Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

This letter was sent on November 1, 1971, from Wildman S. Kincheloe to E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond. Kincheloe wrote to Heilman after reading in the Richmond newspapers that the University’s Provost requested that…

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 document is a letter from James V. Larkin, Director of Bands at the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the Chancellor and former President of the University of Richmond. Larkin wrote to Modlin because Modlin and his wife had given…

On December 1st 1950, The Collegian published an article called “UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old.” The article tells the story of how the University of Richmond’s logo the Spider got transformed into the Confederate Spider in which the Spider…

This photo taken from The Web 1970 yearbook focuses on a May Day event that took place at the University of Richmond. The title suggests that "Rebel Yell," which was a war cry used by the Confederate soldiers inspired by Native Americans, was a…

The Administration and Faculty section of the 1960 yearbook shows a cartoon of the Confederate spider. The spider can be seen holding a confederate flag with "U of R" written on its uniform. Similar illustrations can be seen at the beginning of each…

The top right photograph was published in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features a group of students at a fraternity social. There is a Confederate flag hanging in the background.

This section of the 1960 Web exhibits an illustration of the Confederate spider mascot. It has the Confederate flag held high in one of its legs and a degree held high in the other.

These photos from the 1960 yearbook feature "The Web Beauty" Miss Alice Clement and the man who selected her as the most beautiful from a selection of candidates, Mr. Ed Sullivan. Framing the first page is the Confederate Spider mascot, holding up a…
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