Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old"

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Article "UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old"

Description

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 wears a Confederate uniform. Buddy Mayo, the former proprietor of the college shop, attended a conference called the Association of College Student Shops in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947 where he met a famous caricaturist named Arthur Evans and together they drew up plans for the Confederate Spider. “This little fellow, who is to be seen conspicuously displayed on books, jackets and car windows, is the insignia which has caught the eye of U.R. student's.” The Confederate Spider came to be as a result of students thinking that the traditional emblem lacked color, the confederate uniform was added to give it meaning.

Source

"UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old." The Richmond Collegian XXXVII, no. 12. (December 1, 1950): 3. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19501201.2.24&srpos=1&e=--1920---1989--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1950-12-01

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“Article "UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1809.