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1938 Nov. 17

Keppel, Frederick P. (Frederick Paul), 1875-1943

Letter from Frederick Keppel to Anson Phelps-Stokes

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking Stokes for his "kind and forbearing" letter; explaining that the reason the Corporation choose not to fund the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" was not due to W. E. B. Du Bois being a "firebrand" but the idea that "a specialized Negro Encyclopedia at all was a mistake"; offering to bring the matter up for reconsideration in January 1939. Copy for W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Apr. 28

Clement, Rufus E., 1900-1967

Letter from Rufus E. Clement to Anson Phelps Stokes

Atlanta (Ga.) - Explaining that the matter of Atlanta University's involvement with the "Encyclopedia of the Negro," was mentioned too late for the Board of Trustees meeting, but that they are interested and will further discuss the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1942 Sept. 30

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Letter from Phelps-Stokes Fund to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; regarding the particular arrangements of the Fund's appropriation to the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, and requesting that "Phylon" run a (positive) review of the Committee on Africa, the War and Peace Aims's recently-completed 200-page report.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Nov. 10

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Enclosing the formal call for the next meeting of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" committee, to take place at his home on November 27.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1939 Jan. 30

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to C. G. Seligman

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for his recent correspondence; discussing flaws of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro"'s treatment of topics in anthropology; and heeding its suggestion that Melville Herskovits oversee this unit of the volume.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Nov. 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Anson Phelps Stokes

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerning the budget of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, a meeting with Jackson Davis on the Encyclopedia, and his work on "Black Folk: Then and Now".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1939 Jan. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Members of the Executive Committee of the Encyclopedia of the Negro

Atlanta (Ga.) - Describing nine Encyclopedia-related matters he has attended to since the August 1938 meeting.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 May 24

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Letter from Phelps-Stokes Fund to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

1941 Apr. 30

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Letter from Phelps-Stokes Fund to Atlanta University

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; addressed to President Rufus E. Clement; thanking him for his letter regarding W. E. B. Du Bois's involvement in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and corresponding release from teaching duties, and hoping that the two of them can "get together and thrash the whole thing out" soon upon Du Bois's return to campus.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Oct. 6

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Regarding his recent contact with Horatio S. Krans; sending regards to Dr. Westermann; and anticipating the remittance of the final installment of his scholarship fund.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers