The Charles R. Dryer collection consists of a number of professional and personal materials from the years of 1761 to 1962. These materials include journals, notebooks, personal material, photographs, professional equipment, and publications.
The journals provided in this collection consist of stories written by Charles Dryer in his early life and later academic career. The personal materials provided include a number of education certificates, education appointments and school catalogues relating to Charles Dryer's academic career. These materials also include a number of handwritten lecture notes and written opinions of Dryer's booklet, Physical Geography.
The collection also includes a number of photographs of Charles Dryer himself, along with a number of his students on various field trips. The professional instruments consist of a surveyor's telescope and a medicine kit consisting of multiple glass tubes. The publications in this collection include a large number of books, pamphlets, geography textbooks, maps, and poems. The majority of these publications were written by Charles Dryer; however, a number of these publications are reviews and university publications.