Doris Steins ( b. 1900 - 1984) was a purposeful, yet richly varied life earned the respect and affection of the many people who benefited from her humanitarianism. Autograph Letter Signed, n.d. - 7 x 7 1/2 Folio: written in blue ink pen from her foundation in Beverly Hills, Ca. with a center crease and two small pin holes seen at upper left corner. Overall, very fine condition.
"Doris Stein was a major force in this vision renaissance. She served as an officer and director of Research to Prevent Blindness, personally leading the appeal to establish more resources for investigations into eye diseases.
She suggested that Jules Stein assume the principal role in the creation of an eye institute at UCLA and her unflagging enthusiasm nurtured the Institute's development as a unique provider of every facet of vision research and patient care. Serving as Trustee, she focused special attention on Institute initiatives to combat blindness throughout the world.
She devoted her last days, until her death in 1984, to the development of an expansion and companion building for eye research. In 1989, dedication ceremonies were held for the Doris Stein Eye Research Center.
Dr. Jules Stein and his wife Doris founded the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in the 1960s.
Jules Stein died in Los Angeles, aged 85, in 1981.
His widow, Doris Jones Stein, founded the Doris J. Stein Foundation in Beverly Hills, California. Both Doris Stein, and her daughter, Mrs. Susan Stein Shiva, died from breast cancer.
Susan Shiva died on January 3, 1983 at her home in Manhattan; her mother died in 1984, aged 82, in California. Susan Shiva's son, Andrew Shiva PHD, is founder of the National Currency Foundation http://www.nationalcurrencyfoundation.com/."