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Minneapolis Kennel Club Collection M/A 2000.08.01-02

Minneapolis Kennel Club Collection M/A 2000.08.01-02

Creator:Minneapolis Kennel Club.
Title: Minneapolis Kennel Club Collection
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


The Minneapolis Kennel Club (MKC) started on October 23, 1933. Their mission: "...further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to advance the interests of dog shows and obedience trials, and to encourage sportsmanship at such events." Founding board of directors included Edwin L. Pickhardt, Charles B. Owen, Roger B. Stahn, Paul M. Kroeger, Russell C. Rosenquest, Harold R. Ward, and Maurice L. Baker. The first MKC dog show took place at the Minneapolis Auditorium in downtown Minneapolis on April 21, 1934. Subsequent venues included Ft. Snelling Polo Grounds, 1934; MN State Fair Grounds, 1936; Minneapolis Aquatennial parade grounds, 1941; Minneapolis Radisson Hotel,1947.

The shows, membership, and frequency of events grew as the years went on. Moreover, the MKC expanded into other projects other than dog shows to help promote the well-being and betterment of dog breeds. Some projects include scholarship funds to University of Minnesota students interested in small husbandry programs and donation programs to the Hennepin County Humane Society, American Kennel Club Dog Museum, Canine Defense Fund and other organizations. The MKC still functions today and membership includes residents from the Twin Cities metro area.

Description of the Collection

Two boxes. The collection includes MKC Newsletter (1956-1968), member's rosters (1942-1964, with years missing in between), miscellaneous papers, scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1933-1963), and several dog show photos.

Subject Headings


Wallo, Olav, 1898-1992


Dog shows--Minnesota.
Dogs--Obedience trials--Minnesota.

Administrative Information


Olav Wallo, a long-time member of MKC, donated this particular collection as a gift.

Table of Contents

Newspaper clippings 1960-1968 -- Box 1, Folder 1
MKC Newsletter 1964-1968 -- Box 1, Folder 2
MKC Newsletter 1956-1964 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Member's rosters 1942-1964 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Miscellaneous papers -- Box 1, Folder 5
Dog show photos 1934 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Dog show photos 1936, 1956 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Scrapbook 1933-1963 -- Box 2, Folder 3

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