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1904 June 10

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning her interest in investigating conditions in African American neighborhoods in the hope of opening a settlement house in New York . Hoping to meet with Du Bois during the summer.

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1905 Feb. 22

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning the establishment of an African American settlement house with money from Henry Phipps. Contains handwritten response from Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1904 June 16

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning her interest in investigating conditions of African Americans in New York. Mentions contacting several individuals recommended by Du Bois to help in her research. Hoping to meet with Du Bois at Atlantic City.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1904 Oct. 7

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning social research on the conditions of African Americans in New York City, a request for Atlanta University publications, praise for Du Bois's work. Written on Greenwich House stationary

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905 Jan. 9

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning ongoing research of African American social conditions in New York City, meetings with advisory committee, outline of article for McClure magazine, upcoming trip to the south to study African American enterprises and visit Atlanta University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905 Dec. 18

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Regarding impending construction of African American tenement house by The Phipps tenement committee, establishment of settlement house in tenement, attendance at New York Niagara Movement meeting. Includes handwritten response from Du Bois on back.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906 May 20

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning delay in construction of Henry Phipps funded tenement house, chairpersonship of a committee of the New York Association of Neighborhood workers to address African American issues, establishment of committee to improve industrial conditions of African Americans in New York chaired by William Schieffelin, and trip to Hampton University in Virgina. Contains handwritten response from Du Bois o... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905 Mar. 22

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Concerning trip to the South in the spring, ongoing work in the establishment of a settlement house in New York City, hiring of someone to assist research of African American employment in NYC. Mentions Frances Kellor. Contains handwritten response from Du Bois on back encouraging appearance at commencement and Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems at Atlanta University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906 Feb. 5

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Regarding presentation at Academy in Philadelphia of findings of African Americans and unions and whether to send Mr. Houstoun, who has done most of the work, in her place. Contains Du Bois' handwritten response.

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1905 Mar. 25

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

Letter from Mary White Ovington to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Inquiring about a Mr. Houston as possible assistant to ongoing sociological research in New York on crime and employment amongst African Americans, and attendance at charity luncheon with Frans Boaz. Includes Du Bois' handwritten response where he gives qualifications of Mr. Houston.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers