The Reuther Library is proud to host “25 Years, 25 Treasures,” a new exhibit celebrating the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archive’s 25th anniversary!
25 Years, 25 Treasures will showcase 25 significant photographs, documents, and objects from its collection. These key pieces tell the remarkable story of Detroit’s Jewish community.
Since 1991, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives has collected over 2 million documents, 25,000 photographs, and recorded over 100 oral histories chronicling the rich and varied history of Detroit’s Jewish community. The Reuther Library has served as a partner in this effort, housing the majority of the collection and hosting researchers in our reading room. read more »
Please join us this July 21st for a lunchtime presentation of the work of Dr. Greg Wood as he explores the relationship between the UAW and General Motors in the generation after initial struggles for union recognition.
Utilizing records found in the UAW Region 1B Collection at the Walter P. Reuther Library, this talk examines anti-union practices on auto industry shop floors during the 1960s. Throughout the decade, UAW committeemen at General Motors in Pontiac, for example, confronted extensive management efforts to roll back the power and presence of organized labor in what was supposed to be a closed shop. read more »