Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
5401 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Reading Room — Hours of Operation:

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

Podcast: “Long Memory is the Most Radical Idea in America” Field Report from Reuther Collections Gatherer Louis Jones

(28587) Louis Jones

Dr. Louis Jones discusses his work in building relationships to bring records into the Reuther Library documenting the American labor movement, civil rights, and the history of metropolitan Detroit. He explains how he brought three recent acquisitions into the Reuther Library: the papers of labor activist and folk singer Utah Phillips; the business records of civil rights organization NAACP Detroit; and the records of LGBT Detroit, an organization working to support and advocate for Detroit’s LGBT community.  read more »

Internship opportunity with the Reuther Library's Archives and Primary Resource Education Lab

(28419) Colleges, Monteith, Classroom Scenes, 1961

The Reuther Library's Archives and Primary Resource Education Lab (APREL) seeks a paid intern for the 2019 Winter term.

The Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, is the home to thousands of archival collections documenting the international labor movement, urban and political life in Southeast Michigan, and Wayne State University. Though the library has always served academic researchers, we have adopted a new focus on reaching younger students, particularly undergraduates and high school students.  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.