Roy Jay Holden Papers,
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.
- 1904 - 1945
- Holden, Roy Jay, 1870-1945 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
Professor of Geology and Mineralogy (1905-42) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
6 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
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.
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.
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Source of Acquisition
The Roy Jay Holden Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1982.
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/).
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.
- A Guide to the Roy Jay Holden Papers, 1904-1945
- Special Collections Staff
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-08-06: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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