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1925 Aug. 12

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Willis Richardson

New York (N.Y.) - Happily relaying that his play, "The Broken Banjo," was has won first-prize and $75 and hoping he can be present at its Friday night production at the Renaissance Casino.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 June 9

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to M. C. Richardson

New York (N.Y.) - Per her query (mums312-b174-i184), relaying the "Crisis"'s reproduction and rights policies governing productions of the recently published plays "The Broken Banjo" and "The Church Fight."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Apr. 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Willis Richardson

New York (N.Y.) - Allowing Richardson to use his own play if he credits The Crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 July 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to William H. Roach

New York (N.Y.) - Specifying the hours on August 14th for which the "Crisis" will use the space of the Renaissance Casino for the production of "The Broken Banjo" and hoping said arrangements are satisfactory.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Dec. 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Willis Richardson

New York (N.Y.) - Per his query (mums312-b171-i023), confirming that the "Crisis" sets no word limits on the plays to be reprinted therein, though "of course if the play is very long we probably cannot publish it" and confirming the receipt of the photos and statements he recently sent.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 21

Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977

Letter from Willis Richardson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i021), enclosing some photos and text on his life for feature in a forthcoming "Crisis," and requesting that Du Bois furnish him "whatever information you have concerning Krigwa."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 May 9

Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977

Letter from Willis Richardson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Sending payment for using a play. Asking if he owes additional royalty.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Jan. 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to M. E. Suarez

New York (N.Y.) - Per her query (mums312-b174-i377), noting the fees and policies regarding reproductions of "The Broken Banjo."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Aug. 23

Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977

Letter from Willis Richardson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Describing a play he's written on "upper class Negro life" and gauging Du Bois's interest in printing same in the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Dec. 11

Richardson, Willis, 1889-1977

Letter from Willis Richardson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Inquiring briefly into the word-limits of submissions to the "Crisis"'s literary competitions, and their bearing on the reprinting of his Spingarn Medal-winning play, "The Broken Banjo."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers