Reading Room — Hours of Operation:

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

The Reuther Library celebrates Ernest Dillard on the occasion of his 100th Birthday

(32650) Ernest Dillard, Portrait, 1969

Ernest C. Dillard, Sr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 24, 1915, though the bulk of his labor and civil rights activities were in Detroit, Michigan. Dillard was an active member of United Auto Workers Local 15 and was the first African-American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. He retired in 1980 as assistant director of the UAW Community Action Program.  read more »

HistoryPin: Tour the Detroit Sit-Down Strikes of 1937

(32646) HistoryPin Map

The Reuther Library is pleased to announce its partnership with HistoryPin. For the uninitiated, HistoryPin is a popular, interactive social media platform that uses geotagging to link historical photographs to modern mapping systems. Partnering institutions and individuals--currently thousands across the globe-- “pin” still images, audio resources, or moving images to their subject’s original location. These pins can be grouped together in a tour or collection, each allowing for the individual user to explore historical topics or locations. The platform is widely available through a website or via mobile device applications.  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.