Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University staff’s…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

This newspaper advertisement is for courses at University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The advertisement, in the Afro-American, a historically black newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, was specifically for evening…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

This document is a letter from Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Edwin J. Merrick, the head football coach at the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 10, 1964. In this letter, Shotzberger attached a letter he sent to Ronald C. Smith, a student.…

This document is a memo from R. S. Underhill of University College to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on October 14, 1963, with the subject "McGuire Veterans Hospital." Underhill wrote to Modlin regarding…

This letter was sent on July 16, 1965, by C. Hobson Goddin, a member of the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, to Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College. The committee wanted to place plaques on buildings in Richmond that served…

This document is a letter from Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College, to Herbert D. Long, Jr., the President of the Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Richmond, that was sent on February 16, 1965. This letter was sent in…
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