Fall Term Hours and Collections Access

We are now open to all researchers and no appointments are required.

New permanent Reading Room hours will run from 9:30-12 and 1-3:30. All in-person researchers must follow Wayne State University's vaccine and masking requirements and visitors will need to fill out the campus daily screener before arrival. Be ready to show your QR code!

Please check this space for further updates to mask and screener policies.

As always, we encourage you to submit questions at Ask an Archivist at your convenience and we continue to offer distance consultation and remote scanning services. We look forward to working with you all, whether remotely or in person, this year.

Michael Kerwin Papers Now Open

Michael Kerwin in Sergio DiGiusti studio

Michael W. Kerwin passed away on July 19, 2021 at the age of 97. A portion of his archival papers are now available for research.

Kerwin was well-known and respected for his activism and long-term involvement in labor, democratic politics, and Irish communities of Detroit. His involvement with the UAW began when he moved to Detroit in 1950 and started a position working at American Metal Products Co. and became a member of the local Education Committee. His interest of participating on the Education Committee lead to a job with the UAW Education Department, where he worked for almost 30 years.  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.