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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 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. 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 Nov. 5

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

A proposed statement

New York (N.Y.) - A draft of the statement proposed by Scott to resolve the controversy between himself and W. E. B. Du Bois, via the "Crisis"; admitting that the editorial of the previous April "presented only one side" of a certain matter regarding Howard University; expressing regret for having injured Scott in any way as a result; and reiterating the retraction of such comments as pr... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Nov. 15

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

Letter from George W. Crawford to Emmett Scott

New Haven (Conn.) - A "personal and wholly unofficial letter" regarding the prospective resolution of his case against Du Bois; describing Spingarn's reaction to the statement proposed at Philadelphia (see mums312-b192-i513, i514); expressing his total refusal to be concerned with such considerations -- "my efforts, undertaken with best of motives, have resulted in a fiasco" -- reflecting on his role in t... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 May 16

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mordecai W. Johnson

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boulé's charges against him (see mums312-b192-i464 through i467); comparing the situation to the Pittsburgh Courier's case against himself and James Weldon Johnson "some years ago"; enclosing his own reponse thereto; and seeking his (Johnson's) cooperation in the matter.

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-i473 for final version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Nov. 1

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Roland Johnson

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing recent correspondence with George Crawford re the resolution of the case brought against him (Du Bois) by Emmett Scott; relaying the suggestion of a November 5th meeting in Philadelphia to settle same; and requesting that he attend as a member of the mediation committee.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers