Frazer, G. Preston, Collection

A Guide to the G. Preston Frazer Collection, 1939-2003 Ms.2009.098


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Kira A. Dietz

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.098
Title
G. Preston Frazer Collection,1939-2003
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00462.xml
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Frazer, George Preston
Creator
Oliver, Marcus L.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains correspondence between G. Preston Frazer and Marcus L. Oliver. Additional materials include photocopies of newspaper articles, a signed Sixteen Pencil Impressions from Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. booklet, and Frazer's obituary.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], G. Preston Frazer Collection, Ms2009-098, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va

Source of Acquisition

The G. Preston Frazer Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the G. Preston Frazer Collection commenced and was completed in June 2009.


Biographical Note

G. (George) Preston Frazer was born in Davidson, Tennessee, February 4, 1908, to George Augustine and Sadie (Warner) Frazer. He received a BA in Liberal Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in 1929. In 1935, he completed a BS in Engineering at the University of Hawaii, and in 1937, a Masters of Architecture at Harvard University. During World War II, he served with the Second Armored Division in Europe and North Africa. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1968. From 1939 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1974, he taught in the Art Department of Virginia Tech. Following his retirement, Frazer continued to support Virginia Tech, which continues to be among the many institutions to display donations of his work. Frazer died at his home in Catawba, North Carolina, on September 10, 2003.

For biographical information on Oliver, see the Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence, Ms2009-098. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence between G. Preston Frazer and Marcus L. Oliver. The letters are mostly personal exchanges, but there are also several letters relating to Frazer's donation of portraits to Botetourt County, Virginia, and the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional materials include photocopies of newspapers articles, a signed Sixteen Pencil Impressions from Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., and Frazer's obituary.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Frazer, George Preston
  • Oliver, Marcus L.

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Correspondence
1991-1996
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Correspondence
1997-2002
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Articles, signed publication, flyer, and obituary
1939-2003