Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
1. Club Administration and Governance, 1934-2005
Scope and Contents Note Club Administration and Governance materials include records related to the administration of the DPCA by its Board of Directors, Officers, and committees. These records include minutes of various club meetings, committee reports, and related correspondence; the club secretary's files, including correspondence, Board of Directors voting results, breed standard, and club formation documents; club officer and committee files detailing matters of interest to the club, including Treasurer's...
2. Chapter Clubs, 1960-2005
Scope and Contents The Chapter Clubs series contains files kept by the DPCA regarding the various DPCA-member Doberman Pinscher Chapter Clubs around the country and their activities and communications with DPCA. Substantive correspondence, bids and agreements to host the annual DPCA National Convention and Specialty, show reports, applications for DPCA Chapter Club status and renewal, constitutions and bylaws, Club histories, rosters, and annual lists of officers and members are retained in these...
2. Dog health research, 1931-1970s
Scope and Contents
Dog Health research records include Dorothy Howe's extensive collection of research reports, articles, and news clippings regarding various dog health issues, especially hip dysplasia and eye health. Files may also include correspondence and related pedigrees.
4. Aptitude Tests, 1976-2015
Scope and Contents This series includes documentation of Register of Merit (ROM) evaluations and awards and Working Aptitude Evaluations (WAE) and certificates (WAC). The Register of Merit Award and Working Aptitude Evaluation Program has, as its fundamental purpose, the recognition of Dobermans having those natural qualities of beauty and functional utility that make the breed what it was intended to be. In order to earn a Working Aptitude Certificate, a Doberman must demonstrate the characteristics...
4. Rupert Kennels records, 1906-1970s, bulk: 1950s-1970s
Scope and Contents This grouping contains records compiled by Dorothy Howe for breeding Labrador Retrievers under the Rupert Kennels name. Ms. Howe kept extensive correspondence with prospective breeding partners, often mentioning certain traits she desired in her breedings. She also compiled numerous pedigrees of Labrador Retrievers from various kennels, often making notations on the pedigrees as to colors, whelp dates, litter results, health, traits, and related information. Ms. Howe's meticulous records...
Dates: 1906-1970s; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s
5. Pedigrees and correspondence with other kennels, breeders, owners, 1913-1973, bulk: 1940s-1960s
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These files consist of numerous pedigrees and correspondence shared between Dorothy Howe and various other Labrador Retriever breeders and owners. Occasionally, a corresponding photograph or news clipping is included. These records supplement Dorothy Howe's Rupert Kennels breeding records in Series 4, as they discuss possible breedings, health matters, breeding logistics, and show relationships among the breed's various kennels.
Dates: 1913-1973; Majority of material found in 1940s-1960s
8. Educational videos and records, 1934-2010, bulk: 1985-1994
Scope and Contents Educational Materials consists mainly of videos created in the late 1980s to mid 1990s of seminars and interviews conducted by the Club. Seminar topics range from judging, stud dogs, diseases, and movement, while interviewees include Doberman handlers, breeders, and judges. Also included are charts, correspondence, and posters on Doberman anatomy, color inheritance, and breed standards. In 2003, various educational materials were compiled on CD to create a comprehensive resource for club...
Dates: 1934-2010; Majority of material found within 1985-1994
7.2 Eleanor Carpenter collection, 1921-1996, bulk: 1930-1965
Scope and Contents Eleanor Houston (nee Hill) Carpenter was an early importer of Doberman Pinschers from Germany in the mid to late 1930s, including notable Dobermans Ch. Cherloc v. Raufelsen and Ch. Assy von Illerblick, and produced many champions as a breeder. Carpenter also wrote educational articles on Dobermans and was active in the DPCA and as a judge. Her Pennsylvania property on which the kennel originated was seized by eminent domain in the 1950s. The collection contains numerous images...
Dates: 1921-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1965
7.4 War and Pilot Dogs collection, 1933-2010, bulk: 1940-1945
Scope and contents The War and Pilot Dogs collection, one of the first collections donated to the DPCA Archives by Eleanor and Rhys Carpenter (with later additions) is comprised of books, periodicals, clippings, photographs, videos, and correspondence regarding the War Dogs program intiated by the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and clippings and photographs regarding Pilot Dogs, trained to guide their blind or vision-challenged owners.War Dogs, also known as "Devil Dogs," were...
Dates: 1933-2010; Majority of material found within 1940-1945
7.8 William "Bill" T. Haines collection, c. 1950-1980
Scope and Contents William ("Bill") T. Haines was a Doberman owner, exhibitor, handler, and breeder in the late 1950s-1960s through his Michigan kennel, Checkmate Kennels and co-breeder/co-owner Jack F. Hronek. His breeding collaboration with Toledobes produced generations of champion Dobermans and foundation for start-up kennels. This collection includes several scrapbooks mainly dedicated to Ch. Alemaps Checkmate, but also containing photographs of Haines' other Dobermans. In addition, there...
Dates: c. 1950-1980