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Laura Frech Papers

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Frech (Laura) Papers

Laura Frech papers

Summary Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Frech, Laura Page, 1929-
Laura Frech papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1977-1985
Date [inclusive]
2.0 Linear feet
Papers of a Charlotte educator and politician, documenting her service as city council member for district 4 (1977-1985). Includes correspondence, reports, and financial data relating to such issues as the controversy over a site for the new coliseum, planning, and neighborhood preservation, especially in regard to zoning problems due to church expansion.

Preferred Citation note

Laura Frech Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

A member of the Democratic Party, Laura Page Frech (1929-2007) was among the initial group of candidates elected to the city council following its restructering from a seven member, elected at-large council, to an eleven member (seven representing districts and four elected at-large) governing body. Frech represented District 4 in northeastern Charlotte (1977-1985). Frech holds a Ph.D. in American History and has taught in area high schools and colleges.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised exclusively of Frech's papers as a member of the Charlotte City Council. Highlights among the contents are the coliseum site controversy and zoning problems due to church expansion in residential neighborhoods. The Laura Frech Papers are divided into a single, alphabetical folder series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

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 Laura Frech of Charlotte, N.C., 1985.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.). City Council.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Frech, Laura Page, 1929-


  • City planning--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Neighborhood government--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Zoning--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Boards and Committees 1982-1984 

1 1

Coliseum 1980-1982 

1 2

Community Services 1979-1985 

1 3-5

Finance 1978-1985 

1 6-8

Lawsuits and Complaints 1982-1985 

1 9

Miscellany 1980-1985 

1 10

Neighborhoods 1978-1985 

1 11-12

Planning Commission 1968-1984 

1 13-15

Public Services 1978-1985 

1 16-20

2005 Plan 1983-1985 

2 21-23

Women's Issues 1980-1985 

2 24-25

Zoning 1983-1985 

2 26-27