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Mecklenburg Travel Club Collection M/A 2000.144.01

Mecklenburg Travel Club Collection M/A 2000.144.01

Creator:Mecklenburg Travel Club. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Mecklenburg Travel Club Collection
Quantity: 1.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


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, etc. Members came mostly from the Twin Cities Metro area, but the club had various connections around the U.S. and globally.

Description of the Collection

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.

Subject Headings


Mecklenburg, George, 1881-1965


International travel.

Table of Contents

Minutes and letters 1937-1952 -- Box 1
Minutes, letters, and photos 1937-1965 -- Box 1

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