Remembering Paul Booth, 1943-2018

(37504) Paul Booth, AFSCME

Longtime AFSCME leader Paul Booth has passed away at the age of 74.  read more »

Guest Post: Laura Kennedy on Raven Award Experience

(37313) Student Activities; Students with "We Like Shorts" signs, circa 1950s.

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  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 »

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