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International Gay Rodeo Association Institutional Archives
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The International Gay Rodeo Association Insitutional Archives consist of administrative records, memorabilia, posters, publications, and clothing from 1982-2022. Most of the materials are regarding the planning, production, and reviews of regional chapter rodeos as well as the final rodeo for the International Gay Rodeo Association.
The International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) is an umbrella organization currently comprising of 15 regional member associations in the United States and Canada. IGRA is responsible for establishing and enforcing standardized rodeo rules for sanctioned events produced by member associations, in addition to certifying rodeo officials. IGRA is run by the Board of Directors; an executive board consisting of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, trustee chairperson, and two additional trustees, all elected at the annual meeting of trustees; the Board of Trustees, consisting of elected representatives from each member association; and committees chaired by presidential appointees and generally supported by representatives from member associations. Committees, trustees, and members of each board convene at the annual IGRA Convention, hosted by a different member association each year. From 2000 to 2017, IGRA also produced the annual IGRA University, designed to train members in organizational management, rodeo operations, and responsibilities of rodeo royalty. IGRA University was revived in January 2024.
59 Linear Feet (100 boxes; 3 oversized portfolios)
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