Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr. to C.J. Gray

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Title

Letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr. to C.J. Gray

Description

This letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., Director of Admissions at the University of Richmond to C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services at the University of Richmond, informing him that the admissions office mailed 56 letters to “outstanding negro students commended by the National Achievement Scholarship Program under the auspices of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.” Pollard writes that they were males from Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina all planning to attend college in the fall of 1971. Pollard writes that the Admissions office has also written 67 black students in the same three states who have qualified “among 1,450 Black students as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program for outstanding Negro students.” He finishes the letter by stating that they are keeping track of the responses.

Source

Letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr. to C.J. Gray 03 November 1970, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 3, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1970-11-03

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.5.25.3-1971103.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Pollard, Thomas N., Jr., “Letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr. to C.J. Gray,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 17, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2269.