The project owes its completion to the tireless efforts of Maryanne Ellison Simmons, former Island Press Master Printer, 1996-2002, who managed to resurrect and sort out images and updated artist information and print documentation related to all aspects of the press history.
An initial Island Press research fellow, Victoria Durrer (M.A., Art History 2001), assisted with the exhibition seminar and helped shape the development of the emerging historical project. A subsequent research fellow, Rachel Keith (M.A., Art History 2002), completed brief biographies of the Island Press artists and oversaw the continually evolving project. Finally, Monica Friel (M.A., Art History 2003) assisted in the logistics of the website planning and the editing of the biographies and historical essays. In addition to the graduate research fellows drawn from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University, a number of students from the School of Art have proven invaluable to the completion of this project. These include: Kristin Harris (B.F.A. 2001), Amanda Verbeck (B.F.A. 2001), Sarah Pavlus (B.F.A. 2001), Jessie Van der Laan (B.F.A. 2002), and Erin McKenny (M.F.A. 2001). Thanks also go to Lisa Bulawsky, Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing, Washington University School of Art.