Special Collections at VT

Smithfield and the Preston Family

The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky

Includes the Davie Collection, the Gray Collection, and the Joyes Collection with Preston Family Papers relevant to Smithfield.


Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

Manuscripts in the Draper Collection pertaining to the Preston family.


Special Collections at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Includes the Preston Papers, some of which are available electronically, and Preservation Virginia Papers, as well as other documents pertaining to Smithfield and the Prestons.


Smithfield and The African American Experience


Bibliography from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Grant researching the African American experience at Smithfield. The bibliography was compiled by Dr. Phillip D. Troutman of Duke University and Leni Sorenson of Virginia Tech.

Local History

A Special Place for 200 Years - A History of Blacksburg, Virginia, Clara B. Cox, editor.

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