Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Article describing the teaching of Dr. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Richmond, known for teaching Douglas Southall Freeman. The article described many different interactions that Mitchell had with his students.…

This article summarizes the history of "Old Columbia" (then called the Columbia building), which was the first building established as a part of the University of Richmond. The building was made for the Virginia Baptist Seminary as a space to move…

This article from the Alumni Bulletin of Spring 1951 was told from the perspective of Broadus Mitchell, the oldest son of Samuel Chiles Mitchell. Samuel Chiles Mitchell taught on the "Old Campus" in downtown Richmond. The essay details what life was…

This article showcases the work of University of Richmond alum A. E. Dick Howard (RC '54). At the time, Howard was preparing for a career in law at the University of Virginia, prior to which he spent time studying philosophy, politics, and economics.…

This piece profiles Dr. R. Stuart Grizzard ('41), sharing his thoughts on the University, work as a pastor, and views on political and social issues. Grizzard expressed a desire for his children to attend the University of Richmond; both Grizzard and…

A student-authored article, titled "All Around The Lake", was featured in the 1949 Alumni Bulletin, offering a depiction of current social events at the University of Richmond. The article highlights events, such as the University mascot receiving a…

The winter 1960 Alumni Bulletin featured the account of Park P. Dickerson (RC '55) and his time at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Dickerson discusses South Africa's culture, the people,…

In this short essay supporting American expansion, S. J. Rowland gives a brief history on the concept of colonization by the British, and then gives a chronological history of the United States' acquisition of land in the contiguous country and…

R. H. Adams, in a six-page essay, discusses immigration issues in the United States, with a hostile view towards Eastern European immigrants, stating "the Slavs, Poles, and Italians... are, to say the least, decidedly of the ultra-undesirable type"…
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