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3.5 Chapter Club Specialty Shows, 1960-2013


Scope and Contents

These materials consist mostly of photographs and video footage from Chapter Club Specialty shows. Also included are some show advertisements and medallions given as gifts to judges at such shows.

The Doberman Pinscher Club of Houston file is a scrapbook also containing images from the Houston Kennel Club all-breed show, clippings, correspondence, and other materials documenting dog show culture in Southeast Texas. A photograph of singing cowboy Rex Allen is also present.

Files containing regional specialty show information and chapter club administrative and officer files are included, but access to these materials is restricted due to inactive mold. Please consult the archivist.

CDs/DVDs and albums containing photographs for Chapter Club Specialty shows that took place the same weekend and same location as the DPCA's National Specialty show can also be found in "3.3 National Specialty show scrapbooks, photographs, and video," filed with the corresponding national show's photographs as they were kept together by DPCA.


  • 1960-2013

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The bulk of this collection is in English. There are also some periodicals, books, and pedigrees in German.

Access Restrictions

Two document boxes comprising governance files and National Specialty records are restricted and inaccessible due to the presence of inactive mold. Please see the archivist for details. The rest of the This collection is open to research without restrictions.

Physical Description

From the Collection: 141.52 Linear Feet (170 boxes) : in 64 document boxes, 6 legal-sized boxes, 7 cartons, 56 flat photo/folder boxes, 2 photo album boxes, 5 DVD/CD boxes, 1 slide box, 33 oversize boxes of varying sizes.


Arranged by format, with photos and video followed by paper files, then chronologically within each format.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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