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Holiday Closure: Winter Break 2018/2019

(2929) Shoppers, Michigan Ave., Woodward Ave., Detroit, 1970

The Reuther Library will be closed this December 22-January 1. We will resume normal hours on January 2nd.

We wish you all a safe and restful break, and we look forward to serving you in the new year. Please feel free to submit reference questions at Ask an Archivist and we will make sure to answer them  read more »

Documentary Screening: Voices of the UFW in Texas, December 4

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(38253) UFW, Texas, Pickets, 1967

Voices of the United Farm Workers in Texas (2016)
Documentary Screening
12-1:30pm

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Ave.

Join the Reuther Library on December 4 for a screening of Voices of the UFW in Texas, a new documentary detailing the 1966-1967 melon workers' strike and organizing drives in Texas over the next 4 decades.  read more »

Lillian Roberts's willing sacrifice for public employees

(7678) Lillian Roberts arrives at New York City jail to serve time, 1968

Lillian Roberts almost spent Christmas in jail.

The series of events leading up to December 1968 began more than a year before. New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller decided to make the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) the sole collective bargaining representative for state employees, rather than allowing those employees to make their own choice. Rockefeller promised to hold a representation election after a year, but he failed to keep his word.  read more »

Noel Night 2018 at the Reuther Library

Join the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University this December 1 for Noel Night!

This year we'll open our doors from 4pm-9pm, and we hope you will visit us for festivities for all ages. We're conveniently located at 5401 Cass, right where the carriage rides begin and end.  read more »

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