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The Calyx record of Washington and Lee Senior, Homer Gamble. Gamble was the author of the letter to State Senator William F. Stone defending Washington and Lee University's handling of the May Demonstrations. His Calyx record reveals that Gamble was…

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The Ring Tum Phi article covered the planned picketing and pray-in at Washington and Lee University about the Vietnam Conflict in October, 1965. The event involved students and community members such as the reverend at R.E. Lee Episcopal Church.…

19801981 W+L Survey Summary (from beyond bowties).pdf
Despite the strong opposition to coeducation, these survey results show that opinions on the matter were slowly changing to become more in favor of admitting women. By the time this study was taken, the majority of students and faculty at least…

All-Male-COlleges drop to two (from beyond bowties).pdf
This newspaper article, which seems to have been published right after Washington and Lee's decision to admit women, highlights the opposition to the change felt within the student body. Even though the Board of Trustees voted to go ahead with the…

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In this photo, men protested coeducation by wearing shirts stating, "Women at W&L: The Beginning of an Error".

2 Negro Students Accepted By W&L.pdf
This article from The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Washington & Lee University has enrolled two African-American students for the first time in the university's modern history. Leslie D. Smith, Jr. enrolled at the law school and Dennis Alan…

Negro At W&L Debated.pdf
This article from "The Ring-Tum-Phi," the student newspaper of Washington & Lee University, reports on a debate held by the Forensic Union about whether the university should provide scholarships to encourage African-American students to attend. …
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