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Philena Bohlen scrapbook
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Description
Philena Bohlen was a California bowling pioneer and one of the best women bowlers in the world during the time of her career. The Philena Bohlen scrapbook consists of 28 photographic prints, 21 pieces of ephemera, four letters, one periodical, and various newspaper clippings -- all created between 1923 and 1941 and assembled in a black binder.
Background
Philena Bohlen was a California bowling pioneer and one of the best women bowlers in the world during the time of her career. Bohlen was a founding member of the Los Angeles Women's Bowling Association and the California Women's Bowling Association, as well as the fifth vice president of the Women's International Bowling Conference (WIBC) -- serving from 1944 through 1949. Prior to her term as WIBC vice president, Bohlen designed the WIBC's flag and proposed the design to the delegates at the 1940 annual meeting. In 1927, Bohlen was known as one of the best female bowlers in the world, bowling a 276 score in a single game, which set a new record for women bowlers at the time.
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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