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Reading Room Closure - August 10

Please note: the Reuther Library Reading Room will be closed this 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.

Brown Bag Talk - Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan

Please join Bonnie Ernst, 2017 Fishman Grant recipient, in a discussion of the research leading to her dissertation, “Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan," Thursday, July 13th, 12pm at the Reuther Library.

In the final third of the twentieth century, women were the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, and women of color were disproportionately sent to prison. Nearly all scholarship on the history of the criminal justice system focuses on the imprisonment of men. Ernst's dissertation, “Women in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Gender, Rights, and Punishment in Michigan,” reframes historical narratives on imprisonment by focusing on women and gender.  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 »

Exhibit Opening: "12th Street, Detroit, 1967"

(318) Riots, Rebellions, 12th Street, 1967

Please join the Reuther Library, 5:30-7:30PM, April 27 for an opening reception as we open our exhibit "12th Street, Detroit, 1967: Employment, Housing, Policing, and Race Relations in Evidence." Speakers include Dr. Melba Boyd, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, and Dr. Cynthia Fleming, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Visitors will get a first look at the Reuther's exhibit and the archival documents that serve as evidence to understand the events surrounding Detroit's Civil Unrest.  read more »

Amy Zanoni discusses — Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital

(32015) March for Equality, Chicago, Illinois

Please join the Reuther Library for a presentation from our latest Fishman grant recipient Wednesday April 5, 2017, at noon.

Amy Zanoni, a doctoral candidate from Rutgers University, will discuss her research into disinvestment, austerity measures, and privatization efforts beginning in the 1970s at the Cook County Hospital.  read more »

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