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In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

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This 1949 yearbook features the Confederate Spider mascot, at the start of each section. In this particular photo there is a replica of the confederate spider pointing to the deanery, for the "Administration" section of the yearbook.

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An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…

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This article reports that the University Student Government Association (USGA) was hoping that the majority of University of Richmond students and employees would approve a new version of the spider mascot, who at the time had been wearing a…

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This photograph, which accompanied information about various University of Richmond sporting events for the week, is captioned: "Spider Man is latest attraction at UR's home games, courtesy of the art students. Richmond's next home game is a week…

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The cover of the 1949 yearbook,The Web, features the Confederate Spider mascot, developed by Student Shop manager Buddy Mayo in 1948. The Confederate Spider wears a Confederate military uniform and hat, and carries a sword.

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During the fall semester of 1948, Buddy Mayo, the manager of the Student Shop, announced that the University of Richmond Spider, the "official University emblem," was receiving a new look to coincide with the "new football outlook and as an added…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.232-1978.pdf
In a description of the Richmond social scene, the article says "As the capital of the old confederacy, Richmond has a richness of heritage... The legacy of the War Between the States is an intrinsic part of Richmond. It is manifested in the southern…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.270-1973.pdf
In the Web yearbooks from this time, the fraternities would fill their paragraphs with inside jokes. One of them in the 1973 yearbook was, "Play 'Dixie', you turkeys." Two years earlier in 1973, the Richmond College S.G.A. Senate had voted to to…

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The text on the 1961 Kappa Alpha spread explains that it was created at Washington and Lee University in 1865, and is the "only national fraternity which bases its principles upon the life of an actual person—Robert E. Lee." The fraternity "is…
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