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1890

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

The pepper and salt club

An account of a conversation on the race problem overheard between a "white man and a nigger" on an Atlanta-bound train.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1895

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

From a professor's note book

A a tale of university department politics, based at a fictional Wilberforce, and concluding with a series of laughably vacuous and yet celebrated speeches by faculty and administrators. See mums312-b235-i047 for handwritten version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1895

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

Burghardt University some bits from the life of John Willis, A.M.

A first-person account by John Willis, Professor of Latin, Greek, and Mathematics at Wilberforce University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1895

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

Burghardt University some bits from the life of John L. Potter, A.M.

A first-person account by John L. Potter, sometime fellow of Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Greek and Latin at Burghardt University.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1895

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

From a professor's note book

A handwritten draft of a tale of university department politics, based at a fictional Wilberforce, and concluding with a series of laughably vacuous and yet celebrated speeches by faculty and administrators. See mums312-b235-i048 for more final version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

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

For Charles

A man named Herbert Querdolyn has a series of dreams about the leaders he fought for; confronts a beautiful girl he sees in a vision; discusses his lineage and his interlocutors' affection for Italy; addresses his sacrifice of his birthright; and dies, leaving his name and legacy for future generations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

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

The thief

A tale of a man who, after contemplating suicide in a state of impending financial ruin, feigns his own death so as to provide for his wife and child, and ultimately concocts another scheme to be reunited with them, "in the desert of paradise, far away from other people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

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

The Reverend Mr. Bond's assistant

A tale of a reverend whose vacation in the Adirondacks is cut short by news of his assistant's "acting in a incomprehensible manner," wherein the entire town has come to the church "and the result is the most miscellaneous rabble you ever dreamed of." See mums312-b235-i052 for manuscript.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

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

The Reverend Mr. Bond's assistant

A tale of a reverend whose vacation in the Adirondacks is cut short by news of his assistant's "acting in a incomprehensible manner," wherein the entire town has come to the church "and the result is the most miscellaneous rabble you ever dreamed of." See mums312-b235-i051 for typescript.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905

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

The Princess Steel

Previously titled "The Megascope; a tale of tales," a fabulous tale of a "crank" sociologist who's invented a megascope through which to see "the Far Great and the Near Small but not the Great Near"; and an encounter with a Princess Steel and other fantastical characters only seen or heard by the husband. Littered very lightly by Du Bois's editorial corrections. See also mums31... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers