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Development Corporation for Israel records
BANC MSS 2010/688  
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This collection consists of administrative records, ephemera, scrapbooks, photographs and slides, and audio-visual materials from the San Francisco office of Israel Bonds. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks relating to local Israel Bonds events that occurred between 1950 and 1990. Materials relating to the work of San Francisco Jewish women in Israel Bonds are particularly interesting and include many scrapbooks of annual fashion shows and other events. The photographs in the collection document important local Israel Bonds events and trips and also include many portraits and photographs of Israeli leaders, local Jewish leaders, and even some celebrities. The collection also includes reel-to-reel audiotapes, videotapes, and films relating to events sponsored by Israel Bonds and that feature well-known Jewish and non-Jewish personalities from the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations.
The Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds) was founded in 1951. It was established in 1951 to promote the economic, industrial, agricultural, and scientific development of the State of Israel. The State of Israel designated the Development Corporation for Israel (DCI) to replace the American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel as sole underwriter of Israel bonds effective May 16, 1955. The first Israel Bonds sales drive was launched in New York by David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister. Ben-Gurion's coast to coast tour of the United States would raise 52.6 million dollars by the end of 1951. Through 1985, it had sold seven billion dollars (i.e. $7,000,000,000) worth of bonds for Israel.
26 linear feet (9 cartons, 2 boxes, 14 oversize boxes)
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Collection is open for research.