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Ramblers Club Collection M/A 2000.51.01

Ramblers Club Collection M/A 2000.51.01

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


In September 1896 a group of Minneapolis women formed a study club. The general purpose of the club was the advancement of social, educational and benevolent objectives. Their plan was to have a travel club to discuss the topography, art, literature, and music of different countries.

In 1912 the club was incorporated and called "The Ramblers". Meetings were held once a week, in the Minneapolis Public Library from September through April. Membership was limited to 40 active and 10 associate members.

The club was involved in many charitable causes including providing entertainment for factory works, serving for the Red Cross, and donating clothes and money those affected by World War I.

Members Included:

Mrs. J. Brockbank Atkinson, Mrs. C.W. Bailey, Mrs. A E. Benjamin, Miss Lucy Boardman, Mrs. Wm. Mead Booth, Mrs. J.P. Brazill, Miss L. May Brooks, Mrs. Wm. P. Budge, Mrs. William E. Burnham, Mrs. Charles H. Burwell, Mrs. Harry S. Carson, Mrs. C. W. Cartwright, Mrs. Walter H. Cobban, Miss Bessie Chrystie, Mrs. Paul Cross Mrs. A.L. Frappia, Mrs. E. W. Franklin, Mrs. W. A. Freemire, Mrs. J.R. Gilbreath, Mrs. A.D. Goldsmith, Mrs. Chas. L. Grandin, Mrs. Bernard Halvorsen, Mrs. C. J. Hedwall, Miss Alma R. Holland, Mrs. W. M. Hopkins, Mrs. Walter H. Jayne, Mrs. Charles H. Johnson, Mrs. R. E. Johnson, Mrs. H.D. Lackore, Mrs. Spencer H. Lane, Mrs. W.E. Lockerby, Mrs. W. B. MacLean, Mrs. D. G. McIntosh, Mrs. Williams A. Mather, Mrs. Chas. L. Mehagan, Mrs. W. J. Moorhead, Mrs. P. Nash Morse,Mrs. Earl J. Neutson, Mrs. Martin Nordland, Mrs. Milton O. Nelson, Mrs. S. Edgar Noble, Mrs. Charles Oliver, Mrs. Harry N. Owen, Mrs. J.G. Palmer, Mrs. B. C. Pickering, Mrs. John Plum, Mrs. Thomas F. Quinby, Mrs. Arthur B. Ross, Mrs. George E. Schultz, Mrs. John W. Smith, Mrs. Thomas P. Suplee, Mrs. R. T. Svendsen, Mrs. Frederick W. Wesner, Mrs. Emmet White, Mrs. Harvey L. Wilcox, Mrs. R.H. Young.

Description of the Collection

One box. Collection consists of historical sketches of Minneapolis culture and of the Ramblers Study Club; photographs(1923), newspaper clippings (1936), correspondence(1944-1946), and the club's annual programs spanning 1899-1949.

Subject Headings


Clubs -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
International travel.
Travel -- Societies, etc.
Women -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Societies and clubs.

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