Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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An article and photo collage in the winter 1950 Alumni Bulletin detailed the events of Homecoming 1949. There was a football game, parade float contest, pre-Homecoming dinner, and alumni luncheon. One photo features a float that says "Bye! Bye!…

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 letter from 1948, Thomas Eugene West writes to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin about the opening of Brandeis University, a private institution sponsored by the Jewish community, in Waltham, Massachusetts. West claims that…

In this 1951 letter from Edmond H. Brill, Jr. to Dr. George M. Modlin, Brill attaches a script for Modlin to read on Radio Station WRNL. At this time, Modlin served as the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; the speech explains that the…

This document is a 1950 census from Richmond, Virginia. In this census, people were classified as white or non-white. During this time, there were more white than non-white people in the city of Richmond. However, on the East and North sides, there…

In this 1964 letter, J. Guthrie Smith sends University of Richmond President George M. Modlin an article from the New York Times. The article, entitled "City Campus: Dollar Asset," discusses the relationship between universities and urban renewal.…

This document is a letter from President George M. Modlin to the University of Virginia School of Law Dean F. D. G Ribble that was sent on February 15, 1952. This letter was sent in response to the "Report and Resolution on racial discrimination," in…

This document is a letter from Daniel H. Kruger to President George M. Modlin that was sent on August 22, 1967. Kruger, who is a University of Richmond alumnus, was participating in a study of Workmens Compensation in Virginia. During a trip to…

This document is a letter in response to Daniel H. Kruger’s August 22, 1967 letter to President George M. Modlin. In this letter, Modlin stated that there is no quota for Jewish students at Westhampton College or at the University of Richmond.…

This document is the final letter of correspondence between alumnus Daniel H. Kruger and President George M. Modlin regarding the use of quotas for Jewish students at the University of Richmond. This letter was sent on September 12, 1967. In this…
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