Subject Focus: Armistice Day and Veterans Day

World War II veterans registering for classes at Wayne University

Although the First World War did not officially end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, combat between the Allied nations and Germany ended on November 11, 1918, when an armistice was called for the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  read more »

Photo Caption Contest: October 19-26, 2011

Welcome to a new feature on the Reuther Library Blog: a photo caption contest. It’s easy to play. Here’s how:

1. Look at the photo below.
2. Come up with a caption for it.
3. Post your caption and the URL for this blog post on our facebook page (, either directly on our wall, or in the comments beneath the contest announcement, within one week.

We’ll pick the one we like best, and that person will get a free print of the image. After a week, we’ll reveal the true context of the photo. We hope you enjoy!  read more »

Employee Spotlight: Alberta Asmar

The staff of the Reuther Library would like to honor and extend grateful appreciation to an outstanding Wayne State University (WSU) employee, Ms. Alberta Asmar, who has retired after 46 years of dedicated service to various Departments and Colleges within WSU.

Alberta started her career at WSU on November 8, 1965 as an Office Clerk I in the Audio Visual Department Utilization Center. In 1978 she transferred to the Weekend College to work with Assistant Dean Carlton Maley in the Criminal Justice Building on the North Campus.  read more »

Farewell to Our Friend and Colleague

The staff of the Reuther Library is mourning the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Tom Featherstone. Tom died unexpectedly on September 15. His passing leaves a tremendous void at the Reuther Library, and in the archival world as a whole.

Tom joined the Reuther Library audiovisual staff in 1979. Having earned a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico and a M.A. in History from Wayne State University, Tom specialized in Archival Administration, specifically in audiovisual preservation and conservation. He provided advice and assistance to literally thousands  read more »

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