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Jimmie L. Price Papers

Identifier: Ms-1987-048

Scope and Contents

His collection consists of four videotapes of interviews conducted by Price with Montgomery County residents, including an interview in 1986 with Elizabeth Kent Adams about the Kentland property; interviews conducted in 1987 with four Montgomery County residents, including Robert H. Surface, Albert Hamlin, Evans Linkous, and Arnold Linkous, about coal mines and mining in the county; and an interview with Frank Bannister of Montgomery County, whose ancestors were slaves and later servants at Kentland, and an interview (7 August 2003) with Josephine Scrivenor, who lived at Kentland as a girl. Also includes sketches of Kentland and coal operations, drawn by Price as described by the interviewees.


  • 1986 - 2003


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Jimmie L. Price is a Blacksburg, Virginia, resident, minister, and local historian. Hi is the author of Malissia Said, and on of the co-authors of Millstone Manufacture in Virginia: Interviews with the Last Brush Mountain Millstone Makers and of A Brief History of Several Coal Mines of Montgomery County. The son of coal miner Henry Price, Jimmie Price founded the Coal Miner's Heritage Association.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)


The videotapes and are arranged according to the date of the interview. The folders are chronologically ordered.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Jimmie L. Price Papers, 1986-2003, Ms87-048 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

A Guide to the Jimmie L. Price Papers 1986-2003
Laura Katz Smith; Ren Harman, Oral History Projects Archivist
2001 (CC0 1.0)
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Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-19: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2023-07-26: R Harman added box 2 with oral history interview with Rev. Jimmie Price

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US