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1931 May 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Chicago Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - For the purposes of a comparative study presently underway, inquiring as to the number of janitors employed by the Library and its branches in February, and asking from among them, "how many were white and how many colored?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 1

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Describing recent use of the 135th street branch of the New York Public Library made by Dr. Hauser for his own study "on the Negro," and hoping they could meet one another.

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

1929 Sept. 9

Rockwell City (Iowa) . Free Public Library

Letter from Rockwell City Free Public Library to Crisis

Rockwell City (Iowa) - Signed Florence Griffeth, Librarian; requesting that they send "any material" that might be pertinent to the Library's "Special study of Negro Poetry."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948

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

What does the Schomburg Collection need?

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the perilous state of the Collection, particularly in light of the recent "remarkable expansion of interest in race relations and Negro studies"; detailing the inadequacy of its facility and repairs necessary thereto; listing supplies and equipment whose purchase is warranted; requesting additional funds for new acquisitions, exhibitions, staff and salaries, ... more

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

1931 May 28

Chicago Public Library

Letter from Chicago Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed N. R. Levin, Assistant Librarian; furnishing the requested data (in mums312-b188-i306) on the racial makeup of the library's janitorial and facilities staff.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 7

Tol, Hendrika

Letter from Hendrika Tol to W. E. B. Du Bois

Maryville (Tenn.) - Thanking him, on behalf of the East Tennessee Interracial Commission, for tentatively agreeing to speak at the annual conference, and regretting that the public library's formal dedication has been postponed.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 24

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to May Hawes; concerning initiatives to promote reading and scholarship underway or in development at the Library; recommending desirable habits and attitudes that "are commonplaces of the library movement, but need especial application to colored folk."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Sept. 7

Latimer, Catherine

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

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b191-i284) enclosing a photo of herself for print in the "Crisis" and commenting on his recent article therein on African American staff members at the New York Public Library 135th St. branch.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers