Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from George M. Modlin to W. C. James

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Title

Letter from George M. Modlin to W. C. James

Description

This letter was written by George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond, and sent to Dr. W. C. James on May 26, 1952. Modlin wrote to James in response to the latter’s previous letter regarding a "'raid' by about a hundred of our Richmond College students," in which they had entered Westhampton College dormitories. Modlin wrote that "the boys had no real malice or meanness in their hearts but were engaged in a group prank." He stated that a small number of students participated—100 out of 800 students—and that "real student leaders…tried to prevent it and did persuade the overwhelming majority not to participate." Since Modlin and the administration could not figure out who the leaders were and who actually participated, they did not take any disciplinary action.

Source

Letter from George M. Modlin to W. C. James, 26 May 1952, RG 6.2.4 box 7 folder 7, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1952-05-26

Language

English

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Identifier

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George M. Modlin to W. C. James,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 20, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1940.