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1931 May

Holmes, Josephine Pinyon

Memorandum from Josephine Pinyon Holmes to Lillian Alexander

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Note accompanying a more "formal document" regarding Vivian Reid as a candidate for library research, and naming various possibilities after her -- "including me!"; describing upcoming vacation plans and mental flexibility: "I am free to change my mind if I wish, anytime from June 1st on!" Possibly enclosed in correspondence with W. E. B. Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 May 15

Alexander, Lillian

Letter from Lillian Alexander to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Alexander encourages Du Bois to hire Roy Wilkins on a trial basis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Feb. 5

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

Invoice from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lillian Alexander

Atlanta (Ga.) - Billing her $14.50 for the publications enclosed with mums312-b093-i393 ("Darkwater," "Dusk of Dawn," "Black Reconstruction," "Black Folk: Then and Now," and "Philadelphia Negro").

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Feb. 1

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lillian Alexander

Atlanta (Ga.) - Expresses gratitude for recent reception, which allowed Du Bois "to meet so many old friends under such interesting circumstances," and also for the Alexanders' kindness to his family "during my long absence."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Apr. 21

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. E. Spingarn, Harry E. Davis, George W. Crawford, Lillian A. Alexander, Arthur B. Spingarn, and Louis T. Wright

Atlanta (Ga.) - Draft of memo marked "personal and confidential" calling for "a radical and thorough-going re-organization" of the NAACP; enclosing a corresponding plan and explanation and seeking recipients' comments thereon. Marked with Du Bois's pencilled corrections. For final version see mums312-b067-i081.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Apr. 3

Alexander, Lillian

Telegram from Lillian Alexander to J. E. Spingarn

Atlanta (Ga.) - Protesting his "stated intention to oust [W. E. B.] Du Bois" and noting that "Negro America still looks to him as leader and real backbone of organization."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Feb. 8

Alexander, Lillian

Letter from Lillian Alexander to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for the five books recently sent (see mums312-b093-i393-4); describing her last weekend's trip to Baltimore; and hoping he can spend some time with them that summer, "for the sole purpose of 'showing off' our road which you refused to help build."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Apr. 7

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lillian A. Alexander

New York (N.Y.) - Gladly accepting the information's agreed to supply, so long as her husband [Ernest R. Alexander] have a new photo taken; "The old ones are too young."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Apr. 21

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. E. Spingarn, Harry E. Davis, George W. Crawford, Lillian A. Alexander, Arthur B. Spingarn, and Louis T. Wright

Atlanta (Ga.) - Memo marked "personal and confidential" calling for "a radical and thorough-going re-organization" of the NAACP; enclosing a corresponding plan and explanation and seeking recipients' comments thereon. Marked with Du Bois's pencilled corrections. For first draft, see mums312-b067-i077.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Apr. 3

Alexander, Lillian

Telegram from Lillian Alexander to Marion Cuthbert

Atlanta (Ga.) - Noting "another dastardly attack on [W. E. B.] Du Bois" and calling for her attendance at the April 9 Association Board meeting.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers