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1955 May 12

Lorch, Lee

Circular letter from Lee Lorch to unidentified correspondent

Nashville (Tenn.) - Providing an update on the status of his indictment; enclosing an account of the case printed in the Pittsburgh Courier; and noting no trial date has yet been set for him.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1956 Mar. 12

Lorch, Lee

Letter from Lee Lorch to W. E. B. Du Bois

Little Rock (Ark.) - Hoping he received the circular (mums312-b145-i397) describing the elements of Lorch's case; suggesting that Dr. W. J. Zeigler of Chicago is a fit candidate for the Fisk Board of Trustees; and commenting briefly on the facets of Franklin's potential reelection thereto.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Apr. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to L. Howard Bennett

New York (N.Y.) - Expressing his endorsement of Lee Lorch -- "he is a fine and self-sacrificing young man" -- and hoping that Bennett "can do something to save him from being thrown to the dogs."

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1954 Oct. 2

Black Dispatch Publishing Company (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Smearing Fisk University

Oklahoma City (Okla.) - Copy of an editorial by Roscoe Dunjee on Lee Lorch's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee; praising Lorch's courage and values; and hoping to garner support on his behalf.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 Sept. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lee Lorch

New York (N.Y.) - Regretting gravely and greatly sympathizing with the account of the University's attack against him, and offering to do anything he can to help, though his support "may do you more harm than good." Nonetheless, enclosing a letter protesting his dismissal, and warning Fisk of the "irreparable harm" it is doing to "a great university and a struggling race."

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1955 Feb. 16

Lorch, Lee

Letter from Lee Lorch to Black Dispatch

Nashville (Tenn.) - Addressed to Roscoe Dunjee, author of the recent editorial on him (mums312-b144-i028); thanking him for the coverage given to his case in that piece; elaborating on its broader social and historical contexts; and urging them to "stick together and fight hard."

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1954 Sept. 18

Fisk University . Dept. of Mathematics

Letter from Fisk University Dept. of Mathematics to Fisk University President, Faculty, and Board of Trustees

Nashville (Tenn.) - Signed John R. Hatcher, H. M. Holloway, and R. W. Rempfer, of the Mathematics Dept.; expressing their unanimous support of Dr. Lee Lorch in the face of his investigation by the House Un-American Activities, and insisting that his action was "a sincere attempt to serve his responsibility to his profession and to his integrity while protecting ... the reputation of the University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Mar. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lee Lorch

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Reflecting on his recent 90th birthday celebration; responding to Lorch's suggestion that he send a letter to Fisk University requesting that Lorch be reinstated; and giving his opinion of the current environment at Fisk.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1962 Jan. 16

Lorch, Lee

Letter from Lee Lorch to W. E. B. Du Bois

Canada - Lorch catches the Du Bois' up on his life; asks for an update on their lives.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 May 13

Interdenominational Ministers' Alliance

Letter from Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance to Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, Negro Associated Press, and Afro-American Newspaper

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed William J. Zeigler, Trustee, Fisk University; describing the discussion of professor Lee Lorch's contract renewal at Fisk, and pointing out that among the board were dissenters "who believe that Dr. Lorch was dismissed ... more because of his firm stand for principles and true democratic ideals than for his 'conduct subsequent to his hearing before the sub-committee of Congress.... more

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