Gallery view

1945 Apr. 11

Brown, John S., Jr.

Letter from John S. Brown, Jr. to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning his work with Prince A. A. Nwafor Orizu, a poem he is trying to get published, and research for a history on "Negro Stage." Written on African Student Association of United States and Canada stationary.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1917 May 10

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Emilie Hapgood

New York (N.Y.) - Hoping to help Hapgood continue her work in support of African American theater.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Dec. 11

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mrs. C. D. McPherson

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning McPherson's request for information on Frank Wilson and recommendations for one or two-act plays by and about African Americans.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Mar. 16

Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951

Letter from Annie Nathan Meyer to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Remarking on the Memorial Service for Florence Kelley; describing her new play, "Black Souls," and its stylistic novelty; quoting John Haynes Holmes' comments on her work; and hoping he can attend opening night.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to The Cleveland Press

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Louis B. Seltzer; on Harry Davis' recommendation, writing regarding the pageant "The Star of Ethiopia"; describing the scope of the work and its four productions to date; asserting "as you may well imagine, colored people do extraordinarily well in pageantry," and pledging to send related photos and press clippings when these become available.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Nov. 19

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. F. Jenkins

New York (N.Y.) - Tells Jenkins that he can find "plays written by Negroes" in The Crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935 June 19

Negro Peoples Theatre

Circular letter from Negro Peoples Theatre

New York (N.Y.) - Concerns formation of cooperative theater group and fundraising appeal

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 May

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

Foreword to Playthings of the Night

New York (N.Y.) - Briefly introducing the works to follow, "playthings of a dark and beautiful night."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Feb. 26

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. W. J. Lovell

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning information on Little Negro Theatre movements for a paper Lovell is writing.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Apr. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lela Walker Jones

New York (N.Y.) - Recommends sources for African American plays.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers