Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

In this letter, University of Richmond Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler III addresses University President George M. Modlin on the topic of actions taken by Marian H. Hamilton, the Westhampton College Dean of Students. Wheeler states that…

The author, with input from Dry Dock campus snack shop manager John Ruggiero, discussed the changes in food options, mostly prompted by the food committee, at the Dry Dock 1978. Some of the changes included extending meal ticket hours, offering a…

This article by Kenny Powers is about Mrs. Rae Green, a receptionist and switchboard operator in Gray Court. Mrs. Green said that she had a very close relationship with the women living in the dorm during the time she worked there, claiming she was…

In this oral history interview, Iria Jones (W’87) sat down with Eden Wolfer (’20) and Rena Xiao (’20) on July 2, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed her experience as one…

This article describes the creation of a full-size mascot costume modeled after the "new look" Richmond Spider created by Student Shop proprietor Buddy Mayo earlier in the fall 1948 semester.The article describes the new look spider as having "called…

During the fall semester of 1948, Buddy Mayo, the manager of the Student Shop, announced that the University of Richmond Spider, the "official University emblem," was receiving a new look to coincide with the "new football outlook and as an added…

In this oral history interview, Barry Greene (R’72) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Mysia Perry (’21), and Jacob Roberson (’19) on July 12, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1953 yearbook features a picture of the 1952 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1952 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the bottom includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…
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