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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1105

Bowling scrapbook of Dorothy C. Black, 1959-1983


Scrapbook documenting Dorothy C. Black's participation in professional bowling leagues.


  • 1959-1983

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy C. Black as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

Collection consists of an album documenting Dorothy C. Black's twenty-plus years of involvement in competitive women's bowling. The album includes photographs of Black and members of her bowling team at tournaments and at other venues, with many of the individuals identified; annotated scoring charts; and articles about bowling news. Also included are bowling patches and pins, including a WIBC League Champion badge, and a "Brunswick Bowler" ID.

Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.


A resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Dorothy C. Black was born in 1922 or 1923. She was an active member of a women's bowling team from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. The team participated regularly in Women's International Bowling Congress (WIBC) and Oklahoma Women's Bowling Association (OWBA) tournaments in the Southern and Midwestern United States.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2020-M88

The bowling scrapbook of Dorothy C. Black was acquired from Between the Covers by the Schlesinger Library in October 2020.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2020

By: Susan Earle

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Radcliffe Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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