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    Written by: Michael Dalby 6/2/2008 9:11 AM 

    Percy Roberts with Ch. Flornell GlamorousThe Special Collections Department has become the owner of the Percy Roberts Show Dog Collection, an archive of material on Percy Roberts, a noted dog trainer, handler, and judge in England and the United States.  Roberts's career spanned seventy years.  The collection includes photographs of various show dogs and images of Percy Roberts's personal life and career.  The collection contains photographs of various dog shows, individual champions, career, and personal photographs beginning with images from the 1920's up through the late 1970's. All major dog photographers are represented including Thomas Fall, Harry Hedges and Company (official photographers to the Royal Family), Percy T. Jones, William Brown, DePaulo, Joan Ludwig, Evelyn Schafer and the immortal Rudolph Tauskey.  Also contained in the collection is a large amount of personal correspondence between Roberts and his many customers - the bulk of which are from the year 1928. Included also in the collection are stud books from the English Kennel Club as well as a handful of marked dog show catalogs and many holiday greeting cards from Roberts's friends and fans from all over the United States.  On Tuesday, June 10, 2008, from 6:30 to 8:00, the Science and Technology Department will present An Informal Talk on the Dog Collection of the Cleveland Public Library with a Special Guest from the Western Reserve Kennel Club.  Material from the Percy Roberts Show Dog Collection will be on display.  To view material from the Percy Roberts Show Dog Collection, visit the Special Collections Department on the 3rd Floor of the Cleveland Public Library Main Building.


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