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Guest Post: Laura Kennedy on Raven Award Experience

It was truly an honor to receive the Fall 2017 Raven Award and an invaluable experience to work closely with the audiovisual archivists at the Reuther Library. I am in my second year as a graduate student at Wayne State and I am pursuing a dual master’s: an MLIS from the School of Information Sciences (with an archives concentration) and an MA in History through the history department. Having the opportunity to work on a project at the Reuther fit in nicely with my personal interests and academic goals.

The project I worked on over the semester originally consisted of processing a box of negatives taken by the photographers of Wayne State’s student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, (predecessor of The South End).  read more »

Finding Archives in the Digital Shelves

Until recently the only way to find Reuther collections online was by using Reuther website. While the website still provides the most information about all our 1700+ archival collections, they can now also be found by searching the WSU Library catalog. This new functionality makes our collections more findable, and is particularly useful if you are looking for a variety of material types. For example, if you need both primary sources (e.g., archival materials), and secondary sources (e.g., books), you can do one search using the library catalog that will return results for both types of material.  read more »

Folklore Friday: New Year's Eve Edition

(22991) New Year's Eve Celebration, 1936

As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to look forward to all that is to come in the new year. This Folklore Friday we are sharing traditions and beliefs concerning New Year’s Eve. These customs are taken from student projects within the Folklore Archive that include interviews with immigrants or first-generation members of different ethnic communities throughout Southeastern Michigan, largely from Southern and Eastern Europe.  read more »

Winter Break - Reuther Library Closure

(31188) Santa Claus Training School, Detroit, 1938

Please note that the Reuther Library will be closed from December 25 to January 1 for Wayne State University's winter break.

We are open until 4pm on December 22nd, and will we back to serve your needs in the reading room January 2 at 10am.

Please feel free to submit reference questions at Ask An Archivist and we will get back to you when we return.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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