The Reuther–Wheeling Library & Labor History Archive
The Reuther-Wheeling Library and Labor History Archive was founded as a research and study center on the life, times, and thought of Wheeling’s native son, labor leader and human rights activist, Walter P. Reuther. The library contains numerous titles related to economics, politics, labor history, social justice, human rights, education, and the environment. The library also contains a unique collection of books written by local authors, or about the heritage, history, and culture of the City of Wheeling, the Upper Ohio Valley Region, the State of West Virginia, and the Appalachian Region.
The Reuther-Wheeling Library is maintained by the WALS Foundation and is located in the State Cellar of the First Capitol Building.
Contact the WALS Foundation at 304.905.1690 to arrange a visit to the library or to obtain additional information. For a current list of books in the library’s collection, click HERE.
The Reuther-Wheeling Labor History Archive was added to the library in May 2017. It is dedicated to collecting, maintaining, preserving, digitizing, and making accessible to educators and researchers, photographs, documents, books, ephemera, media, and other artifacts related to the life and work of Walter Reuther and the Reuther family, as well as such material related to the history of organized labor, unions, and the working class in Wheeling and the Upper Ohio Valley region.
The Reuther-Wheeling Library and Labor History Archive sponsors an annual Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium. Please visit the events page of the WALS Foundation Facebook page for current details. Events Page
Contact the WALS Foundation at 304.905.1690 to arrange a visit to the Reuther-Wheeling Archive or to obtain additional information.
For a current overview of the content in the Archive, click HERE.