1935 July 16
Bray, James A.
Chicago (Ill.) - Requesting any information "with reference to Ethiopia -- her history and achievements"; inquiring as to the existence of a work treating "the integration of the American Negro in the program of a cooperative interest in a collective colored group objective"; and effectively hoping to add his name to "any mailing list that will give information along lines of social dev... more
1952 Feb. 3
Scott, Clarence W.
Chicago (Ill.) - Congratulating him on his "march to a better tomorrow"; suggesting "Negroes must do some thinking along lines that were not absorbed in the classroom" and elaborating on said recommendation; and pledging to write "on another sheet" about his conclusions "from more than 15 years of historical research" on like matters.
1929 May 15
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to De Priest at the national House of Representatives. Discussing an erroneous report of Du Bois' speech. Asking De Priest to write a statement in defense of "Chicago Negroes." For more information, see items mums312-b181-i323 and mums312-b181-i324, correspondence between Du Bois and Archibald James Carey.
1927 Apr. 16
Arthur, George R. (George Robert), b. 1879
Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning political developments in Chicago affecting Blacks and involving Edward H. Wright, William Hale Thompson, John Dill Robertson, Lem Small, and William E. Dever. Enclosed newspaper clipping "Don't vote yourself Nigger wages" (mums312-b037-i610) exemplifies publicity for the Dever campaign. Signed by George Arthur, Wabash Avenue Department of the Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.) of... more
1945 July 25
American Peoples Encyclopedia
Chicago (Ill.) - Providing the names of the four people they would like Du Bois to write biographies on: John Brown, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Frederick Douglass.
1945 July 10
Chicago (Ill.) - Enclosing and describing a recent clipping from the "Chicago Tribune" reflecting racist attitudes towards the authors of "What the Negro Wants" and prejudice against the race more generally, and seeking Du Bois's assistance in "bringing [the paper's] 'anti-Negro' policies... before the public so as to discourage the purchase of this hate sheet."
1919 Jan. 24
Lewis, Julian Herman
Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning a proposal to contribute a section on African American scientists for Du Bois's history of African Americans during World War I.