Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Unknown Sender to Peter R. Neal

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Title

Letter from Unknown Sender to Peter R. Neal

Description

This document is a letter that was sent from an unknown sender to Peter R. Neal at an unknown date, likely in May of 1968. The sender wrote to Neal regarding a letter he sent about the University of Richmond’s Board of Publications’ decision to not publish a survey about students’ sexual practices in The Collegian. "It was the opinion of the Board that: 1. It is not the function of The Collegian to create news. 2. The survey was improperly conducted. 3. The questionnaire was not properly formulated." The Board was made up of students, faculty, and alumni, and, according to the sender, it was students who first claimed that the survey should not be published due to its informality. The sender wrote that freedom of the press is important but "to enjoy this freedom [any publication] must exercise reasonable restraint"; it was the unanimous decision of the Board that The Collegian was not exercising this restraint and that "the results of the survey would constitute a disservice to the University."

Source

Letter from Unknown Sender to Peter R. Neal, RG 6.2.4 box 7 folder 8, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.7.8-1968.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

Text Item Type Metadata

Student Contributor

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Citation

“Letter from Unknown Sender to Peter R. Neal,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed July 16, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1931.