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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

1948 Feb. 26

United States . Mission to the United Nations

Letter from United States Public Health Service to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Warren R. Austin; acknowledging his letter and enclosure of February 4 (on the NAACP's petition to the United Nations; see mums312-b122-i394) and forwarding both to the Department of State, which "I feel sure... will give very thoughtful consideration to your request."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 July 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Walter White

New York (N.Y.) - Asserting the importance of colonial representation at the September Assembly of the United Nations and seeking his assistance in securing it; proposing the elaboration of a comprehensive petition to the Assembly, presenting data and visual aids, to by signed by Africans and "descendants of Africans the world over"; listing the organizations to whom the same appeal has been address... more

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

1947 Nov. 7

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

Memorandum from Walter White to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Relaying that Eleanor Roosevelt has requested a memorandum "for her private use" on the items they hope to insert in a World Charter of Human Rights "with particular reference to the machinery to attain those rights," for use in the December 1 meeting of the Drafting Committee, and hoping to speak with him on the matter the following Monday.

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 Feb. 21

Nicaragua . Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations

Letter from Nicaragua United Nations Delegation to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa; acknowledging the NAACP's petition to the United Nations, "An Appeal to the World," and noting he has duly relayed a copy thereof to the Nicaraguan government for consideration.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Draft of chronology of NAACP petition to United Nations

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of item mums312-b121-i120. Providing a chronology of actions from 1946 through 1948, concerning the NAACP petition to the United Nations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Aug. 24

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

Memo from Walter White to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Asking Du Bois for any documents that might be useful to him regarding the recommendations Du Bois made for topics to be discussed at the United Nations general assembly.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Dec. 31

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

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to Race Relations

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Cedric Dover; on behalf of "Pan-Africa" research secretary Florence Nichol (see mums312-b115-i228, i230), requesting his assistance in furnishing press clippings relating to the NAACP's petition to the United Nations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers