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Doris Barrilleaux Collection
Doris Barrilleaux
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Business Records, Clippings, Correspondence, Photos

Known as the “First Lady of Bodybuilding,” Doris Barrilleaux founded the Superior Physique Association (SPA), and had leadership positions with the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) and American Federation of Women’s Bodybuilding (AFWB). The part of the collection that has been processed (see finding aid link below) showcases Barrilleaux’s involvement with bodybuilding and the sport’s development from the 1960s to the 1980s.  (Ms Barrilleaux passed away in 2018, leaving her extensive collection of body building photography to the Stark Center.  The Center is actively seeking funds to process this large photographic archive in order to make it available for research use.)