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Abstract

The photographs are arranged in four groups: photographs solicited for publication in The Crisis (several hundred items), Du Bois family photographs (ca.200 items), "theme" photographs (ca.300 items), and photographs added to the collection after the initial inventory was prepared. Many of the images from this last group came from Herbert Aptheker, who consulted some of Du Bois's papers and photographs as he edited Du Bois's collected works for publication.

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The collection is open for research.

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Special Collections & University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
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UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275
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W.E.B. Du Bois Papers: Series 17. Photographs, 1864-1963
2.5 linear feet

Call no.: MS 312

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Inventory of Collection
Series 17. Photographs
1864-1963


The vast majority of the photographs in the Du Bois Papers were digitized and are available on the SCUA web site.
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Some additions to the collection were made after Du Bois's death when the papers were acquired by UMass Amherst. These additions came from, in large part, Herbert Aptheker, who consulted the materials while editing and publishing Du Bois's collected works. Among the letters and writings that Aptheker later forwarded to the Special Collections were photographs taken during the last two decades of Du Bois's life. Other photographs were sent to the repository from Du Bois's former friends and colleagues who had images in their own personal collections they wanted to share.

Affiliated Photo-Conway Studio, Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1955


Blackstone-Shelburne, Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1955


China: Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1967-1968
6 folders

China: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1956


Photographs taken during a meeting held in Peking on December 12, 1956 to commemorate Benjamin Franklin

China: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
ca. 1956
7 folders

Czechoslovakia: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1958


Du Bois, Mary Sylvina Burghardt
ca. 1870


Du Bois, W.E.B.
1872


Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1925


Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1935


Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1955
2 folders

Du Bois, W.E.B.
1956, 1958


Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1960


England: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
ca. 1958


England: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
ca. 1958


Images taken with Donald ogden Steward

England: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1959


Photos possible taken at Paul Robeson's home in London

France: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1958
2 folders

Photos taken with Paul and Hazel Strand

Germany: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1958


Taken on Du Bois's 1958 trip to Germany when he was awarded an honorary degree from Humboldt University, formerly Berlin University.

Gutekunst, F., Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1907


Photograph taken at a studio on Arch Street in Philadelphia

Jourdain, Edwin Bush
undated


Kaiden Studios, Inc., Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1950


Lazarus, Ruth, Du Bois, W.E.B.
1959


Lazarus, Ruth, Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1959


Negatives of photos taken at the home of Paul Strand

Lazarus, Ruth, Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1959


Photographs taken at the Du Bois's home in Brooklyn

Lazarus, Ruth, Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1960


Photographs taken in Switzerland

Lazarus, Ruth, Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1963


Photographs taken in Ghana at the Du Bois's home

McClean, Mary
ca. 1890


Mahler, N., Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1955


Netherlands: Du Bois
1958


Photograph taken at the Hague

Netherlands: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1958
2 folders

Photos taken in Amsterdam

Palfi, Marion, Du Bois, W.E.B.
1963


Pan-American Photo Service, Du Bois, W.E.B.
ca. 1950


Paris Peace Conference
1949 Apr


Russia: Du Bois, W.E.B.
1958
4 folders

University of Massachusetts: acquisition of Du Bois Papers
1973


Uzbekistan: Du Bois, W.E.B. and Du Bois, Shirley Graham
1958
2 folders

Photos taken in Tashkent

Van Vechten, Carl, Du Bois, W.E.B.
1946


Women's Union of Albania Conference
1964


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Provenance

Acquired from Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1973. Additions to the series were made to the collection after it was initially received and processed.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

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.