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1926 May 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Isaac Roberts

New York (N.Y.) - Per his letter of complaint (mums312-b174-i204), defending at length the "Crisis"'s recent coverage of the Durkee-Turner incident and stating the reasons behind deciding to publish a statement "showing [Durkee's] ungovernable temper ... and attitude towards colored people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Sept. 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to T. W. Turner

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that he furnish facts on his personal background, affiliation with Howard University, and a dramatic incident occurred to him there, for feature in a forthcoming issue of the "Crisis" on President Durkee.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Dec. 31

Turner, Valdo

Letter from Valdo Turner to W. E. B. Du Bois

Saint Paul (Minn.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i185), explaining why he earlier recommended that the "Crisis" run a feature on Mrs. D. A. Walsh, but declining now to insist that they do so.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Jan. 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Thomas Turner

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for the info on Howard's President Durkee relayed in his recent letter and enclosure (mums312-b174-i434, i344); hoping to publish same in a forthcoming issue of the "Crisis"; and hoping he can elaborate on his account: "I still wish .... that you would give me exact details of what happened between you and Dr. Durkee that day."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 11

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Thomas W. Turner

New York (N.Y.) - On behalf of "Nation" Editor Oswald G. Villard, inquiring into why said paper was dropped by Hampton Institute; suggesting that the school might simply "not like the politic and economic" of the periodical; wondering if he, as a member of faculty, can "find out the truth about the matter and tell me frankly"; and agreeing with his assessment of Durkee's departure from Howard, and how g... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Apr. 29

Roberts, Isaac

Letter from Isaac Roberts to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Lamenting the "Crisis"'s recent coverage of the Durkee-Turner incident and explaining in depth the two reasons for his regret thereof.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Feb. 18

Turner, Thomas Wyatt

Letter from Thomas W. Turner to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Enclosing clippings on J. Stanley Durkee's departure from Howard University and now doubting the utility of the story on the scandal that was supposed to be forthcoming from the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Sept. 17

Turner, Thomas Wyatt

Letter from Thomas W. Turner to W. E. B. Du Bois

Hampton (Va.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i182), describing and reflecting on his treatment by Howard University President Durkee, for feature thereon in a forthcoming "Crisis," and enclosing a "fact sheet" listing details thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 27

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to R. B. Quin

New York (N.Y.) - Per his complaints (see mums312-b174-i143), defending the recent "Crisis" coverage of the scandal at Howard University; and per its apparent negligence of recent hangings, pointing out that the magazine "cannot undertake to write an article on every outrage on every Negro that takes place in the United States."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1922 Jan.

Turner, Thomas Wyatt

Letter from Thomas W. Turner to A. B. Houghton

Washington (D.C.) - Reflecting on their recent conversation on Howard University President J. Stanley Durkee; deeming it best to refrain from using Houghton's name in his own (Turner's) writings thereon; asking for an introduction to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; and hoping he will be able to take up the matter of the troublesome budget situation at Howard.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers