The Lecture Series and The Archive
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I offer engaging multi media lectures that are Conference and Workshop/Residency styled focused for creating inter generational and cross racial dialogue
Contact me directly to book me for 2017-18
Fall 2017 Residency
University of California, Davis
The 2017 Valente Lecture UC Davis, November 15, 2017
#Charlottesville: The Legacy of The Civil War on Race and Early Recorded Sound Part 1 **Use Earpods to listen**
Part 3, Conclusion & Q&A
I lecture on this contemporary important topic with multi media presentation focused on the 21st Century impact of The Civil War of 1861-1865 through the lense of historical Media and Journalism. All presentations showcase gems from my pre and post Civil War "News-eum" of rare historic newspapers and lithographs
2018 Performance Art Lecture:
San Francisco Public Libraries Series
Feature Presentations for Booking
#Resistance and Triumph: Slave Songs of The United States
#BlackVoicesMatter:Race, Image and Sound at the dawn of Recorded Sound and Film
For additional presentation topics, contact Bill Doggett directly
The Civil War@150 Years: The Negro Spiritual and The Underground Railroad
A lecture and video with historian Bill Doggett
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland,California.June 16 2012
Doggett as historian and Arts advocate Public Radio Interviews
June 2013 Denver Public Radio for The Spirituals Project Conference, University of Denver Topic: Negro Spirituals, African Spirit Worship meet Christianity Listen on Sound Cloud
Fall 2012: Story Corps, National Day Of Listening: Topic:The Doggett Family Story:Spirituality,Spirituals and The Value of Arts Advocacy*Interview is in memoriam, to my parents, Frances Doggett and Rev. John N Doggett Jr
To book Bill Doggett for Lectures and Talks, use the Contact Us link
The Bill Doggett Archives
The Archive is distinguished as an invaluable Academic and Lecture Resource of rare performing arts books,programs,ephemera,photographs, rare recital reviews and radio recordings of Black Concert Singers 1930s-60s.
Additionally featured is a large historic Sound Archive including many of the earliest recordings of Negro Spirituals, The Hall Johnson Negro Choir, Sermons and Singing:the first recordings of The Black Church: rare 78rpm Sermons with old school call and response from 1925-40 of Reverend Gates, Burnett, Nix and early edition Anthologies of famous and under known spirituals by Harry T Burleigh, Nathaniel Dett and anthologies of James and John Rosamond Johnson.
The World of The Underground Railroad and The World of Minstrelsy: included are many important 1808-1865 original historic newspapers and a notable 1904-1914 Minstrelsy Archive including a large Bert Williams collection and The Broadway/Hollywood Talkie Movie Minstrelsy of Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson and Amos and Andy
Finally,The Concert Singers,Roland Hayes,Marian Anderson,Dorothy Maynor, Paul Robeson and many unknown singers of the 1920s-50s are represented in rare radio and commercial recordings, along with a wonderful collection of 1930s-50s Recital Reviews and 1940-1948 Recitals with attached reviews of Marian Anderson, Dorothy Maynor and Paul Robeson from their Los Angeles area recitals.
Important Note: My archive is a teaching and exhibition loan archive. The negotiation of limited use rights Contracts for loaned exhibition and or publication can be entertained. Note, I retain all rights to the physical property of any item part of the Archive if limited publication rights are entertained.
Note, images are watermarked for ownership protection. These images are solely provided to document limited aspects of The Archive for future exhibition reference. Written permission from Bill Doggett Productions must be obtained to reproduce.
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