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Tourist Club Collection M/A 2000.66.01

Tourist Club Collection M/A 2000.66.01

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


The Tourist Club was formed on November 23, 1891 at the home of the founder, Mrs. Cyrus W. (Martha) Wells. Charter members included Mrs. C.A. Bucknam, Mrs. J.C. Buchanan and Mrs. Edwin S. Slater. The object of the club was to prepare for intelligent travel, the study plan to embrace all that would interest a broadminded tourist, including history, art, music and description. The club motto was "What we know is the measure of what we see." The club met at the Public Library in Minneapolis until about 1923 when their meeting place was changed to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and finally the Walker Art Gallery and the YWCA. The membership was 40 women.

Description of the Collection

One box. Collection consists of newspaper clippings, a biography of club founder, Mrs. Cyrus W. Wells, two record books detailing club travels and studies, and annual programs and other miscellaneous programs spanning 1895-1967.

Subject Headings


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

Table of Contents

Newspaper clippings 1926-1945 -- Box 1, Folder 1
History of club and biography of Mrs. Cyrus W. Wells -- Box 1, Folder 2
Miscellaneous; anniversary programs, play program etc. -- Box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper clippings 1928-1939 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Record Books 1895, 1922 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Annual programs 1895-1967 -- Box 1, Folder 6

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