A Guide to the Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d. Price, Harvey Lee, Papers Ms1975-001

A Guide to the Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.

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Collection Number Ms1975-001


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1975-001
Title
Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
1.67 Cubic Feet; 5 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Creator
Price, Harvey Lee, 1874-1951
Language
English
Abstract
The Harvey Lee Price Papers contain handwritten notes and genealogies of various Montgomery County families which Price used to write his four volume series Outlines of Montgomery County Families. Also included are Price's subject files on the county and Virginia and his diplomas from VPI.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Harvey Lee Price Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Harvey Lee Price Papers, Ms1975-001, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Harvey Lee Price Papers were donated to Special Collections in four accumulations: two in the 1940s, one in 1975, and the final in 1984.

Processing Information

The procesing, arrangement, and description of the Harvey Lee Price Papers was completed in 2004.


Biographical Note

Harvey Lee Price (1874-1951) was associated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute throughout his professional career, first as a student (B.S. 1898, M.S. 1900), followed by his extensive tenure as a faculty member in the Horticulture department (1900-1950). During those years, Price was an administrator from 1908 through 1920 and Dean of the School of Agriculture from 1920 through 1945. Price Hall, originally constructed in 1907 as Agricultural Hall, was renamed in his honor in 1949.

A descendant of early Montgomery County settlers, Harvey Lee Price had a strong avocational interest in genealogy and local history. His Outlines of Montgomery County Families has long been a valuable source for genealogists and historians. Hardback copies of the four volumes are available in the Rare Book Collection.

Scope and Content

The Harvey Lee Price Papers contain notes and outlines of various Montgomery County families which Price used to write his four volume series Outlines of Montgomery County Families. Materials consist of Price's own background research, notes, transcribed historical documents, and correspondence with numerous families with historical connections to Montgomery County. There are also comprehensive notes pertaining to the Price family genealogy in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. Additionally, Price's diplomas from VPI are included.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject into the following series:

Series I: "Outlines of Montgomery County Families"
Series II: Compiled Genealogical Information
Series III: Subject files
Series IV: Diplomas


Index Terms


Contents List

Series I: "Outlines of Montgomery County Families", 1940, n.d.
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Series II: Compiled Genealogical Information, 1853, 1927-1949, n.d.
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Series III: Subject files, 1933-1944, n.d.
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Series IV: Diplomas, 1898, 1900
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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