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

Collections Spotlight: “Out of the House: Detroit Women’s Organizations in the 20th Century”

Fresh Air Society, Camp Tamarack, Belle Isle, 1902

Two archivists from the Reuther presented talks at the Historical Society of Michigan's 57th annual Local History Conference in March. The joint session, entitled “Out of the House: Detroit Women’s Organizations in the 20th Century” was presented by Troy Eller English, the Society of Women Engineers Archivist, and Aimee Ergas, the Reuther's collections archivist for Jewish Detroit. Kathy Schmeling of the Reuther Library was the moderator.  read more »

Event Announcement: Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino Speaks on Photography and Worker Productivity

Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will provide an overview of her research into the role that media has played in labor-management relations. This brown-bag presentation will take place at noon on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Reuther Conference Room of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs. Her book-length project, Making Media Work: A Cultural History of New Media and Labor Management, explores how new media from film to smart phones has figured in management’s promotion of, and workers' resistance to, so-called “speedup” practices that intensify work for less return. The presentation is free and open to the public.  read more »

Collection Spotlight: Minoru Yamasaki's Campus Buildings

(25937) Buildings, McGregor Memorial, Gardens, 1958
On April 15, 2015, the National Park Service designated Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center as a national historic landmark. The 1958 building is one of four on the Wayne State campus designed by the architect Minoru Yamasaki.

On May 1, 2013, the reflecting pool and sculpture garden of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center was re-opened to the public after months of restoration and repairs. Information on the reopening ceremony, and details about the renovation, can be found here.

By virtue of the time and place of its founding and development -- that is, a large industrial city in the 20th Century -- Wayne State University has always been a modern, urban institution, and it's only appropriate that its architecture has reflected its character. Minoru Yamasaki, who designed four buildings for the campus, is more closely associated with the look of Wayne State than any other architect.  read more »

Syndicate content

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.