A Guide to the Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1927-49, n.d. Price, Harvey Lee. Papers Ms1975-001

A Guide to the Harvey Lee Price Papers 1853, 1927-49, n.d.

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the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1975-001


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Accession number
Ms1975-001
Title
Harvey Lee Price Papers 1853, 1927-49, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
5 boxes, 70 folders, 1.67 cu. ft.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Harvey Lee Price Papers, Ms1975-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The majority of the collection was donated by Margaret Price Davidson in 1984, with two prior donations made by Harvey Price in the 1940s and Dr. W. Conway Price in 1975.


Biographical/Historical Information

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 1908-1920 and Dean of the School of Agriculture from 1920-1945. Price Hall, originally constructed in 1907 as Agricultural Hall, was named in his honor in 1949.

A descendant of early Montgomery County settlers, H. L. 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. A hardback copy of the four volumes is available in the special collections department (CS 69 P75 v.1-4 c.2).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of notes and outlines of various Montgomery County families which Price used to write his four volume series "Outlines of Montgomery County Families" which is available in the Special Collections department of Virginia Tech. Material in the Harvey Lee Price collection include Price's own background research, notes, transcribed historical documents, and correspondence with numerous families with historical connections to Montgomery County. Also included are comprehensive notes pertaining to the Price family genealogy in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to subject matter.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Faculty
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1927-49, n.d.
  • "Outlines of Montgomery County Families" 1940, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-1
      "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part I, 1940

      Typescript carbon copy with manuscript annotations. Contains information on the Barger, Broce, Cromer, Eskridge, Evans, Grissom, Harmon, Hawley, Henderson, Hornbarger, Keister, Kinzer, and Kipp families.

    • Box-folder 1-2
      "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part II, 1940

      Typescript carbon copy with manuscript annotations. Contains information on Prices Fork, Price family.

    • Box-folder 1-3
      "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part III, 1940

      Typescript carbon copy with manuscript annotations. Contains information on Long, Linkous, Lucas, Oliver, Parrish, Pate, Pepper, Plunkett, Ridpath, Shell, Slusher, Surface, Wall, and Walters families.

    • Box-folder 1-4
      "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part IV, n.d.

      Typescript carbon copy with manuscript annotations. Contains information on Allen, Altizer, Argarbrite, Barnett (Lyon), Bingham, Black, Bland, Brown, Burke, Calloway, Camper, Cook, Craig, Crockett, Croy, Crumpacker, Davis, Effinger, Evans, Hale, Hawkins, Haven, Hodge, Kanode, Kirby, Lybrook, Olinger, Pasco, Pepper, Perfater, Phlieger, Porterfield, Ribble, Robertson (Robinson), Shaffer, Sibold, Snidow (Snider), and Williams families.

  • Compiled Genealogical Information, 1853, 1927-49, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-5
      Price family genealogy notes - Pennsylvania, 1927-40
    • Box-folder 1-6
      Price family genealogy notes - Indiana, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-7
      Price family genealogy - Folder 1 of 3, 1927-43, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-8
      Price family genealogy - Folder 2 of 3, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-9
      Price family genealogy - Folder 3 of 3, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-10
      Biographical sketches of William Taylor Price and Margaret Ellen Price, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-11
      Barnett family genealogy, 1936-39, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-12
      Black family genealogy, 1939-40, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-13
      Broce family genealogy, 1944, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-14
      Brown family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-15
      Buchanan family genealogy, 1931-40, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-16
      Burk(e) family genealogy, 1940-44, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-17
      Carter family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 2-18
      Charlton family genealogy, 1937, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-19
      Conway family genealogy (includes autobiography of William Buchanan Conway (photocopy)), n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-20
      Craig family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-21
      Crockett family genealogy (includes an 1853 letter written by Walter Crockett to Dr. Harvy Black, written from the Oregon Territory), 1853, 1935, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-22
      Cromer family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-23
      Dade family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-24
      Dalton family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-25
      Eskridge family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-26
      Evans family genealogy, 1937
    • Box-folder 3-27
      Fippen family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-28
      Fitzhugh family genealogy, 1933-35, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-29
      Peter Francisco family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-30
      French family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-31
      Grissom family genealogy, 1938, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-32
      Harless family genealogy, 1942, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-33
      Harman family genealogy (1 correspondence letter), n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-34
      Hoge family genealogy (2 p.), n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-35
      Hornbarger family genealogy, 1927, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-36
      Howe family genealogy (2 p.), n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-37
      Kanode family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-38
      Keister (Keester) family genealogy, 1933-38, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-39
      Copy of 'Keister Family Genealogy,' ca. 100 p., n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-40
      Kinzer family genealogy, 1934, n.d.
    • Box-folder 3-41
      Kipps (Kipp) family genealogy, 1949, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-42
      Kirby family genealogy, 1937-46
    • Box-folder 4-43
      Ledbetter family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-44
      Linkous family genealogy, 1933-38, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-45
      Long family genealogy, 1941-43, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-46
      Lucas family genealogy (1 of 2), 1937-41, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-47
      Lucas family genealogy (2 of 2), 1937-41, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-48
      Lybrook family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-49
      "The McClanahan's," by Rev. H. M. White (photocopy typescript), n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-50
      McCoy family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-51
      Miller family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-52
      Schaeffer family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-53
      Scott family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-54
      Shankin family genealogy (1 p.), n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-55
      Shell family genealogy, 1933-46, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-56
      Sibold (Siboldt) family genealogy, 1940, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-57
      Sifford family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-58
      Slusher (Slusser) family genealogy, 1939, n.d.
    • Box-folder 4-59
      Surface (Serface, Zirfals) family genealogy, 1931-40, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-60
      Taylor family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-61
      Thomas family genealogy, 1942, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-62
      Wall family genealogy, 1939-43, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-63
      Walters family genealogy, 1942-45, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-64
      Webb family genealogy, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-65
      Williams family genealogy, 1940-45, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-66
      Wysor family genealogy, 1940, n.d.
  • Subject files, 1933-44, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-67
      Montgomery County files, n.d.

      Information includes photocopied newspaper articles and typescript articles and publications.

    • Box-folder 5-68
      Southwest Virginia files, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-69
      Files relating to field trials for sporting dogs, 1933-34, n.d.
    • Box-folder 5-70
      Miscellaneous subject files (correspondence, articles, typescript publications), 1938-44, n.d.