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