Roger Powell Marshall Papers 1913-1985

Creator
Marshall, Roger Powell, 1899-1987
Size
2 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00163

The Roger Powell Marshall Papers, 1913-1985, include personal correspondence, course materials, notes, and publications. The collection also includes a number of playbills from Broadway shows and information on Marshall's travels.

Roger Powell Marshall (1899-1987) was an educator, author, and North Carolina historian. He served as a Professor of English at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) from 1926 to 1964.

Biographical/historical note

Roger Powell Marshall was born August 9, 1899, in Gastonia, North Carolina. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest College in 1920, his M.A. from Columbia University in 1923, and a M.Sc. From North Carolina State College in 1932. Marshall was a member of the English Department at North Carolina State University from 1926 to 1964, eventually rising to the rank of full professor. He also served as Acting Department Head from 1942 until 1945. He was most well known for his work in the freshman English courses. In addition, Marshall was regarded as an expert on the state's literature and amassed a highly respected collection of North Carolina literature. He died on August 24, 1987.

Scope/content

The Roger Powell Marshall Papers, 1913-1985, include correspondence, course materials, notes, and publications. The General files contain biographical and family information, personal correspondence, class notes and material relating to North Carolina literature. This series also contains some copies of short stories excerpted from The Progressive Farmer, some church bulletins, and several Metropolitan Opera programs, 1924, 1948-1949. A Travel/Entertainment series contains Broadway playbills, bulk 1947-1974, theatrical reviews and programs, and some travel flyers and programs (North Carolina and Virginia). The Writings, Publications and Speeches series contains some reprints of Professor Marshall's writings on North Carolina literature, reviews of Marshall's The Letters of William Gilmore Simms: Volume I, 1830-1844, professional correspondence and class materials, including class assignments and tests, 1931-1956, grade books, class outlines, and admission information.

Physical description

4 archival storage box

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roger Powell Marshall Papers, MC 00163, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

  • Roger Powell Marshall Papers, Special Collections, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Roger P. Marshall, November 11, 1987.

General
Size: 0.4 linear feet

0.8 archival boxes

Biographical and family information
Box 1, Folder 1
Personal correspondence June 26, 1941-January 17, 1949
Box 1, Folder 2
Personal correspondence 1950-February 11, 1980
Box 1, Folder 3
Class notes 1923
Box 1, Folder 4
Class notes, English "S237," 1932
Box 1, Folder 5
Miscellaneous notes 1913, 1942-1985
Box 1, Folder 6
Material relating to North Carolina literature
Box 1, Folder 7
Copies of short stories (excerpted from"The Progressive Farmer"
Box 1, Folder 8
Richard Walser publications (2)
Box 1, Folder 9
Map and book on events relating to World War II
Box 1, Folder 10
Travel/Entertainment
Size: 1.2 linear feet

2.4 archival boxes

Church Bulletins (16) (NY, Boston), undated 1948, 1974
Box 1, Folder 11
Metropolitan Opera Programs (10) (NY), undated 1924, 1948-1949
Box 1, Folder 12
Broadway playbills (45) (NY) 1947-1974
Box 2, Folder 1
Reviews, programs, etc. (16) (NY), undated 1946-1974
Box 2, Folder 2
Travel and entertainment flyers and programs, etc. (13) (NC and VA), undated 1941-1952
Box 2, Folder 3
Bermuda trip 1959, July, 1974
Box 3, Folder 1
New England Trip October, 1976
Box 3, Folder 2
Writings, Publications, Speeches
Size: 0.2 linear feet

0.4 archival boxes

"A Mythical Mayflower Competition: North Carolina Literature in the Half-Century Following the Revolution," reprint from the"North Carolina Historical Review", April 1950; Book Review of"The Letters of William Gilmore Simms: Volume I, 1830-1844", in the"North Carolina Historical Review" January, 1953
Box 3, Folder 3
"Writers of North Carolina from James Davis to Robert Strange," drafts and revisions of an address to The Woman's Club of Wilson, Wilson, NC October 28, 1947
Box 3, Folder 4
"North Carolina Fiction Writers of the Mid-Nineteenth Century," drafts and excerpt March 19, 1952
Box 3, Folder 5
Address to the Board of Student Publications Banquet May 13, 1955
Box 3, Folder 6
"Nine Curiosities of Literature Touching North Carolina," draft of paper presented to the Anne Hathaway Book Club April 12, 1966
Box 3, Folder 7
"A Gallery of Neglected Ladies," draft of paper presented February 13, 1967
Box 3, Folder 8
Professional Correspondence, Class Materials, etc.
Size: 0.7 linear feet

1.4 archival boxes

Professional correspondence 1941-1965
Box 3, Folder 9
Class Assignments and Tests
1931, 1939-1940
Box 3, Folder 10
1941, 1944-1951
Box 3, Folder 11
1951-1956, undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Gradebooks and Class Outlines
1951-1952
Box 4, Folder 1
1953
Box 4, Folder 2
1958
Box 4, Folder 3
Sample binder of"Materials for Freshman English" 1939
Box 4, Folder 4
Admissions information [Folder 1 of 3] 1946-1967
Box 4, Folder 5
Admissions information [Folder 2 of 3] 1946-1967
Box 4, Folder 6
Admissions information [Folder 3 of 3] 1946-1967
Box 4, Folder 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roger Powell Marshall Papers, MC 00163, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.