University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Professor Joseph Doggett "A College Forum" Papers

Overview of the Collection

Creator Doggett, Joseph
Collection Title Professor Joseph Doggett "A College Forum" Papers
Dates 1963-1963
Identification 1969-068
Physical Description 0.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: Email: Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Professor Joseph M. Doggett joined the university's English Department faculty during the fall of 1954 as a Visiting Professor, becoming an Associate Professor in 1955, and a Professor in 1958. Before coming to the University of Houston, Professor Doggett served as an assistant professor at Florida State University. He was affiliated with many organizations including Torch International, the Modern Language Association, and the local chapter of the Civil War Round Table and as an active board member of the American Red Cross of Harris County. 

Professor Doggett obtained a B.A., from Wofford College in 1930, an M.A., from Peabody College in 1937, and a Ph.D., from Peabody College in 1950. For further information see the U.H. Faculty Vita Records, 1969-077.

Scope and Contents

The Collection contains materials related to the book, A College Forum, edited by Joseph Doggett, Everett Gillis, and Rosa Bludworth, published by The Odyssey Press in 1963.  In the Preface, the editors' arrived at what they considered a special design for their work, seeing a twofold need: "the need of the student for readings that will stimulate his own expression; the need of the instructor for a text that is adaptable to either a subject matter or a types of approach."

The Collection consists of one box and includes the preliminary drafts of the textbook along with the editor's corrections.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston
University of Houston -- Faculty
University of Houston. Department of English
Genre/Form of Material:
Personal Name:
Doggett, Joseph

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Professor Joseph Doggett "A College Forum" Papers, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Detailed List of Contents

A College Forum

Box Folder
1 1 Edited - Bludworth Sections, Dead Material
2 Edited - Bludworth Sections, Footnotes
3 Edited - Bludworth Sections, Replaced Material
4 Edited - Bludworth Sections, Retyped - Questions/Exercises
5 Edited - Doggett Sections, Draft Manuscript Material
6 Edited - Doggett Sections, Miscellaneous
7 Edited - Doggett Sections, Omitted Material
8 Edited - Doggett Sections, Replaced Material
9 Edited - Doggett Sections, Replaced Material
10 Edited - Doggett Sections, Retyped - Questions/Exercises
11 Edited - Doggett Sections, Revised Material
12 Edited - Gillis Sections, Retyped - Questions/Exercises
13 Manuscript - Joys of the Mind
14 Manuscript - By Dreams Possessed
15 Manuscript - Quest to Live
16 Manuscript - Constant Challenge
17 Manuscript - The Urge to Create
18 Manuscript - Not By Bread Alone