hist_dr004_0029_0004_1939_postcardsLevi Strauss: A History of American Style

In 1873, at the end of the California Gold Rush, Levi Strauss & Co., named for a Bavarian Jewish dry goods merchant in San Francisco, obtained a U.S. patent with tailor Jacob Davis on the process of putting metal rivets in men’s denim work pants to increase their durability. It was the birth of the blue jean. This exhibition showcases the life of Levi Strauss, the invention of the blue jean, and their iconic place in the history of American style. Featuring over 250 items from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, it is the largest public display of the company's archival materials ever assembled.

The Radcliffe Club of San Francisco invites members of the Harvard Club of San Francisco to a private docent tour at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Following the tour, you are invited to join the group for coffee/lunch at the museum cafe Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen.
Coffee and lunch will begin at approxmately 10:30.
Afterwards, you may re-visit the exhibits on your own.

This event is a joint event of the Harvard and Radcliffe Clubs of SF.
It is open to members of the clubs and their guests.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St. (btwn. 3d and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Ticket prices
HCSF Members: Adults $20, seniors $15, members of the CJM and guests $12.
HCSF Nonmembers: Adults $25, seniors $20, members of the CJM and guests $12.


Registration deadline
March 25

It is not part of our tour, but people who are interested in Levi's history would enjoy an outing to Levi's Plaza, the corporate headquarters of Levi Strauss & Co, located at 1155 Battery St on the Embarcadero. Its a beautiful campus with a historic exhibit in the lobby of the main building. A good place to start a climb of the Filbert Steps to Coit Tower.

Alison Boeckmann, Radcliffe College '61