Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2023 Sam Fishman Award

The Walter P. Reuther Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Sam Fishman Award.

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.  read more »

Guest Post: Daniel Kelly on Raven Award Experience, 2022

Daniel Kelly received the 2022 Ronald Raven Annual Award, a scholarship providing a tuition stipend and a semester-long internship in the Wayne State University Archives. At the end of his internship, Daniel wrote this summary of his experience.

In March 2022, I received the Ronald Raven Award, which included a tuition stipend and an internship at the Wayne State University Archives in the Walter P. Reuther Library. The Raven Award, funded by Wayne State alumnus Ronald Raven, seemed like an exciting opportunity to gain real-world, hands-on archival experience under the direction of an experienced archivist.  read more »

Thanksgiving closure, Nov. 23-27

(33916) Holiday Scenes, Thanksgiving, Sara Fisher Home for Orphans, 1930s

The Reuther Library's Reading Room will be closed this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The University is closed Nov. 24 and 25.

We are open Tuesday the 22nd and back to serve your research needs on Monday the 28th.

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!

Jewish Community Archives Moving November 2022

As of November 2022, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives (JCA) is moving to a brand-new collections space at Temple Beth El as partner in the newly formed Center for Michigan Jewish Heritage. The JCA collections at Reuther are closed to patrons in preparation for transfer. Potential researchers and visitors should contact JCA Director Robbie Terman at to plan your research visits going forward.  read more »

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