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Reuther Library Closed Labor Day

(2946) Parades, Labor Day, Detroit, 1957

The Reuther Library will be closed September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th for regular business hours.

Feel free to submit your questions via Ask an Archivist and we will respond upon our return. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Reuther Library closed August 21

Reuther Library will be closed to patrons and researchers on Monday, August 21 for a mandatory staff training.

Library operations will continue as scheduled on Tuesday, August 22. Please feel free to reach out to with any research questions, and we wish you a happy and productive August.

Reuther Library Closed July 4th

(32268) First World War, Return of Troops, 339th Infantry, Belle Isle, 1919

Reuther Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of the holiday. We will return for our regular hours on Wednesday, July 5th.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

Reuther Library Acquires Horace Sheffield Jr. Collection

The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, is pleased to announce the acquisition of an archival collection documenting the life and work of Horace Sheffield Jr.

The Sheffield Collection will give insight into the life and work of a labor and community trailblazer through personal and family papers, correspondence, images, and ephemera collected over a life of leadership: as an official in UAW Local 600, founding member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), President of the Detroit CBTU, founder of the politically influential Trade Union Leadership Council (TULC) and Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), director of the Detroit NAACP, and administrative assistant to UAW President Douglas Fraser.  read more »

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