Virginia Commonwealth University
- Existence: 1968-
Virginia Commonwealth Unviersity, a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia, formed in 1968 through a merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The collection documents Chris Burnside's performances, 1981 to 2009. The collection contains reproductions of articles about Burnside and his work as well as video of thirty performances which have been digitized from various media storage formats. Other materials include flyers, posters, promotional pamphlets, exhibition books, and correspondence. Of particular note are items relating to a benediction that Burnside composed for the re-opening of the Grace Street Theater in 1996.
This collection spans the length of Kenley's tenure with the Virginia Department of Health as well as some of his work with Virginia Commonwealth University. The bulk of the collection is speeches made from 1981-1986 while he was the Virginia Commissioner of Health.
Papers, 1959-1988, of H. Mitchell Meyer consisting of documents relating to the Federal Arts Council of Richmond, his class notes, and sketches and prints.
The collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Peeples in the field of hunger, poverty, and racial issues in the United States and abroad. There is considerable information on the fight for integration in Virginia in the 1960s. It includes his thesis on the Prince Edward County school issue in the late 1950s and early 1960s as well as many newspaper articles that document that period. A large portion of this collection is made up of numerous types of publications.
The collection was compiled by the donor, Walter Foery, a founding member of the VCU Gay Students Alliance organization. The materials in the collection help document the founding of the student organization at VCU, their efforts to be recognized by VCU as any other student organization, and the lawsuit initiated by the students. The items date from 1974 through 1976 and include correspondence, court documents, newspaper clippings, and magazines.
The collection contains original artwork, correspondence, and periodicals. Graphic novels and comic books, many signed by Vess, are also available in Special Collections.
The collection contains materials covering Willett's years with the Richmond City schools and includes reports, studies and notebooks of his speeches before different organizations.