Amherst Record (photographer)
Seated left to right at the formal signing of the Du Bois papers contract Graduate School Dean Mortimer Appley; Chancellor Randolph Bromery; Mrs. Shirley Graham Du Bois;Dr. Herbert Aptheker, custodian and editor of the papers; and Michael Thelwell, head of the W.E.B.Du Bois Department of African-American Studies. Standing are the attorneys who completed the contract. Bernard Jaffe, for Mrs. Du Bois and Sidney Myers for the University. The signing was at New Africa House on the UMass Amherst campus on May 27, 1973. Sale price of the papers was $150,000.