Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a revised chart of the actual (1969-1970) and the estimated (1970-1971) racial composition of various student bodies at the University of Richmond. It lists the racial composition of the following schools: Richmond College, Westhampton…

This document is a letter written to President George M. Modlin from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), in regards to whether the University of Richmond was in…

This letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., Director of Admissions at the University of Richmond to C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services at the University of Richmond, informing him that the admissions office mailed 56 letters to “outstanding…

This is a letter to Dr. C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services of the University of Richmond, from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., Director of Admissions for the University of Richmond, writing to inform him of a letter that Pollard sent out to 38 black…

This is a program handout for a April 27, 1971 Open Campus event for black students at the University of Richmond. The program outlines the day's activities and the various campus events available for attendance. These events include a campus tour, a…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to University President George M. Modlin. The letter outlines the various administrative efforts employed by the University to comply with Department of Health, Education and…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to Allix James, President of the Virginia Union University, a historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. The letter asks if there are any Virginia Union Students…

This May 12, 1971, memo is written by Thomas N. Pollard, Jr, Director of Admissions for Richmond College, addressed to Dean C. J. Gray. The memo outlines the efforts made by the Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) to sponsor an…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

This letter discusses an open admission policy for the University of Richmond that Professor Paul E. Hubbell of Ypsilanti, Michigan had contacted President E. Bruce Heilman about. The policy was studied by the Board of Trustees and a new policy was…
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