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Nathalie "Nat" Edmunds collection

Identifier: 018.NE


The Nathalie "Nat" Edmunds collection includes publications for the field of historic preservation; heritage tourism, and materials related to the preservation communities in Washtenaw County, specifically Ann Abror and Ypsilanti collected by Edmunds. Edmunds has been involved with community development and historic preservation in Ypsilanti since the 1960s, in 1979 Edmunds organized the first "Ypsilanti Yesteryear Heritage Festival", which was renamed the "Ypsilanti Heritage Festival" in 1982. From 1970 to 1983 she was on the Ypsilanti City Council and served as mayor Pro-Tem during some of that time. A founder of the Historic District Commission she currently serves on the boards of the Endowment Committee for the Ypsilanti Historical Society,the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and has been involved with the Ypsilanti Freighthouse project since the beginning serving as Chair, Co-Chair of the Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse and currently as a Board Member Emeritus. None of the materials in the collection documents her direct invovlement with the historic preservation or preservation community of Ypsilanti.


  • 1944 - 1982
  • Majority of material found within 1974 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 halfsize archive box)

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Related Materials

Individuals interested in the Ypsilanti Historic District Commission or the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival may be interested in the Jane Schmiedeke papers [018.JS]:

Nathalie "Nat" Edmunds collection
Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2016 May 18
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197