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Constructing Apollo 11: UAW and the Space Race

(45940) Aerospace Workers Construct Apollo Spaceships

A triumph of science that landed astronauts on the moon for the first time ever, the singularly historic Apollo 11 mission succeeded thanks to the bravery of Neil Armstrong and his crew. On Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s also worth noting the contributions of UAW members who played a vital role in its success.  read more »

The Origins and Impact of the "Women’s Mob," The United Community Services Women’s Committee

(38591) Women's Committee, United Community Services

Today it is known as the fundraising branch of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, but in 1935 it was the Detroit Community Fund and it was $150,000 in debt. Out of this crisis, the Women’s Mob was born. Looking at the lackluster state of community service funds raised by the City of Detroit,  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.

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