JE Ralph to Rose Miller

Identifier

SE071913b

Description

JE Ralph's reply to Rose Miller's objections to having a black supervisor, informing her that he has named a white man to the position.

Source

US National Archives and Records Administration 450/79/10/3 box #6 entry 12A1

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Provenance

Digital copy acquired from federal archives by previous WWPL Archivist, Heidi Hackford.

Text

Miss Rose Miller,
Wetting Division.

Madam:

In reply to your letter of the 18th instant, in which you state that the superintending of work upon the tables is so closely associated with the ladies that it would be less humiliating to have a white man in charge, I beg to thank you for bringing this letter to my attention as it was not known to me that a white man was not in charge of this work, and upon investigation, I find that the chief of the wetting division under the rule of seniority had permitted Louis H. Nutt, a negro, to be in charge of the work, who, however was classified as a skilled helper and had not officially been designated as foreman of the work.

I wish to state that I have this day placed Irving P. Tade, a white man, in charge of the work in question, and I am sure there will be no further cause for complaint on this account.

Respectfully,
J. E. Ralph
Director.

Original Format

Letter

Files

SE071913b.jpg

Citation

Ralph, Joseph E., 1863-1922, “JE Ralph to Rose Miller,” 1913 July 23, SE071913b, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.