Holden, Roy Jay, Papers A Guide to the Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945 Ms.1982.014

A Guide to the Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945 Ms.1982.014


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1982.014
Title
Roy Jay Holden Papers,1904-1945
Quantity
6 Cubic Feet, 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
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains 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

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Roy Jay Holden Papers, Ms1982-014, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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 .

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

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Container List

Professional Papers.
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Subject Files.
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General Files.
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