The Keeneland Association Library

The Keeneland Association Library

A Guide to the Collection

by Amelia King Buckley

Foreword by Joseph A. Estes

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

240 pages, 6.25 x 9.25 in, 30 b&w photos

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813151564
  • Published: July 2014



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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.