A Guide to the Marshall W. Fishwick Collection, c.1923-1935, 1940s-2006 Fishwick, Marshall W. Collection Ms1985-007

A Guide to the Marshall W. Fishwick Collection, c.1923-1935, 1940s-2006

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1985-007


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Kathryn Walters, Graduate Assistant, Leeann Jones, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Colection Number
Ms1985-007
Title
Marshall W. Fishwick Collection, c.1923-1935, 1940s-2006
Physical Characteristics
97.3 Cubic Feet 70 boxes; 1 folder
Creator
Fishwick, Marshall William, 1923-2006
Language
The majority of this collection is in English. However, there are a few letters in French. Translations of these letters have been created and are included with the items.
Abstract
This collection contains course and teaching related material, photos, manuscripts, audio and visual material, scrapbooks, and the professional and personal correspondence of Marshall William Fishwick, professor of Humanities and Communication Studies at Virginia Tech, 1976-2003.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Publication of personal materials from the collection requires permission from the donor until 2033. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marshall W. Fishwick Collection, Ms1985-007, Special Collections, Virgnia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisitions Information

The initial donation from the Marshall W. Fishwick Collection was received by Special Collections in 1985. The majority of the collection was donated in 2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marshall W. Fishwick Collection began in 2016 and was completed in June 2018.


Biographical Note

Marshall William Fishwick was born July 5, 1923, in Roanoke, Virginia. After receiving his BA from the University of Virginia in 1943, Fishwick served with the American Fleet during World War II. He then went on to receive his MA from the University of Wisconsin in 1946, followed by his PhD from Yale University in 1949.

In 1949, Fishwick began teaching at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, where he remained until 1962. He served as director of the Wemyss Foundation from 1962 to 1964, chaired Lincoln University's Art and American Studies departments from 1964 to 1970, and taught at Temple University from 1970 to 1976. From 1976 until his retirement in 2003, Fishwick taught at Virginia Tech, where he founded the American Studies and Popular Culture programs.

Fishwick co-founded the Popular Culture Association with Ray B. Browne and Russel B. Nye in 1970 and began the journal International Popular Culture. He wrote and contributed to more than 40 books, and received eight Fulbright Awards and multiple grants, which allowed him to teach abroad throughout Europe and Asia. He was a member of the Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church and historiographer of the Diocese of Southwest Virginia. One of Fishwick’s highest accomplishments as a multidisciplinary scholar was starting the academic movement in popular culture studies.

Fishwick married his third wife and Virginia Tech colleague Ann La Berge in 1995. He had four children with his first wife and two stepdaughters.

Marshall Fishwick died in Blacksburg, Virginia, on May 22, 2006.

Source:

Smith, Leanne E. "Marshall W. Fishwick (1923–2006)." In Encyclopedia Virginia. Accessed December 2, 2019. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Fishwick_Marshall_W_1923-2006

Scope and Content

This collection contains course and teaching related materials, photographs, manuscripts, audiovisual and electronic material, scrapbooks, and the professional and personal correspondence of Marshall William Fishwick, professor of Humanities and Communication Studies at Virginia Tech, 1976-2003.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series based on material type:

Series I: Papers
Series II: Audiovisual and Electronic Materials
Series III: Oversize Materials

Arrangement (Papers)

The papers and photographic materials in this collection are in their original order. Folders were replaced and filed in new boxes in the order in which they were received, with the exception of books and a/v materials (see note below, as well as the "Separated Materials" note).

Arrangement (Audiovisual and Electronic Materials)

Note: Boxes 1-13 contain audiovisual and electronic materials from this collection, including VHS and cassette tapes, film, floppy disks, slides, and negatives. A spreadsheet of these materials by format is available for download and searching (file will automatically download).

Additional slides located in 2018 are not yet processed or listed in the spreadsheet. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Separated Material

The following books were removed and cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

Brake, Robert J. Communication in Popular Culture. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green Popular Press, 1975. Copy 2.
Brown, Katharine L. Hills of the Lord: Background of the Episcopal Church in Southwestern Virginia, 1738-1938. Roanoke: Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, 1979.
Browne, Ray B. Against Academia. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green Popular Press, 1989. Copy 2.
Browne, Ray B., and Christopher D. Geist. Popular Abstracts. Copy 2.
Browne, Ray B., and Michael T. Marsden. Pioneers in Popular Culture Studies. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green Popular Press, 1999. Copy 2.
Cawelti, John G. The Six-Gun Mystique. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green Popular Press. Copy 2.
Eliot, T. S. Collected Poems, 1901-1935. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936.
Fishwick, Marshall W. Around the World in Forty Years. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1984.
Fishwick, Marshall W. Common Culture and the Great Tradition: The Case for Renewal. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Fishwick, Marshall W. The Face of Jang: A Collection of Poems. New York, Hobson Book Press, 1945.
Fishwick, Marshall W. Gentlemen of Virginia. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1961.
Fishwick, Marshall W. “If I were to Live All Over Again—”
Fishwick, Marshall W. Isle of Shoals. New York, N.Y., Hobson Book Press, 1946.
Fishwick, Marshall W. Lee After the War. New York, Dodd, Mead [1963].
Fishwick, Marshall W. Virginia: A New Look at the Old Dominion. New York, Harper [1959].
Fishwick, Marshall W. The Virginia Tradition. Washington, Public Affairs Press [1956].
Fishwick, Marshall W., ed. The World of Ronald McDonald.
LeBerge, Ann and Marshall Fishwick. From a Minimalist Kitchen: Simple Cooking for Post-Moderns.
Lippy, Charles H. Being Religious, American Style. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Thompson, Jonathan R. Education and Literature in Virginia: An Address Delivered before the Literary Societies of Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, 18 June 1850. Richmond: H. K. Ellyson's Power Press, 1850.
Tompkins, Edmond Pendelton. Rockbridge County, Virginia: An Informal History. Ed. by Marshall W. Fishwick. Richmond, Whittet & Shepperson, 1952.
Van Auken, Sheldon. "The Southern Historical Novel in the Early Twentieth Century" in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. XIV, No. 2, May 1948.
Wolfe, Tom. The Bonfire of the Vanities. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989, c1987.

The following journals and serials were removed and cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

The Journal of Popular Culture.
The Journal of American Culture, vol. 27, no. 2; vol. 29, no. 1; vol. 29, no 2; vol. 29, no. 3.
The Journal of Popular Film, vol. 2, no. 1.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference programs, 1991-1993, 1997-1998.
The Southern Quarterly, Vol. XXI, No. 2.
Studies in Popular Culture, vol. 22, no. 3.


Index Terms


Contents List

Series I: Papers
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Series II: Audiovisual and Electronic Materials
Box: 1-13
Box: 70-71
Scope and Contents

This series contains the audio and video materials in the collection, primarily resources used by Fishwick as teaching tools or in his research. This includes VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, films, floppy disks, and an extensive set of slides. A spreadsheet of these materials by format is available for download and searching (file will automatically download).

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Series III: Oversize Materials
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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