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1931 May 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Chicago Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - For the purposes of a comparative study presently underway, inquiring as to the number of janitors employed by the Library and its branches in February, and asking from among them, "how many were white and how many colored?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 May 28

Chicago Public Library

Letter from Chicago Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed N. R. Levin, Assistant Librarian; furnishing the requested data (in mums312-b188-i306) on the racial makeup of the library's janitorial and facilities staff.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 July 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Vivian G. Harsh

New York (N.Y.) - Upon her new appointment at the Chicago Public Library, requesting that she furnish a photo of herself and notes on "the number of colored library assistants" in that city, for feature in a future number of the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 July 27

Rose, Ernestine

Letter from Ernestine Rose to New York Public Library (excerpt)

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the employment and respective professional titles of Catherine Latimer, Mrs. Porter, and Miss Johnson.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Atlanta University Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to May Hawes; concerning initiatives to promote reading and scholarship underway or in development at the Library; recommending desirable habits and attitudes that "are commonplaces of the library movement, but need especial application to colored folk."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Atlanta University

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to May Hawes; concerning initiatives to promote reading and scholarship underway or in development at the Library; recommending desirable habits and attitudes that "are commonplaces of the library movement, but need especial application to colored folk."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; cover sheet to mums312-b060-i159, a memorandum to the Library's Franklin Hopper, which is "to be signed by Mr. Imes, myself, and three or four colored people of prominence in Harlem."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; later version of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making four requests regarding staffing thereat. Revised version of mums312-b060-i153 and mums312-b060-i154.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; draft of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making four requests regarding staffing thereat. Revised version of mums312-b060-i153.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Nov. 23

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Public Library

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Catherine Latimer; marked-up draft of a memo to Franklin Hopper concerning incidents of racial prejudice transpired at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and making four requests regarding staffing thereat. Earlier version of mums312-b060-i154.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers