Gallery view

1937 Apr. 16

General Education Board (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from General Education Board of New York to Anson Phelps Stokes

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Jackson Davis; thanking him for his recent correspondence and enclosures on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project and hoping to soon visit W. E. B. Du Bois in Atlanta to discuss the preliminary work so far done thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 May 20

General Education Board (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from General Education Board to Phelps-Stokes Fund

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Jackson Davis; addressed to Anson Phelps Stokes; regretting their unfavorable view of the memorandum (see mums312-b095-i450) pitching a broad inter-institutional plan towards the financing of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, in light of the initiative's "implications of further assistance."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1942 May 18

General Education Board (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from General Education Board to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Jackson Davis, Associate Director; stating no objection to citing from his last letter commending the quarterly "Phylon" (see mums312-b098-i008, i009).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 Nov. 23

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Phelps-Stokes Fund press release

New York (N.Y.) - Announcing the appointment of Jackson Davis as the Fund's new president (to succeed Anson Phelps Stokes) and Channing H. Tobias as Director; describing the officers' respective backgrounds and professional histories; and citing from Stokes's statement on the soundness of their selection.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1940 Apr. 2

Davis, Jackson, 1882-1947

Letter from Jackson Davis to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Responding to a previous letter, thanking him for sharing his ideas for future projects for "Phylon," but fears that Du Bois's ideas might be beyond what the General Education Board can fund.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Dec. 9

General Education Board (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from General Education Board to Anson Phelps Stokes

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Jackson Davis; commending the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project but expressing the Board's uncertain stance towards contributing financial thereto; and declining to comment on Arthur Mackreth's candidacy for associate editor thereof: "You may depend upon Arthur Wright's recommendation" (mums312-b083-i336).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Apr. 10

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Letter from Phelps-Stokes Fund to General Education Board

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; addressed to Jackson Davis; expressing his supreme disappointment at the Board's disinclination to help finance the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and willing that "Perhaps in another three years the Board itself may modify its position!"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Feb. 12

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Jackson Davis

Washington (D.C.) - Copy of letter in which Stokes writes that he will take up the issue with Du Bois of having "the strongest possible white scholar to be Dr. Du Bois' associate" on the Encyclopedia and will come up with ways to ensure objectivity.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Feb. 24

Rheese, Bettenia

Letter from Bettenia Rheese to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Explaining that Jackson Davis is away on a long trip. Written on General Education Board stationary.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Nov. 23

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps-Stokes to Jackson Davis

Washington (D.C.) - Forwarding recent correspondence with Frederick Keppel on the future of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; discussing plans to take the matter up again with the Carnegie Corporation again in the spring of 1930; detailing plans to "prepare a special memorandum" justifying "...the need of a separate Encyclopedia of the Negro"; calling a meeting of the Executive Comm... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers