Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This image is a group photo of the "Alien Club," and follows with a roster on the following page. The image features John Johnson who is the African American man at the center of the photo. Johnson was a member of the custodial staff and he is noted…

This page is shown at the beginning of the yearbook. It shows a variety of photographs of the students' "temporary home" when students were displaced from the campus when it was used as a debarkation hospital during World War I. Students were housed…

This is a photograph of the Chinese Students Club that includes the officers and members of the club. According to a statement in the Collegian, the Club was organized by the Chinese students of the University to effectively intermingle with one…

In this eight-page short story, the author, J.B. Kincanon, offers a fictional murder and criminal mystery. The author tells the fictional story through one of his character's name Bill Slater and his stay with a family in Big Rock, West Virginia. The…

This article features a short report on the events that occurred on Armistice Day at the University of Richmond. The article describes how the general headquarters or the University moved the barrages that were placed by Inter-Collegiate Tobacco…

This article covers an event at the University of Richmond where Chinese students celebrated the birth of the Chinese Republic, and rendered homage to their homeland. The article talks about China, honing in on the Xinhai Revolution leading to the…

The photo in the middle (left) features two black men. The two black men seem like workers at the University of Richmond based on their outfits and tools. This photograph is just one of many snapshots that displayed Richmond College men's activities.…

The photograph in the bottom middle features a black woman. The woman is dressed in a white dress. Her clothing suggests that she is a staff member at the University of Richmond. The photo is included among sixteen other photographs on the page…

The character that is drawn on the top-left corner of the "Senior-Her Book" is a representation of a black woman working as a maid. This drawing of the black woman is drawn in a "blackface" manner based on her facial features, which highlight the…

This is an ad by the Corn Products Refining Co. as they are marketing their Mazola oil. The ad has a drawing of the product at the top-right corner with descriptions in order to persuade consumers to buy the product. The ad also includes a drawing of…
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