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Todd Winge Papers

Identifier: LP002656

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials of the Detroit Newspaper Strike from both the union side, including the Newspaper Guild of Detroit and the Metropolitan Council of Newspaper Unions, and of the Detroit Free Press from 1995 to 2000. The items in the collection include: correspondence, newspaper articles, newsletters, and stickers. Many of the items have been marked with highlighter and some have notations.


  • 1995 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1995 - 1997


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


Todd Winge was an editor in the Detroit Free Press newsroom from 1994 through 1999. Prior to this he had received his Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and had worked at several other newspapers across the country. Because not all editors in the Free Press newsroom were exempt employees, Todd was out on strike for several months in 1995 before returning to work. A few years later in 1999, Todd accepted a faculty position at his alma mater where he taught through 2004. He now lives in New Mexico where he works as an instructional designer building e-learning within the healthcare industry.


.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)


This collection contains records created and collected by Todd Winge about the newspaper strike in Detroit from 1995 to 2000. The materials are in chronological order and give insight to both the union and the company’s perspectives of the strike.


This collection was kept in the chronological order created by the donor.


This collection was deposited at the Walter P. Reuther Library by Todd Winge in 2015.

Related Materials

Detroit Newspaper Strike Collection; Thomas Bernick Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Danielle Golling on February 1 and 6, 2018.


Guide to the Todd Winge Papers
Processed by Danielle Golling.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA