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.