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Item ID   156765    
Open more fields Accession Number   WJHC 1982.002 AR1 similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Israel Bonds Development Corporation of America, Northern California Area (San Francisco, Calif.) similar items
Title   Israel Bonds Development Corporation of America (San Francisco Office) records similar items
Filing Title   Israel Bonds Development Corporation of America (San Francisco Office) records similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1954-1995 similar items
Extent and Quantity   29.8 cubic ft. (12 record cartons, 11 document boxes, 15 flat oversize boxes) similar items
Biographical History   The Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds) was founded in 1951 to raise money from the American public for the fledgling Israeli state, which, at the time, was struggling to build an infrastructure and economy to support its growing population. 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. The funds raised by the sale of Israel Bonds in 1951 and in subsequent years and decades were key factors in establishing a sound Israeli economy. similar items
Scope and Content   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 three boxes of unprocessed reel-to-reel audiotapes and three boxes of unprocessed 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. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156765 similar items
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