Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1923 article in The Collegian covers the twelfth anniversary celebrations for the Republic of China, held by Chinese students at the University. Students held a banquet at Far East Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant downtown, and stageed an…

An article investigates the number of Chinese students who have come to the United States to continue their education. Many Chinese students came to the United States as recipients of the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships. The article notes that 160…

A charge to new students at Richmond College opens with a short story stereotyping Chinese people. An wise "coolie" asks an American traveler questions about the intentions of his journey to China. The author then asks new students their motives for…

This article describes Chinese students celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the Chinese Republic. Organized by the Chinese Students Organization (Chinese Club), the students held a banquet at Shanghai Restaurant. The event is compared to the…

A Chinese Student’s Christian Association of North America (CSCA) chapter was organized at the University in 1931. This organization has roots in the Boxer Indemnity Scholarships, which caused an influx of Chinese students to the United States…

The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…

This column published in The Collegian on May 3, 1929, describes a Young Women's Christian Association event in which a Chinese student -- only referenced as Mr. Kung -- spoke on stereotypes that Americans had about the Chinese. According to the…

This image posted in The Collegian on November 6, 1959, shows five Chinese students (international status unknown) surrounding what seems to be a fountain or pond with lilypads. The students' names are: Jean Lee, Shirley Lai, Patricia Kwa, and Meehan…

This column published in the Richmond Alumni Bulletin features Richmond alumni Dr. Cheng-Yeng Hsu, class of 1922. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Dr. Hsu continued his education at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and…
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