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D.H. Drew slides and audiovisual collection, 1930s-1960s

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Drew, D. H. (Donald H.)
Title
D.H. Drew slides and audiovisual collection
Dates
1930s-1960s (inclusive)
Quantity
3 boxes (Box 1: 6 film reels: 8mm, 17 film reels: Super8, 3 film reels: 16mm, 1 ea: computer game. Box 2: 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). Box 3: 28 boxes with 30 slides/box, 2 boxes with 50 stereoslides/box, 1 box with 20 slides/box.)
Collection Number
PH2016-085
Summary
Collection of film reels, audio, and slides from Donald H. Drew Sr.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Records stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Donor's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Donor did not own copyright to portions of the collection.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description
Box
1 Family and Commercial Films
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 activities
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.