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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

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

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

1929 Jan. 15

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking her for her efforts to distribute the "Crisis" (see mums312-b183-i346) and apologizing for the hard work involved; and inquiring into the status of her hotel business.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Oct. 11

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Seeking her assistance and participation in a "Crisis" initiative to gather and reprint news "of significance to the colored people" in various parts of the country.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Oct. 17

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Admitting some difficulties in making out her recent letter (mums312-b183-i349); remarking on the nature of her employment with the "Crisis," as therein discussed; and lamenting the recent death of her brother.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Dec. 22

Somerville, Vada

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

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Somerville admits that it is unforgivable that she and John did not reply to Du Bois' announcement of his grandbaby; notes that the Crisis account had dragged on for so long, but believes she is responsible for $50.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 12

Somerville, Vada

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

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Per his request for research assistance (mums312-b187-i320), pledging to have "a complete report" on African American college students in L.A. by the following week.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 12

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Vada Somerville; in light of her silence upon his last letter, inquiring if she's alive (mums312-b041-i077), admitting he now fears "the worse" and asking that she start a campaign in Southern California to help promote and distribute the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers