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Hans Froelicher Papers

Identifier: R0052-HF

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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.


  • 1912-1976


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Biographical 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.


34.50 Linear Feet (47 containers)

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Collection is arranged as a folder inventory in two series:

  • General Records, 1912-1976
  • Transfer Files - Park School, 1932-1975

Custodial History

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

Accessing Digital Copies

The series "Transfer Files - Park School, 1932-1975" was scanned before transfer of physical custody and is available as digital-only records through this finding aid. 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

The collection was processed by Thomas Dettling in 2023.

  • One series titled "Transfer Files - Park School," was deaccessioned on request by Thomas Hollowak to the Park School Archives.
Finding aid for the Hans Froelicher Papers
Under Revision
Finding aid created by Aiden Faust in 2011. Revised by Fatemeh Rezaei and Laura Bell (2021). Revised by Thomas Dettling (2023).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

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