Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a program for The University Players' 1969 performance of A Man for all Seasons. Contained within it are advertisements for local businesses, as well as one purchased by Alpha Psi Omega, and an ode to the director of the production, Alton…

This is a rehearsal schedule for a week in 1921, with meetings scheduled Wednesday through Saturday evening. The schedule has doodles and comments written in the margins; one note reads: "Place: just outside the President's office."

This memo to the faculty and staff informs them that the faculty-staff banquet on March 7, 1969 will take place in the Westhampton College Dining Hall, and that the dinner will be followed by a University Players performance of Luigi Pirandello's Six…

This is a letter from Sherrie Sink, the Corresponding Secretary for The University Players, to the University of Richmond faculty and staff that describes a new ticket policy. For the 1973 fall and 1974 spring semesters, all faculty members would be…

This is a letter from Randy Walker, the Director of Public Information at the University of Richmond, to The Richmond Times-Dispatch Leisure Section about the University Players' four plays during the 1975-76 season in Camp Memorial Theatre. The…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

This is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman to John Welsh, showing appreciation and commending him for directing the play Conquest of My Brother that was produced the previous week. In the letter, he expressed how he brought off-campus guests and was very…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…
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