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Archives in Media: The Cars that Made America

(3890) Fisher Body Plant no. 1, crowds, Flint, Michigan

After working with Magilla Entertainment since May, the Reuther’s AV Department was excited to view the August 13th premier of the History Channel’s docuseries, “The Cars That Made America.” The three-night, six-hour special event will kick off the network’s Car Week this Sunday.  read more »

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  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 »

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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