Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a handwritten letter that was sent on March 24, 1967, from Benjamin Berofsky to President George M. Modlin in response to Modlin’s letter regarding faculty hiring practices at the University of Richmond. According to Berofsky, Dr.…

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a…

This item is a series of memos sharing a letter from J. Stanley Pottinger, Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S.Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to Ernest L. Wilkinson, President of Brigham Young University (BYU) 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 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…

The Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Phillip E. Landrum, wrote this letter to President George M. Modlin in response to the Focus Week program for 1953. He, and other Baptists with whom he had spoken, were displeased…

Chairman Weaver Marr submitted this annual departmental report to President George Modlin on behalf of the Westhampton College Foreign Language Department on April 19, 1969. He believed that three things from that school year were most notable:…

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 a letter that was sent on March 13, 1967, from President George M. Modlin to Benjamin Berkofsky. It was written in response to a letter Berkofsky previously sent. In his original letter, Berkofsky claimed that the university’s…

The University Faculty Advisory Panel wrote this report to study "the effect of race, religion, and sex on university policies on the hiring, promotion, salary, and tenure." They found no evidence of discrimination based on sex, and they also…
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