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 type of approach."
The Collection consists of one box and includes the preliminary drafts of the textbook along with the editors' corrections.
Open for research.
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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 full 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. He was also 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.
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