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The Keeneland Association Library

The Keeneland Association Library: A Guide to the Collection

Amelia King Buckley
Copyright Date: 1958
Pages: 240
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    The Keeneland Association Library
    Book Description:

    A research center for Thoroughbred racing, breeding, and related subjects, the Keeneland Association Library is located at Keeneland Race Course near Lexington, Kentucky. Amelia King Buckley, who became librarian in 1953, has compiled an alphabetical author listing of the titles in this unique collection as of June 1, 1958.

    Begun in 1939 with a gift of 2,000 volumes from William Arnold Hanger, the library has grown with the addition of other gifts and purchases, and now comprises one of the finest collections in its field. The published catalog includes more than 900 monograph titles, more than 100 serial titles, selected sales catalogs, private studbooks, bound pamphlets, and a small amount of manuscript material.

    The volume is illustrated with photographs from the library's remarkable collection of 15,000 negatives taken by the late Charles Christian Cook, one of the first American photographers to specialize in racing scenes.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-6230-0
    Subjects: Library Science, Sociology

Table of Contents

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Foreword
    (pp. v-vi)
    Joseph A. Estes

    WHEN KEENELAND accepted the obligation to maintain an organized library on Thoroughbred racing and associated subjects, it was not responding to popular demand, since there was no general demand for information in such a specialized field. Rather, it was establishing a broad inventory of reference material for horsemen, a few hobbyists, and a few scholars. In a broader sense, it was storing up information against the day when racing, as the most nearly universal of the great spectator sports and as a large industry affecting social and economic life, would be called upon to furnish data for research in genetics,...

  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vii-viii)
    A. K. B.
  4. Table of Contents
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xv)

    THE KEENELAND Association Library is a research library in Thoroughbred racing, breeding, and related subjects, and is located at the Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland was organized for operation on a wholly nonprofit basis, with all returns beyond maintenance expenses being devoted to charity, education, and research. Because of the unique philosophy of its organizers, education and research have been emphasized from the outset. It is the only racetrack in the United States which maintains, provides service in, and makes available to the public a comprehensive library of turf literature.ยน

    The library was begun in 1939 with the gift...

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  7. Note on the Cook Negatives
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  8. Guide to the Collection
    (pp. 1-172)
  9. Bibliography
    (pp. 173-174)
  10. Subject Index
    (pp. 175-206)