1919 Jan. 25
York, William H.
Le Mans (France) - Describing his ongoing troubles trying to secure leave from his station in France; inquiring into Du Bois's progress on Conference preparations and representation; wishing him every success in his endeavors; and describing functions for servicemen in the works under A. E. F. auspices.
1919 Aug. 7
Williams, Jerome E.
Camden (N.J.) - Complaining of the poor treatment he and other black soldiers faced during their stationing in France and their even more poor reception upon the conclusion of the war, and enclosing permission to publish complaint to the A.E.F. in the September "Crisis."
1919 Dec. 5
War Camp Community Service (U.S.)
Louisville (Ky.) - Signed Lawrence A. Oxley, Director of Colored Work; describing the racial atmosphere and prejudiced administration of the War Camp in Louisville and suggesting that he use said info in a forthcoming "Crisis" feature.
1920 June 16
Caldwell, W. A.
Manila (Philippines) - Commenting at length at the "shameless performance" of Colonel Greer; reflecting with disgust on the ubiquitous instances of disgrace deriving from America's involvement in World War I; adding to that list, with an anecdote of a colored soldier who was brutally assaulted in a Spartanberg hotel following his war service; and enclosing a letter on all this intended for publicatio... more
France - A postcard of the "Demba et Dupont" monument erected in honor of the creators of French West Africa and the glory of the black army in World War I, and commemorating the life of colonial administrator Louis Faidherbe. The statue was later relocated outside the train station of Dakar, Senegal and embellished with further plaques in memory of other administrators.
1919 Nov. 19
Waller, E. Holsey
Detroit (Mich.) - Concerning materials on the 536th Engineers Service Bureau for Du Bois's history of African Americans during World War I.