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William Haas papers, 1849-1927.
BANC MSS 2010/619 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2010/619 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/619 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/619; ...
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William Haas papers, 1849-1927


Haas, William, 1849-1916, creator


Western Jewish History Center, 118.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1972.011.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Online Archive of California


The collection contains photocopies of William Haas' naturalization papers, photocopies of a marriage license and a marriage certificate for William Haas and Bertha Greenebaum; a German book with a photograph pasted to the front inside cover of Koppel and William Haas (taken in Bamberg, Germany, circa 1863-1864); a final settlement of Haas' estate, leaving, among other bequests, $6,000 to his widow to be distributed to San Francisco charities as she thought fit; a wedding scrapbook (circa 1907) with invitations and clippings from many turn-of-the-century weddings among San Francisco's Jewish aristocracy; memorial tributes from San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital, one to William Haas, as an officer, and one to Bertha Haas, as a volunteer; and a certificate of appreciation to William Haas from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibit (1915).


1849 (issued)


Haas, William -- 1849-1916 -- Archives
Haas, Bertha Greenebaum -- 1861-1927
Mount Zion Hospital Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Jews, German -- California
Jews -- California -- San Francisco -- Charities
Decedents' estates -- California


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 118.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1972.011.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
William Haas papers, BANC MSS 2010/619, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Objects transferred to the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life for separate handling and cataloging.
William Haas was born in Bavaria and immigrated to San Francisco in the 1860s. He worked in the wholesale grocery business, first under the name of Loupe and Haas, before establishing Haas Brothers. In addition to being a well-known philanthropist, he was also a director of Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank. Haas married Bertha Greenebaum in 1880 and had three children: Charles, Alice, and Florine.
Materials in English.


Estate records-California.
Marriage licenses.
Naturalization records.

Physical Description:

2 boxes and 1 oversize folder (.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/619 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2010/619 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/619 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/619
BANC MSS 2010/619



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.