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Holiday Closure: Winter Break 2018/2019

(2929) Shoppers, Michigan Ave., Woodward Ave., Detroit, 1970

The Reuther Library will be closed this December 22-January 1. We will resume normal hours on January 2nd.

We wish you all a safe and restful break, and we look forward to serving you in the new year. Please feel free to submit reference questions at Ask an Archivist and we will make sure to answer them  read more »

Documentary Screening: Voices of the UFW in Texas, December 4

(38253) UFW, Texas, Pickets, 1967

Voices of the United Farm Workers in Texas (2016)
Documentary Screening

Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
5401 Cass Ave.

Join the Reuther Library on December 4 for a screening of Voices of the UFW in Texas, a new documentary detailing the 1966-1967 melon workers' strike and organizing drives in Texas over the next 4 decades.  read more »

Noel Night 2018 at the Reuther Library

Join the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University this December 1 for Noel Night!

This year we'll open our doors from 4pm-9pm, and we hope you will visit us for festivities for all ages. We're conveniently located at 5401 Cass, right where the carriage rides begin and end.  read more »

Brown Bag Talk: Kelly Goodman on "Taxing Limits: The Political Economy of American School Finance"

(28056) Demonstrations, Strikes, Detroit Public Schools, 1998-1999

Join the Reuther Library on October 25 from 12-1 for a research discussion from Fishman Grant Recipient Kelly Goodman of Yale University.

In her forthcoming dissertation Taxing Limits: The Political Economy of American School Finance, Goodman explores both the grassroots and elite political history of funding education through local and state taxes. Goodman uses the example of 1930s and 1970s public budget crises in Michigan and California, notable for their powerful  read more »

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