Collection Name: Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)
Collection Dates: 1868-1963
Repository Name: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Library , Amherst MA
NIDS Fiche Number: 4.117.2
NUCMC Number: MS 84-1329
Type: Papers
Dates: 1803-1979
Extent: 166 ft.
Description: In part, photocopies of originals in other repositories. Editor and author; leader in the Pan-African movement. - Correspondence (119 ft., 1877-1965), relating chiefly to Du Bois's professional and public life; together with speeches, mss. of writings in many genres, research material, genealogical and financial records, printed matter, clippings, memorabilia, motion pictures, audio and videotapes, and photos. Topics of correspondence include National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Crisis, Phylon, and other periodicals; Du Bois's sociological research and teaching at Atlanta University; Niagara Movement, Pan-African Congresses, Council on African Affairs, and World Peace Council; dealings with Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, and funds and foundations (including Phelps-Stokes and Rosenwald funds); conditions of life for black Americans, particularly black students, black education, and black colleges and universities; founding of the United Nations; and race relations, slave trade, lynching, segregation, discrimination, colonialism, communism, trade unionism, Africa, and world peace. Research material includes files on Africa, black soldiers in World War I, and files for Encyclopedia of the Negro and Encyclopaedia Africana. Correspondents include Horace Mann Bond, Edward Franklin Frazier, John Hope, Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Rayford W. Logan, Paul Robeson, Arthur Barnett Spingarn, Joel Elias Spingarn, Walter Francis White, Doxey Alphonso Wilkerson, and Carter G. Woodson. Acquired chiefly from Mr. Du Bois's widow, Shirley Graham Du Bois, and from Herbert Aptheker and David Graham Du Bois. Described in: The Papers of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Robert W. McConnell (Sanford, N.C.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1981).

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