Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Richmond Spider Gets 'New Look'"

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Article "Richmond Spider Gets 'New Look'"

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During the fall semester of 1948, Buddy Mayo, the manager of the Student Shop, announced that the University of Richmond Spider, the "official University emblem," was receiving a new look to coincide with the "new football outlook and as an added incentive to college spirit." Mayo said that the new look was a "product of five years of work and study" aimed to please students who had previous been unsatisfied with the mascot. The new look spider wore a Confederate uniform, and the article notes that Mayo "wanted the students to understand that the grey coloring of the body of the spider is to offset the official colors of the school." Mayo went on to explain "that the spider so-dressed signifies that Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy during the War Between the States, and therefore the official blue would not be appropriate for the Spiders uniform." Mayo hoped the students would approve of the redesign.

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"Richmond Spider Gets 'New Look'". The Richmond Collegian XXXV, no. 2 (September 24, 1948): 13. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19480924.2.7&srpos=1&e=------194-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1948-09-24

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Richmond Spider Gets 'New Look'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed April 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2893.