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1924 May 1

Shelton, Ruth Ada Gaines

Letter from Ruth Ada Gaines Shelton to Crisis

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Adding some important details to the profile on herself forthcoming in the magazine and enclosing the program of a play she wrote that was recently produced at the St. James A.M.E. Church in Saint Louis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 May 20

St. James A.M.E. Church (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Letter from Ruth Ada Gaines Shelton to Crisis

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Describing the cast, crew, and overall production of the performance of "Aunt Hagar's Children," a play by Ruth Ada Gaines Shelton, and featuring a brief bio of the "authoress."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth A. G. Shelton

New York (N.Y.) - Congratulating her on earning second-place in the "Crisis"'s literary competition for her play "The Church Fight" and enclosing the according check in reward.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 23

Shelton, Ruth Ada Gaines

Letter from Ruth A. G. Shelton to W. E. B. Du Bois

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Acknowledging and thanking him for the check and for the recognition given her play, "The Church Fight" (see mums312-b171-i061).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth A. G. Shelton

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that she furnish a photo and brief account of her life for feature in the "Crisis," and pledging to print her Spingarn-award-winning play in the March 1926 number.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Dec. 5

Shelton, Ruth Ada Gaines

Biography of Ruth Ada Gaines Shelton

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Per Du Bois's request (mums312-b171-i063), and for feature in a forthcoming "Crisis," providing the details of her childhood, education, and writing career.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Jan. 27

Thomas, M. S.

Letter from M. S. Thomas to Crisis

Kenilworth (Washington, D.C.) - Seeking permission to produce "The Church Fight" for the benefit of the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 3

Shelton, Ruth Ada Gaines

Letter from Ruth Gaines Shelton to Editor of the Crisis

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Inquiring into the publication status of her play, "The Church Fight," which was originally due to appear in the March number.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 6

Richardson, W. Y., Mrs.

Letter from Mrs. W. Y. Richardson to Crisis

San Antonio (Tex.) - Addressed to Jessie Fauset; inquiring if she can submit books both forthcoming and published to the magazine's literary contest; and wondering if there's any club in New York that could support her dramatic recitals.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 11

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth A. G. Shelton

New York (N.Y.) - Per her query (mums312-b174-i268), noting that her prize-winning play will most likely appear in the May issue of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers