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Throughout his life, Du Bois wrote poetry. Among his most notable published poems were "The Song of the Smoke," "The Christmas Prayers of God," "Suez," and "Ghana Calls," but there are many more unpublished works. The poetry is arranged in two groups: about 130 pages of poetry that was published (primarily in three periodicals, Horizon, The Crisis, and Masses and Mainstream), and about two hundred pages that were apparently never published.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Papers: Series 15. Poetry, 1907-1965
0.25 linear feet

Call no.: MS 312

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Series 15. Poetry
1907-1965


A. Published
1907-1959


Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Song of the Smoke," Horizon
1907 February
Reel 88: 1370

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Nulla Dies," Horizon
1907 May
Reel 88: 1371

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Song of America," Horizon
1908 February
Reel 88: 1373

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Ave! Maria!," Horizon
1908 March
Reel 88: 1374

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Prayer of the Bantu," Horizon
1908 April
Reel 88: 1375

Du Bois, W. E. B., "El Dorado," Horizon
1908 June
Reel 88: 1376

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Emancipation," Published as "Easter Emancipation: 1863-1913," Crisis
1913 April
Reel 88: 1377

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Clairvoyance of Black Folk, the Prayers of God," published as "The Christmas Prayers of God," Crisis
1914 December
Reel 88: 1384

Du Bois, W. E. B., "In God's Gardens," Crisis
1912 April
Reel 88: 1406

Du Bois, W. E. B., "A Hymn to the Peoples," Darkwater
1920
Reel 88: 1407

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Rosenbergs, June 1953," Published as "The Rosenbergs." Masses and Mainstream
1953 July
Reel 88: 1413

Du Bois, W. E. B., "B.C. 4241, Egypt 1956 A.D." / "Suez," Published as "Suez," Masses and Mainstream
1956 December
Reel 88: 1416

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Ghana Call s," Presence Africaine, October 1960-January 1961 and Freedomways, Winter 1962 and 1965
1960
Reel 88: 1430

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Wonan in Black" / "The Burden of Black Women," published as "The Burden of Black Women," Crisis
1914 November
Reel 88: 1439

Du Bois, W. E. B., "I Sing to China," China Reconstructs
1959 June
Reel 88: 1450

B. Unpublished


Du Bois, W. E. B., "Prothalmion" [sic]

Reel 88: 1458

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Sorrow"

Reel 88: 1458

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Outing"

Reel 88: 1459

Du Bois, W. E. B., "La Fete de l'Ignorance"

Reel 88: 1467

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Striving"

Reel 88: 1470

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Passing" / "The Passing of Douglass," February 20, 1895

Reel 88: 1471

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Panta Pei"

Reel 88: 1480

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Problematic"

Reel 88: 1482

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The First Snow"

Reel 88: 1485

Du Bois, W. E. B., "To Marian Satterthwaite Scandrett"

Reel 88: 1486

Du Bois, W. E. B., "At Noon"

Reel 88: 1487

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Montego Bay Sunset"

Reel 88: 1488

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Sunset Montego Bay"

Reel 88: 1490

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Moonlight Over Montego Bay"

Reel 88: 1491

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Beauty of Death"

Reel 88: 1493

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Nigger Hater"

Reel 88: 1496

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Black Girl"

Reel 88: 1496

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Black Men"

Reel 88: 1497

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Crime of Communists"

Reel 88: 1497

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Ghana"

Reel 88: 1498

Du Bois, W. E. B., "John McManus, 1961"

Reel 88: 1498

Du Bois, W. E. B., Quotes from Tennyson and Shakespeare

Reel 88: 1490

Du Bois, W. E. B., Translation of a verse by Goethe

Reel 88: 1499

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Gt. Barrington Home"

Reel 88: 1500

Du Bois, W. E. B., "We Will Walk Thro' the Valley"

Reel 88: 1505

Du Bois, W. E. B., "There's a Lily in the Valley"

Reel 88: 1506

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The E and W Club"

Reel 88: 1507

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Crucifixion of God"

Reel 88: 1508

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Advantage"

Reel 88: 1509

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Mammy's Goy"

Reel 88: 1509

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Vision of St. Orgne the Damned"

Reel 88: 1510

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Damnation of the Reverend Jones"

Reel 88: 1515

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Editorials"

Reel 88: 1515

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Sacrifice"

Reel 88: 1516

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Twilight"

Reel 88: 1518

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Carmen Saeculorum"

Reel 88: 1518

Du Bois, W. E. B., "A Folk-Song"

Reel 88: 1519

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The First Snow"

Reel 88: 1520

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Nina"

Reel 88: 1521

Du Bois, W. E. B., "The Snow"

Reel 88: 1523

Du Bois, W. E. B., "Ad Flaccum"

Reel 88: 1524

Du Bois, W. E. B., ''The Last of the Druids"

Reel 88: 1525

Du Bois, W. E. B., Untitled Poems and Fragments

Reel 88: 1531

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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.