AKD 2.26 

Scottish Deerhound Club of America Collection

1920-1960

11.5 linear feet (in 4 record cartons, 8 document boxes, and 2 oversize boxes.)

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The Scottish Deerhound Club of America records collect some of the official materials created by the club, particularly those related to its publication The Claymore. The collection also contains a fair amount of catalogs on Scottish Deerhound specialty shows and futurity shows, a collection of newsletters and pedigrees from foreign Scottish Deerhound clubs, and a collection of scrapbooks and other ephemera chronicling Scottish Deerhound history in photographs, news clippings, pedigrees, and other documents.
 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series, divided into further sub-series:

1. Club Records

    1.1 Main Club Records

    1.2 Regional Club Records

2. The Claymore

    2.1 Claymore Files

    2.2 Claymore Issues

3. Collected Materials and Ephemera

4. Shows

     4.1 SDCA Shows

     4.2 Other Shows

5. Foreign Materials

    5.1 Australia

    5.2 Canada

    5.3 England

    5.4 Finland

    5.5 Netherlands

 

Historical Information

The breed

The origin of the breed is of such antiquity, and the earliest descriptive names so mixed that it is unclear as to whether the Deerhound was at one time identical with the ancient Irish Wolfdog. Very early descriptive names were used to identify the purpose of the dog rather than to identify a species. We find such names as Irish Wolf Dog, Scotch Greyhound, Rough Greyhound and Highland Deerhound.

We can definitely identify the breed as Deerhounds as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. From there on the term Deerhound has been applied to the breed, which of all dogs has been found best suited for the pursuit and killing of deer.

As the larger beast of the chase became extinct or rare in England and southern Scotland, the more delicate, smooth Greyhound took the place of the larger Deerhound. The Highlands of Scotland, the last territory wherein the stag remained numerous in a wild state, became the last stronghold of this breed. In 1769 the breed physically and numerically ran very low.

It was not until about 1825, when the restoration of the breed was very successfully undertaken by Archibald and Duncan McNeill, that the Deerhound regained his place of preeminence and former perfection. It is a well-established fact that the Scottish Deerhound of today closely conforms to authentic records of the 18th and 19th centuries in type, size and character. In character he is quiet, dignified, keen and alert, although not aggressive, has great persistence and indomitable courage.

 

Scope and Contents

The collection has a fairly wide variety of types of materials that may appeal to a variety of researchers. The particular strength of the collection lies in its specialty show catalogs, collected ephemera, and foreign materials.

Series 1: Club Records contains some of the official records of the SDCA's operations. Of particular note here are the materials from regional clubs, especially regional club newsletters, which may have more detailed and region-based knowledge on the breed and club operations.

Series 2: The Claymore contains a run of club's main publication but also contains some files maintained by the Claymore staff including some submitted illustrations, photographs, and history of the breed. More issues of The Claymore can be found on the Library shelves at the AKC.

Series 3: Collected Materials and Ephemera includes the bulk of the photographs and American pedigrees that are within the collection. The scrapbooks may be of particular interest as they contain both photographs and clippings across a breadth of years giving a curated picture of the breed's history.

Series 4: Shows mainly contains catalogs of shows with the bulk of them being National Specialty shows and Futirities held by the SDCA.

Series 5: Foreign Materials includes the variety of foreign materials collected by the club. Most of the material included is publications from these foreign clubs, but researchers may also find catalogs from Australian and English shows as well as several books of English and Australian pedigrees. Not all the materials in this series are in English as some of the publications in this series come from Finland and The Netherlands.

 

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, Finnish, and Dutch.

 

Access Restrictions

This material is open to research without restrictions.

 

Publishing and Use Restrictions

Many of the materials in this collection may still be under copyright. Please consult the Archivist.

 

Provenance

Gift of the Scottish Deerhound Club of America.

 

Related Materials

AKE 20.1 George Shepherd Paige Papers (1880s-1930s) - a resource on the first Scottish Deerhounds in America kept and bred at Dunrobin Kennels, owned by the Paige family. Includes pedigrees, kennel diaries, ledgers, show awards, and photographs pertaining to these Deerhounds.

