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Fun One Bowling League Records (MS-00592)

Abstract

The Fun One Bowling League Records (1987-1997) contain league schedules, membership documents, standing sheets, and other organizational records from the Fun One bowling league, an LGBTQ bowling league that was established in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985. Fun One was the Las Vegas LGTBQ community's second bowling league.

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Date
1987-1997
Extent
1.33 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
1.21 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Fun One Bowling League Records (1987-1997) contain league schedules, membership documents, standing sheets, and other organizational records from the Fun One bowling league, an LGBTQ bowling league that was established in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985. Fun One was the Las Vegas LGTBQ community's second bowling league.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Fun One bowling league was established in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1985 with the sponsorship of Nevadans for Human Rights (NHR). Fun One was the Las Vegas LGTBQ community's second bowling league. The first was the Las Vegas Gay Bowling League (LVGBL), established in 1978. The LVGBL bowled their first tournament as a league at the former Showboat Hotel in Las Vegas on February 25, 1979. The Fun Ones originally bowled at the former El Rancho Hotel and Casino, before switching over to the Showboat Hotel and Casino in the early 1990s. The league eventually moved to the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. In 2004, the LVGBL shut down and the remaining members joined the Fun Ones.

The Fun One bowling league is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO). The IGBO began in 1980 and has grown into the largest gay and lesbian sports organization in the world, with over 250 member leagues. The IGBO participates in fundraising, as well as provides education and social opportunities to promote the sport of bowling.

The Fun One bowling league continues to operate out of the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, serving as a social outlet for members of the LGBTQ community of Nevada.

Source:

International Gay Bowling Organization. "What is IGBO?" Accessed October 29, 2018. http://igbo.org/about/

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically within each box.

Preferred Citation

Fun One Bowling League Records, 1987-1997. MS-00592. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00592
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2012; accession number 2012-010.

Processing Note

Material was processed by Dennis McBride in 2012. In 2014, Ian M. Baldwin revised and enhanced the collection description and entered it into ArchivesSpace. In 2018, as part of an archival elimination project, Christina Lamoureux rehoused the material, revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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