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Edwin A. Frediani Collection[Circa 1900-1990s?] SFH 68
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  • Title: Edwin A. Frediani Collection
    Date (inclusive): [Circa 1900-1990s?]
    Collection Identifier: SFH 68
    Creator: Frediani, Edwin A., 1917-1998
    Physical Description: 4 boxes, 2 oversized folders (2.0 cubic feet)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Abstract: This collection documents activities of Edwin A. Frediani, including Redwood Empire Association publicity, and the founding of the San Francisco City College Alumni Association.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edwin A. Frediani Collection (SFH 68), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.


    Gift of Lois Wise in 2012. Attorney certificates were donated in 2013.

    Materials Transferred

    School yearbooks were transferred to the library's book collection (Red & White, 1932-1936, 8 volumes; Polytechnic Journal, 1931-1935, 8 volumes; Surveyor, 1959-1961, 3 volumes; and Jaguar, 1957-1958, 3 volumes). The Polytechnic Parrot newspaper (1933-1934, 31 issues) was transferred to the library's periodicals collection. Photographs were transferred to the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.

    Processed by

    Tami J. Suzuki


    Edwin A. Frediani was a San Francisco attorney and the only child of Arthur and Emma (Borden) Frediani He attended Polytechnic High School, San Francisco Junior College, and Hastings College of the Law. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He organized the City College Alumni Association in 1949, and presided over the board of the REA in the 1960s. Edwin was married to Norma (Parent), with whom they had two daughters, Barbara Frediani and Lois (Frediani) Wise. Edwin Frediani died in 1998.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection documents activities of Edwin A. Frediani, including publicity of the Redwood Empire Association and the founding of the City College Alumni Association. The REA was formed in the 1920s to promote tourism in nine Northern California and Southern Oregon coastal counties. Also included are documents of his wife Norma (Parent) Frediani, and their relatives. Materials include news clippings, school diplomas, and family photographs, as well as sketches by A.D. Mills and Jack Lustig of amateur golfer, Arthur Frediani, Edwin’s father.


    The collection is organized by family member.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frediani, Edwin A., 1917-1998
    Frediani, Norma, 1919-1991