobbyist. He purchased Pacific Fast Mail (PFM), an importer and distributor of fine brass scale-model locomotives, and ran PFM from 1966 until his death, importing unique train models, manufacturing locomotive sound systems and publishing books related to model railroads.
The collection consists of slides, films, audiotapes, records, and scale model railroad artifacts collected by Don H. Drew, the owner of PFM, Inc. a model railroad importer and distributor.
Donor's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Donor did not own copyright to portions of the collection.
|1||Family and Commercial
6 film reels: 8mm, 17 film reels: Super8, 3 film reels: 16mm, 1 ea: computer game.
Family films related to trains and family trips. Also include film titles: "Beehive", "The Dentist", Dracula-Castle Film, and "Lawrence of Arabia."
|2||Audio Recordings, Records, and
Scale Model Railroad Artifacts
24 reels: reel-to-reel audio, 8 sound recordings: vinyl records, 2 Ayres scale model pieces (for model railroad), 1 electric switch machine (for model railroad)
The vinyl records include "Finian's Rainbow" and "Music Box." There is also a reel-to-reel audiotape of "Pops Roundup" .
|3||Slides of family
28 boxes with 30 slides/box, 2 boxes with 50 stereoslides/box, 1 box with 20 slides/box.
Family related slides such as "Christmas at Drew's", "Drew House", and "Drews in Hawaii." Slides also relate to specific sites: Mt. Rainier, Mt. Franklin, Colorado, Sun Valley, Yosemite, Blue Ridge, and Korea.