Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This press release, written by Mike Kamen at Science Research Associates, Inc. (SRA) in Chicago, Illinois was in regards to Walter M. Carpenter's new position at SRA. Carpenter joined SRA as a stafff associate in the Middle Atlantic States after two…

Page 17 of a program for the June 1964 University of Richmond Commencement Ceremony. This page includes students receiving Masters of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Business Education, and Masters of Commerce Degrees. Of…

This article, likely published in June 1964 in the Richmond News Leader,notes that the University of Richmond would be conferring a degree to a black student for the first time. The student was Walter Carpenter,a Petersburg resident and a civilian…

This June 6, 1964 article notes that the University of Richmond will for the first time be conferring a degree to a black student. The articles names Charles Carpenter (a mistake, the student's name was Walter Carpenter) as the student. It states…

This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

This newspaper advertisement is for courses at University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The advertisement, in the Afro-American, a historically black newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, was specifically for evening…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…
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