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1919 June 28

Williams, Edward Christopher, 1871-1929

Letter from E. C. Williams to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning correspondence with the War Department over records of World War I. For Du Bois's history of African Americans during World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Dec. 15

Piper, Emma

Letter from Emma L. Piper to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning an enclosed article, her promotion to Assistant Clerk Typist and hope to be hired by Clerk Stenographer, and a program she would like to plan as the chairman of the Education Committee, on "Negro History."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Mar. 31

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

A history of the last forty years

Washington (D.C.) - In a speech at Howard University, Du Bois gives his interpretation of the prior forty years of history (1917-1947). He casts World War I as an attempt by European powers to redistribute their colonies, and says that United States got involved only begrudgingly out of the interests of Big Business. The New Deal was a "distinct step toward socialism". World War II was ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Oct. 20

Stevenson, William

Letter from William Stevenson to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Per his request (mums312-b165-i284), noting that official papers on his war experience are located in Cincinnati, and pledging to write up a summary of his experience with the A.E.F. "if I can find time to do so."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Oct. 1

Lewis, Hettie B.

Letter from Hettie B. Lewis to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Per his query in the October "Crisis" for "incidents or documents showing discipline and morale of colored troops," enclosing a letter on same from the War Dept and hoping he is able to make use of it.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Jan. 25

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

Civil rights legislation before and after the passage of the 14th amendment

Washington (D.C.) - Typed draft of speech for the National Lawyers Guild on the historical atmosphere in the United States before and after the 14th Amendment was adopted.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Mar. 27

United States . Adjutant-General's Office

Letter from United States War Department to Hettie Lewis

Washington (D.C.) - Signed P. C. Harris, Adjutant General; forwarding to her a copy of the award conferred to her son Kenneth, a private in the 372nd Infantry.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Apr. 9

United States . War Dept.

Letter from United States War Dept. to Crisis

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant to Secretary; addressed to A. G. Dill; requesting to borrow the cut from which the enclosed photograph was made for the "Crisis," volume 16, number 2 (June 1918).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Feb. 15

Cook, Coralie Franklin

Letter from Coralie F. Cook to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning the future of Storer College, founded in 1867 and located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Requests Du Bois's views on the matter in confidence.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 June 18

Williams, Edward Christopher, 1871-1929

Letter from E. C. Williams to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Concerning the status of War Department records for Du Bois's history of African American soldiers during World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers