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New York (N.Y.) - Returning the story she recently submitted to the "Crisis" and suggesting she might "make a novel of it"; and enclosing the $25 payment owed her for her first-place-winning story, printed in the most recent issue of the magazine.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1928 Apr. 19
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New York (N.Y.) - Regretfully returning the sketch she submitted (in mums312-b170-i604), as they are unable to use it in the "Crisis."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 May 15
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New York (N.Y.) - In response to her rather discursive letter on her process (mums312-b180-i069), cluing her in on "the secret of artistic work" -- concentration -- and encouraging her to "take a year off and do nothing else" but write the novel she has in mind.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1928 May 10
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New York (N.Y.) - Thanking Owens for sending clippings. Hoping that she will still come to New York.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1927 Oct. 21
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New York (N.Y.) - Noting that her book's in the mail and hoping it arrives on time; and confirming the "Crisis"'s recent assertion regarding Sunshine Sammy.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1929 Jan. 4
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Monessen (Pa.) - Commenting on her story. Apologizing for her excessive enthusiasm. Discussing her worries over the last few weeks. A postscript notes the publication of some poems.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Owens, Maude I.
1927 Mar. 20
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Monessen (Pa.) - Inquiring into the status of the sketch she recently submitted (in mums312-b170-i604).
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Owens, Maude I.
1925 May 9
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Monessen (Pa.) - Expressing her happiness at receiving Du Bois' letter. Asking if he fixed her work before sending it to a friend. Discussing her latest story and hoping to enter it in the Krigwa contest.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Owens, Maude I.
1927 Oct.
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New York (N.Y.) - Thanking her for submitting the illustration "Miscegenation" (in mums312-b174-i035) but regretting that the design is "not suitable" for use in the "Crisis."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1926 Oct. 6
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New York (N.Y.) - Telling Owens that he has returned from his travels and that he will read her story one day.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1927 Mar. 18