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Bigot on the Board? pamphlet

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2022-0141

Content Description

Content warning: The archival description material includes language that may be offensive to some. This addition to RG 23/100, Student Organizations/ Miscellaneous, contains a single pamphlet titled "Bigot on the Board?: What Bert Ellis' appointment means for you." The cover image is of the 1895 Rotunda Fire with onlookers present. The contents present negative views on the appointment of Bert Ellis to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors by Governor Youngkin. It reviews Bert Ellis's time as a University of Virginia student and his recent stances on events at the University of Virginia. Each spread points to a specific action taken by Ellis with supporting quotes on the following events: Ellis inviting William Shockley, a noted Eugenicist, to speak at the University in 1974 for a debate entitled "The Correlation Between Race and Intelligence," Ellis's rejection of co-sponsorship of an event with the Gay Student Union in 1975, and Ellis's intention to remove a 'Fuck UVA' sign hung on a Lawn Room door in 2020. At the bottom of each page is a "Fun Fact" that discusses the role of the University's Board of Visitors, suggesting the power Ellis would have if confirmed. On the back cover is the text "Block Bert's Confirmation!" followed by a QR code leading to a document with the contact information of Virginia State Senators, who vote on whether to confirm or reject Ellis in January 2023.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Whitney Buccicone, 27 September 2022.

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  • Creation: 2022


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized file folder)


1 pamphlet