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Folklore Fridays: Halloween Edition

(37226) Folklore Archive; Index Cards

Halloween is nearly upon us and what better way to celebrate the long, dark nights to come than through an exploration of Detroit’s supernatural landscape?  read more »

Introducing the SWE Stories: Tales from the Archives Podcast

Reuther archivists are always looking for new ways to publicize the collections under their care and share the stories hidden within. Recently, Society of Women Engineers archivist Troy Eller English embarked on a new project to share stories from SWE's history and archival collections. Along with co-host Anne Perusek, SWE's director of editorial and publications, in September Eller English launched SWE Stories: Tales from the Archives, part of SWE's larger podcast series, Advance.  read more »

Event: “Assembly Line Housing: Walter P. Reuther, George Romney and Operation Breakthrough”

Kristin M. Szylvian, Associate Professor of History and LIS at St. John's University in New York, will discuss conflicts between federal housing agencies and organized labor concerning prefabricated housing.  read more »

Labor Day Closure

(2946) Parades, Labor Day, Detroit, 1957

The Reuther Library will be closed September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday the 5th.

Feel free to submit your questions via Ask an Archivist and we will answer them when we're back in the office. Enjoy the holiday!

Landmarks of Labor

(35295) Landmarks of Labor No. 1

In 1955, The Laborer magazine commissioned a series of paintings titled "Landmarks in Labor", including them in their publications throughout that year. Each painting depicts and describes vital accomplishments of the American labor movement, from the birth of the eight hour day to the founding of the Knights of Labor. The images, found in a collection of labor union photographs, are being presented but the Reuther Library in anticipation for the upcoming Labor Day.  read more »

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