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Vacation Cyanotypes from Lake County, California, 1889-1890
BANC PIC 1980.097--PIC  
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    Collection Title: Vacation Cyanotypes from Lake County, California
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1890
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1980.097--PIC
    Collector: Elise S. Haas
    Extent: 17 photographic prints ; cyanotype ; 13 x 21 cm. 17 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: This collection consists of 17 cyanotype prints of views at Lake County, California, collected by Elise Stern Haas. The photographs were taken in 1889-1890. The photographer is unknown.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vacation Cyanotypes from Lake County, California, BANC PIC 1980.097--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collections

    Haas, Elise S. [interviewee]
    Title: The Appreciation of Quality : Oral History Transcript.
    Tape recorded interview conducted by Harriet Nathan in 1972. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1979 : and related material, 1972-1979,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 80/68 c
    Haas Elise, S.
    Title: Elise S. Haas Papers, ca. 1892-1989.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 92/810 c

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Haas, Elise S., 1893-1990. Interviewee
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    Blue Lakes (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Blue Lakes Resort -- Pictorial works.
    Lake County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Outdoor recreation -- California -- Photographs.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Lake County photographs accompanied an Elise Haas interview from the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA. (BANC MSS 80/68 c)

    Biography

    Elise Stern Haas was born in San Francisco in 1893. She was the daughter of Rosalie Meyer and Sigmund Stern, who was the president of Levi Strauss and Co. and the nephew of the company's founder, Levi Strauss. In 1914 she married Walter A. Haas, who was president of Levi Strauss and Co. from 1928-1955. The company was eventually managed by their sons, Walter A. Haas Jr. and Peter Haas, under whose leadership the company became the largest apparel manufacturer in the world. Elise and Walter Haas had two sons and one daughter, as well as 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Elise S. Haas was known as a civic-minded patron of the arts and philanthropist. She was the president of Mount Zion Hospital from 1938-1940 and headed the San Francisco League of Women Voters. She also held Red Cross blood drives in World War II and headed the Visiting Nurse Association. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (formerly the San Francisco Museum of Art), and served on its women's board, the board of trustees, and served as its chairman from 1964-1966. During her term as president, the museum built up its permanent collection and solidified its financial base.
    Elise Haas and her husband made significant contributions to health and education institutions, environmental causes, and social services. She died in 1990 at the age of 96.
    ( Source: "Elise Haas -Arts Patron, Matriarch of S.F. Family." San Francisco Chronicle. October 20, 1990.)

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 17 cyanotype prints of views at Lake County, California, collected by Elise Stern Haas. The photographs were taken in 1889-1890. The photographer is unknown. Included are images of family scenes and vacation views, mainly from Lake County, California, the Blue Lakes Hotel, boating (on Blue Lakes), children, picnics, and outings. Captions are written on or below the photographs and are reprinted in the container listing; some captions are supplied for the container list.