1944 Dec. 11
Arrington, Mavis E.
Raleigh (N.C.) - Explaining that she is writing a biographical sketch of him for her American Literature class, and requesting an autobiography of him and his affiliations with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
1934 Feb. 1
Pickens, William, 1881-1954
New York (N.Y.) - Describing the foundation of the NAACP, noting several "lasting effects" of the first twenty-five years of its operation, and calling for a redoubling of efforts towards "its program of AMERICANIZING AMERICA." Footnote reads "Draft by William Pickens for further consideration."
1948 Oct. 29
Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977
New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Edward Lawson; acknowledging his letter of October 28 (on verso) and responding to its queries on specific phrasings of the NAACP's petition to the United Nations; specifically, describing what the Association means by "the unequal treatment of equals"; and hoping his explanation "clarifies the matter."
1934 July 2
Davis, Harry E.
Cleveland (Ohio) - Confirming receipt of and regretting his July 1 release regarding his resignation from the NAACP -- "I deplore your decision" -- expressing disagreement with the Board's recent resolution regarding membership; dismissing "the segregation discussion" as the primary cause for said difficulties; and theorizing the Association's possible next steps.
1948 Sept. 11
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Trygve Lie; reminding him of his last year's request for the NAACP's petition, "An Appeal to the World," to be put before the General Assembly; describing the current status and reception of said document; and requesting that his "good offices arrange a date and place" for its presentation.
1934 June 24
New York (N.Y.) - Relaying "a simple expression of enthusiasm" occasioned by the School Board's refusal to accept his resignation from the NAACP: "without you, it seems to me, the association would be like a ship without a rudder." Typed on Local School Board District No. 12 notepaper.