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1930 June 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vada Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking her and John for the helpful info they provided on African American college students in the L.A. area (see mums312-b187-i319, i320).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 May 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vada Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Informing Somerville of Charles Burroughs' travel arrangements.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 June 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mr. & Mrs. John Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Relaying the logistical details of granddaughter Du Bois Williams's summer trip to L.A.; noting he has not yet booked her return ticket and pledging to send the according funds later on; and reminding them that "when you come East, my apartment in New York will be at your disposal for as long as you wish to occupy it."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 July 6

Somerville, Vada

Letter from Vada Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Somerville informs Du Bois that there are 10 students in the University of Southern California and 35 in the University of California at Westwood.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 Mar. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vada Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Confirming his attendance at the United Nations Conference at San Francisco that May and hoping to take them up on their offer to visit them in Los Angeles following said event.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Dec. 5

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People . Los Angeles Branch

Letter from N.A.A.C.P. Los Angeles Branch to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Signed Vada Somerville; regretting her belated reply to his recent letters (mums312-b041-i077, mums312-b176-i691); noting her willingness to put on a "Crisis Campaign" after the Christmas holiday and outlining some of her thoughts thereon; and welcoming any suggestions he may offer on the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Dec. 1

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Dr. Vada Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Asking Somerville to get a photograph of the Lincoln Theatre in Los Angeles.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Oct. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vada Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - A simple greeting from Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Mar. 22

Somerville, Vada

Letter from Vada Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Reiterating her invitation to host him that spring, during his west coast lecture tour; bidding he relay his expected time of arrival; and regarding coordinations for his speaking engagements underway collaboratively with Harold M. Kinglsey.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Jan.

Somerville, Vada

Note from Vada Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Expressing pleasure at hearing from him and pledging to be home when he visits again.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers