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1923 June 5

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

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

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning nominees for the 1923 Spingarn Medal award.

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1925 Aug. 28

Williams, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1974

Letter from Benjamin H. Williams to Crisis

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Inquiring into the status of the drawing he submitted to the magazine's recent contest.

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1929 Nov. 13

Walden, A. T. (Austin Thomas), 1885-1965

Hiring out United States convicts

Atlanta (Ga.) - Enclosed in A. W. Ricks' recommendation of Walden for the 1930 Spingarn Medal, to substantiate his exemplary handling of a 1929 case involving the hiring of US convicts. Attached in memo from W. T. Andrews to W. E. B. Du Bois.

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1925 Aug. 12

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Willis Richardson

New York (N.Y.) - Happily relaying that his play, "The Broken Banjo," was has won first-prize and $75 and hoping he can be present at its Friday night production at the Renaissance Casino.

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1924 Oct. 7

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Rosalie Jonas

New York (N.Y.) - Seeking her assistance in judging some of the works submitted to the "Crisis"'s literary contest.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1959 Sept. 4

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Letter from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Inviting Du Bois to the presentation of the Spingarn Medal to Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington.

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1925 Nov. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth A. G. Shelton

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that she furnish a photo and brief account of her life for feature in the "Crisis," and pledging to print her Spingarn-award-winning play in the March 1926 number.

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1925 June 15

Sheen, Edwin D.

Letter from Edwin D. Sheen to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Inquiring if submitting his short story to the "Best College Short Stories" will render it ineligible for the "Crisis" literary competition.

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1932 Dec. 6

Letter from unidentified correspondent to Mrs. A. W. Collie

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning rules for nominating individuals to the Spingarn Medal.

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1926 Oct. 29

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i539), furnishing a brief bio (but no photo!), for feature in an upcoming "Crisis" issue announcing the winners of the Spingarn awards.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers