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Collection on the Travelers' Club

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0139

Description of Contents

One box. Collection consists of the club’s annual programs spanning 1896-1950, the club’s constitution and bylaws, the review questions, and a scrapbook containing photos, invitations, and other mementos.

Dates

  • 1896 - 1950

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

History

The Travelers' Club was organized in 1896. Its purpose was "the study of countries, cities and objects of interest" and to "obtain culture and knowledge which are usually derived from travel." The Club motto was a quote from Samuel Johnson: "He who from travel would bring home knowledge, must take knowledge with him." Charter Members included Mrs. Charles L. (Ella Henderson) Bartholomew and Mrs. George (Cora McDuffee) Beach. Meetings were held at the Public Library in Minneapolis on alternate Fridays from September until April. Membership was limited to 25 women.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Collection on the Travelers' Club
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200