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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

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

1948 Jan. 31

Latimer, Catherine

Note from Catherine Latimer to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for and relaying feedback on his letter to the editor of the New York "Times" on the imminent resignation of Schomburg Collection curator L. D. Reddick (see also mums312-b120-i197).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Jan. 16

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to L. D. Reddick; describing his and Ellen Irene Diggs's current progress on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro"; noting a recent suggestion that Gerrit Smith's papers be included in the Center's list of special collections; and requesting that he discuss the matter with Anson Phelps Stokes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Feb. 28

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to L. D. Reddick; regretting that bookcase installation has prevented him and Ellen Irene Diggs from recently visiting the Collection, and "under these circumstances" requesting that he "stretch your rules" and then them access to Ibn Battuta's "Travels in Asia and Africa" and John W. Blake's "European Beginnings in West Africa."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 26

New York Public Library

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; responding to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475); regretting that Du Bois contacted the Civil Service Commission "before talking with me again" and hoping to "clear up the matter"; correcting several errors in Du Bois' inferences as regards institutionalized dis... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 1

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of the Circulation Department; regretting being unable to meet with him and other Library personnel on March 22; clarifying the scope and purpose of his charges of institutionalized discrimination at the Library, asserted in earlier correspondence (mums312-b055-i474); comparing the situations of the New York and Chicago Public Libr... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 4

New York Public Library

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; thanking him for his letter of March 1 and hoping that he can join himself, "Miss Rose, and Ms. Andrews... to talk things over."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 1

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ernestine Rose; regarding charges launched previously by Du Bois regarding institutionalized discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i474) and directly addressing Rose's response thereto; musing provocatively at the curiosity that "whereas there are forty-two branches in the New York system where white librarians may be appointed, apparently there a... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 26

New York Public Library

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; enclosing his formal reply to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475); and suggesting that Du Bois meet with himself, Ernestine Rose and Mrs. Andrews, other library personnel, "to talk over the whole situation."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers