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1917 June 19

New York Telephone Company

Application for Telephone Service

New York (N.Y.) - Subscriber's copy of application for residential telephone service at 650 Greene Avenue which indicates the annual rate, the telephone number and the connection date of June 23, 1917. Subscriber is W.E.B. Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Nov. 17

New York Telephone Company

New York Telephone Company record of oral order

Concerning the change of location of phone service to 94 Johnson St. in New York.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning delivery of telephone directories.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Apr. 2

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to The New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning a discrepancy on Du Bois' phone bill.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Mar. 14

New York Telephone Company

Circular letter from The New York Telephone Company to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the separate publication of phone books by New York City borough.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Apr. 1

New York Telephone Company

Bill from the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Balance due for Du Bois' phone service at 226 West 150th St.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Jan. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Lamenting the "extraordinary stupid and inexcusable mistake" of misprinting his address in the 1929-30 phonebook.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 13

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting, for the office of "The Crisis," as well as his private residence, a telephone book for the Boroughs of Richmond and the Bronx.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 19

New York Telephone Company

Letter from the New York Telephone Company to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Wellington Powell, Directory Manager; confirming receipt of his correspondence requesting telephone books for the Boroughs of Richmond and the Bronx (mums312-b055-i498) and assuring his demand will be met shortly.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 May 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Telephone Company

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to T. P. Sylvan, President; lamenting in his twenty years as a telephone subscriber, "I have never seen or heard of a colored person's being employed by any telephone company in America" and asking that Sylvan "consider the employment of colored girls in your telephone exchanges and of colored men in the skilled and semi-skilled work of your organization."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers