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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2024 Sam Fishman Travel Grant!

The Walter P. Reuther Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Sam Fishman Travel Grant.

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.

As part of their research visits, awardees are invited to discuss their research on Tales From the Reuther Library and/or another WSU outlet. Watch for updates about recipient visits later in the year.  read more »

Reuther Library Closed Tuesday, January 23

The Reuther Library building and Wayne State University campus are closed on Tuesday, January 23rd due to inclement weather.

Reuther Library staff are available to answer your research questions via Ask An Archivist.

Stay warm and safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Event: "UC on Strike! Preserving Protest for Strike Success in Higher Ed Labor

Where: Reuther Library's Conference Room
When: January 22nd, 4 pm

Or join us on Zoom:

In November 2022, 48,000 graduate workers, post-docs, and academic researchers went on strike at the University of California in the largest strike in higher education to date. While the outcomes of the strike are well-documented, less is known about the three-year contract campaign that preceded it, the organizing strategies behind it, and the diversity of strikers’ day-to-day experiences on the picket line.  read more »

Reuther Library Closed December 22 - January 1

The Reuther Library's Reading Room will be closed this Friday, December 22 for the winter holiday. The University is closed December 25 - January 1.

We are open and back to serve your research needs on Tuesday, January 2.

As always, feel free to submit a request via Ask an Archivist and we will answer as soon as we return.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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