Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a memo from Ralph E. Antell in which he describes the University's hiring of women faculty members. He says that the University of Richmond "meets or exceeds the national average" in terms of women as a percentage of full-time faculty…

This is a newspaper article covering the newly established hearing board intended to mitigate sexual assault cases. It discusses the composition of the board, as well as discussions on whether or not to include students. Kristin Heller, Westhampton…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

This is a letter discussing the University's decision to comply with "government regulations regarding equal employment opportunity and the adjustment of all forms, questionnaires, and brochures." The administrator goes on to say that this will be…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick to several deans talking about the need to begin recruiting minority faculty again. He says that with "contracts and salaries and budgets having held first priority lately, we have let recruitment of minority…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick in which he discusses being appointed Chairman of the "Committee on Racial/Ethnic Categories." He attaches a statement from the Federal Interagency Committee on Education that talks about racial categorization,…

This letter written on March 24, 1972 is a report from Dean Austin E. Grigg to President Heilman about the Southern Regional Educational Board Conference on Minority Students at Historically White Campuses that he attended on March 23-24, 1972. He…

This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

In this collection of letters published in The Collegian, two discuss the controversy over the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton…

University of Richmond student, John B. Hesch, writes a letter to the Editors of the Collegian to explain his stance on the new two part policy adopted by The Baptist General Association of Virginia. This policy requires all Baptist related academic…
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