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Reuther Library Hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

On May 1, 2015, the Reuther Library hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to increase online visibility of our collections related to the labor movement. Editors spent the afternoon developing new skills, collaborating on ways describe collections to the general public, and brainstorming ideas to expand the Wikipedia editing group for future events. The group edited over 20 articles during the May Day event and identified several more to create, such as entries for Mary Van Kleeck, Sam Fishman, and the Association for Union Democracy.

The Reuther joined labor archives across the country in this effort  read more »

The Reuther Welcomes Gavin Strassel, SEIU Archivist

(32414) Gavin Strassel, Service Employee International Union Archivist (SEIU), Reuther Library Staff, 2014

The Reuther Library is pleased to welcome Gavin Strassel as SEIU Archivist. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, and previously served in the University of Michigan’s Special Collections. He first joined the Reuther team as an Archives Technician in December 2013.  read more »

Meet Stefanie Caloia, AFT Project Archivist

(32393) Stefanie Caloia, AFT Project Archivist, Reuther Library Staff, 2014

The Reuther Library is pleased to welcome Stefanie Caloia as our new AFT Project Archivist. Her recent experience ranges from work at a private archive to positions with History Associates, Inc. and the National Parks Service. She completed her graduate work at Wayne State, and first came to the Reuther as a practicum student in the spring of 2011.  read more »

Nelson Mandela, AFSCME, and Detroit in 1990

(11993) Mandela at AFSCME Convention

On June 28, 1990, AFSCME members welcomed Nelson Mandela to their biannual convention in Miami, Florida, chanting, “Mandela, yes! Apartheid, no!”  read more »

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