Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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,…

This document is a report of the number of minority students at the University of Richmond for the 1972-1973 school year, nearly 20 years after Brown v Board. Minority students were divided into the following categories: "American Indian," "Negro,"…

Carol Silver, a Westhampton College student, wrote President George Modlin a letter expressing how impressed she was by the University's new stance on integration. The University of Richmond enrolled its first black student in 1964 at the University…

Chairman Harry M. Ward submitted this report to President George Modlin on behalf of the Department of History at University College on April 26, 1971. Ward began by highlighting the current faculty specialties including different eras in American…

Welford D. Taylor, Chairman of the Literature Department at University College, submitted this report to President Modlin to update him about the affairs of his department in 1971. He claimed that the most notable improvements were the new course…

Miss Jane Pope, the Secretary to President Modlin, sent the first of these letters on April 11, 1968, to reply to Dr. William Alexander Simpson's letter and explain that Dr. Modlin had been traveling for weeks and had not yet had time to write his…
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