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MC 00163 Guide to the Roger Powell Marshall Papers, 1913-1985

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[Box 1, Folder 1] Biographical and family information
[Box 1, Folder 2] Personal correspondence, June 26, 1941-January 17, 1949
[Box 1, Folder 3] Personal correspondence, 1950-February 11, 1980
[Box 1, Folder 4] Class notes, 1923
[Box 1, Folder 5] Class notes, English "S237,", 1932
[Box 1, Folder 6] Miscellaneous notes, 1913, 1942-1985
[Box 1, Folder 7] Material relating to North Carolina literature
[Box 1, Folder 8] Copies of short stories (excerpted from "The Progressive Farmer"
[Box 1, Folder 9] Richard Walser publications (2)
[Box 1, Folder 10] Map and book on events relating to World War II
[Box 1, Folder 11] Church Bulletins (16) (NY, Boston), undated, 1948, 1974
[Box 1, Folder 12] Metropolitan Opera Programs (10) (NY), undated, 1924, 1948-1949
[Box 2, Folder 1] Broadway playbills (45) (NY), 1947-1974
[Box 2, Folder 2] Reviews, programs, etc. (16) (NY), undated, 1946-1974
[Box 2, Folder 3] Travel and entertainment flyers and programs, etc. (13) (NC and VA), undated, 1941-1952
[Box 3, Folder 1] Bermuda trip, 1959, July, 1974
[Box 3, Folder 2] New England Trip, October, 1976
[Box 3, Folder 3] "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 4] "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 5] "North Carolina Fiction Writers of the Mid-Nineteenth Century," drafts and excerpt, March 19, 1952
[Box 3, Folder 6] Address to the Board of Student Publications Banquet, May 13, 1955
[Box 3, Folder 7] "Nine Curiosities of Literature Touching North Carolina," draft of paper presented to the Anne Hathaway Book Club, April 12, 1966
[Box 3, Folder 8] "A Gallery of Neglected Ladies," draft of paper presented, February 13, 1967
[Box 3, Folder 9] Professional correspondence, 1941-1965
Class Assignments and Tests
[Box 3, Folder 10] 1931, 1939-1940
[Box 3, Folder 11] 1941, 1944-1951
[Box 3, Folder 12] 1951-1956, undated
Gradebooks and Class Outlines
[Box 4, Folder 1] 1951-1952
[Box 4, Folder 2] 1953
[Box 4, Folder 3] 1958
[Box 4, Folder 4] Sample binder of "Materials for Freshman English", 1939
[Box 4, Folder 5] Admissions information [Folder 1 of 3], 1946-1967
[Box 4, Folder 6] Admissions information [Folder 2 of 3], 1946-1967
[Box 4, Folder 7] Admissions information [Folder 3 of 3], 1946-1967


Marshall, Roger Powell, 1899-1987


2.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

4 archival storage box


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Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Special Collections Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Valerie Gillispie

Scope and Content Note

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.

Biographical 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.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roger Powell Marshall Papers, MC 163, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Access to Collection

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.

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