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.
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.
Number of containers: 8 boxes, 8 cartons, 4 v., 1 oversize box, 14 oversize folders,
1 oversize item
Linear feet: 17
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