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Washington (D.C.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; regarding various aspects of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro"'s staffing, management, budgeting, redaction, and organizational meetings, and enclosing copies of his correspondence with Jackson Davis of the General Education Board regarding Yale's potential involvement in/hosting of the initiative.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Phelps-Stokes Fund
1938 May 24
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Washington (D.C.) - Commenting on the progress made at the previous day's "Encyclopedia of the Negro" Board meeting and confirming the proposed May meeting of the Advisory Board; remarking on recent correspondence from Walter R. Benjamin; and requesting that he send, at his earliest convenience, a biography of himself and report of the work done within the past year on the project.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958
1936 Feb. 3
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Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Anson Phelps Stokes; thanking him for his suggestions on the administrative management, financing, and planning of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and expressing his happiness to hear of "the reaction of persons interested" therein.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1938 June 2
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Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for sending a copy of his (Smythe's) note to W. E. B. Du Bois following his (again Smythe's) talk with Fred McCuistion on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, which "explains how the rumor might have started."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Thompson, Charles Henry, 1896-1980
1948 Mar. 5
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Washington (D.C.) - Discussing the possibility of paying contributors to the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and whether to list Dr. park as one "of the proposed editors in chief". Written on the letterhead of Howard University.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976
1935 May 6
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Du Bois discusses the need to create a definition of the word "Negro" to be used in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro." He mentions that the word has different meanings in different countries, yet is often more specific in regards to stereotypical racial constructs than the definitions are for the terms "caucasian" and "mongolian."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
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Lenox (Mass.) - Gladly agreeing to pay his travel expenses to Chicago to consult Edwin R. Embree and the Illinois Writers' Project regarding their collaboration on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958
1941 Feb. 17
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Atlanta (Ga.) - Regarding correspondence received by the Federal Housing Authority concerning the University's collaboration, and providing the contact information of its sender; specifying how any additional space awarded to "Phylon" would be made use of; and requesting permission to attend a March 10 meeting with the WPA regarding the Writer's Project's involvement in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1941 Mar. 3
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Atlanta (Ga.) - Outlining the order of business of the May 16, 1936 meeting of the "Encyclopedia" Directors and Advisory Board.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Encyclopedia of the Negro, inc. . Board of Directors
1936 May
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Quoting the affirmative responses, and the names and appointments of the white scholars who have been asked to contribute to the Encyclopedia of the Negro.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Encyclopedia of the Negro, inc.
1935 Nov.