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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Collection, 2017

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Collection, 2017.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 266



Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Collection, 2017. SMHC Manuscript Collection 266. 1 folder and 1 oversized folder.

Abstract:

The Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Collection consists of official print materials related to the event, including a playbook, poster and schedule.

Historical Note:

1966 marked the first Minnesota Vikings Training Camp at Mankato State College. Bemidji hosted Training Camp from 1961 through1965 and Vikings Training Camp moved to Mankato according to the Vikings because of the exposure to the populous southern part of the state and the excellent facilities at Mankato State College.

Vikings Training Camp in Mankato was a community event. Partnerships with Mankato area businesses, Greater Mankato Growth, the Cities of Mankato and North Mankato, Minnesota State University, Mankato helped grow and sustain the camp through the years. The first day of camp in July 1966 had approximately 300 people in attendance. During the final years approximately 50,000-60,000 attended Vikings Training Camp each year. The estimated economic impact to the Greater Mankato community was over $5 million.

The final Vikings Training Camp occurred the summer of 2017.

Scope and Content:

The Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Collection consists of official print materials related to the final event in 2017, including a playbook, poster and schedule.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Collection, 2017. SMHC Manuscript Collection 266, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

University Archives and Library Services staff collected the materials in this collection.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in October 2017.

Related Collections:

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. Oral History Interviews and Collection, 2015. SMHC Manuscript Collection 251, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Football -- Training.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Minnesota Vikings (Football team).

SMHC Manuscript Collection 266

Box

Folder

Playbook, 2017

1

1

Poster, 2017

Oversize

Schedule, 2017

1

1