Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Richmond College Rat Cap 1940

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Title

Richmond College Rat Cap 1940

Description

This is a "rat cap" that a Richmond College freshmen wore in 1940 during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

Source

Richmond College Rat Cap, 1940, Record Group 34 UA 10-023, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1940

Format

Language

English

Identifier

UA34.UA10-023.132-1940.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“Richmond College Rat Cap 1940,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 23, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2869.