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1937 July 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Public Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; inquiring where in New York he might find "the best file of papers and magazines of West Africa edited by Negroes."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois and W. L. Imes to Gertrude Ayer

New York (N.Y.) - Inviting her to attend a meeting of "a small group of persons" to discuss an emergency matter recently arisen and regarding the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 June 26

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to Rayford W. Logan

Atlanta (Ga.) - Inquiring if he is aware of any libraries housing special collections "of Africana in the West Indies, Mexico, South America, and in Italy, Spain and Portugal."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Mar. 16

Texas Southern University . Library

Letter from Texas Southern University Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Houston (Tex.) - Signed Richard G. Griffin, Acting University Librarian; describing the contents, scope, and significance of the Heartman Negro Collection; outlining some problems to do with its management and maintenance; and requesting that he refer him to sources for its expansion, and recommend "any young lady or young man, a librarian, who might be interested in working with" same.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Sept. 17

Louisville Free Public Library

Letter from Louisville Free Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Louisville (Ky.) - Signed Thomas F. Blue, Head, Colored Dept.; enclosing a copy of the library's annual report, "with marked account of the Colored work."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 July 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vivian G. Harsh

New York (N.Y.) - Upon her new appointment at the Chicago Public Library, requesting that she furnish a photo of herself and notes on "the number of colored library assistants" in that city, for feature in a future number of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 17

Tol, Hendrika

Letter from Hendrika Tol to W. E. B. Du Bois

Maryville (Tenn.) - Thanking him for the books he sent to the library: "they have been so popular that I had been wondering where we could get others ones"; and hoping to see him when she visits Atlanta for the Interracial Conference, to be held May 1-3.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 7

Tol, Hendrika

Letter from Hendrika Tol to W. E. B. Du Bois

Maryville (Tenn.) - Describing the very rocky history of the Maryville public library, outlining its aims and frequent obstacles, and requesting his permission to name it after him; and, on behalf of the East Tennessee Interracial Commission, inviting him to speak at their annual conference on "The Challenge of a New Social Order."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 6

University of Western Ontario

Letter from University of Western Ontario to W. E. B. Du Bois

London (Ont.) - Signed Fred Landon, Librarian; in answer to his query, describing the wealth of information "on the Negro in Canada" available at the University library, and within his own personal collection.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 July 31

New York Public Library

Letter from New York Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Catherine Latimer; in answer to his query (mums312-b083-i075), referring him to various sites where he might find bibliographic materials on West Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers