Harvey Lee Price Papers
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 Materials consist of Price's own background research, notes, transcribed historical documents, and correspondence with numerous families with historical connections to Montgomery County.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.
- 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.
- Price, Harvey Lee, 1874-1951 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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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.
1.67 Cubic Feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
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.
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
Source of Acquisition
The Harvey Lee Price Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in the 1940s, 1975, and 1984.
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/).
The procesing, arrangement, and description of the Harvey Lee Price Papers was completed in 2004.
- Harvey Lee Price Papers, 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.
- Clayton McGahee
- 2019 (CC0 1.0)
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