Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a picture of a senior at the University of Richmond in 1925 named Yiu Fong Leung. The text next to her picture states, "Who is there at Westhampton who doesn't admire the spunk with which Yiu Fong tackles our Americanism?". Yiu Fong Leung was…

This is a photograph of the Chinese Students Club that includes the officers and members of the club. According to a statement in the Collegian, the Club was organized by the Chinese students of the University to effectively intermingle with one…

This is an ad by the Corn Products Refining Co. as they are marketing their Mazola oil. The ad has a drawing of the product at the top-right corner with descriptions in order to persuade consumers to buy the product. The ad also includes a drawing of…

This is a drawing used as for the cover page for the "Sectional Clubs" portion of the yearbook. Four characters are drawn holding a "Sectional Clubs" sign. These four people are depicted as ethnically different and stereotypical manner based on their…

This page is drawn from the sophomore class section of the 1920 yearbook and includes names, photos, and descriptions of the students who were part of the sophomore class. This page includes a photograph of Cheng Yeung Hui, the only sophomore Chinese…

This illustration, used as the opening page for the "Organizations" section of the yearbook, draws connections to Native American culture. It is equating Native American cultural gatherings to students gathering for extracurricular activities or…

A description of Miss Susan M. Lough, who received the dedication of the Westhampton College yearbook of 1930. The description states "To you, whose smiling Irish eyes have been a source of joy to us..." Lough was the head of the department of…

Featured in this illustration, which is located on the page adjacent to the description of the University Players Club, is a man hanging by a noose with his hands cuffed behind him. Two black crows fly overhead. This image might represent a scene…

In this image 14 members of the Young Men's Christian Association are featured, including S.W. Quong, an Asian student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA. Quong refers to himself as a Chinese student and is a member of the…

A list of members in Glee Club, broken down by musical ranges (i.e.: First Tenors, Second Tenors, First Bass, Second Bass). Listed under First Bass is student S.W. Quong, a Chinese student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA.…
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