Finding aid for the Carl D. Friebolin Papers

Carl D. Friebolin Papers
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
Friebolin, Carl D.
20.90 linear feet (55 containers and 1 oversize volume)
Carl D. Friebolin (1878-1967) was a United States bankruptcy referee, 1916-1967, and one of the leading civic leaders of Cleveland, Ohio. A supporter of the reforms of the progressive era, Friebolin served as state representative (1911-1913) and senator (1913-1914), and as judge of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Friebolin was president of the City Club of Cleveland, the City Club Forum Foundation, and the Cleveland Law Library, as well as a trustee of Western Reserve University, where he taught bankruptcy law from 1934-1959. He was perhaps best known in Cleveland as the author of the Anvil Revue, a satiric look at the Cleveland scene put on yearly by the City Club of Cleveland. The collection consists of personal and official correspondence; speeches re: bankruptcy, citizenship, politics, education, political and civic leaders (e.g. Newton D. Baker); docketed bankruptcy decisions and orders, including related decisions, affidavits, evidence, expert opinions, debtor's petitions, and related bankruptcy laws; papers re: the administration, rules and procedures of the bankruptcy laws, including relations between Friebolin's office and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; material re: meetings of, and the drafting of proposed bankruptcy legislation by, the National Bankruptcy Conference; material re: the City Club of Cleveland and its Anvil Revue (1916-66), including complete scripts, songs, programs and newspaper reviews; material re: the law club Court of Nisi Prius; articles written by Friebolin re: bankruptcy law; personal files (i.e. awards, programs, photos, plaques, day books, bank books); miscellaneous re: the Cleveland Law Library Association; papers re: Brookes Friebolin; programs of the conferences of the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy; and scrapbooks.
MS 3309
closed stacks
The records are in English