The Reuther Library holds the records and papers of organizations and people, including prominent and working class members of the community, who have contributed to the historical development of metropolitan Detroit. Focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries, the records and papers of these organizations and people document individual and collective efforts focusing on the urbanization and empowerment of people adjusting to a rapidly changing urban landscape marked by population and demographic shifts, wars, social transformations, and economic/industrial fluctuations.
Browse some of our popular collections below, keeping in mind that more material exists for any of the themes listed.
Most labor organizations maintain policy and/or political fundraising and organizing departments. Check our full website for more details.