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1932 Jan. 21

New York Public Library

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper; acknowledging receipt of the recently sent interview memorandum (mums312-b063-i292); describing the Library's (semi-resultant) plans to hire new staff in the fall; remarking on the prospects of a certain "fine colored woman" currently employed at Howard University; and seeking Du Bois's recommendation of other qualified candidates.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Jan. 28

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Franklin F. Hopper; pledging to help locate a suitable candidate for an opening in the Library staff; relaying that the librarian rejected by Ernestine Rose is having "great success in Atlanta," as substantiated by Mae C. Hawes, in her letter (see mums312-b061-i352); and regretting that "some of Mr. Schomburg's friends have gone to the Negro press with the situation."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Feb. 5

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ernestine Rose; declining to participate in the Library's cooperative adult education project, on the basis of its perceived disorganization, the inadequate preparation of its administrators, and its general poor promise; lamenting slow progress in the city and regarding it a result of her not "trust[ing] colored people of ability, education and force.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1922

Library discrimination

New York (N.Y.) - Details discrimination of African American workers at the New York Public Library. Gladys MacDonald, Myra Logan and Lucile Spence are mentioned.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; cover sheet to mums312-b060-i159, a memorandum to the Library's Franklin Hopper, which is "to be signed by Mr. Imes, myself, and three or four colored people of prominence in Harlem."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 July 27

Rose, Ernestine

Letter from Ernestine Rose to New York Public Library (excerpt)

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the employment and respective professional titles of Catherine Latimer, Mrs. Porter, and Miss Johnson.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; later version of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making four requests regarding staffing thereat. Revised version of mums312-b060-i153 and mums312-b060-i154.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; draft of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making four requests regarding staffing thereat. Revised version of mums312-b060-i153.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Jan. 13

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

Memorandum of interview between W. E. B. Du Bois and New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Memorandum recounting an interview between W. E. B. Du Bois and Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation, and Ernestine Rose, Librarian of the 135th Street Branch, on January 11, 1932; documenting the attendance of said interview by "the Reverend and Mrs. Imes, Mr. E. K. Jones.. Mrs. Daisy Reed and Mrs. Ruth Roberts." Recording the ensuing conversation regarding the exe... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 22

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Signed version of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making two requests regarding staffing thereat. Revised version of mums312-b060-i153, mums312-b060-i154, and mums312-b060-i162; bears the signatures of W. E. B. Du Bois and twelve other "prominent individuals in Ha... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers