Gallery view

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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

1925 Dec. 14

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Per his query (mums312-b171-i023), confirming that the "Crisis" sets no word limits on the plays to be reprinted therein, though "of course if the play is very long we probably cannot publish it" and confirming the receipt of the photos and statements he recently sent.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 Nov. 13

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Pauline S. Puryear

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging her letter to Jessie Fauset; in her absence, commenting on the "excellent work" of a certain sorority in coordinating a short story prize; and enclosing a notice on the "Crisis"'s own literary awards.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Apr. 16

Spingarn, Amy

Letter from Amy E. Spingarn to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Inquiring if it's not too soon to say if the "Crisis"'s literature contest (named in her honor) has been a success, and offering to offer the same prizes the following year.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mr. & Mrs. Joel E. Spingarn

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing an announcement concerning the "Crisis"'s literature awards given in Amy Spingarn's honor, and hoping they can both be present at the occasion described therein.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 June 20

Crisis (Firm)

Letter from Crisis to Edwin D. Sheen

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging and answering his query to Du Bois (mums312-b171-i059) regarding the simultaneous submission of his short story.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 23

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

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

New York (N.Y.) - Expressing his delight in having been conferred a "Crisis" award, indeed his second of the year; admitting that he liked the winning Nocturne himself "--as compared with my other attempts"; and looking forward to the upcoming award ceremony.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers