Subject Focus: The Windsor-Detroit Funnel: Prohibition in Detroit

(27833) Prohibition, Smuggling, Detroit River, Detroit, 1929

December 5th is Repeal Day, celebrating the end of Prohibition in the United States in 1933.

The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed in 1919, prohibiting the sale, consumption, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages. The National Prohibition Act (also known as the Volstead Act), defined what constituted an illegal alcoholic beverage  read more »

Call for Applications: 2016 Sam Fishman Travel Grant Program

The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs invites applications for travel grants of up to $1,000 as part of the 2016 Sam Fishman Travel Grant Program. The program provides research grants to support faculty, students, independent researchers, and union members  read more »

University Closure - Winter Break

The Reuther Library and Wayne State University will close for winter break beginning at noon on December 24th. We will reopen with our regular hours starting January 4, 2016.
Thank you for a wonderful 2015, and we look forward to supporting your research in the new year. Read more about Wayne State University's Winter Break closure.

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