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.

Bridging the Gap Project Update

Students in the Reuther reading room

This fall a project group made up of Reuther archivists and Wayne State College of Education faculty launched the Bridging the Gap Project, an effort to bring archivists and teachers together to craft relevant primary source-focused for K-12 students. The project is funded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.  read more »

Detroit Revolutionary Movements Records now available online

Handbill, DRUM, 1968 (cropped)

The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs is proud to announce that the Detroit Revolutionary Movements (DRM) Records are now freely available online.

These materials offer firsthand information about the demands, political viewpoints and allies of Black workers during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The records are especially relevant today as evidence of community-based activism that is formative to today’s social and political movements.  read more »

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