Richmond, Virginia, March 13, 1920. Dr. E. A. Alderman, University, Va. My dear Dr. Alderman - Some time ago I wrote to your office asking for an official copy of the rules and regulations as passed by the Board of Visitors of the University with reference to the admission of women to the graduate and professional work there. I also asked for a parallel list of the rules and requirements under which men would be admitted to these same departments. Your secretary very courteously reported to me that you were away from the University, and sent me the requirements for the admission of women. She also mailed me a catalog, and judging by some of the discussions that have lately appeared in the Alumni Bulletin, it is somewhat dif-ficult [difficult] to determine exactly just how the requirements of men match up with those for women in similar departments of graduate and professional work. If it is possible, I would still be glad to have the authoritative statement of the University as to their interpretation of the parallel require-ments [requirements] for men and women in similar courses. As I look over the matter, it seems to me that the added requirements demanded of women are unjust. I had understood that it was probable the terms of the Strode Bill for the admission of women to graduate and professional work would be followed, and I was strengthened in this belief by the fact that that bill had the written endorsement both of yourself and Dean Page and Dr. [Hoagh?] and apparently the moral support of the great majority of the University authorities and faculty. My belief is that if the rules and regulations as they now stand with reference to the admission of women are persisted in, that the women of Virginia will feel that the spirit in which that received is ungenerous and unfair. This will begin their life there with little enthusiasm and sense of personal devotion and appreciation of the State University as such. The effect of this will probably not be immediately felt, but I am quite clear that with women coming so rapidly to the forefront in the political life of the State, it would be most unfortunate for the University if their first immediate touch with this institution as their Alma Mater begins under the conditions I have outlined above.