Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This spread in the 1913 yearbook is focused on the "Old Maids Club" which was created in retaliation to the "Anti Co-ed Club." The image for the Old Maids Club shows a young woman sitting while there are pests around her that appear to be small men…

This 1969 Collegian article is about the Westhampton College Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) hosting a workshop and seminar in order to get more youth involved in the program. Sarah Jane Stewart of the Southern Regional Office in Atlanta,…

This 1963 announcement highlights the "Plantation Party," which was a party held on May Day (May 4th) to "reveal the school at its southern best." The events lined up include an open house art exhibit, a band concert, lantern parade, ballet, and a…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

According to this University of Richmond Collegian article, the Board of Trustees has passed a Westhampton Senate proposal allowing men to eat at the court dining hall during dinner hours. The court dining hall was the all-female dining hall intended…

In a service at the terrace of Westhampton College, the new YWCA cabinet was installed. After a reading of scripture and prayer, Grace Watkins, former president of the organization, lighted the candle of Ida Scott, the newly elected president, during…

In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

This article criticizes the continuing separation between Richmond College and Westhampton College, arguing that the division makes UR operate "as a summer camp environment with a lake in the middle," and that it was time that "steps were taken to…

The article reports on the formation of a women's liberation group on campus. Beth Marschak, head of the organization, said that the shock "is effective in getting people thinking." She mentions that many students have ideas that conform to many…

This article reports that the all woman staff for the Messenger, following editor Betty Cather, resigned from their roles. According to Board of Publications and magazine editor Donald Wilson, the women on the staff were "not in accord with the…
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