Inventory of the Elise Stern Haas 1927-1990
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Inventory of the Elise Stern Haas Papers, 1927-1990
Collection number: ARCHIVES HAAS 1
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© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Title: Elise Stern Haas Papers,
Collection number: Archives Haas 1
Extent: 0.80 Linear Ft.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The estate of Elise Stern Haas
[Identification of item], Elise S. Haas Papers, Archives Haas 1, The Music Library,
University of California.
Elise Stern Haas (c.1892-1989) was a prominent patron and
philanthropist in the San Francisco area, especially in the performing arts and Jewish
communities. Her family established the Ernest Bloch Professorshipin the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley.The fund began as
The Jacob and Rosa Stern
established to provide financial support for
Ernest Bloch in his composing activities. In exchange, Bloch would
give 10 music manuscripts and lectures at the University. After Bloch's death, the fund
was established as the Ernest Bloch Professorship Fund.
(See folder 4,
16-18, for more details).
For more biographical details, see Elise Haas Collections in the Bancroft Library.
Scope and Content
This collection is part of a larger collection of Elise Haas's
papers housed at the Bancroft Library. Mrs. Haas had designated that
these materials go to the Music Library. The collection contains
mostly materials concerning Ernest Bloch, with one music manuscript
by Darius Milhaud. Most of the materials are personal correspondence
from Ernest Bloch, various members of the Bloch
family, and Ernest Bloch Society to Elise Haas
(Mrs. Walter). It also contains correspondence leading to the establishment of
the Ernest Bloch Professorship at the University. Other materials
include concert programs and reviews, sent to Mrs. Haas by various Bloch familymembers (also members of the Ernest Bloch Society).
Materials deaccessioned include duplicate commercial sound recordings already held in the
Music Library collection; the recordings were returned to the Haas
estate via Bancroft Library. Other commercial sound recordings were
included in the regular collection.
Some letters such as those concerning the Ernest Bloch professorship
were bundled with other personal correspondence labelled
from EB to ESH.
The letters were kept in the original order but were cross-listed
in the finding aid.
Programs and reviews sent to Mrs. Haas were mostly from Europe in the 1930s. In addition
to programs and reviews, articles and booklets about Bloch were also sent to Mrs. Haas at
different times. One copy of each is kept in the archive.
The Milhaud music manuscript of a vocal quintet was written for Mr. and Mrs. Haas's 50th
Acquisition Correspondence -- includes permission form.
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 5-1-27 to 12-23-28)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 5-15-29 to 12-2-29)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 1-30 to 11-26-30) -- includes letter to the Regents regarding the Bloch endowment
(see also folders 16-18)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 1-28-31 to 12-32)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 1-2-33 to 12-34)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 3-20-35 to 12-25-44)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 1-10-45 to 7-14-50)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 3-23-51 to 11-17-55)
Correspondence from Ernest Bloch ( 1-17-56 to 3-16-62)
Correspondence from Ivan Bloch.
Correspondence from Lucienne Bloch.
Correspondence from Marguerite Bloch.
Correspondence from Suzanne Bloch ( 7-31-59 to 12-15-63 )
Correspondence from Suzanne Bloch ( 1-20-64 to 1-14-90)
Ernest Bloch Professor of Music II.
Ernest Bloch Professor of Music III.
Series II: Performance Materials
Programs, Reviews, etc. ( 1931-33)
Programs, Reviews, etc. ( 1934-39)
Sacred Service Performance, Temple Emanu-El, January 8, 1956. 16 photographs and 2 programs. Originally in gold embossed binder (no. 22)
Premier Performance Photograph.
Premier Performance Program, title page.
Leather gold embossed photograph album, originally held photographs of the performance of Ernest Bloch's
Sacred Service at the Temple Emanu-El.
Darius Milhaud's manuscript
ADAM, words by Jean Cocteau. A vocal quintet (STTBB) written for the 50th wedding anniversary of Walter and Elise Haas, 18 October 1964. The work was finished on 9 September 1964 at Mills College. (1 fol.)
La Musica Moderna, 94. An issue that is entirely devoted to Ernest Bloch. Includes a recording of Bloch's
Schelomo and Suite No. 1 for Violin Solo. In Italian.