In Memoriam: John Sweeney (1934-2021)

(32616) Newspaper strike picket line

Former SEIU President John Sweeney passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at the age of 86. Sweeney was well known for his union work, both as former president of the AFL-CIO (1995-2009) and as former president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) (1980-1995).  read more »

Position Opening - University Archivist

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Wayne State University seeks applicants for the position of University Archivist. Reporting to the Reuther Library Director, the successful candidate will develop and maintain the collections of the University Archives and provide leadership and vision in archival administration and the use of university records.  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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