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Community Economic Development Program Records

Identifier: R0024-CED

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Community Economic Development Program in Baltimore, Maryland between 1960 and 1980. Materials are mainly textual and include reports, planning documents, newsletters, and Regional Planning Council files.


  • 1960-1980
  • 1972 - 1978


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Community Economic Development Program (CEDP) was a planning agency commissioned by the Mayor of Baltimore through his Office of the Physical Development Coordinator.

Josef Nathanson was the Technical Director for Baltimore City's Community Economic Development Program and assistant to the Baltimore Mayor's Physical Development Coordinator from 1976 until 1979. In the Community Econimic Development Program, Nathanson's work included included economic and business development projects and planning in the city. Mr. Nathanson is also the president and founder of Urban Information Associates, Inc., an organization that provides economic development consulting services.

[Information for this historical note was collected from Plaintiffs' Exhibits - Exhibit 6 Expert Report of Josef Nathanson, 2003, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland Records, series 3A, box 1, folder 6, University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives; Land Economics Society website (; and the Urban Information Associates website (]


5.00 Linear Feet (5 containers)


Collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Josef Nathanson on March 23, 1979.

Finding aid for the Community Economic Development Program Records
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
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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