Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Charles H. Wheeler III to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Charles H. Wheeler III to George M. Modlin

Description

In this letter, University of Richmond Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler III addresses University President George M. Modlin on the topic of actions taken by Marian H. Hamilton, the Westhampton College Dean of Students. Wheeler states that Hamilton overstepped her bounds by calling a meeting with the Westhampton dining hall’s waitresses and distributing instruction sheets (a copy of which is attached to this letter). Wheeler explains that Hamilton’s meeting has caused “considerable resentment”, and he requests the immediate withdrawal of these distributed instructions. Additionally, Wheeler says Hamilton told the waitresses that students were allowed to smoke at at least one meal a day; however, the dining hall is not equipped for cigarette waste.

Source

Letter from Charles H. Wheeler, III to President George M. Modlin, 29 September 1948, RG 6.2.4 Box 25 Folder 14 "Dining Room", University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1948-09-29

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.25.14-19480929.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Wheeler, Charles H., III, “Letter from Charles H. Wheeler III to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3018.