MSS 108
Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association
Collection of Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association, 1942-1983

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 108
Title: Collection of Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Note: This document last updated 2005 December 8.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processed by: Ronald Rood Jr. 2000 July 26.
Processing Note:
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:
See ALADIN for Deaf Bowling Associations.

Historical Sketch

1930 John Mancino gave birth to the idea of organizing a bowling team to compete against neighboring New York State cities.
1934 After few years went by Thomas Hinchey,George Lewis, and John Mancino formed new Deaf Organization called International Deaf Bowling Association (I.D.B.A.) - Their first tournament was held in Syracuse with only 5 teams attended.
1936 The name has changed from I.D.B.A. to Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association (G.L.D.B.A.).
1943-1945 No bowling tournaments due to war sports blackouts.
1948 Ladies were permitted to bowl.
1966 100 men team has reached with 108 entries.

Scope and Content

Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association collection contains one box of bowling averages, minutes of the meetings, history of G.L.D.B.A., newspaper articles from different cities, and program books. The collection, which consists of approximately 400 papers, is dated from 1934-1982. The information is available for public.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Bowling Averages n.d.
1 2 Financial Reports 1935-1957
1 3 History of GLDBA 1942-1950
1 4 Miscellaneous n.d.
1 5 Newsletters 1936-1937
1 6 Newspaper clippings 1934-1966
1 7 Photographs n.d.
1 8 Prize list 1936-1952
1 9 Program books 1930-40’s
1 10 Program books 1950’s
1 11 Program books 1960’s
1 12 Program books 1980’s
1 13 Report of Meeting 1934
1 14 Resolutions 1953


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