An Introduction to W. E. B. Du Bois

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Created by DML, UMass Amherst Libraries


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This collection includes images, artifacts, and narrative from every stage of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois' 95-year life.

Archeological finds from the Du Bois homesite in Great Barrington:

  • Ice skate
  • Old Spice Bottle
  • Tea Cup

The W. E. B. Du Bois Digitized Collection is housed in Special Collection and University Archives at UMass Amherst Libraries. Included in this collection:


  • Graduation from Fisk University
  • Anti-lynching parade, 1917
  • Du Bois funeral photos, Ghana
  • Portraits of Du Bois

Items from the Du Bois Papers

  • Souls of Black Folk, handwritten chapter drafts
  • Star of Ethiopia Pageant, poster
  • Menu with signature from Niagara Group
  • Du Bois debate with Lothrop Stoddard, poster
  • W. E. B. Du Bois in handcuffs, February 26, 1952, cartoon/drawing

This collection is on 7 boxes!

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