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Matthews (Chris) Collection on the Arabian Horse
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Chris Matthews Collection on the Arabian Horse
    Creator: Matthews, Chris
    Identifier/Call Number: 0063
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1951-2013
    Abstract: The collection contains photographs, articles, newsletters, catalogs, DVDs, videocassettes, and other material related to the Arabian horse collected by horse breeder Chris Matthews.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Chris Matthews Collection on the Arabian Horse, Collection no. 0063, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona by Chris Matthews in 2013.

    Biographical / Historical

    Chris Matthews bred Arabian horses from approximately 1988 to 2013 near Emory, Texas.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains photographs, articles, catalogs, and other material related to the Arabian horse that were collected by horse breeder Chris Matthews. Materials include issues of the Our Quest newsletter from Craver Farms in Winchester, Illinois; photographs, pedigree charts, and correspondence related to specific horses; a photograph and other materials relating to the Arabian horse "George Washington"; and DVDs and videocassettes.


    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The photographs, along with pedigree charts and correspondence, were originally housed in a binder and arranged alphabetically by horse. Each page of the binder has been transferred to a folder, which are arranged alphabetically by horse.

    Separated Materials

    The following items have been removed from the collection and shelved in the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library:
    Addis Equine Auctions. Oklahoma City 6. Edmond, OK: Addis Equine Auctions, 2007.
    Al Dahdah, Edouard., and Al Khamsa, Inc. Al Khamsa Arabians III: A Documentation of Al Khamsa Arabians and Their History. Pecatonica, IL: Al Khamsa, 2008.
    Al Khamsa, Inc. Al Khamsa Arabians Directory 2003: A Guide to the Location of Al Khamsa Arabians in North America. Pecatonica, IL: Al Khamsa, 2003.
    Arabian Horse Trust. Calarabia: The Story of the Hurlbutts and Witez II. Arabian Heritage Video Library. VHS. Westminster, CO: Arabian Horse Trust, 1989.
    Archer, Rosemary. The Arabian Horse. J.A. Allen, 1992.
    Burt, Don. Winning with Arabian Horses. 1st ed. Prentice Hall Press Equestrian Book. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1990.
    Carpenter, Marian K., and Pat Close. Arabian Legends: Outstanding Arabian Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman, 1999.
    Crabbet Alliance of Texas. 1995 Crabbet Alliance of Texas Directory. Azle, TX: Crabbet Alliance of Texas, 1995.
    Crabbet Alliance of Texas. Annual CAT Futurity. Kaufman, TX: Crabbet Alliance of Texas, 1994.
    Crabbet Convention. The Crabbet Convention: Held at Crabbet Park on Sunday, Monday, 28th/29th July 1985. Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England: Printed by C. Clarke Printers, 1985.
    Davenport, Homer, Charles Craver, and Jeanne Craver. The Annotated Quest: Homer Davenport & His Wonderful Arabian Horses : An Annotated Edition of My Quest of the Arabian [i.e. Arab] Horse, by Homer Davenport. Hillview, IL: Seauphah Pub. Assoc., 1992.
    Edwards Arabians Farm, and Egyptian Arabians Inc. Absolute Auction. Edmond, OK: Addis Auction Company, 1999.
    Forbis, Judith. The Gift: Ansata Ibn Halima. Mena, AR: Ansata Publications, 1998.
    Greely, Margaret. Arabian Exodus. Rev. ed. London: J.A. Allen, 1985.
    Hanstead Stud, Arabian Stallions. St. Albans, Hertfordshire?: n.p., 1977.
    Heleno, Manuel H. D., and Associação Portuguesa Do Cavalo Árabe. O Cavalo Árabe Em Portugal. 2nd ed. Lisbon: Iconom, 2005.
    Parkinson, Mary Jane. --And Ride Away Singing: The Breeding Philosophy of Bazy Tankersley and the History of Al-Marah Arabians. Tucson, AZ: Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, 1998.
    Promenschenkel, Marlys. Antiquated Arabians. 1st ed. Albuquerque, NM: Arabian Southwest Publishers, 1973.
    Pyramid Society. Egyptian Stallion Guide. Lexington, KY: Pyramid Society, 2000.
    Racing & Equestrian Club. Racing & Equestrian Club Auction Sale. Doha, Qatar: Racing & Equestrian Club, 1998.
    Schrishuhn, Debra Kay, Diana M. Johnson, Anita K. Enander, and Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse. The Babson Influence: A Retrospective : The Bloodline at the Base of Some of the World's Greatest Pedigrees. Lebanon, KY: Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse, 2008.
    Smith, Linell Nash. And Miles to Go: The Biography of a Great Arabian Horse, Witez II. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1967.
    Stong, Phil, and Kurt Wiese. Horses and Americans. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1939.
    Swayze, Patrick., and Lisa. Niemi. The Time of My Life. 1st Atria Books Hardcover ed. New York: Atria Books, 2009.
    Synowski, Rick. The CMK Heritage Catalogue: Including a Directory of Crabbet/Maynesboro/Kellogg Stallions at Stud. Salem, OR: Rick Synowski, 1982.
    Synowski, Rick. The World Symposium on Crabbet Breeding Reference Book. Tucson, AZ.: Crabbet Symposium Committee, 1983.
    Thwaites, Jeanne. Horses of the West. South Brunswick, NJ: A.S. Barnes, 1968.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed and cataloged by Rob Strauss in December 2017.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arabian horse
    Horsemen and horsewomen