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Manuscript and typewritten short stories arranged in two groups: seven "fables" of one to two pages each, and approximately thirty-five longer short stories plus a few fragments. The earliest item in the series is an 1895 story about Wilberforce University, and Du Bois continued to write short stories into the 1950s. The latest stories are written under the pseudonym "Bud Weisob," which may be a too-transparent effort to avoid McCarthy-era blacklisting. Few of these stories were ever published.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Papers: Series 14. Short Fiction, 1895-1950
1 linear foot

Call no.: MS 312

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Inventory of Collection
Series 14. Short Fiction
1895-1950


A. Fables
Undated


Du Bois, W. E. B., The Cat and the Dog

Reel 88: 924

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Man from the Sky

Reel 88: 925

Du Bois, W. E. B., Two Brothers and Their Medicine Horns

Reel 88: 926

Du Bois, W. E. B., Princess Wata

Reel 88: 928

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Bill-Horn and the Chameleon

Reel 88: 930

Du Bois, W. E. B., Ldela (Lizard) and Pakena

Reel 88: 931

Du Bois, W. E. B., A Gola Story, The Exacting Playmates

Reel 88: 932

B. Short Stories
Undated


Du Bois, W. E. B., From A Professor's Note Book

Reel 88: 933

Two untitled stories -- manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., Burghardt University; Some Bits From the Life of John L. Potter, A. M., Sometime Fellow of Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Latin and Greek in Burghardt University; and Some Bits From the Life of John Willis, A. M., Professor of Latin, Greek, and Mathematics in Wilberforce University
ca.1890s
Reel 88: 943

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., Fables From Within the Veil

Reel 88: 970

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Reverend Mr. Bond's Assistant

Reel 88: 973

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Pepper and Salt Club

Reel 88: 990

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Thief

Reel 88: 996

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Princess Steel

Reel 88: 1003

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Choice of Hercules

Reel 88: 1024

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., Black Hercules at the Cross-Roads

Reel 88: 1028

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., For Charles

Reel 88: 1032

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., A. D. 2150

Reel 88: 1039

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Case

Reel 88: 1044

Manuscript of story published in Horizon, July 1907

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Shaven Lady

Reel 88: 1049

A Manuscript of story published in Horizon, August 1907

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Diamond Earring

Reel 88: 1053

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Murder of Samuel Greatley

Reel 88: 1064

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., Mr. Hedley's Option

Reel 88: 1077

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Countess' Sables

Reel 88: 1085

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Bank Roll

Reel 88: 1103

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Necklace of Emeralds

Reel 88: 1117

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Case of the Tiffany Diamonds

Reel 88: 1124

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Black River

Reel 88: 1129

Manuscripts and fragments

Du Bois, W. E. B., A Race Riot

Reel 88: 1185

Incomplete manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Segregation of Tom

Reel 88: 1189

Incomplete manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., School teacher

Reel 88: 1196

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Haunted Hill

Reel 88: 1200

Notes

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Crucifixion of God / "The Crucifixion of God the King"

Reel 88: 1210

Manuscripts and notes

Du Bois, W. E. B., Jesus Christ in Georgia

Reel 88: 1221

Incomplete manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Cocoa Trilogy

Reel 88: 1228

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Jewel

Reel 88: 1235

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., Down to Jericho

Reel 88: 1251

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Black Man Brings His Gifts

Reel 88: 1295

Manuscript

Du Bois, W. E. B., Wilda Is Frightened / Fear

Reel 88: 1303

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Congo Plot / The Java Plot

Reel 88: 1309

Manuscripts

Du Bois, W. E. B., The Couple in the Drawing Room

Reel 88: 1316

Manuscript

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

Reel 88: 1322

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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.