New Research Tools: American Kennel Club (AKC) Launches Digital Library to Commemorate Anniversary
From an AKC Announcement:
In celebration of its 138th anniversary, the American Kennel Club (AKC ® ), the world's largest purebred dog registry and governing body of dog sports, is excited to announce the launch of its digital library.
“The AKC houses an expansive library with a tremendous amount of history,” said AKC
Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s exciting to offer people access to it in a new,
The digital library will include the entire run of the AKC Gazette from 1889 to the present
day. The AKC Gazette is the longest continuously published dog magazine in America
and one of the oldest sporting publications in the country. Users can also search a
collection of historic Show Catalogs from 1887 – 1983, including the very first
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show catalog from 1877. New collections will be added
to the digital library in 2023.
All content is made available without fees and is fully text-searchable thanks to Optical Character Recognition in PDF files, which makes the library user-friendly. Visitors to the
digital library can download issues to save or print and share direct links to the issues or
Direct to AKC Digital Library
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