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1947 Nov. 26

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Hugh H. Smythe

Chicago (Ill.) - Enclosing his departmental report, due to the NAACP board by December 1; enclosing a speech and expecting him to "go over it and straighten out some of my writing"; relaying his c/o addresses in Chicago, Bulter, Pa., and Dayton, Ohio; and requesting he send a box of 50 cigarettes to meet him at the latter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Feb. 16

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Hugh H. Smythe

Boston (Mass.) - Requesting that he let Council on African Affair members that he will miss Friday's meeting; reminding him to ask for a copy of the minutes; and relaying the details of his February 21 arrival.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Sept. 9

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to Hugh H. Symthe

New York (N.Y.) - In advance of his formal start date at the Department of Special Research, requesting that he look over and revise "The Freeing of India," acquaint himself with the office filing system, and take note of the department's 9-5 schedule.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Nov. 26

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to Hospital Employees Union of New York

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to President Estelle Robbins; in response to her letter to Roy Wilkins (mums312-b114-i049), describing the current status of the NAACP's petition to the United Nations; describing how her organization can "be of immense assistance"; and recommending she get in touch additionally with Walter White.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Nov. 24

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Memorandum from Hugh H. Smythe to Madison Jones

Washington (D.C.) - Requesting that he take note and follow through on an attached memorandum; and suggesting that "perhaps a word to Mr. Dombrowski from the Association is in order."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Mar. 4

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois to Hugh H. Smythe

San Francisco (Calif.) - Instructing him to prepare his recent memorandum (mums312-b120-i304) for the impending NAACP Board meeting and briefly noting he is "safe and well."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Dec. 23

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Noting talk of potentially printing the Association's petition to the United Nations with A. A. Wyn Publishers, and describing the related logistical and financial arrangements, as discussed between its representative, Walter White, and Arthur Spingarn.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Sept. 29

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Delegations receiving NAACP United Nations petition

New York (N.Y.) - List of diplomats and delegations receiving Smythe's letter of the same date (mums312-b115-i103), describing the NAACP's petition to the United Nations and seeking their support and participation therein. See mums312-b115-i107 for alternate version, with handwritten addresses typed up.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Jan. 28

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to Milton Konvitz

New York (N.Y.) - In response to his request for a long-promised copy of the NAACP's petition to the United Nations (on verso), assuring him that they were indeed sent "long ago" but noting that the Association secretary will put another copy out for him in that day's mail.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Oct. 29

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to United Nations Commission on Human Rights

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Edward Lawson; acknowledging his letter of October 28 (on verso) and responding to its queries on specific phrasings of the NAACP's petition to the United Nations; specifically, describing what the Association means by "the unequal treatment of equals"; and hoping his explanation "clarifies the matter."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers