Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter and reply from Dr. Arthur B. Gunlicks to George M. Modlin

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Letter and reply from Dr. Arthur B. Gunlicks to George M. Modlin

Description

Professor Arthur B. Gunlicks wrote President George M. Modlin to share his concerns about planning for the next school year. His first recommendation was to improve the lighting along the sidewalk from Boatwright Library to North and South Court. Secondly, he noticed how the "name tags on the uniforms of our blue-collar (i.e., colored) employees" only indicated their first names. Therefore, although he confessed he doesn't know how the staff felt, he recommended their name tags be changed to only show their last names so that "a militant black either within or without the University community" wouldn't claim "white paternalism and racism." President Modlin responded by inquiring as to where the new lamps should go and expressed his understanding that the name tags of "our employees (both white and black)" were whatever the employee desired.

Source

Letters between Arthur B. Gunlicks and George M. Modlin, 17 October 1969; 27 October 1969, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 17 Folder 9, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1969-10-17
1969-10-27

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.3.17.9-19691017.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Gunlicks, Arthur B., “Letter and reply from Dr. Arthur B. Gunlicks to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1873.