Gallery view

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 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

1948 Mar. 18

Konecky, Eugene

Letter from Eugene Konecky to Hugh H. Smythe

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing a copy of his book, "The American Communications Conspiracy," per Smythe's request (see mums312-b119-i193); praising the work of W. E. B. Du Bois and the NAACP; and looking forward to their comments on his work.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Nov. 10

Hyman, Lillian, 1916-2012

Letter from Lillian Murphy to Anne Aldrich

New York (N.Y.) - Effectively forwarding her recent request to Hugh H. Smythe and extensively describing his background and ability to competently fulfill it.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Apr. 9

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

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to J.B. Lippincott & Company

New York (N.Y.) - On behalf of the NAACP Department of Special Research, deeming the press's recently-released series on "The Peoples of America" "the types of books what we would like to bring to the audiences that we reach" and thus requesting that they send a copy of the first book, "Americans From Holland," for said purpose.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Feb. 24

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Updating him on office goings-on since his February 13 departure, mainly concerning correspondence with the Council on African Affairs, Doubleday & Company, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mae Owings, and NAACP office staff.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers