A Guide to the John Palmer Fishwick Papers, 1971-1981 Fishwick, John Palmer Papers Ms1987-053

John Palmer Fishwick Papers, 1971-1981

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-053


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, and Syndey Vaile, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1987-053
Title
John Palmer Fishwick Papers, 1971-1981
Physical Characteristics
7.0 cu. ft. 5 boxes
Creator
Fishwick, John Palmer, 1916-2010
Language
English
Abstract
The papers include speeches; testimonies for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and other federal committees; minutes; memoranda; Legislation-status reports; and reports and other materials from the Organization of American Railroads created or collected by John Palmer Fishwick. Materials date from 1971-1981.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from John Palmer Fishwick Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Palmer Fishwick Papers, Ms1987-053, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The John Palmer Fishwick Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John Palmer Fishwick Papers was completed in December 2014.


Biographical Note

John Palmer Fishwich was born in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1916. He graduated from Roanoke College and Harvard Law School. After several years in a private law firm and then in the military, he went to work for Norfolk and Western in 1945. Duriig his long career with the railroad company, he spent a ten year term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company from 1970-1980. He retired in 1981, but not before aiding in talks that led to the merger and formation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Fishwick died in Roanoke in August 2010 at the age of 93.

Scope and Content

The papers include speeches; testimonies for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and other federal committees; committee/board minutes; memoranda; and reports created or collected by John Palmer Fishwick. Materials date from 1971-1981.

The majority of the collection consists of speeches and talks given by Fishwick between 1971 and 1981 at professional conferences, meetings, schools,graduations, dedications, and other events. The collection also contains testimony before the Senate, reports and minutes from board/committee meetings, newspaper articles and clippings, and professional memos.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series by material type: Speeches/Talks, Statements/Testimony, Conferences/Board Meetings/Reports, and Memos/Articles/Clippings. Files within each series are in chronological order, with undated materials at the end.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Fishwick, John Palmer, 1916-2010
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Railroad

