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St. Valentine's Day Massacre Roller Derby program

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Roller Derby program

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Program for Bad Girl Good Women Production of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre Roller Derby Tournament held on February 16, 2003. This was one of the last tournaments held by BGGW before the formation of the Texas Rollergirls league. Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions name. In 2002, the Texas Rollergirls were formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. Moore was a co-founder of the Women's Flat Track Association which helped define modern roller derby. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. The flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, print programs and putting any money earned back into the organization.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
program, roller derby
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2016.0190.17
accession number
2016.0190
catalog number
2016.0190.17
subject
Roller Derby
Professional
Women
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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