Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Varsity Dance is Big Success"

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Article "Varsity Dance is Big Success"

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The article discusses the Varsity club's first social gathering to commemorate its beginning as an official club at the University. The article specifically mentions that everyone was enjoying the music provided by “a negro orchestra,” which may explain the illustrations in the University of Richmond's yearbooks from 1914-1917 that feature illustrations of African Americans playing instruments in a band. "Negro" orchestras were used at select events in this time period.

Source

"'Varsity Dance is Big Success: First Social Function of Club Makes a Hit.'" The Richmond Collegian II, no. 21, (March 3, 1916): 1,3. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19160303.2.7&e=------191-en-20--1--txt-txIN-------#-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1916-03-03

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English

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RichmondCollegian.II.21.1-19160303.jpg

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Varsity Dance is Big Success",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 14, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/88.