Answered By: Reference Desk
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2015     Views: 22

Two items may be of interest in this search. First, a book on history of jeans called "Denim : an American legend" / text by Iain Finlayson and the call number was 338.47687 F512dx 1990. Second is a book titled "They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators" / Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer. The second book contains biographical sketches on dozens of American inventors and innovators.
It may be helpful to do an advanced search using the words "Levi Strauss" and "Jeans." Also, there is a philosopher named Claude Levi-Strauss, who is not the same person, so you may need to filter out books about him if you do a simple search.