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Accession 2551

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Andrew D. Engel, 2012 January 22, 1973-2012

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-01-30T15:52-0500

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Delaware trapshooting miscellany (Accession 2551), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Delaware trapshooting miscellany
Dates: 1973-2012
Accession Number: 2551
Creator: Wilmington Trapshooting Association (Newark, Del.)
Extent: 1 linear foot
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: Documents related to the Delaware State Trapshooting Championship, held at various locations throughout state, mainly Wilmington Trapshooting Association in Newark, Delaware and Silver Lake Sportsman's Association in Magnolia, Delaware. Also included are programs from the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament.
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Administrative Information


Processing Notes

Amateur Trapshooting Association Official Averages, 1959, 1961, 1963-2010 transferred to Imprints Department

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Historical Note

The Delaware State Trap Shooting Championship dates back to 1903 when the sport of trapshooting was just in its infancy. The earliest state tournaments were held at the Du Pont Gun Club, on the site of the present day Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Following the du Pont Gun Club’s closure in 1916, the tournament began to rotate between the Yorklyn Gun Club and the Wilmington Trapshooting Association near Bellevue, Delaware. Throughout the twentieth century, the shoot would continue to be held at clubs such as the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Association in Magnolia, Delaware and the present Wilmington Trapshooting Association, located in Newark, Delaware. Due to a large number of participants, the tournament is now held at the Millington Sportsman’s Association in Millington Maryland.

The Grand American World Trapshooting Tournaments began in 1900 at the Interstate Park in Queens, New York. For the next two decades, it was held at the du Pont Gun Club in Wilmington, Delaware, and cities such as St. Louis, Chicago, and Columbus. Beginning in 1923, the tournament made its home for the next 81 years at the headquarters of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) in Vandalia, Ohio. In its infancy, the shoot hosted a mere 20 shooters, but has grown to host over 5,800 shooters by the turn of the millennium. In 2006, the ATA moved to Sparta, Illinois and relocated the Grand American to that location at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

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Scope and Content

Documents related to the Delaware State Trapshooting Championship, held at various locations throughout state, mainly Wilmington Trapshooting Association in Newark, Delaware and Silver Lake Sportsman's Association in Magnolia, Delaware. Also included are programs from the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament.

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Access Points

Amateur Trapshooting Association.
Grand American World Trapshooting Tournament.
Silver Lake Sportsman Association (Magnolia, Del.).
Trapshooting
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Delaware State Trapshooting Championship, 1973-2012
Scope and Content
Items related to the Delaware State Trapshooting Championship, held at various locations throughout state, mainly Wilmington Trapshooting Association in Newark, Delaware and Silver Lake Sportsman's Association in Magnolia, Delaware.
A. Delaware State Trapshooting Championship Programs, 1973-2012
Scope and Content
Contains programs from the Delaware State Trapshoot that were mailed to participants.
Box Folder
1 1 Programs, 1973-1979, 1973-1979
1 2 Programs, 1980-1989, 1980-1989
1 3 Programs, 1990-1999, 1990-1999
1 4 Programs, 2000-2012 (missing 2009), 2000-2012
B. Trap & Field Magazine, 1975-2011
Scope and Content
Issues of Trap & Field magazine that included articles regarding the Delaware State Shoot
Box Folder
1 5 1975-1979, 1975-1979
1 5-6 1980-1984, 1980-1984
1 7 1985-1989, 1985-1989
1 8 1990-1994, 1990-1994
1 9 1995-1999, 1995-1999
1 10 2000-2004, 2000-2004
1 11 2005-2009, 2005-2009
1 12 2010-2012, 2010-2012
II. Grand American Trapshooting Tournament Programs, 1975-2012
Scope and Content
Programs mailed to members of the Amateur Trapshooting Association across the country inviting participants to the Grand American Trapshoot.
Box Folder
1 13 1975-1979, 1981, 1983-1985, 1975-1979, 1981, 1983-1985
Box Folder
1 14 1986-1989, 1986-1989
Box Folder
1 15 1990-1995, 1990-1995
Box Folder
1 15-16 1996-2000, 1996-2000
Box Folder
1 16 2001-2006, 2001-2006
Box Folder
1 17 2007-2008, 2010-2012, 2007-2008, 2010-2012