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  • Dudley Randall's Cash Book

    This handwritten ledger contain notes written by Dudley Randall including shopping lists, book lists, journal entries, and poetry. The entries were primarily written between 1937 and 1949, with some additional entries added in the 1980s. Approximately 30 of the 88 pages contain writing.

  • As if we were prey: stories

    The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Press.

  • Toast of the town: the life and times of Sunnie Wilson

    As part of the great migration of southern blacks to the north, Sunnie Wilson came to Detroit from South Carolina after graduating from college, and soon became a pillar of the local music industry. He started out as a song and dance performer but found his niche as a local promoter of boxing, which allowed him to make friends and business connections quickly in the thriving industrial city of Detroit. Part oral history, memoir, and biography, Toast of the Town draws from hundreds of hours of ta…

  • Detroit on stage: the Players Club, 1910-2005

    Founded in 1910, Detroit’s Players Club is an all-male club devoted to the production of theater by members for other members’ enjoyment. Called simply "The Players," members of the club design, direct, and act in the shows, including playing the female roles. In Detroit on Stage, Marijean Levering takes readers behind the scenes of the club’s private "frolics" to explore the unique history of The Players, discover what traditions they still hold dear, and examine why they have survived relat…

  • The Detroit Sunday Journal:: June 28 - July 3, 1998

    Issue of The Detroit Sunday Journal, a weekly newspaper published by striking workers during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Includes coverage of decisive labor complaints and rulings related to the strike.