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Collection Spotlight: The Wayne State University: Office of Educational Resources for Students with Disabilities Records

(35991) Braille Campus Map, 1969

For more than 87 years, Wayne State University has granted admission and provided services to the physically disabled. The 1960s saw the beginning of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States and with the steadily increasing number of disabled students enrolled at WSU, the need arose for the establishment of an office dedicated to physically disabled students. Thus, in 1961, the University Office of Counseling for the Handicapped was established in the Division of Student Personnel, under the direction of Dr. William Knapp.  read more »

Collection Spotlight: Harper Hospital

(11186) Nurses, Base Hospital #17, Dijon, France, 1917

The Harper Hospital collection contains records from the nurses and doctors of Harper Hospital during World War I. Included is information about their location in France, dates of when they left the United States and when they returned, and an extensive list of those men and women who served Base Hospital Number 17. Hospital staff, if large enough, were assigned to their own base hospital, but could be combined with staff from other hospitals.  read more »

HistoryPin Tour: Detroit's Chinese Community

HistoryPin Tour: Detroit's Chinese Community

Many people are surprised to learn that Detroit once had two Chinatowns, both built by a resilient community that thrived in the city for nearly 100 years. As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws to a close, we invite you to visit our latest HistoryPin tour: a look back on Detroit's Chinese Community.  read more »

12th Street, Detroit, 1967: Web Exhibit

(35782) Riots, Rebellions, Military Patrols, 1967

The Walter P. Reuther Library is proud to share a new web-based exhibit to accompany our current atrium display, 12th Street, Detroit, 1967: Employment, Housing, Policing, and Race Relations in Evidence. The web exhibit includes digitized archival documents from our physical exhibit as well as additional items from our archival collections for users to explore.  read more »

Collection Spotlight: Gay Liberator

(35943) Clipping from the Gay Liberator, 1970

This blog post was contributed by Autumn Diaz, a student in Wayne State University's archives program in Winter 2017.

The Reuther Library holds many important historical collections, and as history inevitably repeats itself, many are more relevant than ever to current events. The Gay Liberator collection, in the space of just two compact boxes, offers a history unique to Detroit and its LGBT community. Published from 1970-1976, the Gay Liberator also reflects growing political awareness  read more »

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