Gallery view

1936 Mar. 6

Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976

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

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for sending "a digest of 'Opinion on An Encyclopedia of the Negro'" and deeming it "sufficient for my purpose."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961 Dec. 21

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

Report to the Ghana Academy of Sciences

Africa - Typed draft with corrections of a speech concerning Du Bois' views on Africa, African history, Pan-African Congresses, and the creation of an African Encyclopaedia.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 June 20

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Hallie E. Queen

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking her for her offer to help gather materials for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" and duly forwarding her letter to W. E. B. Du Bois's office, such that "his assistant may suggest some work that you could usefully do... for the project."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 26

Journal of Negro Education

Letter from Journal of Negro Education to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Hortense C. Moon, Secretary to Dr. Thompson; confirming receipt of his letter of February 24 (mums312-b079-i044) and assuring it will be answered promptly upon Thompson's return to the office: "He will be glad, I am sure, to send the information which you request."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928

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

Outline of the American Negro

Various renderings of the order and contents of his prospective Encyclopedia entry on "The American Negro" (mums312-b1229-i029, i031, i032).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935 Oct. 11

Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950

Letter from Carl Van Doren to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Expressing his interest in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro," deeming it "an authoritative work of this kind... much needed," and offering to contribute thereto.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 2

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to C. T. Loram

Atlanta (Ga.) - Thanking him for his suggestions regarding "The Encyclopedia of the Negro" (see mums312-b079-i139) and relaying that a tentative prospectus is in the works.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928

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

Bibliography of the American Negro

Commenting on the attributes and scopes of the sources drawn upon for his prospective Encyclopedia entry on "The American Negro" (mums312-b1229-i029, i031, i032).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 June 6

Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc.

Letter from Encyclopaedia Britannica to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking Du Bois for his article "American Negro", a contribution to the next edition of the Britannica. Addresses a rule against photographs, mentioning Mrs. Worth Hedden. Signed by Walter B. Pitkin, Editorial Department.

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