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Frazer, George Preston

 Person

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.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

G. Preston Frazer Artwork

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ms-1992-055
Scope and Contents

Artist and former professor of architecture at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of twenty-two sketches and drawings done by Frazer of nudes and scenes of Blacksburg, Virginia, and the southwest Virginia region. Images available online.

Dates: 1940s-1950s

G. Preston Frazer Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-098
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.

Dates: 1939 - 2003

Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1992-052
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence (from Mrs. Walter Gropius to G. Preston Frazer), as well as photographs, newsclippings, and publications about Gropius.

Dates: 1969 - 1992

Hercules Shooting the Stymphalian Birds

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-151
Scope and Contents

Hercules shooting the Stymphalian Birds

Dates: 1960

Icarus

 Collection
Identifier: Art-187

Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-096
Abstract

The collection contains business correspondence from Oliver's tenure with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (1950-1968) and the University of the South Alumni Association. The collection also includes personal correspondence from 1947 to 2010.

Dates: 1947 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1985

Palladio Bridge

 Collection
Identifier: Art-157
Scope and Contents

VTF inventory says by Rengin T. Holt 1985 by Preston Frazer

Dates: 1985