These are the ones I know of
Recognized major cat associations in North America:
CFA (The Cat Fanciers' Association)
CFF (Cat Fanciers' Federation)
ACA (American Cat Association)
ACFA (American Cat Fanciers Association)
CCA (Canadian Cat Association)
TICA (The International Cat Association)
NCFA (National Cat Fanciers' Association) web site / non listed.
I don't know any thing about these, or many of the others. I am not sure of any history on any of them, but if you email (there is a way to contact them listed on their site) i'm sure some one would be willing to send you some historyon their association.