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Murphy, George B., 1906-1986

Memorandum from George Murphy to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Reporting thoroughly on his recent conversation with the 87-year-old Henry P. Slaughter, in which Marshall proposes various ideas for establishing a foundation or organizing his voluminous materials, and Slaughter dutifully ignores them; comments on the somewhat bewildering career and legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois; and requests a signed copy of "Ordeal of Mansart."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 6

Library of Congress

Special Negro collections in North American libraries

Washington (D.C.) - Compiled by biliographer Florence S. Hellman; listing public and private libraries in Chester, Pa., Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., and Philadelphia, Pa., holding "special Negro collections."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar.

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Memorandum on the 'Encyclopedia of the Negro'

Washington (D.C.) - Describing the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project's origins, founders, executive committee members, proposed scope, timeliness, content structure and organization, duties and obligations of the advisory board, contributors, headquarters, tentative budget, and involvement and support of various private and government organizations; appending official certificate of incorporation, and m... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers


United States . Commission on Fair Employment Practice

Commission Fair Employment Practices Committee proceedings

Washington (D.C.) - Nine-page report prepared by Committee chairman Mark Foster Ethridge describing current prejudice in employment practice suffered by the country's "6,000,000 Jewish people, 13,000,000 Negroes, almost 5,000,000 aliens, 1,000,000 Orientals and American Indians, approximately 5,000,000 Spanish-speaking peoples, or peoples of Spanish extraction, and 26,000,000 Catholics."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers