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1921 May 28

Joberta, Des Mukes

Letter from Joberta Des Mukes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Boston (Mass.) - Assures Du Bois that she has been wronged in the fraud described in her previous letters. Suggests that Du Bois should do more to help her. Describes her efforts to procure support for her story. Describes her current work in literature. States that she has made arrangements to come to New York next week for a personal meeting with Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 13

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Joberta Des Mukes

New york (N.Y.) - Notes that Du Bois made a note in The Crisis as requested. Demands an explanation for a later letter from Des Mukes and a letter from the Acting Dean of Radcliffe College at Harvard University. Indicates enclosures no longer with the letter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Aug. 1

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Christina H. Baker

New York (N.Y.) - Informs Baker that "Roberta Des Mukes," presumably a misspelling of Joberta Des Mukes, has a Phi Beta Kappa key in her possession and is stopping in New York.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 26

Letter from unidentified correspondent to Arthur Mopel

Informs Mopel that The Crisis published false information regarding the academic credentials of Joberta Des Mukes. Says Des Mukes claimed to receive the false information from him and asks for more information on the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 20

Letter from unidentified correspondent to Jessie Fauset

Acknowledges receiving a letter from Fauset recently. Reports on a student at Radcliffe College of Harvard University, presumably Joberta Des Mukes. Discusses his upcoming plans to enroll at Columbia University for a master's degree in economics and perhaps travel to England. Signed only with the name "Raymond."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Joberta Des Mukes

New York (N.Y.) - Finds explanation offered by Des Mukes in an earlier letter unsatisfactory. Asks for specific details about her assurance she would be admitted to Phi Beta Kappa and graduate in June. Suggests that she promptly reply to avoid legal trouble.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 26

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to C. G. Morgan

New York (N.Y.) - Asks for information about the activities and character of Joberta Des Mukes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 June 1

Joberta, Des Mukes

Letter from Joberta Des Mukes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Boston (Mass.) - Informs Du Bois that her efforts to obtain a letter supporting her story from Mr. Mopel or Mr. Mapel, which she learned is a false name, have failed. Asks Du Bois to allow her to clear her name without a legal procedure. States her desire to come to New York and meet with Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Dean of School of Business Administration, Harvard University

New York (N.Y.) - Informs the dean of misinformation given to Du Bois by Joberta Des Mukes, former student of Radcliffe College, who wrote that she was accepted into Phi Beta Kappa. Asks if a student named Arthur Mopel is enrolled and, if so, if Mopel could provide the facts regarding this incident.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 May 26

Robinson, F. N. (Fred Norris), 1871-1966

Letter from F. N. Robinson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Cambridge (Mass.) - Informs Du Bois that he may have informally agreed to Joberta Des Mukes's thesis proposal, but that she has since withdrawn from Radcliffe College and fails to meet the requirements for a master's degree.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers