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1944 May 12

Fisher, Ruth Anna, 1886-

Letter from Ruth Anna Fisher to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - In response to his query (mums312-b102-i400), describing recent employment patterns and experiences at the Library of Congress, and commenting on the position of "Consultant in Negro History."

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

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

1936 Apr. 10

Tuskegee Institute . Hollis Burke Frissell Library

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

Tuskegee (Ala.) - Signed Miss Bertie L. Sewell; in response to his query (mums312-b080-i356), referring him to a Washington Evening Star article entitled "Race Data Ready," as well as Daniel S. Murray's "Historical Encyclopedia by Negroes."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 6

University of Western Ontario

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

London (Ont.) - Signed Fred Landon, Librarian; in answer to his query, describing the wealth of information "on the Negro in Canada" available at the University library, and within his own personal collection.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois and W. L. Imes to Gertrude Ayer

New York (N.Y.) - Inviting her to attend a meeting of "a small group of persons" to discuss an emergency matter recently arisen and regarding the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library.

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

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

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

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