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Finding Aid to the Elise Stern Haas Family Papers, 1789-1992 (bulk (1893-1990))
BANC MSS 92/810 c  
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Description
Contains correspondence, personal and family papers, providing an intimate account of several generations of this distinguished San Francisco family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1893 to 1990, and focuses on the immediate family of Elise and Walter A. Haas, but also includes a significant amount of materials collected by Elise's mother, Rosalie Meyer Stern. Elise's father, Sigmund Stern, was president of Levi Strauss and Co., and nephew of the company founder. The collection spans Elise's life from birth to great grandmother; aside from a few childhood mementos, Walter's contribution to the collection begins with his courtship of Elise in 1914.
Background
Elise Stern Haas was born in San Francisco on October 29, 1893, the only child of Rosalie Meyer and Sigmund Stern. Her father was president of Levi Strauss and Co., and nephew of Levi Strauss, a Bavarian immigrant who founded the firm in 1850.
Extent
Number of containers: 8 boxes, 8 cartons, 4 v., 1 oversize box, 14 oversize folders, 1 oversize item Linear feet: 17
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.