A Guide to the Marshall W. Fishwick Papers, 1940s-2006 Fishwick, Marshall W. Papers Ms1985-007

Marshall W. Fishwick Papers 1940s-2006

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1985-007


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Collection Number
Marshall W. Fishwick Papers, 1940s-2006
Physical Characteristics
75.0 cu. ft.
Fishwick, Marshall William

Please note: The current finding aid includes only minimal description of the collection. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections (specref@vt.edu) for more information.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Please note: the majority of the collection was donated in December 2007. Publication of personal materials from the collection requires permission from the donor until 2033. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Scope and Content

Professor of Humanities and Communication Studies at Virginia Tech since 1976, he introduced academic programs for American popular culture studies in the US and abroad. He founded the Popular Culture Association and began the journal, International Popular Culture. He authored many publications, including Gentlemen of Virginia (1961), The Hero, American Style (1969), Common Culture and the Great Tradition (1982), and Cicero and Popular Culture(posthumously published, 2006). Typescript manuscripts of Common Culture and the Great Tradition and Searching for Cicero by Fishwick are in the collection, along with his "Where do 'American Studies' Begin?" (1959) and sheet music he wrote for "Welcome to our Fair City." In addition to his academic pursuits, his papers contain his writings from his early years in the American Fleet during World War II, his poetry, correspondence, photographs and more. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University