Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a program from the University Player’s production of “Oedipus the King”, written by Sophocles and translated by David Grene. The cast incorporated actors, a chorus, dancers, and members of the University Brass ensemble. The play was…

This is a program from the University Players' production of Stephen Vincent Benet's epic poem, "John Brown's Body," with music by Fenno Heath. Members of the University Players performed this poem in the Quonset Studio Theatre from April 18 to 21,…

This is a program for the 1984 University Players' production of Hiawatha, directed by Jack Welsh. The play is inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Song of Hiawatha," adapted by Michael Bognadov and with music by Jeff Teare. As well as…

This program outlines the production of God Say Amen by the English Shakespeare Company at the University of Richmond. Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington state that the show examines "Shakespeare's current enquiry into political behaviour."…

This is an undated program from a production presented by the senior class of Westhampton College. The play was written, directed, designed, and performed by the students. The program contains a cast list, credits for directing and design, and an…

This is a program for The University Players' 1969 performance of A Man for all Seasons. Contained within it are advertisements for local businesses, as well as one purchased by Alpha Psi Omega, and an ode to the director of the production, Alton…

This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this oral history interview, Dominic Finney (R ‘99) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Jenifer Yi (‘22) on June 12, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and fifteen minute interview, Finney…

This is a rehearsal schedule for a week in 1921, with meetings scheduled Wednesday through Saturday evening. The schedule has doodles and comments written in the margins; one note reads: "Place: just outside the President's office."
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