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1935 July 16

Bray, James A.

Letter from James A. Bray to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Feb. 3

Scott, Clarence W.

Letter from Clarence W. Scott to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 May 15

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Oscar De Priest

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Apr. 16

Arthur, George R. (George Robert), b. 1879

Letter from George R. Arthur to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1918 Feb. 17

King, T. C.

Letter from T. C. King to Augustus Granville Dill

Chicago (Ill.) - Expressions of mutual congratulations on Du Bois's 50th birthday sent to Dill in his role as Business Manager of The Crisis. Letter describes a perceived injustice and contains a request for intervention on the part of the NAACP

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 July 25

American Peoples Encyclopedia

Letter from American Peoples Encyclopedia to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 July 10

Stradford, Jewel

Letter from Jewel Stradford to W. E. B. Du Bois

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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1903 July 20

Wheeler, Kittredge

Letter from Kittredge Wheeler to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Explaining his views on African American education and criticizing the approach of Booker T. Washington.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 23

Garvy, A. J., S. J.

Letter from A. J. Garvy to Phelps-Stokes Fund

Chicago (Ill.) - Addressed to Thomas Jesse Jones; describing the attributes of Monroe C. Work's "Bibliography of the Negro"; enclosing a sample record therefrom; and regretting that the work "is not of greater service... its utility for junior student or for scholar is crying for opportunity."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Jan. 24

Lewis, Julian Herman

Letter from Julian H. Lewis to the editor of The Crisis

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers