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Diane Edgecomb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002447
The collection reflects Ms. Edgecomb’s work with the DCBA and contains scrapbooks of clippings, photos, Central Business District Association (CBDA) newsletters and bulletins, correspondence, Edgecomb’s WSU Board of Governors campaign material, press releases, calendars of events, anniversary programs, ethnic festival programs, CBDA annual reports and Detroit riverfront development, as well as other related materials. Important Subjects: Central business districts--Michigan—Detroit Central Business District Association (Detroit, Mich.) Detroit (Mich.)—Cultural affairs Riverfront Development (Detroit, Mich.) Important Names: Mayor Roman Gribbs Mayor Coleman Young

Dates

  • 1959 - 1997
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1997

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (10 SB)

Abstract

Diane Edgecomb’s involvement with Detroit’s Central Business District Association goes back to the 1950s when she was hired as director of promotions. Edgecomb rose through the ranks and by 1980 served as president until her retirement in 1997. She is primarily noted for her work with mayors Roman Gribbs and Coleman Young to establish ethnic festivals that eventually moved to Hart Plaza in the 1970s. Diane Edgecomb died in 2013.

The collection reflects Ms. Edgecomb’s work with the DCBA and contains scrapbooks of clippings, photos, Central Business District Association (CBDA) newsletters and bulletins, correspondence, Edgecomb’s WSU Board of Governors campaign material, press releases, calendars of events, anniversary programs, ethnic festival programs, CBDA annual reports and Detroit riverfront development, as well as other related materials.

History

Diane Edgecomb’s involvement with Detroit’s Central Business District Association goes back to the 1950s when she was hired as director of promotions. Edgecomb rose through the ranks and by 1980 served as president until her retirement in 1997. She is primarily noted for her work with mayors Roman Gribbs and Coleman Young to establish ethnic festivals that eventually moved to Hart Plaza in the 1970s. Diane Edgecomb died in 2013.

Arrangement

Material has been minimally arranged and reflects its original order as acquired by the Archives. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The papers of Diane Edgecomb were deposited at the Reuther Library in 2013 by her daughter, Natalie Stocks.

Related Materials

Jerome Cavanagh Papers, Detroit Renaissance Records, New Detroit, Inc., Records, Coleman Young Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kathy Schmeling on November 25, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Diane Edgecomb Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kathy Schmeling.
Date
2013-11-25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA