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Reuther Library Announces Fishman Travel Grants to Visiting Scholars

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the awards from the Sam Fishman Travel Grant program for 2015. These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.  read more »

Collection Spotlight: The Detroit Latino Records

(32810) Hispanos Unidos march, Detroit, Michigan, circa 1991

The Reuther Library recently had the privilege of opening the Detroit Latino Records to researchers. This collection consists of materials from numerous organizations gathered by Wayne State University professor José Cuello. Dr. Cuello has spent his career as an educator, researcher and activist for the Latino community and these records reflect his involvement in this community from 1969 to 1995.  read more »

Ernest Dillard Passing

(32650) Ernest Dillard, Portrait, 1969

The Reuther notes with sadness the passing of Ernest C. Dillard, who passed away at 101 years of age this week.

Ernest C. Dillard, Sr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 24, 1915, though the bulk of his labor and civil rights activities were in Detroit, Michigan. Dillard was an active member of United Auto Workers Local 15 and was the first African-American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. He retired in 1980 as assistant director of the UAW Community Action Program.  read more »

Guest Post: The Ronald Raven Annual Award, Fall 2014

The Ronald Raven Annual Award provides a tuition stipend and semester-long internship in the Wayne State University Archives to three Wayne State University graduate students each year. The details of the award are located on the Reuther Library Scholarships page. Applications for the Winter 2015 semester are due January 2, 2015.

Meghan McGowan was the fifth recipient of the Ronald Raven Annual Award, completing her University Archives internship in December 2014. The following is a summary of the internship in her own words.  read more »

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