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1936 Aug. 4

Park, Robert Ezra, 1864-1944

Letter from Robert E. Park to Anson Phelps Stokes

Cambridge (Mass.) - Accepting his offer to serve as joint editor of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro"; acknowledging "the advisability of having a white scholar of standing and known fairness on negro problems associated with Dr. Du Bois"; and looking forward to commencing his relegated duties.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Mar. 26

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Discussing concerns of the General Education Board over the proposed "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and enclosing a letter from Myer Fortes expressing interest in the project..

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 22

Shields, W. A.

Letter from W. A. Shields to Anson Phelps Stokes

Atlanta (Ga.) - Signed by Acting Secretary to W. E. B. Du Bois; confirming receipt of his recent correspondence with Hallie E. Queen (mums312-b080-i028, i029).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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

1942 Apr. 25

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Committee on Africa and Peace Aims Executive Meeting minutes

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the proceedings of the April 25, 1942 meeting of the Executive Committee of the Committee on Africa and Peace Aims, noting attendees, resolutions passed, and changes made to the content and formatting of the preliminary draft of the Committee's study, entitled "The Atlantic Charter and Africa from an American Standpoint."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935 Apr. 24

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerns outline of plan for moving forward with the "Encyclopedia of the Negro."

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 May 12

Phelps-Stokes Fund

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; addressed to the Committee on Africa and Peace Aims; enclosing a copy of the Committee's April 25 meeting and pledging to soon send a copy of the corresponding report.

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

1936 June 20

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Hallie E. Queen

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking her for her offer to help gather materials for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and duly forwarding her letter to W. E. B. Du Bois's office, such that "his assistant may suggest some work that you could usefully do... for the project."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers