Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

This is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman to John Welsh, showing appreciation and commending him for directing the play Conquest of My Brother that was produced the previous week. In the letter, he expressed how he brought off-campus guests and was very…

This page shows a short story written about George Reynolds Freedley, Class of 1925. No authorship information is given. The story explains his participation as a "thespian." Author poses the question, "what would our Minstrels do without George,"…

This article referred to as a "Campus Brainstorm" gives students an opportunity to publically voice their ideas regarding entertainment and social activities on campus. The brainstormers stated that they would like to see more minstrel shows from the…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…

This column published in The Collegian on January 20, 1922, was an advertisement for a play titled, "Yellow Jacket." According to the advert, "Yellow Jacket," was an "authentic" presentation of Chinese drama, and had been performed in New York. The…

This is The University Players 1975-76 brochure mailed to Miss M Jane Pope. The program includes the prices of tickets ($7.50 regular, $5.00 student), production time, box office information, request for subscription, and the four productions of the…

Kathleen B. Francis donated her subscription brochure from the University Players' fifth season of offering a subscriber option. The season included five plays and four films. The plays were, in order of production, Robert E. Lee and Jerome…

This article describes the speaker who has been selected to speak at the Convocation on January 10, 1936. "Dr. S. Ralph Harlow, professor of religion and Biblical literature at Smith College and educator late of the Neat East, will address the…
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