The Rouge River Archive is a collection of reports, conference proceedings, and other documents related to efforts to remediate and manage the watershed of the Rouge River in Southeastern Michigan (see map from Friends of the Rouge). Items in the collection were published by a variety of government agencies and consultants between 1955-1995; the focus of the collection is the period between 1978-1995 when efforts to manage pollution and flooding in the watershed gained momentum.
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The items in the Rouge River archive were originally collected by Dr. Ralph Kummler (former chair of Wayne State's Department of Chemical Engineering) and transferred to the WSU Library System for curation. Dr. Kummler collected the material with the assistance of WSU departments and faculty including:
Items in the Rouge River Archive special collection are identified in the library catalog using the following searches:
Click here to view a list of all items in the RRA special collection.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) archive at WSU's Reuther Library contains a significant number of documents related to efforts to control pollution and improve water quality in Southeastern Michigan during the period from 1980-2000.
The Rouge River Archive special collection (formerly located on the 4th floor of the Science & Engineering Library) has been relocated to Purdy-Kresge Library, Room 133. Usage of the materials is limited to the Purdy-Kresge Library building.
Phone or visit the Purdy circulation desk (313-577-4043) for further information on how to access materials from this collection.