Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This photograph, appearing in the 1960 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Web depicts an interior view of students eating at the Westhampton dining hall. The photo is located at the beginning of the list of Westhampton College…

This photograph, appearing in the 1960 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Web, depicts an interior view of students eating at the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall. The photo is located at the beginning of the list of…

Found in the 1914 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Spider, this page satirically reminisces on the birth of the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall.

Located in a section of the 1898 edition of the yearbook The Spider titled "Eating Houses," this page is dedicated to the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall. The page lists a satirical average menu, along with the dining hall matron (Mrs.…

This is a list of daily meals beginning at August 29, 1970. The list was stamped by the Servomation food service company, and intended for Mr. William J. Rhodes, the UR Business Manager. It is unclear if this food was prepared at both the Richmond…

The second meeting of the Food Service Committee on November 2, 1970 consisted of several Richmond College students, administrators and Servomation representatives, presided by Mr. William J. Rhodes as Chairman. During this meeting, proposals from…

This item shows the recorded minutes of the Food Service Committee meeting on October 19, 1970 among Richmond College students, administrators and three representatives of the Servomation food service company. The Chairman of this committee is Mr.…

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…

This is a photograph with caption by Bob Perkins of a car crash on campus. A black dining hall worker was driving the car that "skidded out of control," which ultimately landed in a stream right off of new fraternity row. Neither the photo nor the…

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…
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