Reading Room — Hours of Operation:

Open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm (appointments are encouraged)
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
To schedule an appointment, contact Kristen Chinery

Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving 2015

Please remember the Reuther Library will be closed on November 26 and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. Our reading room will remain open during normal hours, 10 am to 4 pm, on Wednesday November 25th. Happy Holidays!

Gallery Announcement: Stills from the World at War - The Home Front (1939-1945)

(33608) Recruitment, Navy, Volunteers,1942

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Walter P. Reuther Library is pleased to share a new image gallery: Stills from the World at War: The Home Front (1939-1945). The new gallery serves as a celebration of the extraordinary service of individuals, both military personnel and civilian, during the Second World War, a commemoration of the sacrifices made, and a glimpse back to Detroit as it developed into the industrial heart of the war effort.  read more »

Event Announcement: “Shifting Terrain: Work, Deindustrialization and Labor Relations in the Earthmoving Equipment Industry, 1967-2000”

Jason Kozlowski, assistant professor at West Virginia University, will present an overview of his current research at a brown-bag lecture at noon on Thursday, December 3, in the Reuther Conference Room of the Walter P. Reuther Library.

The event will detail research on his book project, tentatively titled “Shifting Terrain: Work, Deindustrialization and Labor Relations in the Earthmoving Equipment Industry, 1967-2000.” This comparative, transnational study examines deindustrialization in cities in which earthmoving equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has operated, analyzing the impact of changes in work processes, location of industrial production, and industrial conflict upon the industry, workplace cultures, and the surrounding communities.  read more »

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Manuscript and Records Collections - Recently Opened

The following list contains titles of Reuther manuscript and records collections added or updated within the previous two months. Click on each title for more information about the collections, including collection guides and finding aids.

Please contact Kristen Chinery, Reference Archivist for more information.

AFT Organizing Department Records11/18/2015 - 17:37
Wade H. McCree, Jr. Papers11/09/2015 - 14:55
JCA Sinai Hospital Records11/09/2015 - 10:27
Hutzel Hospital Records10/29/2015 - 16:26
AFSCME Michigan Council 25 Records10/16/2015 - 13:39