Reading Room — Hours of Operation:

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

Archivist Spotlight: SEIU Archivist Alexandra Orchard

People and Divisions of SEIU

In 1992, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) selected the Walter P. Reuther Library as the official repository for its archives and records. SEIU, the fastest-growing union in North America, focuses on uniting workers in the sectors of healthcare, property services, and public services. Alexandra Orchard has been the SEIU Archivist for the Reuther Library since 2012. She regularly contributes essays on the union's history to the SEIU blog. Links to her articles are collected here.  read more »

Archivist Spotlight: SWE Archivist Troy Eller English


The Walter P. Reuther Library has been the official archival repository for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) since 1993. Founded in 1950, SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that advocates for women to pursue engineering, advance in the profession, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders. Troy Eller English, SWE Archivist, regularly contributes articles on the organization's history to SWE Magazine and All Together, SWE's online newsletter. Links to her work in those publications can be found here.  read more »

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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.