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Abstract

The earliest evidence in the collection of Du Bois as a novelist is the manuscript and plot outline of A Fellow of Harvard (1892), written when Du Bois was just twenty-four, and the latest consist of fragments and notes concerning his trilogy, The Black Flame and Worlds of Color, both dating from 1961.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Papers: Series 11. Novels, 1892-1961
1.25 linear feet

Call no.: MS 312

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Series 11. Novels
1892-1961


Du Bois, W. E. B., Bethesda A. M. E.: A Romance of Negro Religion
ca.1928-29
Reel 87: 541

  • Chapters III-X: pp. 7-19, 1-5, 1-24, 1-2
  • Outline and chapters 1-111, "Second Edition, October 10, 1928:" pp. 1-31
  • "Edition of September l9, 1929:" pp. 1-15
  • Four chapters: pp. 1-10, 1-13, 1-20, 1-10
  • Manuscript: pp. 1-20, 1-3
  • Fragments and notes
  • Notes on Mobile, Alabama
Du Bois, W. E. B., The Black Flame: A Trilogy
1957, 1959, 1961
Reel 87: 702

Fragments and notes concerning the trilogy

Du Bois, W. E. B., Dark Princess
1928
Reel 87: 706

Fragments

Du Bois, W. E. B., A Fellow of Harvard
1892
Reel 87: 756

Manuscript and plot outline

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Guilt of God
n.d.
Reel 87: 789

Summary and notes for proposed novel

Du Bois, W. E. B., Mansart Builds A School
1959
Reel 87: 601

Notes concerning the publication of the novel

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Ordeal of Mansart
1957
Reel 87: 604

Fragments

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Quest of the Silver Fleece
1911
Reel 87: 810

Fragments

Du Bois, W. E. B., Scorn: A Romance
ca.1905
Reel 87: 814

  • Book 1: pp. 1-105
  • Book 2: pp. 106-203
  • Book 3: pp. 204-304
  • Other drafts: Book 1: pp. 1-6, 13-48
  • Book 2: pp. 96-98, 100-141, (2 unnumbered pages)
  • Book 2: various paginations
  • Book 3: pp. 1-147
  • Book 3: pp. 205-303
  • Fragments and notes
Du Bois, W. E. B., The Wings of Atalanta
1930s
Reel 87: 1249

  • Book 1: pp. 1-21
  • Book 2: pp. 1-12
  • Book 3: pp. 1-21
  • Book 3: pp. 1-23, 35, 40-42, 47-58
  • Another draft: pp. 1-7, 19-20, 22-24
  • Another draft?: pp. 1-12
  • Another draft: pp. 1-23, 25-26, 36
  • Fragments
Du Bois, W. E. B., Worlds of Color
1961
Reel 87: 1339

Notes

Du Bois, W. E. B., Unidentified novel

Reel 87: 1339

Incomplete

Du Bois, W. E. B., Fiction fragments and notes

Reel 87: 1339

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Provenance

Acquired from Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1973

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Cite as: W.E.B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.