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1946 Apr. 12

Chicago Newspaper Guild

Letter from Chicago Newspaper Guild to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Meredith S. Johns, Chicago Defender Unit; inviting him to become a member of the Guild; soliciting from him "a short statement" to print in its impending small "souvenir booklet," with his "comment on the newspaper profession of anything you care to say."

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1946 Apr. 14

Chicago Newspaper Guild

Letter from Chicago Newspaper Guild to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Robert Lucas, Chairman; noting new negotiations underway between the Guild and the Chicago Defender and summarizing its impact on him -- "minimum salaries for columnists will be set at $55 per week to start" -- and urging him to not sign any separate contracts directly with the paper "until negotiations have been completed."

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1946 Dec. 23

Chicago Defender

Letter from Chicago Defender to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Albert G. Barnett; apologizing for erroneously crediting his recent article on H. G. Wells to Walter White and explaining how the mishap happened.

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1946 Jan. 9

Chicago Defender

Letter from Chicago Defender to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Metz T. P. Lochard, Editor-in-Chief; thanking him for his column; expressing the paper's interest in his proposed series on the Pan African Congress; attempting to dissuade him from publishing similar columns in Eastern papers; and pleading, "We need your exclusiveness. Won't you try to understand our point of view?"

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1946 Dec. 23

Chicago Defender

Letter from Chicago Defender to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Metz T. P. Lochard, Editor-in-Chief; apologizing for crediting his recent H. G. Wells article to Walter White; asserting that it is owing to "administrative work with which I have nothing to do"; and hoping to host a lecture by him in March 1947.

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