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

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1929 Oct. 23

Green, Ella B.

Letter from Eleanor B. Green to W. E. B. Du Bois

Providence (R.I.) - Communicating that as per Elizabeth Prophet's instruction, "a crate containing a Negro Head in wood is being sent to her at your address."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ferdinand Q. Morton

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ferdinand Q. Morton; bringing to his attention "the matter of Negroes in the service of the New York Public Library"; describing related travails and employment and hiring scandals; and bidding he look into the matter "with the purpose of bringing the appointment of a library staff under the Civil Service laws of the City of New York."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York (N.Y.) Civil Service Commission

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ferdinand Q. Morton; bringing to his attention "the matter of Negroes in the service of the New York Public Library"; describing related travails and employment and hiring scandals; and bidding he look into the matter "with the purpose of bringing the appointment of a library staff under the Civil Service laws of the City of New York." Copy of mums312-b055-i465.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of the Circulation Department; regretting that in the two year interval since their last interview "practically nothing has been done... relative to colored library assistants in general and Mrs. Regina Andrews in particular"; being compelled, in the face of his "lack of action," "to appeal to the city authorities," and effectively... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ernestine Rose; regretfully declining her invitation to speak to a group of library students "as I shall be lecturing in Michigan" on the proposed date; but adding that he should refuse even if he were in town, due to "my increasing dissatisfaction with which the New York Library is giving colored library assistants in general, and Mrs. Regina Andrews in pa... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Ernestine Rose; regretfully declining her invitation to speak to a group of library students "as I shall be lecturing in Michigan" on the proposed date; but adding that he should refuse even if he were in town, due to "my increasing dissatisfaction with which the New York Library is giving colored library assistants in general, and Mrs. Regina Andrews in pa... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 20

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

Letter from Walter White to Ernestine Rose

New York (N.Y.) - Withdrawing from a prior commitment to speak at the public library, in light of a recent incident concerning Regina Andrews, who was "denied, on account of color prejudice, opportunity for advancement at the New York Public Library" and whose case has been recently taken up by W. E. B. Du Bois: "I do not feel that I care to speak at the library until this situation is settled satisfact... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 26

New York Public Library

Letter from the New York Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; responding to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475); regretting that Du Bois contacted the Civil Service Commission "before talking with me again" and hoping to "clear up the matter"; correcting several errors in Du Bois' inferences as regards institutionalized dis... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 26

New York Public Library

Letter from the New York Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; enclosing his formal reply to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475); and suggesting that Du Bois meet with himself, Ernestine Rose and Mrs. Andrews, other library personnel, "to talk over the whole situation."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Feb. 26

New York Public Library

Letter from the New York Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Franklin F. Hopper, Chief of Circulation Department; in response to earlier correspondence regarding discrimination at the Library (see mums312-b055-i475), clarifying the matter of Mrs. Lattimer's employment and charges at the Library, and closing, "there are now seven young colored women on the staff and we need more..."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers