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Theodore C. Hollander collection of Airedale Terrier scrapbooks, 1933-1941

Identifier: AKF 100.5

Scope and Contents

These ten scrapbooks document the course of Hollander's involvement in dogdom as an Airedale breeder and exhibitor in the 1930s and early 1940s, beginning with early correspondence concerning the acquisition of his foundation stock. The hand-annotated books mostly feature news clippings (breed articles, show results and writeups) but also include official documentation (licenses, registration), judges critiques, pedigrees, photographs, and show and club ephemera suck as tickets stubs, entry slips, and event invitations. Some adminitrative material from the Airedale Terrier Club of America is present, while other clubs represented include the Eastern Dog Club, Ladies Dog Club, and Morris & Essex Kennel Club.


  • 1933-1941


Access Restrictions

This material is open to research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Airedale Terrier fancier Theodore C. “Ted” Hollander bred and showed under the kennel name Craigston (registered in 1936). He showed his first homebred dog, Ch. Michael Geste of Craigston to its championship in 1935.

Hollander served as President of the Eastern Dog Club and the Airedale Terrier Club of New England, and after a tour of duty as a Naval officer in the Pacific during WWII, turned Craigston over to his son who, as of 2019, continues to breed and show Airedales under this same kennel name. Hollander then went on for many years to be a well known and respected Terrier judge, while also serving from 1955 to 1963 as Eastern Dog Club’s Delegate to the American Kennel Club.

Physical Description

From the Record Group: 26.2 Linear feet (in 24 boxes (21 flat boxes and 3 half-doc boxes))

From the Record Group: 30 Linear Feet (in 28 boxes and mixed collections storage)

Language of Materials



Donated by Hollander's son, Theodore C. "Ted" Hollander, Jr., in 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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