Gallery view

1937

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

Frederick Douglass chronology

A chronology of the major life events of Frederick Douglass, prepared for his entry on same in the "Dictionary of American Biography." See also mums312-b229-i043, i044.

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1895 Feb. 20

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

The passing of Douglass

Unpublished. "W.E.B. Du Bois, Wilberforce, green co., Ohio." written at top.

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1909 Jan. 28

Atlanta University

Letter from Atlanta University to W. E. B. Du Bois

Atlanta (Ga.) - Edward Ware, president of Atlanta University, consulting Du Bois regarding potential purchase by AU of Frederick Douglass home.

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1960 May 11

Gunter's Studio (Nashville, Tenn.)

Stephen J. Wright, Arna Bontemps, Ashakant Nimbark, and portrait of Frederick Douglass

Nashville (Tenn.) - President Stephen J. Wright, speaker Arna Bontemps, and Dormitory council President Ashakant Nimbark before the portrait of Frederick Douglass W. E. B. Du Bois donated to the hall named in his honor.

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1903 11

George W. Jacobs & Co.

Letter from George W. Jacobs & Co. to W. E. B. Du Bois

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Signed by Ellis P. Olberholtzer, editor, giving Du Bois the terms of the contract for a volume in the "American Crisis Biographies" series on Frederick Douglass and discussing the merits and flaws of existing works on Douglass and the Underground Railroad. Du Bois notes for response that he will be glad to write the biography.

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1925 Jan. 18

Allen, Cleveland G.

Letter from Cleveland G. Allen to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Allen informs Du Bois that he is still fighting to have Frederick Douglass placed in the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University; asks if Du Bois would publish a statement in this regards in the Crisis.

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1945 Feb. 14

International Publishers

Letter from International Publishers to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Alexander Trachtenberg; describing plans to publish two volumes of Frederick Douglass's writings and seeking his advice on the endeavor.

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1955 Apr. 22

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Three visitors to Tennessee

Chattanooga (Tenn.) - Comparing students' ignorance of prominent "Negro citizens" with the problems facing the Supreme Court or the "thirty nations at Bandung" and outlining the course of his research on the matter, focused particularly on Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W. E. B. Du Bois, "the Negroes I think all Americans should know."

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1959 July 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lillian Swan

New York (N.Y.) - On the advisement of the director of RISD, turning to her for any information she can furnish on S. J. Eddy, the painter of a portrait of Frederick Douglass long since in his possession.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945

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

Biographical sketches of John Brown, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington

Very brief summaries of the accomplishments and legacies of these influential men, prepared for and published in the "American People's Encyclopedia."

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