Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This spread in the 1913 yearbook is on the Anti Co-Ed Club which was started to protest the integration of women into the collegiate system. There is a cartoon depicting men wandering around, and a photo of the men in the club.

This spread in the 1913 yearbook is focused on the "Old Maids Club" which was created in retaliation to the "Anti Co-ed Club." The image for the Old Maids Club shows a young woman sitting while there are pests around her that appear to be small men…

This Collegian article reports anxieties about the dining hall exchange at the University of Richmond regarding a misinterpretation of the Coordinate Education Report. The report states that “Separate dining opportunities shall be provided in each…

This Collegian article states that food catering service Servomation Mathias has replaced the Slater System in managing the Richmond College Refectory. The new manager of the Refectory is Carroll E. Allen Jr. New serving hours and the guidance of a…

Photographed by J.W. Buck, this image from the 1897 edition of the yearbook The Spider depicts the cast of the theatrical production "Darkest Africa". A majority of the all-male white cast is in blackface.

This image, appearing on a page titled "The Glee Club" in the 1897 University of Richmond yearbook The Spider, shows a white european man playing the flute for a racist caricature of a person with monkey-like features, who covers his ears in…

This photograph, appearing in the 1960 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Web depicts an interior view of students eating at the Westhampton dining hall. The photo is located at the beginning of the list of Westhampton College…

This untitled black and white photograph featured in the Fall 1994 issue of the Messenger depicts three unnamed black boys. No location is given. This piece was paired with the short story "The Tobacco Road," which is about a white woman being…

This photograph, appearing in the 1960 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Web, depicts an interior view of students eating at the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall. The photo is located at the beginning of the list of…

This 1949 yearbook features the Confederate Spider mascot, at the start of each section. In this particular photo there is a replica of the confederate spider pointing to the deanery, for the "Administration" section of the yearbook.
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