Exhibit: "25 Years, 25 Treasures" from the Jewish Community Archives

(33760) DeRoy Memorial, Groundbreaking, Jewish Community Center, Detroit, 1939

The Reuther Library is proud to host “25 Years, 25 Treasures,” a new exhibit celebrating the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archive’s 25th anniversary!

25 Years, 25 Treasures will showcase 25 significant photographs, documents, and objects from its collection. These key pieces tell the remarkable story of Detroit’s Jewish community.

Since 1991, the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives has collected over 2 million documents, 25,000 photographs, and recorded over 100 oral histories chronicling the rich and varied history of Detroit’s Jewish community. The Reuther Library has served as a partner in this effort, housing the majority of the collection and hosting researchers in our reading room.

The exhibit will be held at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, and kicks off with an opening reception on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To register, visit: https://jewishdetroit.org/event/archives-exhibit-reception/

The exhibit will run through August 5. Docent-led group tours are also available. Contact Robbie Terman at archives@jfmd.org or 248-203-1491 for more information.

To learn more about JCA materials at the Reuther Library, explore our JCA collections.