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Reuther Library content used in new documentary

(8745) Walter Reuther, Richard Frankensteen, "Battle of the Overpass", Dearborn, Michigan

Walter Reuther and Richard Frankensteen shortly after being attacked by Ford Service men during the “Battle of the Overpass.” The men were beaten for distributing United Auto Workers leaflets outside of the Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 23 May 1937.

The 2010 North American Labor History Conference will top off this year’s event with a viewing of the latest cut of the new documentary Brothers on the Line on Saturday, October 23 at 11:00 AM.

The documentary, which relies heavily on the collections of the Walter P. Reuther Library, looks at the lives of the Reuther Brothers, Walter, Victor, and Roy, and their struggles to organize the United Auto Workers  read more »

Audiovisual Collection

The Audiovisual Collections at the Walter P. Reuther Library consist of still and moving photographic images, sound recordings, art work and artifacts. The collections focus on three major historical subject areas: American Labor, Metropolitan Detroit, and Wayne State University, and include materials pertaining to 20th century industrial unionism, social, political, and radical reform movements, civil rights, women in the workplace, and twentieth century Detroit history.

Ordering digital images or photographs:

To order digital images/photographs, please click on the Digital Image Request Form and fill it in. An AV Archivist will contact you with the specifics of your order.
Refer to the Reproduction and Use fees at the links below for pricing.

The Audiovisual Collections are open to the public by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment to view photographs, email AV Archivist Elizabeth Clemens (elizabeth.clemens@wayne.edu). To schedule an appointment to listen to audio recordings or view film or video collections, email AV Archivist Mary Wallace (maryjwallace@wayne.edu).

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