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1936 Apr. 9

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Enclosing recent correspondence with Domingo regarding a Herman P. Obsborne and asking that she look him up and make sure he is "all right"; and clarifying, "what I want is not simply a list of distinguished West Indians, dead and living, but a list of historical events, places, institutions and social conditions."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Dec. 29

Isaacs, Stanley M. (Stanley Myer), 1882-1962

Letter from Stanley M. Isaacs to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing a self-explanatory letter received from New York Public Library director Ralph A. Beals for him to read and return, and explaining that Hugh H. Smythe cannot presently be considered for a position at that institution (see mums312-b119-i094, i095, i096 for details).

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

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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; marked-up 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. Earlier version of mums312-b060-i154.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar. 3

Wilberforce University

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

Wilberforce (Ohio) - Signed Mollie E. Dunlap, Librarian; in answer to his query, attaching a list of persons "possessing the best collections of Negro literature"; offering to be of further assistance if she can; and wishing him general success on the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 12

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - As in mums312-b079-070, granting her an extension for when she might submit the list she is preparing for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" (he won't need it until February 1, 1937); describing his recent correspondence with Mr. Osborne; and lamenting her recent poor health, relayed in mums312-b079-i088.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 9

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Apologizing for her late reply to his inquiries regarding Herman P. Osborne (see mums312-b079-i086, i087) and reporting on said individual's potential usefulness in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; describing her hectic schedule of late and overall overwhelmed sensation; expressing distress at the segregated A.L.A. conference planned for Richmond the following w... more

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1948 Feb. 5

Committee for the Negro in the Arts

Circular letter from Committee for the Negro in the Arts to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Walter Christmas, Acting Secretary, Literature Division; inviting him "and a small group of people from the literary field" to a February 11 meeting on the current situation of the Schomburg Collection, in the wake of L. D. Reddick's resignation.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Feb. 5

Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950

Letter from Edwin R. Embree to Library of the Palace of Peace

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jacob ter Meulen, Director; at the request of W. E. B. Du Bois, enclosing a bibliography on "Race Relations" recently issued by the NAACP and enclosing some of his published works on related themes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Apr. 23

Buckler, Helen

Letter from Helen Buckler to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Reminding him of their recent interview regarding Daniel Hale Williams, whose biography she is writing; describing her study of the correspondence of Booker T. Washington at the Library of Congress; seeking "clarification from you" and various documents or letters on related matters; and complimenting him on "Black Reconstruction" and "Black Folk: Then and Now." Accompa... more

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