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Hans Froelicher Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0052-HF

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal and working papers of Hans Froelicher, Jr., as well as the papers of his wife, Frances Morton Froelicher. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, and photographs; topics include The Park School and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association.


  • 1890-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Selected items have been digitized and are available online through this finding aid.

Historical Note

Hans Froelicher, Jr. (b. 1891 - d. 1976) was born February 18, 1891 in Baltimore. He graduated from Haverford College in 1912 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1917. Froelicher, Jr. was headmaster of The Park School in Baltimore from 1932 to 1956 and president of CPHA from 1944 to 1956. He died November 16, 1976.

Frances Morton Frolicher (b. 1912 - d. 1994) was born Feb. 10, 1912 in Baltimore. She graduated from Smith College in 1934 and the New York School of Social Work. She founded the Citizens Housing Council in 1940, which merged with the Citizens Planning and Redevelopment Organization in 1941 to become the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA). Frances Morton Frolicher served as the executive director of CPHA from 1941 to 1969. She died Dec. 31, 1994.


36.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in two series:
  • Series 1: Park School, circa 1932-1975
  • Series 2: Unprocessed Records, undated

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Frances Morton Froelicher on December 20, 1977. In October 2010, seven boxes of material related to the Park School were transferred to Michelle Feller-Kopman, Park School Archivist.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above, or browse records in “Collection Organization." Records with associated digital objects are identified with a Red Digital Object icon. A digital exhibit is also available online.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. One series of this collection was scanned before transfer to the Park School Archives in October 2010 and is available digitally through this finding aid. Please make an appointment to use these records in person.
Finding aid for the Hans Froelicher Papers
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Fatemeh Rezaei and Laura Bell (March 2021)
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Materials are in English

Revision Statements

  • 2011: Descriptive fields added
  • 2015-2016: Finding aid prepared from legacy finding aid and added to database
  • March 2021: Digital objects attached to the finding aid; and descriptive notes added and revised in the finding aid

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA