Books, Neiman Marcus Hat Box and other items from the Enid Klass collection at the DJHS

Books, Neiman Marcus Hat Box and other items from the Enid Klass collection at the DJHS

The Enid Klass Collection and BBYO International Convention 2014: Welcome Home, Dallas!

This wonderful collection of correspondence, fashion items, textiles, marketing pieces, personal photographs and books was compiled over the years by Enid Klass. Ms Klass is a former personal assistant to Mr. Stanley Marcus, former president of the luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus. Ms Klass took a summer job at Neiman Marcus in 1951, and within very little time had made such an impression that she was hired as Mr. Stanley’s personal assistant. While she stayed with the company for over four years, Enid Klass and the Marcus family maintained communications and correspondence for years to come.

In 2007, Ms Klass was generous enough to donate her extraordinary personal collection in memory of her parents, Joseph and Sarah Klass, and of her sisters; Freda, Lillian and Trudy, to the Dallas Jewish Historical Society, greatly enriching our archives. The collection illustrates the fashion and culture of the 1950′s and 1960′s, and provides a rare look into not only the culture of the Neiman Marcus empire, but also into the life of its best-known leader and fashion icon, Mr. Stanley Marcus.

Monsky AZA T-shirt and assorted photos and newspaper

Monsky AZA T-shirt and assorted photos and newspaper

This year’s IC, themed Welcome Home was held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown on February 13th – 17th, 2014 and was extra special as the world’s oldest and largest youth-led Movement celebrated 70 years of the B’nai B’rith Girls and 90 years of the Aleph Zadik Aleph. This exhibit showcases photos, newsletters, sweetheart/beau memorabilia; as well as items from local, regional, district and past International Conventions, featuring local Dallas members.