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1944 Nov. 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the history of his phone service custom at New York and Atlanta, as well as the course and scope of his scholarly work and political efforts, and suggesting that "under these circumstances" they see fit to get him a telephone "at your earliest convenience."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 Nov. 21

New York Telephone Company

Letter from New York Telephone Company to NAACP

New York (N.Y.) - Signed H. Christensen, Representative; addressed to Walter White; regretting they cannot provide W. E. B. Du Bois with a telephone at present -- "His application did not quite measure up to the requirements necessary to qualify him for priority installation" -- and noting an estimated one-year waiting period.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1957 Aug. 15

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to G. W. Mills, Manager Main 4 Exchange; noting that the Company's recent letter (mums312-b147-i226) "is a blunder" -- they have not vacated the premises associated with the Main 4-2929 telephone number -- noting that Shirley Du Bois called B. Berger, the letter's signer, to indicate the error; and advising him to "take measures to see that the idiot in your o... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935 Sept. 12

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Concerns change of residence and request for telephone service to be moved accordingly.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Jan. 3

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

Atlanta (Ga.) - Requesting they update his listing in the telephone book.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 3

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Complaining of a telephone dysfunction which "violently" woke the household early Saturday morning, followed by a series of further technical mishaps and failures, and asking that the operator involved "be properly disciplined."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Mar. 14

New York Telephone Company

Circular letter from The New York Telephone Company to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the separate publication of phone books by New York City borough.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 May 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to T. P. Sylvan, President; lamenting in his twenty years as a telephone subscriber, "I have never seen or heard of a colored person's being employed by any telephone company in America" and asking that Sylvan "consider the employment of colored girls in your telephone exchanges and of colored men in the skilled and semi-skilled work of your organization."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Jan. 23

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Complaining of a faulty telephone book delivery: "two Manhattan books were left and none for Brooklyn."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 Dec. 5

Gibson, Truman K. (Truman Kella), 1912-2005

Letter from T. K. Gibson to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Truman K. Gibson, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War; describing W. E. B. Du Bois's career, accomplishments, and occasional official charges, and urging them to provide him promptly with telephone service, as he has requested.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers