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1927 Nov. 3

Moryck, Brenda R.

Letter from Brenda R. Moryck to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Again on the "mysterious" co-appearance, in the "Crisis" and in the "Light," of a short story of hers, relaying the explanations hazarded by the editors of the latter on the matter; detailing just how this miscommunication occurred; and noting that one version of the manuscript indeed went out without her knowledge.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Jan. 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Brenda Ray Moryck

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois asks Moryck to resend the first fives pages of her story "Days" for publication in the Crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Brenda Moryck

New York (N.Y.) - Noting that after all (see mums312-b176-i436 through i443), her short story, which was submitted simultaneously to the "Crisis," has one second place in the contest; and commenting on her nonstop and hysterical explanation of the mishap, which he doubts "leaves you in an altogether desirable position."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Oct. 31

Moryck, Brenda R.

Letter from Brenda R. Moryck to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Complaining of his "persistent silence" following her recent letters on the co-appearance, in the "Crisis" and in the "Light," of a short story of hers, and noting that she has now secured a lawyer to look into the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 14

Moryck, Brenda R.

Letter from Brenda R. Moryck to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - As per the "mysterious" co-appearance, in the "Crisis" and in the "Light," of a short story of hers, reiterating her previous pledge to forward along the pertinent correspondence of the editors of the latter, and requesting he read and return them duly.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 1

Moryck, Brenda R.

Letter from Brenda R. Moryck to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Regarding the "mysterious" co-appearance, in the "Crisis" and in the "Light," of a short story of hers; condemning the whole affair as "outrageous and maddening"; respecting his decision to withhold the "Crisis" prize therefrom; and making some suggestions on how to host the contest in future years.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Oct. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Brenda Moryck

New York (N.Y.) - Noting that the story she submitted to the "Crisis" appears in the October 15th number of "Light," and worrying that she ignored the submission guidelines barring works that had been previously published.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Oct. 21

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Brenda Moryck

New York (N.Y.) - Denying the possibility her suggestion of mums312-b176-i437, that her story was submitted outside of her bounds to the magazine the "Light," and deeming it her "duty" to see how it ended up in that magazine, when it had been submitted previously to the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 27

Moryck, Brenda R.

Letter from Brenda R. Moryck to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for the award of second place in the Amy Spingarn Literary Contest, despite the vast scandal that ensued (see mums312-b176-i436 through i444); once again defending herself and her actions throughout; and expressing her elation at her success in spite of this crazy headache.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Jan. 18

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

Telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois to Brenda Ray Moryck

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois reminds Moryck that her manuscript cannot be published unless it arrives quickly.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers