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

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1931 Oct. 24

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

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

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

1936 Apr. 9

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to University of Western Ontario

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Fred Landon; thanking him for his informative letter of April 6 regarding the availability of library materials on "the Negro in Canada" (mums312-b080-i451).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Gertrude Ayer

New York (N.Y.) - Forwarding her a statement written following the emergency meeting regarding the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library, and bidding she sign and return.

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

1948 Jan. 31

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for and relaying feedback on his letter to the editor of the New York "Times" on the imminent resignation of Schomburg Collection curator L. D. Reddick (see also mums312-b120-i197).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1923 Apr. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Morris Lewis

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning a round table discussion at the 1923 American Library Association on segregation and libraries.

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 Dorothy Porter

Atlanta (Ga.) - Expressing interest in her recent study, described in mums312-b080-i140, and provisionally counting on her "help and advice" throughout the development of the Encyclopedia project.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 27

Porter, Dorothy

Letter from Dorothy Porter to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - In answer to his query (mums312-b080-i139), describing a recent study she'd conducted on "Library Sources for the Study of Negro Life," soon to be published in the "Journal of Negro Education"; regarding the Encyclopedia's compilation process and offering to be of service thereto.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 24

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to the Librarian; 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

1923 Apr. 7

Lewis, Morris

Letter from Morris Lewis to Robert W. Bagnall

Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning a round table discussion at the 1923 American Library Association on segregation and libraries.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers