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Item ID   156622    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.719 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1969.029 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1969.029 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Raphael Weill similar items
Title   Raphael Weill papers and photographs similar items
Filing Title   Weill (Raphael) papers and photographs

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Open more fields Date Created   1880-1964 similar items
Extent and Quantity   1 box and 1 oversize box (1.4 linear feet) similar items
Biographical History   Pioneer San Francisco merchant, who emigrated from France and arrived in San Francisco in 1855. Within three years, he had become a partner of the J.W. Davidson Dry Goods Store. By 1885, the Davidson Dry Goods Store became Raphael Weill and Company, and the store became known as the White House. Widely known for its fine merchandise and excellent employer-employee relations, the White House moved three times before it closed in 1966. Weill, noted for his civic and philanthropic activities, helped found the Bohemian Club; contributed clothing for victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; was a member of the San Francisco Board of Education; and supported San Francisco's French Hospital, where a wing in the building bears his name. He also contributed to the French community in San Francisco, as well as those living abroad, and he received the French Legion d'Honneur. A San Francisco public school was named in his honor and a Rodin statue at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor was also dedicated to him. similar items
Scope and Content   Collection consists mostly of photographs relating to Raphael Weill's businesss as well as his family, friends, and acquaintances. Among the photographs are portraits of the following: Edgar Meyer, Judge Morrow, Sigmund Steinhart, John French Sloan, Edward Robert Taylor, Daniel J. O'Brien, George T. Bromley, Charles W. Dullea, Frank Ungar, D. White, and Herman Perlet. Also included are some documents and ephemera relating to Weill's business and personal history, including honors received, a resolution of appreciation to the management of Raphael Weill and Company that was signed by over 700 employees (1931), a resolution from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors commemorating the White House's centennial (1954), and shopping bag with advertisements for the White House. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156622 similar items
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18553678~S1    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/raphael-weill-papers-and-photographs-1880-1964    
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