Reading Room — Hours of Operation:

Open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm (appointments are encouraged)
CLOSED Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays
To schedule an appointment, contact Kristen Chinery

Exhibit Announcement: Bruce Harkness Poletown Photographs

(31832) Poletown, Land Clearances, Children, Detroit, 1981

Visit the Reuther Library's Woodcock Wing gallery now through spring 2017 for an exhibition of photographs of Detroit's Poletown by photographer Bruce Harkness.

Harness's work has documented Detroit's social and community life for decades, and was most recently seen over summer 2016 at Affirmations in a show illustrating Detroit's Cass Corridor neighborhood in the 1970s.

The selection of photographs on display at the Reuther are part of a series of 400 that Harkness created to document the Poletown neighborhood just before it was razed to make way for a General Motors development in 1981.  read more »

Winter Break—University Closure

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs will close at 4pm, December 23rd, 2016 for Winter Break. We'll return to our regular business hours on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. Please contact us if you have any questions. Ask An Archivist

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Manuscript and Records Collections - Recently Opened

The following list contains titles of Reuther manuscript and records collections added or updated within the previous two months. Click on each title for more information about the collections, including collection guides and finding aids.

Please contact Kristen Chinery, Reference Archivist for more information.