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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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers