Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

This document is a letter from Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College, to Herbert D. Long, Jr., the President of the Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Richmond, that was sent on February 16, 1965. This letter was sent in…

Francis A. Underhill, Chairman of the Westhampton History Department, submitted this report to President Modlin to give updates on the affairs of his department in 1971. The department was doing well with nine Westhampton women majoring in history,…

This column called "Frat Chat" focuses on activities and news within the Fraternity system. The column goes on to explain various frat related activities such as dances, parties, and new pledges. One brother referred to as "Moose" is described as…

This Collegian articles discusses an attempted burglary at one of the fraternity houses during spring break. The robbers are referred to as "thugs" and were deduced to be black because they were "unrecognizable in the darkness." The article claims…

This Collegian article discusses the activities at the first annual meeting of the Mu Sigma Rho literary society. One of the activities during the meeting was a debate titled, "The United States government should help to transport Negroes back to…

This page featured on The Web 1970 yearbook is a piece written about Greek life. In it, it states that fraternities as "an institution...have backing financially and morally." It claims the power and influence of the fraternities has waned from when…

This image in The Web 1972 features the first Black residential campus student at the University of Richmond, Barry Greene. In this photo, he poses with his fraternity brothers of Zeta Beta Tau, a historically Jewish fraternity -- at this time there,…

This image in The Web 1971 features the first Black residential campus student at the University of Richmond, Barry Greene. In this photo, he poses with his fraternity brothers of Zeta Beta Tau, a historically Jewish fraternity -- at this time there,…

The top right photograph was published in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features a group of students at a fraternity social. There is a Confederate flag hanging in the background.
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