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Thanksgiving Closure

(33916) Holiday Scenes, Thanksgiving, Sara Fisher Home for Orphans, 1930s

Please note: Wayne State University and the Reuther Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are open Wednesday the 22nd and back to serve your needs on Monday the 27th.

As always, feel free to submit a request via Ask an Archivist and we will answer as soon as we return.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Event: “Larry Itliong: The Farm Labor Organizer Who Changed the World.”

(221) Portrait, Larry Itliong, 1960s

Dawn Mabalon, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, will share her research on the life and work of Larry Itliong, a Filipino leader of California’s farm labor movement. It focuses on relationships between Filipino and Mexican farm workers, reframing this struggle in multi-ethnic and multi-generational contexts to be more inclusive of radical Filipino American perspectives.  read more »

Labor Day Closure

(2946) Parades, Labor Day, Detroit, 1957

The Reuther Library will be closed September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday the 5th.

Feel free to submit your questions via Ask an Archivist and we will answer them when we're back in the office. Enjoy the holiday!

Guest Post: Alexandrea Penn on Raven Award Experience

(36033) American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, circa 1980s.

What do Casey Kasem, Lily Tomlin, and Jeffrey Tambor all have in common? They are all Wayne State alumni, and their portraits are part of the Wayne State University Photograph Collection. The University's Public Relations Department (formerly Media Services) is responsible for capturing images of staff members, faculty, and students in order to record the members of their campus. The photographs in the collection span over fifty years, up to the early 2000s.  read more »

Reading Room Closure - August 10

Please note: the Reuther Library Reading Room will be closed this Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 12-4. Researchers will be able to access materials between 10-12.

Please contact Reference Archivist Kristen Chinery (kristen.chinery@wayne.edu) to make research arrangements.

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