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1936 Apr. 10

Tuskegee Institute . Hollis Burke Frissell Library

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

Tuskegee (Ala.) - Signed Miss Bertie L. Sewell; in response to his query (mums312-b080-i356), referring him to a Washington Evening Star article entitled "Race Data Ready," as well as Daniel S. Murray's "Historical Encyclopedia by Negroes."

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

1937 June 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Rayford W. Logan

Atlanta (Ga.) - Recommending he visit the Daniel Murray Collection while in D.C. and "get an idea of its worth if you can."

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 Catherine Latimer

Atlanta (Ga.) - Answering her query regarding the bibliography she is preparing for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" (mums312-b079-080) and suggesting it include "the biographies of people interested in the Negro"; and noting the recent receipt of some information sent by Miss Wendell.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 29

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Regretting "having to bother [him] again" with queries on the bibliography she is compiling for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, and commenting on the nature and result of his recent interview with librarian Hirsch.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 17

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Asking that she prepare a formal report on her progress to date on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; and inquiring if she has any educated West Indian acquaintance "who might be able to make out for me a tentative list of subjects covering the West Indies."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 13

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Recounting a "long and interesting talk" with Dr. Hauser had recently at her recommendation (see mums312-b079-i076) and asking how the "Encyclopedia work" is getting on.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Jan. 21

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Asking if she'd be interested in assisting in the preliminary tasks of the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; describing the general plan for said work, its involvement of the 135th street branch of the New York Public Library, and what her specific responsibilities might encompass.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Kansas City Public Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - 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 Mar. 25

Los Angeles Public Library

Letter from Los Angeles Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Signed Miriam Matthews, Vernon Branch Librarian; expressing her interest in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; lamenting that the California public library system has "very little to offer on the Negro except in the form of theses"; referring him to "several rare manuscripts" housed at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino; and describing the "fairly repre... more

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