From the WSULS News Blog: “Because of a six month extension to an Institute of Library and Museum Services grant, the Wayne State University Library System and the Walter P. Reuther Library just finished adding around 20,000 images and over 400 videos to the Virtual Motor City photo collection, an online resource already containing digitized images from the Detroit News Collection, a photojournalistic resource held at the Reuther Library.
This is the first time that videos were digitized as part of the VMC Project. The new videos added are Detroit News newsreels from the 1920s and include footage from local people and events to more well-known subjects like Babe Ruth and Helen Keller. The videos can be browsed at http://www.lib.wayne.edu/resources/digital_library/det_news/
There’s a remarkable collection of stuff here, though finding things in it is going to be a challenge at first – aside from a small amount of descriptive text per item, the collection is largely unindexed yet. Some highlights include the opening of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 1922 parade of old cars, and the 1925 Detroit News bread-baking contest.