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1932 Dec. 13

Powers, Kaplan & Berger

Letter from Powers, Kaplan & Berger to Henry A. Uterhart

New York (N.Y.) - Signed George I. Gross; noting a misunderstanding in the arrangement of Du Bois's official printed retraction of his March editorial on Howard University and requesting that the comment be further redacted to meet the firm's original demands, lodged on behalf of Emmett Scott.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Oct. 13

Crawford, George W. (George Williamson), b. 1877

Letter from George W. Crawford to W. E. B. Du Bois and Emmett Scott

New Haven (Conn.) - Reminding them of the "lofty ideals" of the organization to which all three belong -- Sigma Pi Phi -- reflecting on the controversy among them of recent months; and proposing the establishment of a mediation committee to resolve the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 May 10

Sigma Pi Phi . Epsilon Boulé

Letter from Sigma Pi Phi Epsilon Boulé to Sigma Pi Phi Zeta Boulé

Washington (D.C.) - Signed J. Francis Gregory, Grammateus, and Simeon L. Carson, Sire Archon; addressed to Thomas O. Johnson; formally lodging a complaint against W. E. B. Du Bois "for unfraternal conduct against Archon Emmett J. Scott," in reference to the Editor's February "Crisis" editorial on Howard University; and explaining the various reasons behind the Boulé's objections thereto.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Carl Van Vechten

New York (N.Y.) - Seeking permission to print his letter to the editor (mums312-b171-i194) in a forthcoming edition of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Nov. 5

Crawford, George W. (George Williamson), b. 1877

Note from George W. Crawford to unidentified correspondent

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Urging Du Bois, Minton, Johnson, or someone else involved in the Du Bois-Scott case, not to make any reference to any action taken by the Howard University Board of Trustees, as such mention will "only provoke further controversy."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Oct. 13

Crawford, George W. (George Williamson), b. 1877

Letter from George W. Crawford to W. E. B. Du Bois and Emmett J. Scott

New Haven (Conn.) - Attempting to reconcile the "two outstanding members of the Fraternity" and proposing the arrangement of a mediation committee to aid in the case's resolution.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Oct. 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to George W. Crawford

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging his recent letter and advisements (see mums312-b192-i471) and relaying his own willingness to meet Emmett Scott "and his friends"; and reiterating his supreme interest in the well-being of Howard University "and the Negro race." See mums312-b192-i472 for first draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Oct. 18

Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957

Letter from Emmett Scott to George W. Crawford

Washington (D.C.) - Relaying his "instant" reaction to Crawford's letter (mums312-b192-i471), essentially that W. E. B. Du Bois had no right to publish defamatory material about him twice in the "Crisis"; describing the various ensuing scandals and his attorneys' efforts coming up with an equitable settlement; and expressing his own desire to amicably resolve the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 June 1

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to V. D. Johnston

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b192-i469), enclosing copies of some correspondence received from Sigma Pi Phi re Scott's case against him; and reiterating his offer to come to D.C. to "discuss the facts."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932

Crisis (Firm)

Retraction of Crisis editorial

New York (N.Y.) - An early draft of Du Bois's editorial retracting the unverifiable and contested facts asserted in his article from the March issue, on Howard University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers