REUSS, Henry Schoellkopf, 1912-2002


Oil on canvas, Robert Hyndman, 1981, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee Manuscript Collection, Golda Meir Library
Milwaukee, WI
Papers: 1839-1982, 87 cubic feet.
The papers document Henry S. Reuss’s service in the U.S. House of Representatives and political career from 1955 through his retirement in 1982, and include files of Henry Reuss’s field office in Milwaukee and congressional office in Washington. Most of the papers were created by Henry Reuss and his administrative assistants and consist of constituent communications, correspondence, legislative issue files, memoranda, press releases, project files, reports, research materials, speeches, and studies. The collection also contains a small quantity of audiovisual material, including sound recordings, films, and videotapes of speeches, interviews, and announcements made by Henry Reuss. The Milwaukee Office Records Series makes up the majority of the collection and contains subject and public relations files documenting Henry Reuss’s legislative interests, including banking, economics, civil rights, conservation, transportation, and urban renewal. Also included with these records are memoranda, reports, project files, biographical data, personal memorabilia and photographs, and a small quantity of family records dating to 1839. Subjects covered in the records include business organizations, community groups, ethnic affairs, political issues, public relations, transportation, and urban redevelopment. The subject files document Henry Reuss’s committee service, including the House Banking, Government Operations, and Joint Economic committees. The public relations files contain campaign materials, newsletters, press releases, speech transcripts, travel files, voting records, and publications by Henry Reuss. This collection is owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Archives Division, 816 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

Oral History: In the Wisconsin Democratic Party Oral History Project, 1982-1986, 1 interview.
The project includes an interview with Henry Reuss.


John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1965, 97 pages.


Marquette University
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Milwaukee, WI
Papers: Henry S. Reuss Peace Corps Records, ca. 1957-1980, 2.6 cubic feet.
The paper include correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and publications documenting Henry Reuss’s proposal for a Point Four Youth Corps and public reaction to the plan, the founding of the Peace Corps (for which he drafted the authorizing legislation), the establishment of a binational Peace Corps project with West Germany, and the establishment of Peace Corps volunteer training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Marquette University. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: Henry S. Reuss Menominee Indian Records, ca. 1952-1979, 1.6 cubic feet.
The papers include correspondence and photographs documenting Henry S. Resuss’s efforts while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives to restore Federal trust status to the Menominee Tribe and to preserve the wilderness character of the Wolf River.