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1927 July 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Okolona Institute

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to the Principal; seeking assistance securing a photograph of the widow of the late Mr. Beskin.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 9

Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

Letter from Moorfield Storey to W. E. B. Du Bois

Boston (Mass.) - Telling Du Bois that he has been "misinformed" by Battle in a case regarding the Okolona Industrial School. Praising Du Bois' work and The Crisis. Typed on Storey Thorndike Palmer & Dodge letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 1

Okolona Industrial School

Letter from Okolona Industrial School to The Crisis

Okolona (Miss.) - Asking if W. E. B. Du Bois received his correspondence concerning a "confidential matter." Signed by Wallace A. Battle, president.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Aug. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Wallace Battle

New York (N.Y.) - Noting his thoughts and coverage of Beskin's murder at the Okolona Industrial school and plans to publish a story on same in the "Crisis"; seeking Battle's assistance in gathering "all the facts" thereon; and hoping he can also supply a photo of himself and Mr. Beskin, as well as pertinent details on their respective lives.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Aug. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Moorfield Storey

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for furnishing his opinion on the scandal at Okolona (see mums312-b176-i705) and politely declining to agree with his assessment, on the basis of the "pretty thorough investigation" he has made thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 10

Battle, Wallace A.

Letter from Wallace A. Battle to W. E. B. Du Bois

Woodstown (N.J.) - Praising Du Bois' article about the "tragedy at Okolona." A postscript mentions an error in the article.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Aug. 10

Battle, Wallace A.

Letter from Wallace A. Battle to W. E. B. Du Bois

Penns Grove (N.J.) - Per Du Bois's request (mums312-b176-i706), relaying the sought details on the recent scandal at Okolona Industrial School.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 July 23

Okolona Industrial School

Letter from Okolona Industrial School to W. E. B. Du Bois

Memphis (Tenn.) - Signed H. J. Stovall; thanking him for publishing (in the "Crisis") an article on the school; noting some recent correspondence with Mrs. Wallace Battle and her position with regard to the matter concerning her husband; and noting the role therein of Moorfield Storey, a Trustee "almost from the beginning."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 July 29

Okolona Industrial School

Letter from Okolona Industrial School to Crisis

Okolona (Miss.) - Signed Annie M. Battle; per his query (mums312-b176-i702), hoping to soon forward him the contact info of the recently married Mrs. Beskin.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 22

Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929

Letter from Moofield Storey to W. E. B. Du Bois

Boston (Mass.) - Telling Du Bois that he relied on "hearsay evidence" to write his article about Okolona University. Typed on Storey Thorndike Palmer & Dodge letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers