Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
0.15 cu. ft. : 1 box
Born in 1884, Friedlein was a grain elevator owner, and semi-pro baseball player. His son Gilbert Jr. was born in 1921, and was a musician.
Two letters; numerous clippings relating to the life of Gilbert Friedlein and to members of his family; photographs of Friedlein, his parents, his son Gilbert Friedlein, Jr., of Gilbert Junior's band, of the grain elevator owned by Gilbert Senior before and after it was destroyed by fire; and a 1908 contract (relating to Gilbert Senior) with the Northern League of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.
Gilbert L. Friedlein Papers, 1880s-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History