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Mecklenburg Travel Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0199

Description of Contents

The collection consists of two binders of meeting minutes, letters, and photos from September 1937 to November 1965. The minutes and letters give details to travel tours, membership, and the type of events and projects the club took part in.

Dates

  • 1937 - 1965

Creator

Access Restrictions

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

History

The club was organized in September 1937. It was named after Dr. George Mecklenburg, world traveler, lecturer, and minister at Wesley Methodist Church in Minneapolis. The primary purpose of the club was to, "make the members more keenly aware of world conditions, and to make them cognizant of the historical and traditional background of the people of the world, as well as their economic plight." People who had been members of Dr. Mecklenburg's numerous tour groups abroad were considered members of the Travel Club. Some tours included South Africa, Kenya, Jordan, Egypt, Norway, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, and so on. Members came mostly from the Twin Cities Metro area, but the club had various connections around the U.S. and globally.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Mecklenburg Travel Club Records
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