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Gallery Announcement: UFW Posters, 1960s-1980s

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Affairs is proud to showcase a selection of posters from the United Farm Workers collection. These posters represent important campaigns and events from the early history of the UFW.  read more »

Walter P. Reuther Library Wins NHPRC Grant to Process Oral History Collection

(3771) Cesar Chavez and Gloria Steinem

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs is proud to be chosen as the recipient of a grant of $109,152 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This grant will facilitate the discovery and promotion of 1,660 oral histories of individuals directly involved in the labor, civil rights, and social justice movements, among other important historical developments.  read more »

The Ronald Raven Annual Award: An Intern's Experience

In the summer of 2013, Dallas Pillen was chosen as the first recipient of the Ronald Raven Annual Award. This scholarship includes a stipend and a semester internship with the Wayne State University Archives; it is awarded to a student with an interest in university archives and records management. Upon completion of the intership, Dallas wrote this summary of his experience.

As a student in the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, pursuing an MLIS and a Certificate in Archival Administration, and a graduate of Wayne State University’s undergraduate History program, I was intrigued to receive the call for applicants for the Ronald Raven Annual Award, which awards the successful applicant with an internship at the Reuther.  read more »

Detroit's Corktown Neighborhood

(DN_36201) Ethnic Communities, Irish, Neighborhoods, Corktown, 1960

In the Winter 2013 semester, the Reuther Library worked with students in the Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration program at the Wayne State School of Library and Information Science to produce a series of student-written, guest blog posts.

Caitlin Brennecke is a graduate student at Wayne State University in the Library and Information Science program with a focus on archival administration. Her interests include digitization of historical collections and the use of crowd sourcing in archives and libraries. For the past year she volunteered for the Detroit Historical Society at their Collection Resource Center and she recently began working in a private archive.  read more »

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