Historical Source Material
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,
Manuscripts in the
Draper Collection pertaining to the Preston family.
Special Collections at Virginia Tech,
some of which are available electronically, and
Preservation Virginia Papers,
as well as other documents pertaining to Smithfield and the
Smithfield and The African American Experience
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.
A Special Place for 200 Years - A History of Blacksburg, Virginia, Clara B. Cox, editor.