Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
5401 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

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

(Podcast) Documenting the Now: SEIU Archivist Sarah Lebovitz on Using Archives to Empower the Future

Sarah Lebovitz, SEIU Archivist, 2018

SEIU archivist Sarah Lebovitz explains how her background in anthropology informs her work as an archivist, preserving and revealing the experiences of underrepresented groups.  read more »

Fishman Grantees 2019

(26192) Old Main, historical marker, Detroit, Michigan

The Walter P. Reuther Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Sam Fishman Award.

These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.

As part of their research visits, awardees are invited to speak about their work at an informal event at the Reuther Library and/or discuss their research on Tales From the Reuther Library.  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.