Audiovisual Collections

The Audiovisual Collections at the Walter P. Reuther Library consist of still and moving photographic images, sound recordings, art work and artifacts. The collections focus on three major historical subject areas: American Labor, Metropolitan Detroit, and Wayne State University, and include materials pertaining to 20th century industrial unionism, social, political, and radical reform movements, civil rights, women in the workplace, and twentieth century Detroit history.

Ordering digital images or photographs:

To order digital images/photographs (or other media types) download the AV_Material_Permission_Fees_Order_Form below and email it back using this link. An AV Archivist will contact you with the specifics of your order. Refer to the Reproduction and Use fee Schedules attached to the Request Form below for pricing.

The Audiovisual Collections are open to the public by appointment only. AV Department research hours are: 9:30AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-3:30PM.

To schedule an appointment please contact us at

Direct AudioVisual reference questions by emailing us at:

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