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http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.30-1982.png
This photo collage and description in The Web 1982 documents the annual tradition of the "panty raid" during which "Richmond College men invaded the Westhampton dormitories," and the Westhampton women would throw panties to the men from the dorm…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.26-1982.png
This section of The Web 1982 highlights different types of students at the University of Richmond. In the section "Feminists," the description states that the feminist "knows who the weaker of the sexes really is, but she is fair enough to fight for…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.26-1979.pdf
In story called "Sometimes Living Next to a Creep Wouldn't Seem So Bad" in the 1979 yearbook, an unnamed author writes describes commuting student life. The story is embedded with heteronormative gender roles, sexism, and elements of rape culture.…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.196-1979.pdf
In Phi Kappa Sigma's paragraph in the 1979 yearbook, they joke that is has been a hard year for the fraternity, because amongst other things, such as "the recent shortage of recreational drugs in the Richmond area" and the "the crash of the…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.19-1979.pdf
A multi-page story called "A Day in the Life" by an unnamed author in the 1979 yearbook depicts a version of daily life for students at UR. Written from a man's point of view, the story's language is embedded with misogyny and elements of rape…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.12-1979.pdf
Beginning in the 1950s, an annual "panty raid" tradition took place on campus when Richmond College students would cross over the bridge to the Westhampton side of campus. Westhampton women would throw panties to the men from their dorm windows. In…

Web.235-1978.jpg
A photo in the 1978 yearbook shows a banner for the Women Lifestyle Committee's annual "Lifestyles Conference," which was held from January 27-29 in the winter of 1978. The theme of 1978 was "Partners in Humanity." The Women's Lifestyle Committee was…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.208-1974.png
This description in The Web 1974 documents the changing attitudes of students in regards to physical appearance. The text considers what "UR students of a 100 years ago" would have thought of "unisex haircuts, women wearing slacks to classes,…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.5-1955.jpg
In an article describing orientation, the article mentions that incoming freshmen women are taught "tradition, rules, history and 'What is expected of a Westhampton Lady.'"

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/MessengerLXVIII.3.9-1941.pdf
This short story from the February 1941 Messenger details the passing of a black woman named Bess. Bess's dress is described as being scant and attention-grabbing, and an unnamed man urges her to marry someone who is "her own kind" and criticizes her…
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