Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from University College Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Charles H. Wheeler, III, the Treasurer at the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on September 4, 1964. Shotzberger and Dr. Moncure, whose position is not stated,…

In the student organizations section of the 1968 yearbook, two pictures can be found of clubs at University College. Both the pictures include an African American woman. She was member of the Reverie staff which was a magazine for creative expression…

This article in The Collegian describes the dedication of the Margaret E. James Memorial Music Room. Margaret’s father, Dr. James, donated a fully furnished music room to Westhampton College in 1933, in honor of his daughter Margaret James. Dr.…

This article in The Collegian discusses policy at the University of Richmond throughout the 1900's. It discusses policy for both Westhampton College and Richmond College, and lists some of the more interesting or "strange" pieces of campus policy.

This entry in The Messenger discusses some of the rules in Southern women's colleges. The entry suggests that colleges should treat women differently than convents. The entry also says that one look at the rules is enough to show that the whole…

This article states that Dr. Solon B. Cousins, who was a professor of Bible, pastor of the Second Baptist Church was the speaker at the Ministerial Association meeting last night. Dr. Cousins was head of the University of Richmond Religion…

This picture, entitled "janitors," is captioned with an interesting poem. The picture depicts a black janitor sweeping a set of stairs. It simultaneously depicts the plight of the working class and the privilege of the students. Through imagery such…

This section "Dips From The College Grin-Pot" features snippets of what was intended to be humorous dialogue. Included are six brief dialogues that feature an interaction between two people. The fifth dialogue is an interaction between two African…

A poem, "I Am the Lawyer written by Louis Lande, from New York City. Louis Lande was not a student of Richmond College, but his poem was reprinted from the New York Law Journal, Wednesday, May 28, 1930 and was included in The 1931 Web. Lande was a…

Elizabeth Gill, a Westhampton Student was widely involved around campus. In her time as a student she was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger, and the…
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