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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."

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1936 Jan. 23

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Encyclopedia of the Negro Board of Directors

Washington (D.C.) - In light of W. E. B. Du Bois's upcoming visit to New York, convening a meeting of the "local members" of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" Board of Directors, and cautioning, "The meeting will be a brief one adjourning at 6:30 as Dr. Du Bois has to take the train for New York. Afternoon tea will be served."

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1936 May 27

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Regretfully relaying news of a "rather violent attack upon the Encyclopedia project" in the current number of "Afro-American"; noting his impending travel plans; describing the current schedule of his remittances from the Fund and suggesting that he communicate with L. A. Roy directly on the matter as need be; noting the Trustees' decision to grant him extra funds to be... more

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1936 Jan. 8

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Robert C. Weaver

Washington (D.C.) - Congratulating them on securing $375,00 through the PWA "to aid Negroes of white-collared group"; inquiring into the status of the application regarding support for "The Encyclopedia of the Negro," submitted by W. E. B. Du Bois; describing the participation therein of the Phelps-Stokes Fund; and seeking the "substantial assistance... through Howard University or some ot... more

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1936 Mar. 21

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for his comments on the circular recently drafted and shared (mums312-b079-i459); suggesting that the Fund make a special allowance to him to encourage his work on the Encyclopedia from Europe, where he might "secure the cooperation of scholars in securing lists of African subjects"; and commenting briefly on recent correspondence had from Professor C. T. L... more

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1936 Mar. 17

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Rosalie A. Malone, Secretary to Anson Phelps Stokes; forwarding, on Stokes's behalf, a tentative copy of his report on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro," as well as a proposed biography "drafted by Professor [Benjamin] Brawley and approved by Professor [C. T.] Loram," and relaying that he may not actually be able to cover travel expenses as previously indicated.

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1936 May 25

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for his recent correspondence and supporting fully his idea of meeting personally with Dr. Robert E. Park.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 3

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Thanking him for sending the "printed statements regarding the points expressed on the 'Encyclopedia of the Negro' project"; assuring "they will help greatly"; and suggesting that future circulars include an address for the initiative.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 17

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Report of progress in connection with 'Encyclopedia of the Negro' project

Washington (D.C.) - Recounting recent progress and achievements made on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, highlighting its formal incorporation, formation of a Board of Directors, presentation to funding organizations, acquisition of necessary data, endorsements, and collaborators, and the support of the Phelps-Stokes Fund.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 19

Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958

Letter from Anson Phelps Stokes to Mordecai Johnson

Washington (D.C.) - Outlining the tentative schedule of the May 16 meeting of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" advisory council and hoping that the arrangements are suitable to him.

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