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Minette Trosch papers

Identifier: MS0106

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1977 - 1987


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 / Historical

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 was married to Charlotte attorney and UNC Charlotte professor Louis A. Trosch and they had three sons. She died in 2018.


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Language of Materials



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.


The files in the collection are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Minette C. Trosch, 1988.

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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 28223 United Stated

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