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Article "Spiderman Returns: Mascot Boosts Spirit"

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Article "Spiderman Returns: Mascot Boosts Spirit"

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This article describes the debut of a new University of Richmond mascot, which had been absent from sporting event for 20 years according to the article. (In 1948, students in Lambda Chi Alpha constructed a mascot with help from outside manufacturers and the creator of the Confederate spider mascot, School Shop manager Buddy Mayo.) John Millard, a senior at Richmond College, commissioned and wore the costume. He used a picture of the "UR Spider man" and a Confederate uniform for the design, which he brought to six tailors before a friend made the costume. The saber came from the ROTC Department. Millard stated that the costume had received positive attention at a pep rally and the first football game, adn he hoped students would "take up his cause." The article includes a photograph of Millard in the mascot costume along with cheerleaders Bonnie Bowman, Carol Henry, and Carty Richards.

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Myer, Lynn. "Spiderman Returns: Mascot Boosts Spirit." The University of Richmond Collegian LV, no. 2 (September 22, 1967): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19670922.2.34&srpos=4&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1967-09-22

Language

English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Myer, Lynn, “Article "Spiderman Returns: Mascot Boosts Spirit",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2896.