Irving Reis papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Irving Reis papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-1953
Collection number: 368
Creator: Reis, Irving
Extent: 4.3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Irving Reis papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Irving Reis, 1995


Irving Reis was an American screenwriter and director. He was the founder and director of CBS Radio's Columbia Workshop in the 1930s. He began as a screenwriter in films from 1938, and directed from 1940 to 1952.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Irving Reis papers span the years 1935-1953 and encompass 4.3 linear feet. The collection consists of film and radio scripts, story material, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers, including clippings and reviews, material related to his Army service, and photographs.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Reis, Irving , 1906-1953--Archives.