AKD 3.7

Doberman Pinscher Club of America collection



142 linear ft in 168 boxes (57 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)

Processed by Katie Bednark, 2016





The collection is arranged into 10 series based on format and/or content:

  1. Club Administration, 1934-2005
  2. Chapter Clubs, 1960-2005
  3. Dog shows, 1939-2016
  4. Aptitude tests, 1976-2001
  5. Publications, c.1905-2009
  6. Scrapbooks, videos, and photographs, c.1900-2010
  7. Special collections, c.1920-2010
  8. Educational videos and records, 1934-2010
  9. Realia, 1887-2005
  10. Pedigrees, 1934-1996


Club History



Scope and Content

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) collection comprehensively documents the history of the sporting breed and the club devoted to its emergence in the United States -- before, during, and following its acceptance into the American Kennel Club. The materials appear to have been assembled by the club's historian, Marile Waterstraat, a librarian by trade whom was also a founding member and former club president. Waterstraat's club scrapbooks from 1993-2000 had gone missing before they could be donated to the AKC Archives; while an attempt was made to reassemble material, club administration and event coverage is sparser over that period.

Club Administration contains correspondence dating back to early discussions on establishing a club and meeting minutes produced since that initial founding. Other important early documents include the registration agreement made with the Canadian Kennel Club and and the original constitution and bylaws and subsequent revisions. Files further chronicle the club's dealings with the AKC, including those around Miscellaneous Class and member status acceptances. Also present are membership directories, Toller Rescue calendars, and various information packets and pamphlets; graphic materials such as the club logo, membership card, and stationary; and  documentation of the production of the breed standard and breed video,; distribution of the club's Sylvan Award; judges' guides, standards, and presentations; and more.


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Donated by Archives Committee Chair Karin Fox on behalf of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America in 2007, with subsequent additions.


Related Materials

Club newsletters and other publications previously collected by the AKC Library may be searched using the online catalog, CAIUS.


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