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1948 Feb. 20

Peace Palace Library (Hague, Netherlands)

Receipt from Library of the Palace of Peace to W. E. B. Du Bois

Hague (Netherlands) - Gratefully acknowledging his donation to the Library of "An Appeal to the World," the NAACP's petition to the United Nations, as well as "a collection of pamphlets concerning the advancement of colored people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Nov.

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that he write a letter to the New York Public Library recommending Hugh H. Smythe for the position of curator of the Schomburg Collection (furnished in mums312-b119-i094, i096).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Dec. 23

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

Letter from Stanley M. Isaacs to New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Recommending Hugh H. Smythe for the position of curator at the library's Schomburg Collection and praising the "important part that institution plays in Harlem life."

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

1950 Dec. 6

Atlanta University . School of Library and Information Studies

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Signed Virginia Lacy Jones, Director; on behalf of one of her master's students, asking a series of questions on "the development of public library service to Negroes in Atlanta" and seeking reference to any useful bibliographic resource thereon.

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

1955 Mar. 16

Texas Southern University . Library

Letter from Texas Southern University Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Houston (Tex.) - Signed Richard G. Griffin, Acting University Librarian; describing the contents, scope, and significance of the Heartman Negro Collection; outlining some problems to do with its management and maintenance; and requesting that he refer him to sources for its expansion, and recommend "any young lady or young man, a librarian, who might be interested in working with" same.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Mar. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Texas Southern University Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Richard G. Griffin; per his query re the Heartman Negro Collection (mums312-b144-i221), referring him to three second-hand book dealers in New York; pointing him towards the "chief Negro collections" he ought to look into; and for recruiting a suitable archivist to manage the collection, referring him to Lawrence D. Reddick.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Feb. 4

Howard University . Libraries

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

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Dorothy Porter, Supervisor, Negro Collection; suggesting he recommend the Institute of American History acquire a copy of the University library's Africa Collection and enclosing an announcement describing same.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1967

Fisk University . Library & Media Center . University Special Collections and Archives

Special collections in the Erastus Milo Cravath Memorial Library, Fisk University

Nashville (Tenn.) - Describing (and sometimes picturing) the various manuscript collections and institutional records held at the University's archives: the Negro Collection, the Fiskiana Collection, the American Missionary Association Archives, the papers of Charles W. Chestnutt, Jean Toomer, E. R. Alexander, Scott Joplin, Countee Cullen, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, and announcing t... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers