Following a letter to Albert Erskine regarding other matters, Warren includes the postscript "The State Department has take WSFN for translation into some 18 or 20 African abd [and] Asiatic languages. We can all retire."
Mike Thelwell apologizes for misspelling Warren's name in an earlier letter (of 5/14/64). In a postscript he mentions Flood. Related Documents: Thelwell to RPW Letter 5/14/64 Thelwell to RPW Letter 5/25/64 Thelwell to RPW Letter 5/30/64 Thelwell to RPW Letter 8/5/64
Dr. Fredric Solomon writes to enclose a copy of a paper he read at Howard, as Warren had requested. He references research on the psychology of student protestors. He was pleased to make Warren's acquaintance at Howard and hopes they will meet again soon.
Includes quotes from Dolbier, Woodward, Poore, Murray, Maddocks, Coughlin. A first proof of the revised back cover and a copy of this page with additional notes are available on this site.
Erskine writes to Warren (for whom he uses the familiar name Red) regarding the location of carbon copies of poems and of various copies of Who Speaks for the Negro?.
Albert Erskine explains Joe Blotner's delayed visit with Warren. He also mentions the upcoming Vintage edition of Who Speaks for the Negro?. He hopes that the preface for that edition may be delayed as long as possible in order to account for any events that may take place before the Vintage publication date.
In a familiar letter to Albert Erskine in which he describes family life, Warren mentions "some very fine letters" regarding Who Speaks for the Negro? including one from Niebuhr, which Warren encloses. Warren says it came "out of the blue" and was not the result of his sending a copy. Warren requests seven copies of his book to be sent "before the ponds freeze...
Warren sends Albert Erskine two potential texts for the epigraph to the book.
Warren writes to Albert Erskine from France regarding a correction about the place of DuBois's death, in Ghana rather than Nigeria as it was printed in the first edition. Warren also updates Erskine on family matters and refers a young author to him.
Priscilla Finness Rushmore, a reader, complains about typographical errors in Who Speaks for the Negro?, which she read in preparation for Warren's visit to Rosemary Hall School. The school library has purchased the book, but the errors will prevent her from buying a copy for herself.
Request for a book to be sent to J.H. Silversmith, Jr., President of the National Jewish Hospital
Requesting financial support for a community newspaper in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Suzanne Baskin writes Albert Erskine regarding final publication details. She also mentions some personal matters and other business.
Seeking information about lawsuit related to Aunt Jemima Pancake House.
Seeking information about a lawsuit regarding Aunt Jemima Pancake House.
Clarifying the date of RPW's return and his availability for a Q&A period
Suzanne Baskin sends Warren a Faulkner quotatation. She mentions the schedules of the editorial staff and a memorandum about a change in publication date for the book.
Erskine reports on his progress reading chapters. He explains his personal schedule, editing needs, and availability to Warren; he emphasizes the urgency of completing revisions. Erskine has heard that Warren may go to Germany but hopes it is a false rumor because he "cannot imagine anything that is taking place in Germany that could possibly be one-tenth as important to you...
Initial request for permission to quote from a Marlene Nadle article
Signed permission request allowing quote from a Marlene Nadle article
Handwritten list in two columns of words and phrases related to Who Speaks
Comments on the spiritual and social nature of demonstrations
Comments on the connection between automation and demonstrations, social unrest, and economics
Discusses racism and responds to Du Bois's concept of split personality
Discusses black demonstrations as related to America's image in the rest of the world