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Exhibit Announcement - Armistice 1918: Detroit and the End of the Great War

(32259) First World War, Return of Troops, 32nd Division, Parade, Detroit, 1919

In honor of centennial of the end of the First World War, the Reuther Library is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit Armistice 1918: Detroit and the End of the Great War. The exhibit shares a brief, candid glimpse of the massive celebrations that marked the surrender of Germany and the return of the troops home later in the Spring of 1919, capturing the joy and relief of citizens and soldiers alike. The photo prints, made from original 5x7 glass plate negatives, are stunning in both their content and clarity. The exhibit will be on display in the Leonard Woodcock Gallery through Spring 2018.  read more »

Podcast: Speak to the Earth and it Shall Teach Thee: Catholic Nuns, the United Farm Workers Movement, and the Rise of an Environmental Ethic, 1962-1978

(38505) Fast for Non-Violence, Catholic Church, California, 1968

John Buchkoski explores the role that religious women had in grassroots social activism in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly organizations of Catholic women religious. He explains how these groups supported United Farm Worker strikes by publicizing the environmental and health effects of pesticide use and popularizing produce boycotts across Catholic communities. Buchkoski is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma.  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.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Papers11/07/2018 - 14:41
Elizabeth Morgan Papers11/07/2018 - 13:49
Stanley D. Kane Papers11/07/2018 - 13:33
Polly Howe Papers11/07/2018 - 12:46
T. Denton Miller Papers11/07/2018 - 12:42
Ferndale Civil Rights Ordinance Records11/07/2018 - 12:35
Parkside Homes Records11/07/2018 - 12:33
Charles Petcher Papers11/07/2018 - 12:30
Frances Perkins Papers11/07/2018 - 12:25
Robert Sinclair Papers11/07/2018 - 12:20