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  • Detroit Focus Quarterly

    The Detroit Focus Quarterly was published by Detroit Focus, a non-profit arts organization that supports art and artists in the Detroit area. The publication, published from 1982 to 1998, included interviews with artists, articles about the art scene and current issues, and listings of art exhibits. Wayne State University Special Collections has related archival materials from Detroit Focus. Contact the library for more information.

  • The Detroit Sunday Journal

    The Detroit Sunday Journal was a weekly tabloid newspaper, published by striking union workers from the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. The strike began in July, 1995; spanning four years and just over 200 editions, the Sunday Journal was published from November 19, 1995, through November 21, 1999. Circulation for most editions was 40,000-60,000. It was available through t…

  • Virtual Motor City

    Virtual Motor City contains images from the Detroit News Photograph Collection, a premier photojournalistic resource that primarily documents the city of Detroit, its people, places and events from the late 19th century through the 1980s (bulk 1900-1980). This digital collection was originally made possible by DALNET, IMLS, and Library of Michigan grants in 2002-2007. It represents only a fraction of the original collection—more than 800,000 negatives and prints housed at the Walter P. Reuther L…

  • Wayne State University Buildings Collection

    The Wayne State University Photograph Collection, housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library, contains thousands of photographs documenting the built environment of main campus. This digital collection represents over 1,000 of these images, spanning the 1890s-1990s. Included are both exteriors and interiors of Wayne State's buildings, past and present, including classrooms, auditoriums, housing, and more. Many of the images also demonstrate student activities, both within the classroom and around c…

  • Building the Detroit Renaissance Center

    The Renaissance Center sits on 14 acres in downtown Detroit. Its construction began in 1973 under the Ford Motor Company. The "Building the Detroit Renaissance Center" collection documents this construction. It was purchased in 1996 by General Motors. It's now known as the GM Renaissance Center or RenCen and hosts GM as well as other businesses.

  • Michigan Opera Theatre Performance Images

    The materials making up this collection are part of the Allesee Dance and Opera Resource Library, the official library and archive for the Michigan Opera Theatre. These photographs document forty years of performances at the Michigan Opera Theatre. These materials were digitized and cataloged with the assistance of the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. The original images are held at the Allesee Dance and Opera R…

  • Changing Face of the Auto Industry

    The Changing Face of the Auto Industry Collection contains images from the Detroit Public Library's National Automotive History Collection and Burton Historical Collections. These photographs and postcards document the auto industry in the Detroit area during the first half of the twentieth century. This digitized collection is the result of a partnership between the Detroit Public Library and Wayne State University. The original images are held in the Special Collections at the Detroit Public L…

  • Wayne State University Student Life

    The Wayne State University Photograph Collection, housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library, provides countless examples of the student experience throughout the university’s history. This digital collection contains over 1,500 photographs representing select highlights, from 1913-2001 (bulk 1940-1970). Campus activities, housing, events, performances, leisure time, learning, and sports are depicted alongside student, club, and team portraits. These images comprise a glimpse of the changing faces…