Title:Elise Stern Haas papers, 1914-1955
Creator/Contributor:Haas, Elise S., 1893-1990, creator
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1992.007.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
Contains some letters from German Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn and his wife Luise regarding, among other things, the
creation of a Museum of Architecture, a photograph of Erich Mendelsohn, and pamphlets entitled "A Museum of Architecture"
and "Church Art Today." The collection also includes a program (c. 1914) from a meeting of the Philomath Club, a San Francisco
women's arts and literary club.
Haas, Elise S -- 1893-1990 -- Archives
Mendelsohn, Erich -- 1887-1953 -- Correspondence
Mendelsohn, Luise -- 1894-1980 -- Correspondence
Philomath Club -- California -- San Francisco
Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Jewish women -- California -- San Francisco -- Correspondence
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1992.007.
Elise Stern Haas papers, BANC MSS 2010/533, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Gift; Rhoda Haas Goldman ; July 1992.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
1 portrait drawing of Harriet Lane Levy transferred to the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
for separate handling and cataloging.
Elise Stern Haas was born in San Francisco on Oct. 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, who founded the firm in 1850. In 1914, she married Walter
A. Haas, president of Levi Strauss and Co. from 1928 to 1955. They had three children: Walter A., Jr., Peter, and Rhoda. She
died on Oct. 20, 1990.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/533