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The infant Du Bois Online project

With generous grants from the Verizon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, SCUA embarked on a project to digitize the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois. With 368 boxes, or nearly 165 linear feet of correspondence, essays, lectures, and notes to scan, the project is truly a massive undertaking. When complete, however, Du Bois Online will be one of the largest, freely available online repositories of primary materials for the study of African American history and culture. We anticipate that the Du Bois Online repository will open to the public during the summer 2011, and from that point forward, newly scanned items will be added regularly until the project is complete.

While Du Bois Online is under development, we will post periodic updates on the progress of the digitization, with samples of some of the treasures to be found.

4 Responses to “Du Bois Online”

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    Larry Oliver Says:

    This is a wonderful resource for scholars and students of Du Bois. Thank you and those who made the project possible.

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    JMS Brathwaite Says:

    Fabulous! These are amazing photos. I really appreciate how you developed the site. The layout of the site is wonderful and the information is invaluable.

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    ira johnson Says:

    in the article in the winter issue of city world did du bois really write about reading the classics arts of the humanities

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    ira johnson Says:

    The Humanities Have Forgotten Their Humanity
    When Shakespeare lost out to ‘rubrics of gender, sexuality, race, and class’ at UCLA, something vital was harmed. this was written in the wall street journal, Ms. Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. This article is adapted from the Winter 2014 issue of City Journal and based on the author’s Wriston Lecture for the Manhattan Institute.
    i read this article and saw the quote, wanting to show it around i wanted to make sure that it was the whole quote which it was not, i found the whole quote,from the souls of black folk, its meaning is different quite different than its intendent
    purpose but very stirring none the less

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