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Fall Term Hours and Collections Access

We are now open to all researchers and no appointments are required.

New permanent Reading Room hours will run from 9:30-12 and 1-3:30. All in-person researchers must follow Wayne State University's vaccine and masking requirements and visitors will need to fill out the campus daily screener before arrival. Be ready to show your QR code!

Please check this space for further updates to mask and screener policies.

As always, we encourage you to submit questions at Ask an Archivist at your convenience and we continue to offer distance consultation and remote scanning services. We look forward to working with you all, whether remotely or in person, this year.

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 current plan for research operations. Though we are not yet offering walk-in visits at this time, we have developed a plan for limited safe access. Please watch this space and our social media accounts for access updates over the coming months.  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.

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