Diane Edgecomb Papers

Accession Number: 
UP002447
Extent: 
10 linear feet (10 SB)
Date: 
1959-1997, bulk 1972-1997

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.

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