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Karen Allison Collection on Contract Bridge (MS-00899)

Abstract

The Karen Allison Collection on Contract Bridge (1937-1997) contains instructional guides, pamphlets, and booklets explaining the rules and strategies for contract bridge, a card game. Included are correspondence and meeting minutes with contract bridge organizations with which Allison was associated. Also included are lists of players who participated in the Monte Carlo 5th World Bridge Olympiad in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 1976.

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Date
1937 to 1997
Extent
0.65 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 oversized box)
1.67 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Karen Allison Collection on Contract Bridge (1937-1997) contains instructional guides, pamphlets, and booklets explaining the rules and strategies for contract bridge, a card game. Included are correspondence and meeting minutes with contract bridge organizations with which Allison was associated. Also included are lists of players who participated in the Monte Carlo 5th World Bridge Olympiad in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 1976.

Biographical / Historical Note

Karen R. Allison is an American national and international championship player of contract bridge, also known simply as bridge.

Born July 19, 1941 in New York, Allison learned how to play bridge from an Autobridge device, an instructional board and card set used for self-instruction. She moved to Canada in 1973, where she represented Canada in national and international bridge championships. She moved back to the United States in 1983 and has remained active as a bridge commentator. Allison donated her collection of contract bridge books and magazines to UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives in 2005 to be part of its gaming collection.

Sources:

"BBOer Story - Kareno (Karen Allison)." Bridge Base Online. Accessed November 25, 2019. http://webutil.bridgebase.com/v2/news_fetch.php?id=1578

"Karen Allison." Infobridge. June 26, 2019. Accessed November 25, 2019. http://www.infobridge.it/Campioni_AllisonK.htm

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

Karen Allison Collection on Contract Bridge, 1937-1997. MS-00899. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00899
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated by Karen Allison; accession number 2019-129.

Processing Note

In 2019, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Jimmy Chang rehoused and arranged the materials, wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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