Professor Stan Shelmidine and His World

Travel Documents and Letters

"Tacoma Traveler sees Bright Future for Turks"Stan’s reputation for travel and involvement with Turkey was well known in the Tacoma community. His opinions were respected and often represented in the local newspapers as seen in this article.

To support his travels, Stan frequently led summer tour groups to the Middle East, as shown in this letter from Kort Tourist and Travel Agency from April 10, 1964.

Kort Tourist and Travel Agency approval letter

Stan’s journal from 1932 records his two-week trip on horseback through the mountains of central Turkey, during which time he saw and visited many ancient ruins, churches, mosques, villages, and even troglodyte caves.

Stan's journal from 1932


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