The CFA Foundation's library began with a donation of 100 books from Mr. & Mrs. Don Thompson. Over the years, they donated their entire cat library. Today, an exceptionally large collection of books is available in our library, cataloged by title. While this is a non-lending library, our books are available for on-site review by interested persons.
Our research room contains magazines dating back to the early
1900's, as well as numerous breed histories, all of which is available for
on-site research. The publications range from general interest cat publications
(Cats, Cat Fancy, I Love Cats, Popular
Cats) to cat fancy specific magazines (The Cat Gazette,
The Cat Review, Cat Gossip), to CFA publications (The
CFA Quarterly, Cat Fanciers' Almanac), foreign publications,
veterinary journals and other pet-related titles.
The library houses a complete set of CFA Yearbooks (1958-current). In addition, there are copies of TICA yearbooks and ACFA Parade of Royalty books. Yearbooks are an invaluable research resource.
Books in our library have all been donated by many people
and organizations, notable among them are The Cat Fanciers' Association
(CFA), Don & Joanne Thompson, Annette Jean Hornstein, and Andrew & Caroline
Kuhl. We are eternally grateful to the Glendale Public Library (CA)
for donating their entire book collection to us when they decided to
close their Cat Collection room.
A library just for children's books can be found on our magazine level, thanks to a donation by Dr. Danny Crew.