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1926 Mar. 19

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i536), gladly agreeing to return (and revert) to him his poem entitled "Tree"; "You have been very kind in letting us keep your work so long from time to time."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 29

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i539), furnishing a brief bio (but no photo!), for feature in an upcoming "Crisis" issue announcing the winners of the Spingarn awards.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 23

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Expressing his delight in having been conferred a "Crisis" award, indeed his second of the year; admitting that he liked the winning Nocturne himself "--as compared with my other attempts"; and looking forward to the upcoming award ceremony.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 16

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to Editor of the Crisis

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that the magazine return his poem entitled "Tree," such that he can submit it elsewhere.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 19

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Happily announcing that his poem, "A Nocturne at Bethesda," has won first place and $75 in the "Crisis"-conducted Spingarn Awards and requesting that he present same at the relevant awards ceremony, to be held at International House.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 23

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Formally announcing that his poem, "A Nocturne at Bethesda," has won first place and $75 in the "Crisis"-conducted Spingarn Awards and requesting that he furnish the magazine a recent photo and brief bio for feature in a forthcoming issue.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Jan. 21

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Belatedly enclosing the photo of himself requested long ago for feature in the "Crisis"; and noting his happy compliance with Meta Lassen's offer (to translate into Danish his Spinarn-award-winning poem; see mums312-b037-i208, i161).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Nov. 16

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Todd Woodell

New York (N.Y.) - Per his query (mums312-b174-i571), noting he can find Bontemps's poem in the December 1926 issue of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Nov. 23

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Reminding him to send the photograph he promised earlier, for feature in "Crisis" coverage of his conferral of a Spingarn Medal.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Nov. 3

Woodell, Todd

Letter from Todd Woodell to Editor of the Crisis

Pontiac (Mich.) - Seeking a copy of the Arna Bontemps poem which was awarded an Amy Spingarn Award from the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers