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Appalachian Mountain Club in Mexico Journal

Identifier: MSS-4329

Scope and Contents

One journal written by various members of the Appalachian Mountain Club as they traveled through Mexico on a thirty-three-day excursion between February and March 1939. The journal entries are chronologically bound, approximately one page in length each, typewritten, and initialed by the club member writing for the day. The first page includes a list of names and addresses for the members on the excursion.


  • 1939-02 - 1939-03

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Biographical / Historical

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) was formed in 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts, to explore and claim mountain and forest lands as historic sites. AMC has lobbied state legislatures for public land domains, land purchases for conservation (which eventually developed into the Weeks Act of 1911), campsite caretaker programs, and injunctions against construction and developments that would be environmentally harmful. The club has sponsored research projects like the Cloud Catcher Research Project that analyzed rainwater toxicity. The club is still active in the twenty-first century, advocating for the preservation of mountains, forests, historic sites, and natural lands.


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