In the fall of 2000, Noreen Cartwright donated her personal collection of rare and antique dog books to the OSU Libraries Special Collections. That gift formed the nucleus of a Canine Research Collection to which additional donations have been made by like-minded individuals. The collection provides opportunities for research on the history of canines in art and literature, the development of specific dog breeds, current issues in canine genetics, developments in training methods and the history of major dog show competitions, among many other related topics.
486.5 linear feet, 317 boxes, 1933 books
The Canine Research Collection has received a preliminary arrangement into ten series. Further organization of the collection is forthcoming.