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1928 Oct. 20

Dunbar National Bank (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Dunbar National Bank to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; acknowledging his recent note on his inability to patronize the Bank (mums312-b178-i608); but still brainstorming ways that he can negotiate his personal and business banking so as to support both the Dunbar and the Corn Exchange bank.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 20

Dunbar National Bank (New York, N.Y.)

Memorandum from Dunbar National Bank to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; enclosing some photos of the Bank's interior, for use in a forthcoming "Crisis" feature thereon, and pledging to get portraits of the colored staff members thereof, if desired.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Oct. 19

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Dunbar National Bank

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Roscoe Conkling Bruce; thanking him for his recent memo relaying core facts about the Bank (mums312-b178-i607); describing his affiliation with the Corn Exchange Bank and the need for one in the vicinity; outlining the comparative benefits of banking at each one; but regretting that at present his is not sure how he can patronize both.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 5

Heydt, Charles O.

Letter from Charles O. Heydt to James H. Hubert

New York (N.Y.) - Discussing the experimental nature of the Dunbar National Bank and speculating on its development and performance; noting that its Board is "very sympathetic with the aims of the Negro"; and noting that while the venture might not be all that lucrative, "the Negro will be assured that his own interests are constantly in our minds."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 16

Moton, Robert Russa, 1867-1940

Telegram from R. R. Moton to Roscoe Conkling Bruce

New York (N.Y.) - Regretting he will not be present at the opening of the Dunbar National Bank; rejoicing in its marking of "a new epoch in the progress and history of the Negro race"; and commending Rockefeller in his "giving the Negro a chance to work out his economic problem ... a lesson that millions of our people as well as others need to learn."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Oct. 18

Dunbar National Bank (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Dunbar National Bank to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; describing the foundations, origins, goals, administration, corporate structure, and financial policies of the bank, for feature in a forthcoming "Crisis" article thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 5

Heydt, Charles O.

Letter from Charles O. Heydt to Miss L. Lane

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging her recent letter to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; discussing the experimental nature of the Dunbar National Bank and speculating on its development and performance; describing plans underway for the allotment of its stock to the residents of the Dunbar Apartments; and noting that "the whole enterprise is entirely for the benefit of the colored people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Oct. 24

Dunbar National Bank (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Dunbar National Bank to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; thanking him for his gracious letter (mums312-b178-i610) regarding the garnering of support for the Bank; and lamenting the conditions prohibiting the "Crisis" from opening an account therewith; "When will our folks wake up?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 15

Loomis, George C.

Memorandum from George C. Loomis to Roscoe Conkling Bruce

New York (N.Y.) - A memo from the Bank's cashier furnishing the professional resumes of the institution's various staff members.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Sept. 17

Dunbar National Bank (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Dunbar National Bank to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; regretting the delay in furnishing the requested facts on the Bank, for feature in the "Crisis"; in the meantime, furnishing copies of various correspondence describing institution's sale of stock and financial policy; momentousness in the history of the race; and professional backgrounds of newly-hired staffpersons.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers