Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson

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Title

Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson

Description

This letter from the University of Richmond President George M. Modlin to Dr. Eloise Severinson, regional civil rights director from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), is responding to a recent article from The Richmond Times-Dispatch, which discussed a letter that was sent from Dr. Severinson to Modlin. Modlin writes that he assumes that the letter was disclosed from Dr. Severinson’s office, as it “has not left [his] office.” Modlin goes on to say that it is unfortunate that the letter was released, as he hasn’t been able to meet with his Board of Trustees to discuss Severinson’s suggestions, and writes that “such publicity makes more difficult our efforts to carry out your recommendations, especially those requiring the good will of black students, black faculty members, and predominantly black institutions.” Modlin writes that he hopes that HEW does not think that publicity will help accomplish the goals of their organization, and writes that he would like some assurance of good faith from their organization moving forward.

Source

Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson 7 October 1970, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 3, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1970-10-07

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.5.25.3-19701007.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

Text Item Type Metadata

Student Contributor

Files

Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George M. Modlin to Eloise Severinson,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 26, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2270.