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3.1 National Specialty Show and planning records, 1959-2016


Scope and Contents

These files consist of records created in the planning and execution of the DPCA's annual National Specialty shows. Planning documents may relate to show judge selection and balloting, expenses, promotional materials, awards, and other show logistics. Guest registers signed by DPCA members attending the show are included for most years. Registers may include guest's name, home address, chapter club affiliation, hotel room number, date of arrival, and whether the guest is a DPCA member. Also notable is a handbook, "Guidelines for Hosting the DPCA Convention and Specialty Show," prepared by the DPCA for Chapter Club hosts.


  • 1959-2016

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.


Guest registers are arranged chronologically, followed by show records, also arranged chronologically, with undated material appended at the end.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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New York NEW YORK 10178 United States