Virtual Motor City is the name of an IMLS sponsored digitization project, carried out by the Wayne State University Library System and the Walter P. Reuther Library.
The digitized images in the project represent a small subset of the Detroit News Collection, one of the premier photojournalistic resources freely available from a national-level newspaper and held at the Reuther Library.
Virtual Motor City is a project of Wayne State University and the Walter P. Reuther Library that aims to digitize a large body of photographs from the Detroit News Collection. More than 800,000 negatives of various mediums and sizes are housed in the collection, and so far, more and 13,000 of these are available on the site. The photographs date from the late nineteenth century, but the largest part of the collection is from the twentieth century. The images are searchable, or a researcher can browse the collection by decade or subject.