Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson

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Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson

Description

In this letter president Modlin addresses Dr. Eloise Severinson of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) Office of Civil Rights about the university’s efforts to recruit black students after receiving recommendations from her in a letter received March 22, 1968. He said that the admission applications for the 1968-69 session lacked efforts for recruiting black students. Modlin listed efforts that UR would take to increase black enrollment such as advertisements of courses in the Richmond Afro-American, a local black newspaper; meeting with high school counselors of Richmond City schools to discuss the programs for recruiting black students; recruiting student athletes without regard to race and UR coaches visiting predominantly black schools. At the time this letter was written black students were enrolled in six of the seven divisions of the university. Modlin noted being "greatly encouraged and pleased at our progress in making effective the equal educational opportunity policy of the University of Richmond."

Source

Letter George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson, 29 August 1968, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 1 "US Government: "Civil Rights" HEW 1968 and 1969," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society

Date

1968-08-29

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.5.25.1-19680829.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2532.