130 results found for: subject:"African Americans and libraries"

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1927 May 26

Crisis (Firm)

Letter from Crisis to unidentified correspondent

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to administrators at "colored libraries in the country"; inquiring into the top three to four books their institutions have loaned, and the most popular periodical of recent months; and hazily inquiring into the demographics of their patrons.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Apr. 19

Camba, H. L.

Letter from H. L. Camba to Editor of the Crisis

San Francisco (Calif.) - Describing his plans to found a circulating library focused on "books by Negro authors and ... other authors who write sympathetically about Negroes," and seeking his help and advice thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Jan. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the Library of Congress

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Herbert Putnam; concerning "color discrimination in the dining room connected with the Library of Congress," which he writes is a "fact perfectly well-known to every colored person of intelligence in Washington," and so must be as well "to the members of your staff."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Feb. 23

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Government Printing Office

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting a copy of the United States Immigration Act of 1924, for which he encloses 5 cents.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Feb. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Senator John J. Blaine

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his effort to "pardon and secure amnesty" for the 1500 "men and women which the United States is still prosecuting under the Espionage Act.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Aug. 7

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to United States Post Office

New York (N.Y.) - Enclosing a letter which was returned "as insufficiently addressed"; asserting that it has been properly addressed and paid, and asking them to "kindly explain to me why it was not sent."

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

1929 Sept. 12

Goodwin, Harold, 1893-

Letter from Harold Goodwin to W. E. B. Du Bois

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Typed on "Harold Goodwin, Attorney and Counselor at Law" stationery; erroneously dated 12 October; regarding an unfortunate attitude adopted by the editor of The Atlantic; suggesting a campaign led by "The Crisis" "to bring about a concerted effort on a National scale to put proper books dealing with the race question in Public Libraries."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Sept. 17

Louisville Free Public Library

Letter from Louisville Free Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Louisville (Ky.) - Signed Thomas F. Blue, Head, Colored Dept.; enclosing a copy of the library's annual report, "with marked account of the Colored work."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Sept. 30

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Harold Goodwin

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking Goodwin for the "kind words" of his previous correspondence, admitting that "for some time I have been persona non grata" to the Atlantic editor, and regretting that there is "no concerted effort... to put books on the race problem in libraries."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers