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Item ID   156613    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.704 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1969.019 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1969.019 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Open more fields Other Number   180 (WJHC Guide) similar items
·  Number   180 similar items
·  Type   WJHC Guide similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Judah L. Magnes Museum similar items
Title   Magnes collection on Levi Strauss and Company similar items
Filing Title   Magnes collection on Levi Strauss and Company similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1950-1974 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1 box (.2 linear feet) similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   USA, San Francisco Bay Area, California similar items
Biographical History   Levi Strauss has been known as the world’s largest clothing manufacturer. The founder of the company, Levi Strauss, arrived in San Francisco in 1850 and designed "Levi’s" for miners during California gold rush (four pairs of vintage jeans are owned by the Smithsonian Institution.). The clothing business was incorporated in 1890; by 1984, there were fifty-six domestic and fifty-seven overseas manufacturing plants. The company is known for social responsibility: it pioneered in the hiring and upgrading of job opportunities for minorities; it developed an affirmative action program for women; and, in 1969, it won the first Business Week magazine citizenship award. Its in-house philanthropic organization, the Levi Strauss Foundation, is staffed by volunteers from the community affairs department, and Foundation committees are linked to Levi Strauss communities throughout the country. similar items
Scope and Content   Collection consists of some biographical material on Levi Strauss and his descendants and relations, company ephemera and other business materials mainly from the 1960s and 1970s. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156613 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/708089407    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18367807~S1    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/magnes-collection-levi-strauss-and-company-1950-1974    
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