Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Eloise Severinson to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Eloise Severinson to George M. Modlin

Description

This October 6, 1969, letter is from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). The letter is addressed to University President Dr. George M. Modlin and is in regards to the University of Richmond's implementation of Title VI policies set out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dr. Modlin had proposed certain implementations to the Office for Civil Rights on August 29, 1968, and this letter serves as the "follow-up" to these developments. Dr. Modlin had indicated that the school would begin to keep records regarding University recruitment at "Negro high schools," "Negro groups invited to tour the University," and "Negro athletes contacted and interviewed with regard to athletic grants-in-aid." Marginalia indicates that eight individuals were "phoned," with a description of having phoned "J.E.N." in regards to "news stories in Richmond Afro American."

Source

Letter from Eloise Severinson to George M. Modlin, 6 October 1969, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 1, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1969-10-06

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.5.25.1-19691006.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Severinson, Eloise, “Letter from Eloise Severinson to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed April 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2521.