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1926 Oct. 20

Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946

Letter from Countee Cullen to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Expressing his joy at winning "second prize in the poetry section of The Crisis contest." Regretting that he cannot attend the awards. Written on the stationery of the Opportunity Journal of Negro Life.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Mar. 2

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Yolande Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Regarding wedding arrangements and discussions with Cullen, including dress, reception, ceremony, and draft of invitation list.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Feb. 16

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Countee Cullen

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the date of Mrs. Alexander's party. Possibly Lillian Alexander.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Feb. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Countee Cullen

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the time of Cullen and Yolande Du Bois' wedding.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Apr.

Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946

Letter from Countee Cullen to Marvel Jackson

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning names of guests to be invited to Cullen and Yolande Du Bois' wedding. Written on the letterhead of "Opportunity".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Jan. 16

Today's Outlook (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Today's Outlook to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Thomas Bledsoe, Associate Editor; enclosing a copy of the magazine, and soliciting from him a 500-word article in commemoration of the recently deceased Countee Cullen.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Aug. 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Madame Calmann-Lévy

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning a letter of introduction to Countee Cullen and Yolande Du Bois who are living in Paris following their wedding.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 May 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Countee Cullen

New York (N.Y.) - Once again expressing concern at not having received certified papers relative to Cullen's divorce from Yolande Du Bois: "I am wondering what is causing the delay?" and asking that Cullen assist in resolving the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 May 14

Universal Ethiopian Students' Association . African

Letter from African to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that Du Bois serve as an honorary editor of the Journal.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Oct. 18

Harper & Brothers

Letter from Harper & Brothers to Countee Cullen

New York (N.Y.) - Signed K. L. Duffer; agreeing to reduce the fee (from $10 to $6) for reprinting Cullen's poem in Du Bois's work "Black Reconstruction." Cullen's handwritten note adds "this seems to be the best I can do."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers