Blue Bird Inn Collection

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Overview In early 2020, the Historic Designation Advisory Board (HDAB) of the City of Detroit will decide whether or not to recommend creating a local Historic District for the Legendary Blue Bird Inn (The Bird). To support their decision, we have organized source materials below from our collections and online that we hope will begin […]

Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr. Collection

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The Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr. Collection was gifted and accessioned to Detroit Sound Conservancy in 2016. It was inventoried with support from Red Bull Arts Detroit over the winter of 2018-2019. Mr. Ruffner, Jr. was the founder of Gale Research, a Michigan-based research company. The collection is largely made up of Mr. Ruffner, Jr.’s personal […]

Patreon Video 2016

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Video by Al Scott of College for Creative Studies. He is an animator, illustrator, and designer from Detroit. Music “Dust” by Recloose used with permission.