A Guide to the Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945 Holden, Roy Jay, Papers Ms1982-014

A Guide to the Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-014


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1982-014
Title
Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945
Physical Characteristics
6.0 cu. ft. 6 boxes
Creator
Holden, Roy Jay, 1870-1945
Location
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English
Abstract
Papers include field notes, charts and maps, and geological surveys and research results, covering the history of mineralogy and geology, especially in Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Roy Jay Holden Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roy Jay Holden Papers, Ms1982-014, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Roy Jay Holden Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1982.

Processing Information

An inventory of the Roy Jay Holden Papers was completed after their donation. Additional description was completed in January 2011, when the finding aid was created.


Biographical Note

Professor of Geology and Mineralogy (1905-42) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Scope and Content

Papers include field notes, charts and maps, and geological surveys and research results, covering the history of mineralogy and geology, especially in Virginia, including work at the VPI Engineering Experiment Station. In addition to detailed materials on iron ores in Virginia, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are reports on mines and furnaces in twenty-five counties of the state. The collection also contains Holden's notebooks, copies of addresses and speeches he made, and records from the VPI Geology Department.

Arrangement

Materials are organized into three series: Professional Papers, which include notes, manuscripts, Geology Department records, and a CV; Subject Files, which include materials collected on various topics relating to geology and mines, particularly in Virginia; and General Files, which includes correspondence, notes, and information on individuals and companies. Wherever possible, detailed lists of the file contents are provided in the "Contents List" below.

Related Material

Addition records from the Geological Sciences Department are available in Record Group 15/12. A brief description of these materials is available on the University Archives website: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/guide/rg15.htm.


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Adjunct Descriptive Data

Contents List

Professional Papers.
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Subject Files.
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General Files.
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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