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HF Collection Overview

Collection Title: Hans Froelicher, Jr. (HF)

Inclusive Dates: 1890-1976

Size: 36.3 linear feet

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.  Types of records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, and photographs; topics include The Park School and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA).

Historical Note:  
Hans Froelicher, Jr. 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 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.

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.