Israel Kahn (1822-1883), who married Sarah Bauer (1828-1888), founded Kahn's Department Store in Oakland, Calif.
The collection consists of genealogical and family history information and photographs. Included are a large genealogical chart for the Kahn family compiled by Henriette Kahn Wildbergh; additional genealogical information on the family compiled by Carolyn Levy Kahn and Susan Kahn Levy; a scrapbook history of the Kahn family prepared by Ruth Wildberg Macks; and an essay about the family home in Schotten written by Louis E. Kahn. Photographs include the following: photograph of Moses Bauer (1787-1889), grandfather of Bertha Kahn Elkus; a photograph of the Kahn brothers, Henry, Samuel, Solomon, Fred, and John; a photograph of Caroline Bernheim Kahn; two photographs of Rebecca Kahn Marx, daughter of C.B. Kahn; a photograph of the Kahn sisters, Caroline, Rebecca, and Hannah (also daughters of C.B. Kahn); photographs of the Kahn family homes in Schotten, Germany, and in Villingen, Hesse; Other families represented include the Bauer, Elkus, Elman, Lavenson, and Hart families.