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1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ferdinand Q. Morton

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ferdinand Q. Morton; bringing to his attention "the matter of Negroes in the service of the New York Public Library"; describing related travails and employment and hiring scandals; and bidding he look into the matter "with the purpose of bringing the appointment of a library staff under the Civil Service laws of the City of New York."

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

1929 Feb. 23

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Government Printing Office

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting a copy of the United States Immigration Act of 1924, for which he encloses 5 cents.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Aug. 7

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to United States Post Office

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing a letter which was returned "as insufficiently addressed"; asserting that it has been properly addressed and paid, and asking them to "kindly explain to me why it was not sent."

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

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; in response to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475), clarifying the matter of Mrs. Lattimer's employment and charges at the Library, and closing, "there are now seven young colored women on the staff and we need 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 Ernestine Rose; regarding Du Bois' charges of institutionalized discrimination exerted at the Library (see mums312-b055-i474), clarifying the circumstances of Mrs. Lattimer's employment at the Library, and describing her position and future plans to leave.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers