Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Daniel H. Kruger to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Daniel H. Kruger to George M. Modlin

Description

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 Newport News, he met the relatives of Sylvia, whose relation to Kruger is unknown. Her relatives asked Kruger if Westhampton College "operated on the quota system" and informed him that only three Jewish girls were accepted in the freshman class. He was "shocked and dismayed" to learn that the university "would indulge in such a despicable practice." The letter also has marginalia in what appears to be Modlin's handwriting, mostly numbers, which appear to be assessing the number of Jewish women who applied, were accepted, and attended Westhampton College. The numbers are used in Modlin's reply to Kruger.

Source

Letter from Daniel H. Kruger to George M. Modlin, 22 August 1967, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society

Date

1967-08-22

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Kruger, Daniel H., “Letter from Daniel H. Kruger to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1894.