 

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Club Administration

Series 1, SubSeries 1: Main Club Records

  Box Folder

Breed History Pamphlet 1968

1 1

Breed Standard 1935

1 2

Breed Standard (Illustrated) 2003

1 3

Calendar 1987

1 4

Constitution and Standing Rules 1981-1982, 1992-1995

1 5

Correspondence 1998

1 6

Correspondence: Ila Bucek 1989-1990s

1 7

Correspondence: Franz Gobel 1972-1973

1 8

Guide to Judging 2003

1 9

Health Survey 1995

1 10

Meetings: Speech, Sadie Hawkins 1976

1 11

Membership Lists 1960s, 1991-2001

1 12

Public Education Committee 1995

1 13

"Scottish Deerhound, An Overview of Its Care and Requirements", pamphlet 1996

1 14

Scottish Deerhound Annual 1980, 1981

1 15

SDCA Newsletter 1965-1966

1 16

Series 1, Sub-Series 2: Regional Clubs

  Box Folder

Deep South Newsletter 1987-1997

1 17

Deep South Newsletter 1998-2009

1 18

Golden State Deerhound Club: Board and Officers newsletter 1991

1 19

Mid-Atlantic Deerhound Association: Correspondence and Membership Lists 1992-1993

1 20

Mid-Atlantic Deerhound Association: Tartan Tales 1992-1995

1 21

Midwest Scottish Deerhound Club: The Deertalker 1993-2001

1 22

Midwest Scottish Deerhound Club: "What is a Scottish Deerhound?" Undated

1 23

New England Deerhound Association: Membership Lists 1993-2001

1 24

New England Deerhound Association News 1989-2001

1 25

Series 2: The Claymore

Series 2, Subseries 1: Claymore files

  Box Folder

Correspondence 1992

1 26

Submissions: Art Undated, 1988

1 27

Submissions: Clippings and Histories 1970s-1990s

1 28

Submissions: Correspondence Undated, 1990

1 29

Submissions: Photographs Undated, 1988

1 30

Series 2, Subseries 2: Claymore issues

  Box Folder

The Claymore 1980

1 31

The Claymore 1981

1 32

The Claymore 1982

1 33

The Claymore 1983

1 34

The Claymore 1984

1 35

The Claymore 1985

1 36

The Claymore 1986

1 37

The Claymore 1987

1 38

The Claymore 1988

1 39
  Box

The Claymore 1989-2005

2

The Claymore 2006-2009

3

Series 3: Collected Materials and Ephemera

  Box Folder

Breed History: Books and Articles Undated

3 1

Breed History: National Geographic clippings 1919, 1937, 1958

3 2

Clippings 1960-1961

3 3

Clippings 1994, 2007

3 4

Clippings: Magazines 1959, 1985, 1990-1994

4 1

Clippings: Magazines 1995-2000

4 2

"Memoirs of Anastasia Noble and Ardkinglas Hounds" booklet c 1990s

4 3

Pedigrees Undated, 1950-1973

4 4

Pedigrees (oversized) 1957-1973

OS 2 1

Pedigree Books 1975, 1979

4 5

Photographs c. 1950s-1990s

4 6

Registration Cards (photocopy) Undated, 1900s-1960s

4 7

Scrapbook: Benbow, A. Undated, 1940s-1960s

5 1

Scrapbook: Hawkins, Sadie 1960s-1970s

5 2

Scrapbook material (loose): Florence Atkinson: Pedigrees 1970s-1980s

OS 1 2

Scrapbook material (loose): Florence Atkinson: Photos circa 1970s-1980s

5 3

Scrapbook material (loose): Florence Atkinson: Registration and Championship Certificates 1970, 1986

5 4
  Box Item

Scrapbook material (loose): Florence Atkinson: Ribbon 1976

OS 2 1
  Box Folder

"What's A Deerhound Anyway?" (illustrated booklet) 1989

5 5

Series 4: Shows

Series 4, SubSeries 1: SDCA Shows

  Box Item

SDCA National Specialty: Banner Flag 1977

OS 2 2
  Box Folder

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1977, 1979

6 1

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1981, 1982, 1983

6 2

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1985, 1986

6 3

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs and Premium List 1987

6 4

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1988, 1989

6 5

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1990

6 6

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1991, 1994

6 7

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1995, 1996

6 8

SDCA National Specialty: Information packet 1996

6 9

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1997

7 1

SDCA National Specialty: Photographs 1997

7 2

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 1998, 1999

7 3

SDCA National Specialty: Photographs 1999

7 4

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 2000, 2001

7 5

SDCA National Specialty: Photographs 2000

7 6

SDCA National Specialty: Photo Album 2001

7 7

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 2003

7 8

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 2004

7 9

SDCA National Specialty: Information flyer 2004

7 10

SDCA National Specialty: Catalogs 2005-2007

8 1

SDCA Futurity: Catalogs 1983, 1986, 1990-1994

8 3

SDCA Futurity: Catalogs 1995-2000

8 4

SDCA Futurity: Catalogs 2001-2007

8 5

SDCA Futurity: Photos 1983

8 6

SDCA Western Regional Specialty: Photos 1996

8 7

SDCA Western Regional Specialty: Photos 2000

8 8

SDCA Eastern Regional Specialty: Catalogs 1996

8 2

Series 4, SubSeries 2: Other Shows

  Box Folder

American Sighthound Field Association: Lure Field Trial: Catalog 1989

8 9

San Obispo Kennel Club: Catalog 1993

8 10

Western Sighthound Combined Specialties: Catalogs 1990, 1993

8 11

Western Sighthound Combined Specialties: Catalogs 1994, 1995

9 1

Western Sighthound Combined Specialties: Catalogs 1996, 1997

9 2

Western Sighthound Combined Specialties: Catalogs 1998, 2001

9 3

Western Sighthound Combined Specialties: Catalogs 2002, 2003

9 4

Series 5: Foreign Material

Series 5, SubSeries 1: Australia

  Box Folder

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Calendar 1994

9 5

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1980-1981

9 6

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1982-1983

10 1

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1984-1985

10 2

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1986-1987

10 3

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1988-1989

10 4

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1990-1991

10 5

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1992-1993

10 6

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1994-1995

10 7

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1996-1997

10 8

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 1998-1999

10 9

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Deerhound 2000-2001

10 10

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Show Catalogs 1980, 1985, 1999

10 11

Deerhound Club of Victoria: Show Photos 2001

10 12

Kennel Control Council: KCC Kennel Gazette 1981, 1982

10 13

Pedigree Book 1972-1983

10 14

Pedigree Book 1968-1996

11 1

Series 5, SubSeries 2: Canada

  Box Folder

Canadian Sighthound Field Association: CANFAN 1998

11 2

Series 5, SubSeries 3: England

  Box Folder

Deerhound Club: Clippings 1986

11 3

Deerhound Club: Meetings 1987

11 4

Deerhound Club: Meetings and Reports 1996-1997, 2009

11 5

Deerhound Club: Membership Lists 1966, 1991, 2002-2004

11 6

Deerhound Club: Newsletters 1962-1963

11 7

Deerhound Club: Newsletters 1964

11 8

Deerhound Club: Newsletters 1965

11 9

Deerhound Club: Newsletters 1970

11 10

Deerhound Club: Shows: Catalogs 1980, 1995-1996, 1999

11 11

Deerhound Club: Standard Undated

11 12

Pedigree Book circa 1920s-1980s

11 13

Series 5, SubSeries 4: Finland

  Box Folder

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Newsletter 1985-1987

11 14

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Newsletter 1988-1990

11 15

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Newsletter 1991-1996

11 16

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Maskotti (newsletter) 1997

11 17

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Maskotti (newsletter) 1998-1999

11 18

Skotlannihirvikoirakerho Ry: Maskotti (newsletter) 2000-2001

11 19

Series 5, SubSeries 5: Netherlands

  Box Folder

Deerhound Club: Newsletter 1991-1992

11 20

Deerhound Club: Newsletter 1993-1994

12 1

Deerhound Club: Newsletter 1995-1996

12 2

Deerhound Club: Newsletter 1997-1999

12 3