Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 21, 1904
Date Finished: September 21, 1904
Format: Four women per team team each shooting 96 arrows from 50 yards (45.72 metres).
Olympic historians have vacillated on the status of the 1904 archery women's team round. It was initially listed as an event by some of the early sources, but when looking at the original result sheets from the National Archery Association, it did not appear to have been contested, most likely because only one team, the Cincinnati Archers, appeared to compete. It was not certain if the event was even contested, and it was not included as an Olympic event in Mallon's book on the 1904 Olympics The 1904 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors, in All Events, with Commentary.
But in some more recent sources, including the 1906 Spalding Archery Guide (USA) and the 1909 Archer's Register (GBR), results are given for this event, which doubled as the United States' National Championships, and with the results, scores are given, certainly implying that the archer's did at least shoot a round to earn the medal. Given this, we have "reinstated" the event as an Olympic event.