1957 June 17
Symington, Muriel I.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Enclosing and commenting on recent correspondence between herself and the N.A.A.C.P. and "Crisis" regarding their treatment of W. E. B. Du Bois (or more exactly, the lack thereof), and recommending that the periodical and affiliated organization unite to celebratorily mark the Doctor's impending 90th birthday.
1924 Apr. 13
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
New York (N.Y.) - Announcing the comprehensive proceedings of the dinner given in the doctor's honor on April 13 at the Café Savarin, and chaired by Joel E. Spingarn, including a list of the extensive members of the according dinner committee, menu, poems and tributes by various luminaries, and charcoal sketch by H. J. Turner See also mums312-b158-i272 through i274.
1963 Feb. 23
Sovetskii? komitet zashchity mira
Moscow (Russia) - From the Soviet Peace Committee and the Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee, a half-bound booklet commemorating his 95th birthday and congratulating him on his recent bestowal of the Lenin Award and on his life-long efforts towards securing peace and equality.
1951 May 18
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his April 10 letter (mums312-b135-i217) and for his contribution to the recent testimonial birthday dinner; describing the success of the event ("700 tried to get into a very small restaurant and many were turned away"); and describing his similarly successful wedding and honeymoon with Shirley Graham Du Bois.
1957 Dec. 2
Patterson, William L. (William Lorenzo), 1890-1980
New York (N.Y.) - Noting the "far-reaching significance" of his imminent 90th birthday and discussing talks with the editors of the "St. Louis American," "Argus," the Chicago "Defender," and the Pittsburgh "Courier" with respect to their respective treatment of the occasion.
1951 Feb. 23
Kingsbury, John Adams, 1876-1956
Woodstock (N.Y.) - On the occasion of his 83rd birthday, praising Du Bois's "example of steadfastness and courage" and pledging $20 towards the National Committee formed in his defense.
1951 Feb. 19
Linton, Russell L.
Berkeley (Calif.) - Wishing him well on his 83rd birthday; reflecting fondly of his lecture in Oakland "some years ago"; and describing the "shock and deep anger" with which they received word of his indictment by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
1960 Feb. 23
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Pittsfield (Mass.) - Noting the Great Barrington-born "distinguished Negro"'s 92nd birthday and briefly summarizing his background, education, and vast accomplishments.
1951 Feb. 14
Paris (France) - On the occasion of Du Bois's 83rd birthday, recalling his own first memories of the figure, describing some of their interactions; praising at length his life-long devotion "to the struggle for the dignity of the Negro"; and protesting the charges brought against him recently by the federal government.