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Reuther Library Access Update

The Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs continues to serve your needs as researchers with a focus on safety considerations to keep our staff, researchers, and communities healthy. We are pleased to share our plan for research operations. Though we are not offering walk-in visits at this time, we have developed a plan for limited safe access.  read more »

Holiday Closure: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(25498) Dr. Martin Luther King, Portrait,1960s

The Reuther will be closed Monday January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We hope you'll take the time to reflect on Dr. King's life and work. Our collections offer some opportunities:

The creation of Dr. King Day
Dr. King's support of the Memphis Sanitation Worker Strike of 1968
Dr. King's first delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech at Detroit's TCF Center (then Cobo Hall)

We are pleased to assist you in finding materials related to Dr. King (or any topic) via Ask an Archivist.

Holiday Closure 2020-2021

Winter Scenes, Downtown Detroit, 1932

The Reuther Library will be closed during Wayne State's winter recess starting December 24.

We hope you have a safe and happy break. We will be returning to our Fall 2020 operating procedures starting January 11.

Bridging the Gap Project Update

Students in the Reuther reading room

This fall a project group made up of Reuther archivists and Wayne State College of Education faculty launched the Bridging the Gap Project, an effort to bring archivists and teachers together to craft relevant primary source-focused for K-12 students. The project is funded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.  read more »

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