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Laura Frech papers

Identifier: MS0123

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1968 - 1985
  • Creation: 1977 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical 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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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.


The files in the collection are arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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