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The Prestons at
Virginia Tech
Special Collections
Notes for HIST4904-Fall 2015
October 2015
Locating Resources:
Finding Aids
http://vaheritage.org/
Preston Family Collections
These collections contain primary source materials on
Preston family members, especially those ...
Preston Family Collections
• Francis Preston Receipt, 1791 (Ms2013-067)
• John Preston Papers, 1796-1844 (Ms1994-034)
• Jo...
Preston-Related Collections
• Anna Burton Ellett Collection, 1751-1841 [1932] (Ms1974-
010)
• Anne Judkins Hager Papers, 1...
Locating Resources:
Books, Journals, and Other
Published Materials
Addison (Library Catalog)
Published Preston-Related
Materials
• Books
• Genealogies/family histories
• Memoirs
• Historical research about the famil...
Published Preston-Related
Materials
• Journals
• Microfilmed collections of papers from other institutions
Locating Resources:
Vertical Files, Historic
Photographs, & Maps
• Vertical file listings are in Virginia Heritage
• Histo...
Other Materials in Special
Collections
• Biographical research files:
• James Patton
• Subject research files:
• Smithfiel...
Other Materials in Special
Collections
• Historical maps
• Smithfield Property (2 copies). Virginia Polytechnic Institute ...
Locating Resources:
Newman Library,
Online, & Local
• Preston Family Resources LibGuide:
http://guides.lib.vt.edu/specialc...
Still Need Help?
• ASK US! Contact Special Collections and
we’re happy to help you locate resources
for your paper.
• pay ...
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Hist4904 Preston Class_October1,2015

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Hist4904 Preston Class_October1,2015

  1. 1. The Prestons at Virginia Tech Special Collections Notes for HIST4904-Fall 2015 October 2015
  2. 2. Locating Resources: Finding Aids http://vaheritage.org/
  3. 3. Preston Family Collections These collections contain primary source materials on Preston family members, especially those from Montgomery County: • Preston Family (Alice Preston Moore Collection) Papers, 1745-1882 (Ms1962-004) • Preston Family (Charles Peale Didier Collection) Papers, 1747-1897 (Ms1985-020) • Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Montgomery County Branch Papers, 1754-1966 (Ms1962- 001) • William Preston Land Grant, 1773 (Ms1994-027) • Smithfield Preston Foundation Papers, 1784-1881, n.d (Ms1997-002)
  4. 4. Preston Family Collections • Francis Preston Receipt, 1791 (Ms2013-067) • John Preston Papers, 1796-1844 (Ms1994-034) • John Preston Deed, 1826 (Ms2005-014) • Saran Buchanan Campbell Preston Land Deed, 1835 (Ms1987-034) • Robert Taylor Preston Papers, 1849-1871 (Ms1992-003) • Thomas L. Preston Letter, 1860 (Ms2008-041) • Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070)
  5. 5. Preston-Related Collections • Anna Burton Ellett Collection, 1751-1841 [1932] (Ms1974- 010) • Anne Judkins Hager Papers, 1828-1990 (Ms1995-008) • George Green Shackelford Papers, 1899-1990 (Ms1983- 008) • Patricia Givens Johnson Papers, 1920-1986 (Ms1988-007) • Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers, 1965-1972 (Ms1991-022) • Dorothy McCombs Papers, 1970-1989 (Ms1995-006) • Willard Preston Genealogy, c.1998 (Ms2009-121) • Smithfield Plantation House Architectural Drawings (Ms2011-053)
  6. 6. Locating Resources: Books, Journals, and Other Published Materials Addison (Library Catalog)
  7. 7. Published Preston-Related Materials • Books • Genealogies/family histories • Memoirs • Historical research about the family, lands, and properties • Regimental histories
  8. 8. Published Preston-Related Materials • Journals • Microfilmed collections of papers from other institutions
  9. 9. Locating Resources: Vertical Files, Historic Photographs, & Maps • Vertical file listings are in Virginia Heritage • Historical photograph collection folders, listed by topic, are in Virginia Heritage • Maps are on our website. Some of the map collection is also online through Imagebase.
  10. 10. Other Materials in Special Collections • Biographical research files: • James Patton • Subject research files: • Smithfield • Blacksburg & Montgomery County • Greenfield • Historical photographs • Smithfield Plantation • Digital photographs
  11. 11. Other Materials in Special Collections • Historical maps • Smithfield Property (2 copies). Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1966. [FOLDER D-5] • Topo of Smithfield Plantation. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Physical Plant, 1974. Rolled map. [DRAWER D] • The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Proposed Preservation and Circuit Drive to Include Smithfield and Preston Cemetery. Warren H. Manning, 1925. [FOLDER E-2] • College and Surrounding Property, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Showing College, Smithfield, and Whitethorne . H. P. C. Vandenburg, 1935 & 1947. [FOLDER E-2] • College and Surrounding Property, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Showing College, Smithfield, and Whitethorne. Vandenberg, H. P. C., n.d. (1947?). [Historical Map Collection Box 1]
  12. 12. Locating Resources: Newman Library, Online, & Local • Preston Family Resources LibGuide: http://guides.lib.vt.edu/specialcollectio ns/prestonfamily • Ancestry Library Edition • Encyclopedia Virginia • Dictionary of Virginia Biography* • Smithfield Plantation*
  13. 13. Still Need Help? • ASK US! Contact Special Collections and we’re happy to help you locate resources for your paper. • pay us a visit (M-F 8a-5pm) • specref@vt.edu (reference email) • Kira (kadietz@vt.edu) or Marc (marc9@vt.edu) • 231-6810 (reference desk)

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