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1945 Apr. 16

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Letter from Melville J. Herskovits to Members of the Africa Conference Committee

Evanston (Ill.) - Relaying that remaining funds shall be returned to the donors (the Phelps-Stokes and Rosenwald Funds); acknowledging their comments on the African Institute of London and relaying steps being theretoward taken; and thanking them for their participation "in what has proved to be a difficult and time-consuming task."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Mar. 11

Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Circular letter from Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; listing and briefly describing prospective delegates at the upcoming "African Conference" in Washington and gladly conveying the degree of interest evidenced therein.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Mar. 11

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Looking forward to his attendance at the impending conference in Washington; agreeing to fund one-half of the associated expenses (as calculated in mums312-b100-i394); and gladly relaying Mrs. Donohugh's steady progress proofreading the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" bibliography.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 Feb. 21

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Letter from Melville J. Herskovits to Members of the Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Evanston (Ill.) - Suggesting a series of dates for the Committee's next meeting, and confirming its New York location.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 May 13

Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971

Letter from Ralph Bunche to Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing a copy of the tentative agenda "to be submitted by the sub-committee on agenda" at the impending Organizing Committee meeting.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 May 17

Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Tentative agenda for the International Conference on Africa

New York (N.Y.) - Submitted by agenda committee chairman Donald Young; outlining the tentative agenda of the impending meeting, designed to accommodate "reasonable flexibility," controlled by its focus on two principal issues, Africa in the war, and Africa in the post-war world; and enumerating the other topics to be discussed.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Nov. 17

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Circular letter from Melville J. Herskovits to Members of the organizing committee for an international conference on Africa

Evanston (Ill.) - Explaining his decision to circulate the letter written to him by Edwin Smith. Written on Northwestern University stationary.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 May 10

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Letter from Melville J. Herskovits to Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Evanston (Ill.) - Suggesting that Princeton University President Dodds be considered for chairmanship of the Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Mar. 15

Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Agenda Meeting of Informal Conference to Consider Establishing an African Institute, Etc.

Washington (D.C.) - Outlining the goals and prospective proceedings of the meeting; featuring various statements, presentations, discussions, and possible elections.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 May 22

Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963

Letter from Melville J. Herskovits to Organizing Committee for an International Conference on Africa

Evanston (Ill.) - Reporting on the status of the Committee Chairmanship as concluded at the most recent meeting; listing the six candidates for the post, enclosing biographies on each, and requesting that members reply indicating their preferences.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers