Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a handwritten letter that was sent on March 24, 1967, from Benjamin Berofsky to President George M. Modlin in response to Modlin’s letter regarding faculty hiring practices at the University of Richmond. According to Berofsky, Dr.…

Dr. J. Ollie Edmunds, a leader in higher education, gave the commencement address, "Checks and Balances" for the Class of 1970. He began his speech by claiming that in the past year and a half, there had been some attacks on the United States…

This document is a letter from Daniel H. Kruger to President George M. Modlin that was sent on August 22, 1967. Kruger, who is a University of Richmond alumnus, was participating in a study of Workmens Compensation in Virginia. During a trip to…

This document is the final letter of correspondence between alumnus Daniel H. Kruger and President George M. Modlin regarding the use of quotas for Jewish students at the University of Richmond. This letter was sent on September 12, 1967. In this…

In this six-page short story, the author, M. Glass, offers a story about "Anti-Judaism," speaking about the role of "the Jew" throughout history. Within the story, Glass explains that the causes of Anti-Judaism are to be grouped under four heads…

Chairman Weaver Marr submitted this annual departmental report to President George Modlin on behalf of the Westhampton College Foreign Language Department on April 19, 1969. He believed that three things from that school year were most notable:…

This document is a letter in response to Daniel H. Kruger’s August 22, 1967 letter to President George M. Modlin. In this letter, Modlin stated that there is no quota for Jewish students at Westhampton College or at the University of Richmond.…

This document is a letter that was sent on March 13, 1967, from President George M. Modlin to Benjamin Berkofsky. It was written in response to a letter Berkofsky previously sent. In his original letter, Berkofsky claimed that the university’s…

In this letter from 1948, Thomas Eugene West writes to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin about the opening of Brandeis University, a private institution sponsored by the Jewish community, in Waltham, Massachusetts. West claims that…

The article details M.Y. MacFarland––also known as "Petros," he was famous for his dialect parts which found him profound success in dramatic productions in Pennsylvania. He performed his first dialect part in the well-known Spanish play,…
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