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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

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

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

1931 May 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Chicago Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - For the purposes of a comparative study presently underway, inquiring as to the number of janitors employed by the Library and its branches in February, and asking from among them, "how many were white and how many colored?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 1

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Describing recent use of the 135th street branch of the New York Public Library made by Dr. Hauser for his own study "on the Negro," and hoping they could meet one another.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950 Dec. 19

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Virginia Lacy Jones, Director; regretting he could not recover in his files the documents referenced in her letter of December 6 (mums312-b127-i185) and so haphazardly narrating the formation of "a committee of Negroes" following the foundation of the Carnegie Library in Atlanta, and describing in brief the public reception of and access to that institution.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948

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

What does the Schomburg Collection need?

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the perilous state of the Collection, particularly in light of the recent "remarkable expansion of interest in race relations and Negro studies"; detailing the inadequacy of its facility and repairs necessary thereto; listing supplies and equipment whose purchase is warranted; requesting additional funds for new acquisitions, exhibitions, staff and salaries, ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Atlanta University Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to May Hawes; concerning initiatives to promote reading and scholarship underway or in development at the Library; recommending desirable habits and attitudes that "are commonplaces of the library movement, but need especial application to colored folk."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Atlanta University

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to May Hawes; concerning initiatives to promote reading and scholarship underway or in development at the Library; recommending desirable habits and attitudes that "are commonplaces of the library movement, but need especial application to colored folk."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Gertrude Ayer

New York (N.Y.) - Forwarding her a statement written following the emergency meeting regarding the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library, and bidding she sign and return.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers