Price, Harvey Lee, Papers

Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d. Ms.1975.001


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1975.001
Title
Harvey Lee Price Papers1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.
Quantity
1.67 Cubic Feet 5 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Creator
Price, Harvey Lee, 1874-1951
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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

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Source of Acquisition

The Harvey Lee Price Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in the 1940s, 1975, and 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 Materials consist of Price's own background research, notes, transcribed historical documents, and correspondence with numerous families with historical connections to Montgomery County.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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Faculty
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Price family
  • Price, Harvey Lee, 1874-1951
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Harvey Lee Price Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I: "Outlines of Montgomery County Families"
1940, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part I
    1940
    Scope and Contents note

    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 folder: 2
    "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part II
    1940
    Scope and Contents note

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

  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part III
    1940
    Scope and Contents note

    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 folder: 4
    "Outlines of Montgomery County Families," Part IV
    n.d.
    Scope and Contents note

    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.

Series II: Compiled Genealogical Information
1853, 1927-1949, n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Price family genealogy notes - Pennsylvania
    1927-1940
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Price family genealogy notes - Indiana
    n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Price family genealogy (Folder 1 of 3)
    1927-1943, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Price family genealogy (Folder 2 of 3)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Price family genealogy (Folder 3 of 3)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Biographical sketches of William Taylor Price and Margaret Ellen Price
    n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Barnett family genealogy
    1936-1939, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 12
    Black family genealogy
    1939-1940, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 13
    Broce family genealogy
    1944, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 14
    Brown family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 15
    Buchanan family genealogy
    1931-1940, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 16
    Burk(e) family genealogy
    1940-1944, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 17
    Carter family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 18
    Charlton family genealogy
    1937, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 19
    Conway family genealogy (includes a photocopy of the autobiography of William Buchanan Conway)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 20
    Craig family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 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 folder: 22
    Cromer family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 23
    Dade family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 24
    Dalton family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 25
    Eskridge family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 26
    Evans family genealogy
    1937
  • box-folder 3 folder: 27
    Fippen family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 28
    Fitzhugh family genealogy
    1933-1935, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 29
    Peter Francisco family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 30
    French family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 31
    Grissom family genealogy
    1938, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 32
    Harless family genealogy
    1942, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 33
    Harman family genealogy (1 letter)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 34
    Hoge family genealogy (2 p.)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 35
    Hornbarger family genealogy
    1927, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 36
    Howe family genealogy (2 p.)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 37
    Kanode family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 38
    Keister (Keester) family genealogy
    1933-1938, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 39
    Copy of "Keister Family Genealogy" (ca. 100 p.)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 40
    Kinzer family genealogy
    1934, n.d.
  • box-folder 3 folder: 41
    Kipps (Kipp) family genealogy
    1949, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 42
    Kirby family genealogy
    1937-1946
  • box-folder 4 folder: 43
    Ledbetter family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 44
    Linkous family genealogy
    1933-1938, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 45
    Long family genealogy
    1941-1943, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 46
    Lucas family genealogy (Folder 1 of 2)
    1937-1941, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 47
    Lucas family genealogy (Folder 2 of 2)
    1937-1941, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 48
    Lybrook family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 49
    "The McClanahan's" by Rev. H. M. White (photocopy typescript)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 50
    McCoy family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 51
    Miller family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 52
    Schaeffer family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 53
    Scott family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 54
    Shankin family genealogy (1 p.)
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 55
    Shell family genealogy
    1933-1946, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 56
    Sibold (Siboldt) family genealogy
    1940, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 57
    Sifford family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 58
    Slusher (Slusser) family genealogy
    1939, n.d.
  • box-folder 4 folder: 59
    Surface (Serface, Zirfals) family genealogy
    1931-1940, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 60
    Taylor family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 61
    Thomas family genealogy
    1942, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 62
    Wall family genealogy
    1939-1943, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 63
    Walters family genealogy
    1942-1945, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 64
    Webb family genealogy
    n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 65
    Williams family genealogy
    1940-1945, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 66
    Wysor family genealogy
    1940, n.d.
Series III: Subject files
1933-1944, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 67
    Montgomery County files
    n.d.
    Scope and Contents note

    Information includes photocopied newspaper articles and typescript articles and publications.

  • box-folder 5 folder: 68
    Southwest Virginia files
    n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 69
    Files relating to field trials for sporting dogs
    1933-1934, n.d.
  • box-folder 5 folder: 70
    Miscellaneous subject files (correspondence, articles, typescript publications)
    1938-1944, n.d.
Series IV: Diplomas
1898, 1900
  • oversize folder: 1
    Harvey Lee Price, Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, VPI
    1898-06-15
  • oversize folder: 1
    Harvey Lee Price, Master of Science in Horticulture, Entomology, and Mycology, VPI
    1900-06-20