Contents List

Speeches/Talks, 1972-1981, n.d.
  • Box-folder 2-9
    JPF Speech Before Twelfth Annual Conference, March 15, 1972
  • Box-folder 2-6 to 2-8 (3 folders)
    Fishwick--Speeches, September 27, 1972-May 15, 1973; October 10, 1973-May 8, 1974; April 30, 1974-October 10, 1974
  • Box-folder 5-9
    JPF Speech- Dedication Water Treatment Plant, November 15, 1974
  • Box-folder 5-10
    JPF Remarks- NY Society of Security Analysts, Inc., January 8, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-8
    JPF Speech at Annual Meeting of Traffic Club, January 14, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-21
    Remarks by JPF on "The Forum" at the Annual Joint Meeting of TMMF-RPI, April 8, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-6
    JPF Address before 55th Membership Meeting, April 18, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-15
    Remarks by JPF at Annual Meeting of the Great Lake Conference, July 15, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-22
    Remarks of JPF on Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Conference of Public Utilities Commissioner, July 15, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-12
    Luncheon Speech before Annual Meeting of Railway Tie Association, October 16, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-20
    Remarks by JPF for the 1976 Industrial Transportation Conference, January 8, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-23
    Remarks of JPF 30th Virginia Feed Convention and Nutrition Conference, February 19, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-27
    Transportation Association of America 1976 National Transportation Institute, March 3, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-1
    Address by JPF Public Forum on "Humanistic Education: The Public and the Changing College," April 22, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-4
    Fallon Park Elementary School, May 6, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-17
    Remarks by JPF before Annual Meeting of American Railroad Development Association, May 10, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-18
    Remarks by JPF before Annual Meeting of Stockholders, May 13, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-19
    Remarks by JPF before the American Institute of Mining, June 4, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-13
    Remarks by John Fishwick at Seminar of AAR Cash Analysts, September 14, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-3
    Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, October 14, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-14
    Remarks by John PF at Annual Meeting of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, October 14, 1976
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Class at Northwestern University, November 1, 1976
  • Box-folder 2-2
    Delaware and Hudson Railway Company Delaware and Hudson Railway Company, May 11, 1977
  • Box-folder 3-2 to 3-3
    Annual Meeting of Stockholders, May 12, 1977 & May 11, 1978
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Fishwick-- Speech, May 25, 1977
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Commencement Address, June 17, 1977
  • Box-folder 3-1
    Address before AAR-RPI luncheon, October 13, 1977
  • Box-folder 3-34
    55th Annual Conference of Association Railroad Editors, October 19, 1977
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Before Annual Meeting, March 21, 1978
  • Box-folder 3-22
    Speech before Annual Dinner of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of the Commerce, April 14, 1978
  • Box-folder 3-21
    Roanoke at Panel Discussion, April 20, 1978
  • Box-folder 3-30
    Talk before VPI Seminar, December 5, 1978
  • Box-folder 3-26
    Talk at News Maker Banquet, January 26, 1979
  • Box-folder 3-27
    Talk before Annual meeting of NU Stockholders, May 10, 1979
  • Box-folder 3-29
    Talk before Richmond Society of Security, October 4, 1979
  • Box-folder 3-19
    October 11, 1979- JPF talk before Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law
  • Box-folder 3-9
    Introduction of Senator Same Ervin Jr., October 19, 1979
  • Box-folder 3-31
    Talk prepared for Conference on "Financing the Capital Needs of Transportation Industries," February 19, 1980
  • Box-folder 3-15
    May 8, 1980- NU Annual Meeting of Stockholders
  • Box-folder 3-16
    May 15, 1980- Speech before St. Louis Railway Club Missouri Athletic Club Man of the Year Banquet
  • Box-folder 3-11
    June 25, 1980- Talk before Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers- Southeast Regional Meeting
  • Box-folder 3-18
    November 23, 1980- Talk before Southeastern Division of the Association of America
  • Box-folder 3-28
    Talk before Annual Meeting of Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, January 6, 1981
  • Box-folder 3-12 to 3-13
    Lynchburg College- Gifford Lecture, April 6, 1981
  • Box-folder 3-4
    April 22, 1981- Washington, DC. AAR's "Coal and the Railroads" briefing for News Media
  • Box-folder 3-14
    May 7, 1981- Omni International- Norfolk, 61st Annual Banquet of Hampton Roads Maritime Association
  • Box-folder 3-10
    June 11, 1981- Baltimore Hotel, NYC "Dynamics of World Coal Trade-A Buyer Seller Symposium"
  • Box-folder 2-14
    Physical Distribution Panel Talk
  • Box-folder 5-5
    Firewall
  • Box-folder 5-16
    Remarks by JPF at the Executive Seminar Loyola College
  • Box-folder 5-24
    Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. Duplicate Speeches/Statements
Statements/Testimony, 1974-1980, n.d.
  • Box-folder 2-1
    Affadavit- Charles Shannon, Hearing, June 14, 1974
  • Box-folder 5-11
    JPF Statement, January 14, 1975
  • Box-folder 5-26
    Statement of JPF to the Finance Company, April 6, 1976
  • Box-folder 5-25
    Statement before VA Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, January 31, 1979
  • Box-folder 3-17
    May 31, 1979- Statement before Transportation and Commerce Subcommittee of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the US House of Representatives
  • Box-folder 3-24
    Statement before Transportation and Commerce Subcommittee May 31, 1980,
  • Box-folder 3-33
    Testimony for Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, September 19, 1980
  • Box-folder 3-20
    October 29, 1980- Statement Supporting President Carter
  • Box-folder 3-23
    Statement before Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives
  • Box-folder 3-25
    Statement of Fisherwick before Transportation and Capital Outlay Subcommittees of Virginia house of Representatives
  • Box-folder 3-32
    Testimony before House Merchant Marine and Fishers Committee
Conferences/Board Meetings/Reports, 1971-1977, n.d.
  • Box 1
    Conference Board: 001, 1971-1980
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Fishwick- Seminar Meeting, Southern Coals Conference Inc., February 1971/February 1973
  • Box-folder 2-16 to 2-17 (2 folders)
    Report- Oak Island Terminal, May 4, 1977
  • Box 4
    AAR Board of Directors- Executive Committee: Notices, Dockets, and Minutes of Meetings (AAR Vol Nos. 4-5, 7-12)
  • Box 1
    AAR Board of Directors-- Executive Committee, Notices/Dockets and Minutes of Meetings (Vol. Nos. 13-16)
  • Box-folder 2-3
    Economic Opportunities
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Erie Lackawanna Railway Co., Presidential Office File (Vol. No. 2)
  • Box-folder 2-15
    Railroad Annual Report Form A
  • Box-folder 5-2
    Conference Board YAMA Conference
Memos/Articles/Clippings, 1972-1977, n.d.
  • Box-folder 2-11
    Memorandum- Cox, February 14, 1972
  • Box-folder 2-18
    Scranton Times, June 10, 1974
  • Box-folder 2-13
    News Release- Delaware and Hudson Railway Company,
    May 25, 1977
  • Box-folder 2-10
    Locomotive Engineer Newspaper (Vol. 108 No. 23)
  • Box-folder 2-12
    Memorandum- McNamee and Cash Statement
  • Box-folder 2-19
    Magazines
  • Box-folder 5-7
    JPF Article "The Chief Executive and the Media"