Reiss, John J. CollectionMay 17, 2016
Title: Reiss, John J. Collection
Reference Code: Mss-1124
Inclusive Dates: 1955 – 1972
Quantity: 000.03 cu. ft.
Location: Sm Mss
Abstract: John J. Reiss was a graduate of the Wisconsin State College in Milwaukee (now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and an art devotee. He helped organize the International Print Show held at UW-Milwaukee in 1956. He also authored and illustrated three first concept board books: Colors, Shapes, and Numbers.
Scope and Content: The collection contains copies of letters from the White House and several foreign capitals relating to the International Print Show held at UW-Milwaukee in 1956. Also included are newspaper clippings related to the Print Show and Reiss’ mechanical bean bag display.
Access and Use: No restrictions