Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from George M. Modlin to Peter R. Neal

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Title

Letter from George M. Modlin to Peter R. Neal

Description

This letter was sent from George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, to Peter R. Neal, an alumnus of the university, on June 22, 1968. Modlin wrote to Neal in response to the latter’s May 22, 1968 letter regarding a survey on students’ sexual practices that was not allowed to be published in The Collegian. Modlin wrote that students, faculty, and alumni serve on the Board of Publications, and it was students who first voiced their opinion that the survey should not be published due to its "informality" and "irresponsible answers." The psychology department also stated that the survey was "poorly constructed" and "improperly conducted." Modlin wrote that freedom of the press should be enjoyed with "reasonable restraint" and The Collegian was not exercising "responsible and reasonable restraint in this matter" and the survey "would constitute a disservice to the University."

Source

Letter from George M. Modlin to Peter R. Neal, 22 June 1968, RG 6.2.4.3 box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968-06-22

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

Text Item Type Metadata

Student Contributor

Files

Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George M. Modlin to Peter R. Neal,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 19, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1933.