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

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1925 Aug. 7

Massachusetts . Division of Public Libraries

Letter from Massachusetts Division of Public Libraries to W. E. B. Du Bois

Boston (Mass.) - Concerning a request for statistics on public library assistance in education to to illiterate African Americans.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Kansas City Public Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - 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

1936 Mar. 25

Los Angeles Public Library

Letter from Los Angeles Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Signed Miriam Matthews, Vernon Branch Librarian; expressing her interest in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project; lamenting that the California public library system has "very little to offer on the Negro except in the form of theses"; referring him to "several rare manuscripts" housed at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino; and describing the "fairly repre... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936

Kemp, Grace Ethyl

Letter from Grace Ethyl Kemp to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brooklyn, N.Y. - In response to his "appeal in the Library Journal for bibliographies or unusual material concerning the Negro," referring him to the 135th street branch of the New York City Public Library.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Apr. 2

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Thanking her for her recent letter (mums312-b079-i083), regarding West Indians who might help in the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" project, and reporting on her own progress working thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906 Apr. 24

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Response to Wm. F. Yust regarding newspaper article on Louisville library for colored people. Du Bois would prefer a library open to all citizens regardless of color but is glad to see that Louisville is providing library facilities for her colored citizens.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 25

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

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

Atlanta (Ga.) - Answering her queries regarding the bibliography she is preparing for the "Encyclopedia of the Negro" (mums312-b079-078) and addressing the difficulty of deciding whether or not to include "living persons" therein; describing his recent trip to Chicago; and returning her regards.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Feb. 19

Latimer, Catherine

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

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his recent letter describing his meeting with Dr. Hauser (mums312-b079-i077); reporting on her work on the Encyclopedia and the bibliographical compilation she is working on for said purpose and asking several questions thereon; and wishing him a happy birthday.

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. 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