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Item ID   156645    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.604 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1971.003 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1971.003 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Open more fields Other Number   268 (WJHC Guide) similar items
·  Number   268 similar items
·  Type   WJHC Guide similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Rosalie Meyer Stern similar items
Title   Rosalie Meyer Stern papers similar items
Filing Title   Stern (Roselie Meyer) papers similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1842-1977 similar items
Extent and Quantity   5 cartons, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder (5.4 linear feet) similar items
Biographical History   Rosalie Meyer Stern was a civic and social leader of San Francisco. In 1892, she married Sigmund Stern, the president of Levi Strauss and Company. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, Stern converted her house into a Red Cross factory. During World War I, she became the first woman associate field director for military relief in the West; worked with the Red Cross at Camp Fremont Base Hospital; helped furnish troops with supplies; and collected money. In 1917, she served on the Garden Committee of the San Francisco Park and Recreation Department; in 1918, she formed the Garden Hospital Committee for the United States Veterans Hospital Number 24; and in 1919 she was appointed the president of the San Francisco Playground Commission. Stern also bought land that was scheduled for urban development and gave it to the city of San Francisco for the establishment of Sigmund Stern Grove, as a memorial to her husband and helped form a committee to underwrite free summer concerts held in the Grove. She also organized the San Francisco Junior Symphony and was a founder of the San Francisco Opera Association. She held board positions on the board of the World War I Fatherless Children of France (and received the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur from France in 1938); Associated Jewish Charities; Pioneer Kindergarten Society and Children's Agency; Community Chest; and the Women's Board of the San Francisco Museum of Art. She funded construction of Stern Hall, at the University of California, Berkeley; took an active interest in forty-eight scholarships that were established at the University of California, Berkeley by Levi Strauss and Company; and served on the Entertainment Committee for the World's Fair that was held on Treasure Island (1939-1940). She also served on committees of the War Relief Fund and of the National Recreation Association, in addition to being an honorary member of the California Recreation Society. similar items
Scope and Content   This collection is primarily comprised of correspondence and ephemera documenting Rosalie Meyer Stern's familial and social life. Also included are diaries, biographical and genealogical material relating to Stern's maternal and paternal relations, newsclippings, some materials on Rosalie’s paternal uncle, Leon Zadoc Kahn, the Grand Rabbi of France, and photographs. Most of the collection centers on Rosalie Meyer Stern’s life as a daughter, sister, cousin, mother, and grandmother. There is relatively little material relating to her role as a civic leader. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156645 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71129502    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18278023~S1    
Link to OAC   http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6b69s1gq    
Link to Flickr.com   http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnesmuseum/sets/72157619851127209/    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/stern-rosalie-meyer-papers-1842-1977    
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