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Minette Trosch Papers

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Trosch (Minette) Papers

Papers of Minette Trosch
MS0106

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Trosch, Minette, (Minette Conrad), 1942-
Title
Minette Trosch papers
ID
MS0106
Date [inclusive]
1977-1987
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of a Charlotte city council member, including correspondence and reports. Also includes material relating to her service on the board of directors of the National League of Cities and as a member of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Committee of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Preferred Citation note

Minette Trosch Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Minette Conrad Trosch was born in Chicago on November 3, 1942 and her family moved to Charlotte in 1951. She received a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University, an M.A. in Political Science from West Virginia University, and, in 1995, a J.D. in Law from UNC at Chapel Hill. Trosch taught Civics and English at Smith Junior High School in Charlotte during the 1964-65 school year. Later, she worked as a rental agent for Spangler Realty Company in Charlotte and owned and operated a small chain of retail stores. She returned to teaching as a part-time instructor at Queens College in Political Science during the fall/winter, 1980 sessions. From 1977 to 1983, Trosch served on the Charlotte City Council as the representative from district 5. In 1983, she ran as an at-large candidate and was elected to two consecutive terms before retiring from the City Council in 1987. During the 1983-85 Council term, Trosch served as mayor pro-tem. She also chaired several committees and served on the board of directors of the National League of Cities. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole, appointed her to the National Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. She also served as a negotiator on a committee appointed by U.S. Representative John Dingall charged with finding a compromise on the Federal Telecommunications Act. The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association presented her the "Outstanding Elected Official" Award in 1984. She is married to Charlotte attorney and UNC Charlotte professor Louis A. Trosch and they have three sons.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised exclusively of items documenting Trosch's service as a member of the Charlotte City Council from 1977 to 1987, including related material regarding her service on the National League of Cities and the National Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. The Minette C. Trosch Papers are organized into a single, alphabetical folder title series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Minette C. Trosch, 1988.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National League of Cities.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--History

Personal Name(s)

  • Trosch, Minette, (Minette Conrad), 1942-

Subject(s)

  • City planning--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Women--Political activity--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

AIRPORT 1985-1987

Scope and Contents note

relates primarily to the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport master plan update and the response to that plan by Neighborhoods for Airport Change, an organization comprised of people living in airport-area neighborhoods. Also includes a copy of a ground transportation study (1985) for the airport.

Box
1
Folder
1-2

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CABLE TELEVISION 1983-1984

Scope and Contents note

correspondence, reports, and resolutions relating to federal cable television legislation.

Box
1
Folder
3-4

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COLISEUM 1984-1987

Scope and Contents note

relates primarily to site selection for the Coliseum. Also includes a copy of "Program Requirements for a New Charlotte Coliseum" (1985) and a proposal for development in the Coliseum area (1987).

Box
1
Folder
5

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CONSTITUENT CORRESPONDENCE 1978-1987

Scope and Contents note

primarily letters of complaint and concern about city services and policies, as well as about council actions.

Box
1
Folder
6

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CONVENTION CENTER 1986

Scope and Contents note

includes a copy of a study of the center and expansion options.

Box
1
Folder
7

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DISTRICT 5 1978-1980

Scope and Contents note

material related to Trosch's representation of district five in Charlotte.

Box
1
Folder
8

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DISTRICT REFERENDUM 1976-1981

Scope and Contents note

relates to efforts in 1981 to rescind district representation for the City Council and revert to the pre-1977 form of an entirely elected at-large body. Trosch supported retention of district representation. Includes reports, position papers, and newspaper clippings.

Box
1
Folder
9

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 1980-1987

Scope and Contents note

includes a copy of the final report of the Economic Development Study Commission of the Chamber of Commerce, "Charlotte: An Emerging Center for America's New Information Economy" (1985) and the annual report for the City of Charlotte's Minority and Womens' Business Enterprise Plan (1987).

Box
1
Folder
10

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ELECTORAL MATERIAL 1977-1984

Scope and Contents note

includes questionnaires and a letter (12-28-84) from UNC Charlotte political science professor Ted Arrington to local Republicans in which he offers his ideas on election reform.

Box
1
Folder
11

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FARMERS' MARKET 1981-1982

Scope and Contents note

memoranda related to the creation of a permanent market in Charlotte.

Box
1
Folder
12

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HAZARDOUS MATERIAL 1985-1987

Scope and Contents note

related to Trosch's tenure as a member of the National Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee, appointed by then U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Elizabeth Dole. Includes correspondence and reports.

Box
1
Folder
13

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HOUSING 1981-1987

Scope and Contents note

includes a copies of reports by the Charlotte Board of Realtors and the Charlotte Home Builders Associations, "The Housing Task Cost Task Force Report" (1981) and "Increasing Residential Density" (1984); letter (7-3-86) from U.S. Representative J. Alex McMillan concerning the 1986 Housing Bill; and a copy of "Preliminary Findings of Charlotte Housing Condition Survey" (12-17-86) prepared for the Charlotte Community Development Department by the Urban Institute at UNC Charlotte.

Box
1
Folder
14-15

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HUMANE SOCIETY 1983

Scope and Contents note

relates to the opposition of the Humane Society of Charlotte to sale or donation of local pound animals to research institutions.

Box
1
Folder
16

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NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES 1981-1987

Scope and Contents note

material related to Trosch's tenure as a member of the NLC. Includes her statements (1982-83) on behalf of the NLC on funding for mass transit programs before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies and a letter (7-3-85) from Atlanta mayor Andrew Young concerning that city's proposal to host the NLC's Congress of Cities in 1989.

Box
1
Folder
17

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PERFORMING ARTS 1983-1987

Scope and Contents note

primarily reports concerning the feasibility and construction of a new performing arts center in Charlotte.

Box
1
Folder
18-20

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PLANNING 1978-1987

Scope and Contents note

includes material (primarily minutes) documenting Trosch's membership on the Planning and Public Works Committee of the City Council, as well as correspondence and reports of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission. Also includes material related to zoning matters.

Box
2
Folder
1-4

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REVENUE 1981-1987

Scope and Contents note

correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning the generation of revenues for the City of Charlotte.

Box
2
Folder
5-8

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SIGN ORDINANCE 1984-1987

Scope and Contents note

correspondence and reports concerning outdoor advertising regulation in Charlotte.

Box
2
Folder
9-11

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TRANSPORTATION 1976-1987

Scope and Contents note

material primarily relates to the Outerbelt (I-485) and the plan to convert Independence Boulevard (U.S. Highway 74) into a limited-access expressway. Also includes some material relating to the extension of Harris Boulevard.

Box
2
Folder
12-17

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UNIVERSITY CITY 1982-1985

Scope and Contents note

includes a locational assessment (1987) prepared for the University Research Park.

Box
2
Folder
18

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WOMEN'S ISSUES 1980

Scope and Contents note

includes a copy of the final report and recommendations of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Domestic Violence Task Force (n.d.) and a copy of "Blueprint: Charlotte Women in the '80s" (ca. 1980), which includes a directory of women's organizations.

Box
2
Folder
19

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