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

Personal and Family Archiving - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

(28275) Ethnic Communities, Latin American, Schools, Children, Detroit, 1981

Please join the staff of the Reuther Library for a workshop on preserving your family's history - the third event in our "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" series!

Many families have a box of photos in the attic, an envelope of paperwork in the closet, or an assortment of files on a computer. Without care, these items might be lost to future generations and historians who want to tell the story of the people of Detroit. This workshop will cover some easy and cost-effective ways to care for your family's history, whether it is currently on your phone or on a shelf.

The event will take place December 12, 2015
1-4 pm
Detroit Public Library - Campbell Branch
8733 W. Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs or paper materials to scan and will receive a digital copy to share with friends and family.  read more »

Gallery Announcement: Stills from the World at War - The Home Front (1939-1945)

(33608) Recruitment, Navy, Volunteers,1942

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Walter P. Reuther Library is pleased to share a new image gallery: Stills from the World at War: The Home Front (1939-1945). The new gallery serves as a celebration of the extraordinary service of individuals, both military personnel and civilian, during the Second World War, a commemoration of the sacrifices made, and a glimpse back to Detroit as it developed into the industrial heart of the war effort.  read more »

Event Announcement: “Shifting Terrain: Work, Deindustrialization and Labor Relations in the Earthmoving Equipment Industry, 1967-2000”

Jason Kozlowski, assistant professor at West Virginia University, will present an overview of his current research at a brown-bag lecture at noon on Thursday, December 3, in the Reuther Conference Room of the Walter P. Reuther Library.

The event will detail research on his book project, tentatively titled “Shifting Terrain: Work, Deindustrialization and Labor Relations in the Earthmoving Equipment Industry, 1967-2000.”  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.

AFT Organizing Department Records11/18/2015 - 17:37
Wade H. McCree, Jr. Papers11/09/2015 - 14:55
JCA Sinai Hospital Records11/09/2015 - 10:27
Hutzel Hospital Records10/29/2015 - 16:26
AFSCME Michigan Council 25 Records10/16/2015 - 13:39