Letter from Arthur D. Jewell to The Crisis, 1932

Letter from Arthur D. Jewell to The Crisis, 1932
Source: W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312), Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center, UMass Amherst Libraries. Courtesy of The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Letter from Arthur D. Jewell to The Crisis, 29 June 1932.

In a letter dated June 9, 1932, Arthur Doles Jewell '32, SM '34 contacted The Crisis, noting his recent graduation from MIT and overall academic achievement for a feature in the journal's forthcoming number on education titled "Negroes in American Universities: A Parade of the 1932 Graduates" (The Crisis, Volume 39, Issue 8, August 1932). Jewell earned his Bachelors in what was then General Engineering (Course IXb) at the Institute, where he would also earn his Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Course II) in 1934.

About The Crisis

The Crisis is the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It was founded in 1910 by W. E. B. Du Bois (editor), Oswald Garrison Villard, J. Max Barber, Charles Edward Russell, Kelly Miller, William Stanley Braithwaite, and Mary Dunlop Maclean. The Crisis has been in continuous print since 1910, and it is the oldest Black-oriented magazine in the world. Today, The Crisis is "a quarterly journal of civil rights, history, politics and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color."

"The Crisis," Wikipedia (11 January 2022 entry)

Timeline: 1930s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Brain and Cognitive SciencesMechanical Engineering
Career: Education
Object: Document
Collection: Commencement, Honors, Magazine features, NAACP, Order of Operations 1921-1945, Students, W.E.B. DuBois