Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch was published on April 9, 1961 on page F-7 of the newspaper. The author highlighted the details of the performance, such as an 8:15 PM start time and seperate performances for alumni and the general…

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 editorial, written by student Scott Shepard, explains the history and lore behind the traditionally Southern and corn-based dish referred to as “grits”. After describing the dish’s contents, he goes on to illustrate how grits…

This article, written in 1943, details the festivities of Westhampton College's May Day, which is run by the sophomore women. The college gym will be decorated as an old Southern Plantation. In order to add to the atmosphere of the theme, "twelve…

This 1934 Collegian article discusses the potential for a team name change from 'Spiders' to 'Rebels.' The article attempts to persuade readers that a new name is needed due to the fact that the name is "insignificant" and does not "represent any…

This Collegian article, written in 1929, focuses on a collection of letters, notes, and autographs given to the university library from Dr. J. L. M. Curry and Miss Ella M. Thomas. Dr. Curry was a member of the United States Congress and the…

In this short 1928 Collegian article, Mrs. Sally Harris, widow of A.M. Harris who was a member of the Class of 1876, has given to the library a copy of a picture taken of the Valentine statue of General Robert E. Lee. The photo depicts the group of…

This 1949 yearbook features the Confederate Spider mascot, at the start of each section. In this particular photo there is a replica of the confederate spider pointing to the deanery, for the "Administration" section of the yearbook.

An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…
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