Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Panty Pilferage"

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Article "Panty Pilferage"

Description

Beginning in the 1950s, an annual "panty raid" tradition took place on campus when Richmond college students would cross over the bridge to the Westhampton side of campus. Westhampton women would typically throw panties to the men from their dorm windows. The year 1976 was different in that in one of the two panty raids that occured over the span of two weeks, the Richmond College men stormed into the building, entered the Westhampton students' dorms, and stole undergarments. The article also mentions "the thoughtless mob of men, hell bent on 'have fun', proceeded to drench the carpet in Gray Court with water, thus ruining it. To replace it will cost several hundred dollars and will prevent other needed repair work from being done on the women's dorms."

Source

"Panty Pilferage" The University of Richmond Collegian 65, no. 5 (October 6, 1977): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19771006.2.18&srpos=6&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1977-10-06

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Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Article "Panty Pilferage" ,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 14, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2807.