Letter from E. Bruce Heilman to Paul E. Hubbell

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Letter from E. Bruce Heilman to Paul E. Hubbell


This letter discusses an open admission policy for the University of Richmond that Professor Paul E. Hubbell of Ypsilanti, Michigan had contacted President E. Bruce Heilman about. The policy was studied by the Board of Trustees and a new policy was approved stating that all divisions of UR will consider applicants who meet the academic requirements without regard to race, color, or national origin. The University has made efforts to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The letter states "The University of Richmond has had minority students other than Negroes, on its rolls for many years; and since 1966 it has welcomed an increasing number of full-time and part-time Negro students." Heilman stated that UR conducted vigorous recruiting programs for all students, including minority students as well as increased efforts to use scholarship and federal funds to attract low-income students and qualified minority students. Despite all of these efforts UR was experiencing difficulty recruiting black students. The reply from Heilman was blind copied to Dean C.J. Gray and Mr. John A. Clayton.

According to the collection of his materials at the Eastern Michigan University Archives, Hubbell was an alum of the University of Richmond.


Letter from E. Bruce Heilman to Paul E. Hubbell, 17 April 1972, R.G. 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 4, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.









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Heilman, E. Bruce (Earl Bruce), 1926-, “Letter from E. Bruce Heilman to Paul E. Hubbell,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed July 12, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2237.