1949 June 27
United States . Supreme Court
Washington (D.C.) - Signed Charles Elmore Cropley, Clerk; citing from an order entered by the Court that day in the case of Dennis v. United States, essentially trasnferring the case to the summary docket, and denying Paul Robeson's motion to file a brief of amicus curaie (see mums312-b125-i173).
1941 Feb. 13
United States . Office of Education
Washington (D.C.) - Signed Ambrose Caliver, Senior Specialist in the Education of Negroes; inviting him to serve on the advisory committee for a prospective "series of dramatized radio broadcasts on the participation of Negroes in American life."
1936 Mar. 6
Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976
Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for sending "a digest of 'Opinion on An Encyclopedia of the Negro'" and deeming it "sufficient for my purpose."
1936 June 20
Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958
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."
1936 Feb. 26
Journal of Negro Education
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."
1917 Dec. 13
United States . War Dept.
Washington (D.C.) - Describing the organization of troops in France, the status of the colored fighting units and draftees, and a review of soldiers he conducted at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia.
1935 Oct. 21
Cromwell, Otelia, 1874-1972
Washington (D.C.) - Expressing her interest in participating in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project and pledging to respond in full to its proposition in coming weeks "when I have more leisure."
1938 Jan. 4
Miller, Kelly, 1863-1939
Washington (D.C.) - Critique of Du Bois's renunciation and idealism: "Dr. DuBois steps down from his lofty pedestal of human rights and race equality and puts his reliance in a dubious political-economic experiment. Negro autarchy or political, industrial, or economic autonomy in the midst of an arrogant overpowering democracy is not only unfeasibly but unthinkable." Lambastes Du Bois's ... more