Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from J. Guthrie Smith to George M. Modlin

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Letter from J. Guthrie Smith to George M. Modlin

Description

In this 1964 letter, J. Guthrie Smith sends University of Richmond President George M. Modlin an article from the New York Times. The article, entitled "City Campus: Dollar Asset," discusses the relationship between universities and urban renewal. The unnamed author writes, "When Harvard was founded, the location of rural Cambridge was chosen in order to escape the ‘moral rot’ of Boston." Since then, universities have been "swallowed up" by urban expansion; consequently, crime rates have decreased and tax collections increased, and out-of-town students largely contribute to the local economy. The University moved from it's city location to the current campus in 1914.

Source

Letter from J. Guthrie Smith to George M. Modlin, 04 May 1964, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1964-05-04

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Smith, J. Guthrie, “Letter from J. Guthrie Smith to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed January 22, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1892.