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Dr. Cornelius Golightly - philosopher and champion of education

(38426) Dr. Cornelius Golightly

The Reuther Library has several recognizable and notable members of the community within its stacks. One such figure, Dr. Cornelius Golightly, happens to be a well-known philosopher and trailblazing African American educator.  read more »

Brown bag talk - Rediscovering Sabotage: How an Industrial Concept Became a National Threat in France and the United States, 1897-1918

(5429) IWW Worker Meetings, 1910s

Please join the Reuther Library at Noon on May 22 for a brown bag research talk from Dr. Dominique Pinsolle, Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux Montaigne entitled
"Rediscovering Sabotage: How an Industrial Concept Became a National Threat in France and the United States, 1897-1918."

Dr. Pinsolle’s research provides a comparative and transnational perspective on sabotage as a labor tactic in the United States and France. In both countries,  read more »

May 14 - John Buchkoski: "Speak to the Earth and it Shall Teach Thee: Catholic Nuns, The United Farmworkers Movement, and the Rise of an Environmental Ethic, 1962-1978."

(3315) Religious Ceremonies, National Organization of Major Superiors, 1973

Join the Reuther Library at 12, May 14th, for a Talk from John Buchkoski from the University of Oklahoma.

Buchkoski will discuss his research on a forthcoming work entitled “Speak to the Earth and it Shall Teach Thee: Catholic Nuns, The United Farmworkers Movement, and the Rise of an Environmental Ethic, 1962-1978.” The research explores organizations formed by nuns – including  read more »

Fishman Grantees 2018

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the awards from the Sam Fishman Travel Grant program for 2018. These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.

As part of their research visits, awardees are invited to speak about their work at an informal event at the Reuther Library or as part of the North American Labor History Conference (NALHC) held on the Wayne State University campus in the fall. Watch for details of these events as individuals finalize their travel and research plans.

The 2018 awardees are:  read more »

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