Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Charles H. Hamilton to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Charles H. Hamilton to George M. Modlin

Description

This letter was sent on June 26, 1949, by Charles H. Hamilton, the City Editor of the Richmond News Leader, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Hamilton wrote to Modlin regarding the issue of communism in the United States, especially in higher education; recently, three faculty members at the University of Washington were dismissed because two admitted that they were members of the Communist party and one refused to state whether he was a member. Hamilton wanted to write a news story to "enlighten readers on freedom of education in Virginia" and asked Modlin to provide a statement regarding the loyalty of university faculty members, political activities of faculty members and students, dismissal of faculty members due to their political activities, and books not used in classes due to "undesirable political, social or economic viewpoints."

Source

Letter from Charles H. Hamilton to George M. Modlin, 28 June 1949, RG 6.2.4 box 7 folder 8, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1949-06-28

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Hamilton, Charles H., “Letter from Charles H. Hamilton to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 21, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1920.