- AKC Library & Archives
AKC Library & Archives
The AKC maintains one of the largest libraries devoted to dogs in the world, containing approximately 18,000 volumes, and the only national repository dedicated to the art of the purebred dog.
The AKC Archives began in 1998 as a service to Parent Clubs. Since then, it has grown to include AKC Administrative records, and personal collections of prominent men and women in the sport.
The AKC Library & Archives holdings also include a complete run of the AKC Gazette and other bound periodicals, foreign and domestic Stud Books, art, literature, juvenile books, stamps, bookplates, scrapbooks, and vertical files of clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The collection boasts such rare books as Johannes Caius’s De Canibus Britannicis, published in 1570; Cynographia Britannica by Sydenham Edwards, published in 1800; and the personal libraries of renowned fanciers John Cross, the Shearer sisters, Alva Rosenberg, and more.
For all research inquiries, general questions or comments, please contact:
American Kennel Club
260 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016