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American Bridge Association records,

Title
American Bridge Association records, 1933-2005.
Author
American Bridge Association.
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Box 3Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 274 Box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Additional Authors
Tatem, William R.
Description
2.4 lin. ft.
Summary
The American Bridge Association records (1933-2005) consist principally of printed matter, correspondence of the editor of the "Bulletin," and histories of the organization. Included are its constitution and by-laws, a 1938 annual report written by President E. T. Belsaw, a list of life members, and a 1954 handbook of information. William Tatem's correspondence as editor of the "Bulletin" (1939-1951) discusses many of the internal policies and strained relationships with the American Contact Bridge League. In 1983 he annotated many of the letters.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
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Note
  • Trophy transferred to Art and Artifacts Division.
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Biography (note)
  • The formation of the American Bridge Association (ABA) in 1932 was due to racial prejudice and the then common practice of segregation and hence exclusion from membership and competition in the American Contract Bridge League. A group of African American players in the New York area conceived the idea of a national organization to foster and promote duplicate bridge among themselves, leading to the ABA's formation at Buckroe Beach, Virginia. As of 1991 the ABA had 7,000 members, and was divided into seven regional and 215 local groups. It sponsors annual tournaments held in the spring and summer as benefits for charitable organizations.
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Sc MG 274
Author
American Bridge Association.
Title
American Bridge Association records, 1933-2005.
Biography
The formation of the American Bridge Association (ABA) in 1932 was due to racial prejudice and the then common practice of segregation and hence exclusion from membership and competition in the American Contract Bridge League. A group of African American players in the New York area conceived the idea of a national organization to foster and promote duplicate bridge among themselves, leading to the ABA's formation at Buckroe Beach, Virginia. As of 1991 the ABA had 7,000 members, and was divided into seven regional and 215 local groups. It sponsors annual tournaments held in the spring and summer as benefits for charitable organizations.
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Tatem, William R.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
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Sc MG 274
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