Introducing new Wayne State University Archivist Casey Westerman

The Walter P. Reuther Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Casey Westerman as the new University Archivist. He will be in charge of the archival records of Wayne State University here at the Reuther. Casey is originally from Kankakee, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for his Bachelors in History and Philosophy of Science and his Masters in Library Science. He also recently achieved  read more »

North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show, previously called the Detroit Auto Show, began in December 1907 when the Detroit Area Dealer Association (DADA) held the event in Detroit’s Riverview Park with 17 exhibitors. The Show grew from a regional event to one of the world’s most important automobile expositions.  read more »

Subject Focus: Remembering the Flint Sit-Down

Tired of reductions in pay and jobs, increased workloads, and harassment of United Automobile Workers organizers, on December 30, 1936 automotive workers in the General Motors Fisher Number One Plant in Flint, Michigan sat down on the job. For the next 44 days workers refused to work or leave the Fisher One and Two plants, and later Chevrolet Number 4. Michigan Governor Frank Murphy refused to order the strikers out, so GM attempted to expel them by shutting off the plants’ heat and electricity and by preventing food deliveries.  read more »

2010: The Reuther Year in Review

2010 was a big year for the Walter P. Reuther Library. The Reuther's major collection, the Archive of Labor and Urban Affairs (ALUA), turned 50, and the Reuther Library’s building, which houses ALUA and the Wayne State University Archives, was completed 35 years ago in 1975. While celebrating these two milestones, we accomplished many goals.  read more »

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