United Bowmen of Philadelphia


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The first American archery organization was the United Bowmen of Philadelphia, founded in 1828. In the early days the sport was, as in England, a popular upper- and middle-class recreation. In the 1870s many archery clubs sprang up, and in 1879 eight of them formed the National Archery Association of the United States. In 1939 the National Field Archery Association of the United States was...


USA Archery (USAA)



The art of shooting with the longbow

 By United Bowmen of Philadelphia


Provided by Princeton University Library Private Collection Robert P. Elmer.

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Bowmen History & Traditions Recorded

150th Anniversary Books

125th Anniversary Books

175th Anniversary Books

1830 Archers Manual

By The United Bowmen of Philadelphia

200th Anniversary Books

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