ArchivesSpace@Wayne Discovery Tool Launch

The Walter P. Reuther Library is pleased to announce the beta launch of Wayne State Library System’s ArchivesSpace Public User Interface. Patrons can explore finding aids from the Reuther and Library Special Collections through ArchivesSpace@Wayne.

Current finding aids on the Reuther’s website will remain in place until beta testing is complete.  read more »

Exhibit Announcement: Women of the I.W.W.

(31814) Paterson Strike, Paterson Pageant, New York, 1913

The Reuther Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit in our Leonard Woodcock Gallery: Women of the Industrial Workers of the World. The exhibit celebrates the militant revolutionaries, “rebel girls,” writers, orators, and agitators who fought for economic and social justice for the working class throughout the first half of the twentieth century.  read more »

Judge Damon J. Keith: Summer GSA Project

(28531) Judge Damon Keith, 1988

As a graduate student assistant from the School of Information Science, I had a unique opportunity this summer to work on an archival project in the Walter P. Reuther Library. Although my primary professional interest has been working as a librarian once I graduate, I have often wondered about the work of an archivist and some of the things that go on within the Reuther on a day-to-day basis. My task this summer was to create a lesson plan on a subject of my choosing for the Archives and Primary Resources Lab (APREL). After much consideration I decided to focus my project on Judge Damon J. Keith. I wanted my topic to be relevant yet timeless, and of great importance to communities across metro-Detroit.  read more »

Viola Liuzzo Sculpture Dedicated In Detroit

(24853) Mrs. Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights Activist, 1963

Civil rights activist Viola Gregg Liuzzo was remembered and honored on July 23, 2019, when a new sculpture, by local artist Austen Brantley, was dedicated at the Detroit park named after her.

Liuzzo, born in 1925 and a mother of five living in the Detroit area, attended classes at Wayne State University for several years in the early 1960s. In 1965, she drove to Selma, Alabama, to join activists at voter-registration drives and marches led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  read more »

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