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1931 Sept. 15

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois reminds Mencken of his promise to write an article for the Crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Apr. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Seeking his "expert" advice on the staffing and management of a magazine such as the "Crisis," based on Mencken's editorial experience.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Sept. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois informs Mencken that he can write an article for the Crisis on any subject that appeals to him; suggests writing something on the "symposium on religion by Clarence Darrow and a black bishop."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Nov. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois asks Mencken to write a short article on the subject of "If I were a Negro."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 May 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his "Crisis"-related advice (as doled in mums312-b191-i364), and soliciting from him a 500-word piece on "Hoover and the Negro" for print therein.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Mar. 29

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

Atlanta (Ga.) - Du Bois thanks Mencken for his kind words (mums312-b194-i012).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to H. L. Mencken

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois asks Mencken if he would be willing to write on a different subject, on "Negroes" and unemployment.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Mar. 17

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

Letter from H. L. Mencken to W. E. B. Du Bois

Baltimore (Md.) - Mencken suggests that Du Bois reprint his article "Color Caste in the United States" found in the March Crisis as a small booklet.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Apr. 29

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

Letter from H. L. Mencken to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per Du Bois's request (mums312-b191-i363), relaying his advice on the staffing and management of the "Crisis," based on his own experience at the "American Mercury," and commending Du Bois generally on the periodical's quality.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Nov. 21

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

Letter from H. L. Mencken to W. E. B. Du Bois

Baltimore (Md.) - Mencken thanks Du Bois for his notes, but explains he has already promised to write a similar article for Elmer A. Carter, editor of Opportunity.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers