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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."

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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 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."

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1935 Oct. 21

Cromwell, Otelia, 1874-1972

Letter from Otelia Cromwell to W. E. B. Du Bois

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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935 Apr. 29

Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939

Letter from Benjamin Brawley to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Deeming his "general plan" for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project on the whole "admirable," offering light criticism of the letterhead designed therefor, and discussing briefly the process of appointing the members of the Editorial Staff; informing him (in confidence) of a plan for "a series of bright brief biographies of notable Negroes" and describing its presume... more

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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 Mar. 13

Journal of Negro Education

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

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Charles H. Thompson; relaying that he has forwarded his request of mums312-b079-i047, seeking the Journal staff's assistance in estimating transcription costs, to Dr. Ellis O. Knox, Associate Professor of Education, who "will write you directly concerning the matter."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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.

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