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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."

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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

1950 Dec. 6

Atlanta University . School of Library and Information Studies

Letter from Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies to W. E. B. Du Bois

Atlanta (Ga.) - Signed Virginia Lacy Jones, Director; on behalf of one of her master's students, asking a series of questions on "the development of public library service to Negroes in Atlanta" and seeking reference to any useful bibliographic resource thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 9

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Fred Landon; thanking him for his informative letter of April 6 regarding the availability of library materials on "the Negro in Canada" (mums312-b080-i451).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 2

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Dorothy Porter

Atlanta (Ga.) - Expressing interest in her recent study, described in mums312-b080-i140, and provisionally counting on her "help and advice" throughout the development of the Encyclopedia project.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to the Librarian; seeking information on how to locate materials "concerning the Negro in the various libraries of the United States in private hands," for the purposes of including them or their subjects in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Bertie L. Sewell; thanking her for her letter referencing Daniel Murray's work, but regretting that said volume " is quite unorganized and not scientifically done."

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1937 June 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to C. T. Loram

Atlanta (Ga.) - Requesting that he draw up "a short note telling me just what there is [in South Africa] in the line of library resources concerning the Negro."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Jan. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mitchell Carnegie Public Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Bernice Wiedmann, Librarian; warning her that the compilation of "biographies of famous Negroes... will be practically a good deal more difficult than you anticipate"; describing several past failed attempts at so doing; speculating on advisable methods and approaches towards going about the endeavor; and apologizing for writing "thus pessimistically, but I... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 May 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth Anna Fisher

Atlanta (Ga.) - Enclosing a letter from Atlanta University relaying his impending retirement from that institution, and inquiring if there might be any part-time work for him at the Library of Congress: "I presume my knowledge of America Negro and African Literature is rather better than that of most people in the United States."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers