Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter was sent on July 16, 1965, by C. Hobson Goddin, a member of the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, to Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College. The committee wanted to place plaques on buildings in Richmond that served…

This letter by Bonnie Higgins to the editor of The Collegian addressed the integration of black students into University College in 1964. Higgins, a junior at Westhampton College, expressed that the Board of Trustees should be highly praised for…

This letter was written by Richmond College alum, Mr. Lewis Latane, to President George Modlin on April 09, 1964, to inquire about the University and its integration policies. He began the letter by expressing his approval of the University College…

Miss Jane Pope, the Secretary to President Modlin, sent the first of these letters on April 11, 1968, to reply to Dr. William Alexander Simpson's letter and explain that Dr. Modlin had been traveling for weeks and had not yet had time to write his…

This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…

This document is a letter from University College Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Charles H. Wheeler, III, the Treasurer at the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on September 4, 1964. Shotzberger and Dr. Moncure, whose position is not stated,…

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…
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