Gallery view

1926 Oct. 29

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to R. H. Rutherford

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning obtaining financial backing from the National Benefit Life Insurance Company for the Crisis' literary contest; Du Bois informs Rutherford that he is following many of his suggestions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Mar. 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to National Benefit Life Insurance Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to R. H. Rutherford; returning the picture recently enclosed (in mums312-b182-i470) as it is unsuited to reprint in the "Crisis" and requesting that he replace same, as soon as possible, with an original photo.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 June 29

Rutherford, R. H.

Letter from R. H. Rutherford to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Rutherford apologizes for the delayed response; asks for more information on Du Bois' idea and gives a tentative contribution pledge of $50, subject to particular conditions. Enclosure not with letter. Typed on The National Benefit Life Insurance Company letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Apr. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to National Benefit Life Insurance Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to R. H. Rutherford; requesting that he furnish a photo of the Company's employees, for feature in the "Crisis," and suggesting Scurlock himself visit the site "and take the most interesting photograph that he can devise."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 July 19

National Benefit Life Insurance Company

Letter from National Benefit Life Insurance Company to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Signed R. H. Rutherford, President-Treasurer; enclosing the Company's $72 contribution towards the "Crisis" prizes and deeming his August editorial on the Standard Life Insurance Company "one of the most statesmanlike utterances on this much discussed and little understood matter."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Oct. 21

Rutherford, R. H.

Letter from R. H. Rutherford to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Enclosing, for consideration in the "Crisis," the article he recently described (mums312-b171-i048) and which Du Bois agreed to take a look at (i049).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Dec. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to R. H. Rutherford

New York (N.Y.) - Responding to the article he submitted for publication in the "Crisis" (originally described in mums312-b171-i048); pointing out some flaws in its structure and argument; and suggesting he furnish an essay which is able to "make a statement of just how the middle laboring class of colored people live," based on his experience.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Oct. 30

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to R. H. Rutherford

New York (N.Y.) - Gladly agreeing to seriously consider the article he recently wrote (described in mums312-b171-i048) for the "Crisis," so long as it is not published elsewhere.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 7

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

Telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois to National Benefit Life Insurance Company

New York (N.Y.) - Copy of a telegram to R. H. Rutherford, seeking instructions as to whether or not to run his Company's ad in the Christmas edition of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Oct. 27

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to National Benefit Life Insurance Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to R. H. Rutherford; listing the banks and insurance companies that originally pledged to contribute to the "Crisis" prizes; noting that many have not fulfilled their promise; suggesting that the related contest be extended through July 1, 1928; and seeking his Company's continued cooperation.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers