SIA RU000074, National Zoological Park (U.S.), Records, 1887-1966
- National Zoological Park (U.S.)
- Records, 1887-1966
- Data Source:
- Smithsonian Institution Archives
- 1887, 1887-1966
- The acquisition, care, and feeding of NZP animals is also extensively documented in correspondence contained in these records. Of particular interest are the records of expeditions abroad for the purpose of collecting animals for the NZP, including the Smithsonian-Theodore Roosevelt Expedition, 1909, the Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition to East Africa, 1926, and the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition, 1940. In addition, records documenting Samuel P. Langley's research on the flight of birds, Frank Baker's survey of private and public zoological parks and his buffalo census are included.
- These records document the development of the National Zoological Park (NZP) from the site survey work begun by William Temple Hornaday in 1888 through the beginnings of its modernization plans in 1965. The tenures of directors Hornaday, Frank Baker, Ned Hollister, Alexander Wetmore, William M. Mann, and Theodore H. Reed are represented in this record unit. Included are records of the National Zoological Park Commission; maps, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence regarding acquisition of land for the NZP and construction of NZP buildings; administrative records such as payrolls, personnel, budget, and departmental and park police reports; diaries of the Directors and other staff; and scrapbooks following the development and growth of the NZP. The records also contain correspondence concerning specimen exhibitions and facilities provided by the NZP to several expositions, including the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904, and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915.
- Zoos, Expeditions, Exhibitions
- Baker, Frank 1841- ?, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978, Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924, Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937, Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906, Mann, William M. 1886-1960, Reed, Theodore H, United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals, National Zoological Park Commission (U.S.), United States Government Printing Office, National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department, Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.), Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926), Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940), Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.), Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.), Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909)
- Maps, Collection descriptions
- Local Number:
- SIA RU000074
- Physical Description:
- 147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - DIARIES OF THE DIRECTOR, 1895-1930.
- Series 2 - DIARIES, LEDGERS, MEMORANDA, AND MEMORANDUM BOOKS, 1890-1931, AND UNDATED.
- Series 3 - ACCESSION AND REMOVAL BOOKS, 1918-1924.
- Series 4 - NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK COMMISSION RECORDS, 1889-1891.
- Series 5 - CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS CONTAINING SECRETARY SAMUEL P. LANGLEY'S REPORTS ON NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK EXPENDITURES, 1888-1905.
- Series 6 - DIRECTOR'S OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1889-1927.
- Series 7 - LETTERS TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, DIRECTOR'S OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE TO SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATORS, 1900-1931.
- Series 8 - LETTERS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, COPIES OF OUTGOING CORRESONDENCE FROM SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATORS REGARDING THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, 1900-1907.
- Series 9 - ANIMAL VOUCHER BOOK, 1905-1918.
- Series 10 - VOUCHER ABSTRACTS, 1905-1927.
- Series 11 - REQUISITIONS FOR PRINTING AND BINDING AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1915-1931.
- Series 12 - INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE AND LETTER REGISTERS TO THE CORRESPONDENCE, ARRANGED BY SUBJECT AND ALPHABETICALLY BY CORRESPONDENT THEREUNDER, 1887-1900.
- Series 13 - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1899-1930, WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL DATING FROM 1867.
- Series 14 - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1930-1965.
- Series 15 - DAILY REPORTS OF THE ANIMAL DEPARTMENT, AUGUST 1904-DECEMBER 1915, JANUARY 1942-JUNE 1966.
- Series 16 - TIME ROLL, JANUARY 1890-SEPTEMBER 1892.
- Series 17 - PAYROLL AND TIME ROLL, 1891-1921, 1927-1932.
- Series 18 - REQUISITIONS AND ORDERS FOR PLANTING; REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS; AND SHOP REQUESTS, 1904-1966.
- Series 19 - SCRAPBOOKS, 1887-1931.
- Series 20 - MISCELLANEOUS, CIRCA 1890-CIRCA 1918 AND UNDATED.
- Series 21 - NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK COMMISSION RECORDS, 1888-1891.
Record Unit 74
National Zoological Park
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Creator:||National Zoological Park|
|Quantity:||38.7 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 74|
|Language of Materials:||English|
In 1989 the National Zoological Park celebrated its centennial. However, as early as 1855 the Smithsonian had received gifts of live animals. In addition, the United States National Museum acquired living animals for life studies in order to create lifelike specimens for exhibit in the Museum. Since there were no facilities for caring for animals not used as specimens, those animals were either transferred to the Superintendent of the United States Insane Asylum (now St. Elizabeth's Hospital) for the amusement of its patients or else sent to the Philadelphia Zoological Garden.
However, parochial needs were not the only source for the idea of a national zoological park. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century there was growing concern that a number of animals would soon become extinct in their natural habitats, among them the American buffalo. William T. Hornaday, taxidermist at the Institution since 1882, had found the National Museum with only a few inferior specimens of the buffalo; and, with the support of Secretary Spencer F. Baird, he traveled to Montana in May and again in September of 1886 to collect specimens while they could still be had. Hornaday was able to collect numerous specimens. However, the state of the buffalo herds he observed during these trips evidently affected him deeply. In 1888, he published his The Extermination of the American Bison. Already, in March 1887 he had proposed to Secretary Baird that a zoological park be established in Washington under the Smithsonian's direction. Baird died before anything could be done; but in October 1887, with the consent of the new Secretary, Samuel P. Langley, a new Division of Living Animals was created in the U. S. National Museum and Hornaday was made its curator. In 1888 Hornaday had, at Secretary Langley's direction, undertaken a survey of land along Rock Creek in northwest Washington lying between the White House and Georgetown to determine its suitability as a zoo site.
The National Zoological Park was established by an Act of Congress in March 1889. The Secretary of the Smithsonian, the Secretary of the Interior, and the President of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, were constituted as Commissioners of a National Zoological Park in order to purchase land for a zoo in the District of Columbia, "...for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people." The commissioners ultimately acquired one hundred and sixty-four acres at this site, some by condemnation, most by purchase. In April 1890 Congress passed another act, placing the National Zoological Park under the direction of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Half its operating funds were to come from the federal government, half from the District of Columbia. The Board was authorized to expend funds, transfer and exchange specimens, accept gifts, and to generally oversee Zoo operations.
Secretary Langley wanted the best professional advice in planning the layout and design of the Park, and Frederick Law Olmsted, the noted landscape architect, was consulted about all aspects of the Park's layout and design, including pathways, animal enclosures, public access, and the like. Copies of Olmsted's drawings and sketches are at the National Zoological Park today. In practice, however, much of Olmsted's advice was ignored, either because the Park lacked funds to follow his plans or because Secretary Langley often chose to follow his own counsel.
Hornaday became the first Superintendent of the Park but soon resigned because of differences of opinion with Secretary Langley over the scope of the superintendent's authority to control Park operations. In 1890 Frank Baker, Assistant Superintendent of the Light House Service, was appointed Acting Manager in place of Hornaday. From 1893 to until his retirement in 1916 Baker served as superintendent. These early years were full of difficulties. While the Rock Creek site had much natural charm, it was necessary to balance the demands for building construction, park layout and roads, and acquisition of animals--all on an extremely tight budget. Still, as the more mundane affairs of the Park moved slowly forward, there were important "firsts" as well. In 1891 Dunk and Gold Dust, the Park's first elephants, arrived. They were great favorites at the Park, notwithstanding their reputations as troublemakers in the circus which sold them to their new owner. That same year came French, the first lion, then only a cub, who was sold to the Park after he began to alarm the neighbors of his owner in Alderson, West Virginia. During its early years the Park was also the site of Secretary Langley's efforts to study and film the flight of birds, work he undertook as part of his effort to produce a manned flying machine.
On Baker's retirement in 1916, Ned Hollister, an assistant curator of mammals in the U. S. National Museum, was appointed to succeed him. Hollister served until his death in 1924. During his tenure the Park continued to receive very modest appropriations. On that account, it was not possible to purchase much zoo stock; but gifts were numerous. In 1922, they ranged from an opossum given by President Harding to the 15 mammals, 50 birds, and 17 reptiles collected by William M. Mann while on expedition with the Mulford Biological Exploration of the Amazon Basin. Housing for the animals remained inadequate, and many old structures had to remain in use. In 1924 the Park did manage to construct its first restaurant for the use of visitors, who numbered more than 2.4 million people in that year. Superintendent Hollister died in 1924 and was succeeded by Alexander Wetmore, who served only five months before leaving to become Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1925, Dr. William M. Mann became Superintendent (Director after 1926) of the National Zoological Park, a job he was to hold until his retirement in 1956. He hoped to build a zoo which housed a first-class collection in a first-class environment. As in the past, there was little money for purchase of animals, so he continued to rely on gifts. Mann was a good publicist, and he enlisted the sympathies of Walter P. Chrysler. On March 20, 1926, the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition set out, arriving at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika, on May 5 of that year. The expedition was a splendid success and returned with 158 mammals, 584 birds, 56 snakes, 12 lizards, 393 tortoises, and 1 frog. Many specimens, like the giraffe, were quite new to the Park. The male and female impala obtained were the only ones in any zoo in the world at that time.
On his return, Mann finally succeeded in obtaining an appropriation for a new bird house to replace the one erected 37 years before. A reptile house followed in 1929. In 1935 some of the Zoo's remaining need for new buildings was finally met. The Public Works Administration, a New Deal relief program, allocated $680,000 for the construction of a Small Mammal and Great Ape House, a Pachyderm House, an addition to the Bird House, and several operations buildings. One of the New Deal's programs for the relief of artists, the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture, furnished artists to decorate areas of the Zoo. In fact, the Park employed more artists than any other local institution.
In 1937 the Park was once more the beneficiary of a collecting expedition, the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies. Mann brought back with him 74 crates of mammals, 112 crates of birds, and 30 crates of reptiles. In 1940 Harvey Firestone, Jr., offered to finance a collecting expedition to Liberia. Again, the expedition supplied the Park with many specimens, including a female pygmy hippopotamus, Matilda, as companion for the lonely Billy, already at the Park.
When World War II began, the Zoo could not escape its effects. In fact, in 1942 for fear that poisonous snakes might be released from their cages if the Reptile House were struck by an air raid, all the Park's collection of cobras and other venomous snakes was traded to other locations less likely to undergo air attacks. Subsequently, the Park spent some time making repairs and resuming normal activities. In 1956 Dr. Mann retired and was succeeded by acting Director Theodore H. Reed, who was made Director in 1958. In 1958 the Friends of the National Zoo, a group dedicated to supporting the National Zoo and maintaining its reputation as one of the world's great zoos, was organized. In 1960 the Park's budget exceeded a million dollars for the first time. For many years the formula which charged half the Park's expenses to the budget of the District of Columbia had caused a great deal of difficulty. Local residents felt they were being taxed to pay for an institution national in character. Park officials argued that they needed more money than the existing formula could provide. Finally, in 1961, a compromise was reached. All costs for construction and repair of the Park would be carried in the appropriation for the Smithsonian Institution. The District of Columbia would contribute only to the Park's operating costs. As if to give the new arrangement a good send-off, in 1962 Congress appropriated four million dollars for the Park, more than half of it earmarked for a perimeter road around the Zoo and a tunnel to carry automobile traffic through the Zoo. In this way, it was at last possible to close the Park proper to through traffic and to devote the Park reservation solely to strengthening and improving the National Zoological Park's programs.
- October 1887
- Department of Living Animals created under the direction of the United States National Museum
- William T. Hornaday, curator of the Department of Living Animals, directed by Secretary Samuel P. Langley to draw up a preliminary plan for the Zoo
- March 1889
- Congress authorized the formation of a National Zoological Park Commission to select and purchase land for a zoological park
- April 1890
- Congress placed the National Zoological Park (NZP) under the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents
- May 1890
- Frederick Law Olmsted invited by Langley to consult on the layout of the Zoo
- May 10, 1890
- Hornaday appointed superintendent of the Zoo
- June 1, 1890
- Frank Baker appointed temporary acting manager of the NZP
- June 9, 1890
- Hornaday resigned
- 1891 Buffalo and elk barn built
- January 29, 1891
- William H. Blackburne appointed first head keeper
- April 30, 1891
- First animals, two male Indian elephants, Dunk and Gold Dust, brought to Zoo grounds
- June 27, 1891
- First group of animals moved from Mall to NZP
- Authorization to purchase and transport animals revoked for six years
- First permanent building completed. Called the main animal house, it was later renamed the Lion House.
- Baker appointed superintendent
- First beaver arrived from Yellowstone National Park. They inhabited "Missouri Valley," later called "Beaver Valley."
- Antelope House built
- NZP given authorization by Congress to purchase animals
- Illustrated circular on animals desired by NZP distributed to United States officers stationed overseas
- As a result of the circular, animals were received from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Panama, and the Philippine Islands
- New iron bridge constructed across the creek at Harvard Street (then called Quarry Road)
- Twenty-inch sundial purchased in London and installed on lawn near the Animal House
- A flying cage was completed
- November 1902
- Two fifty-foot towers erected in order to provide platforms for photographers to take pictures of flying vultures. Work was in conjunction with Langley's research on flight.
- New Elephant House completed
- NZP received its first Kodiak bear
- November 24, 1904
- President Theodore Roosevelt gives the Zoo an ostrich, the gift of King Menelik of Abyssinia
- Last of the bear cages were completed
- Theodore Roosevelt in British East Africa on a Smithsonian collecting expedition. Friend William Northrup Macmillan offered NZP his animal collection if transported by a Zoo official. Assistant superintendent A. B. Baker transferred the animals to the Park.
- Cook House used for food storage and preparation was built
- Estimated attendance reached over one and one-half million visitors
- November 1, 1916
- Baker retired. Ned Hollister appointed superintendent.
- August 13, 1917
- Zoo purchased first motor truck
- October 1, 1920
- Visitor attendance reached two million
- Two giant tortoises received from Albemarle and Indefatigable Islands
- May 24, 1922
- African Cape big-eared fox transported to the Zoo. First of its species to be exhibited alive in America.
- November 3, 1924
- Ned Hollister died. Alexander Wetmore appointed interim superintendent.
- May 13, 1925
- William M. Mann appointed superintendent
- May-October 1926
- Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition to Tanganyika (now Tanzania). 1,203 animals transferred to the Zoo.
- First breeding of an American white pelican on record
- June 1928
- New Bird House opened
- February 27, 1931
- Reptile House opened. Voted by the American Institute of Architects as the outstanding brick building in the east.
- October 7, 1932
- Eagle Cage completed
- November 23, 1933
- The only maned wolf from South America to be exhibited in a zoo was received by the NZP
- June 21, 1934
- Zoo received its first Komodo dragon
- January 16, 1935
- NZP received a $680,000 Public Works Administration appropriation. Funds would provide for the construction of a Small Mammal and Great Ape House, Elephant House, addition to the Bird House, two shops, and a central heating plant.
- January 12, 1937
- Lucile and William Mann depart on the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the East Indies
- September 27, 1938
- 879 specimens from the East Indies Expedition are received at the Zoo
- April 6, 1939
- Lucile and William Mann leave for a collecting trip in Argentina
- June 27, 1939
- 316 specimens are received at the Zoo from the trip to Argentina
- November 11, 1939
- Zoo keeper Malcolm Davis sailed with Admiral Richard E. Byrd to establish bases during the Antarctica Expedition.
- February 17, 1940
- Lucile and William Mann leave on the Smithsonian Institution-Firestone Expedition to Liberia
- March 5, 1940
- Zoo received first emperor penguin collected by Davis while on Antarctica expedition
- August 6, 1940
- Zoo received 195 specimens collected in Liberia
- December 31, 1943
- Blackburne retired from Zoo at 87, after fifty-two years of service
- June 29, 1950
- Smokey Bear, a four-month old cub, arrived at the Zoo
- November 5, 1953
- Two Philippine macaques, Pat and Mike, launched by an Aerobee rocket to an altitude of 200,000 feet, were transferred to the Zoo by the United States Air Force
- July 15, 1955
- Theodore H. Reed became the Zoo's first full-time veterinarian
- October 31, 1956
- Mann retired. Theodore H. Reed appointed acting director.
- The Zoo was the first to use the Cap-Chur gun for the immobilization and/or treatment of animals
- March/April 1957
- United States Signal Corps transferred two hero pigeons to NZP. Anzio Boy and Global Girl completed sixty-one missions between them.
- March 12, 1958
- Reed appointed director of the Zoo
- April 10, 1958
- Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) organized
- April 16, 1958
- Female banded linsang received as a gift from a staff officer stationed in Kuala Lampur, Malaya. The species had never been exhibited at the Zoo, and was the only one in captivity.
- May 16, 1958
- Julie Ann Vogt, two-and-a-half years old, was killed by one of the Zoo's lions
- May 18, 1958
- First birth of a female snow leopard in the Western Hemisphere
- September 1958
- First wisent born in this country
- July 1, 1960
- Davis retired after spending thirty-three years at the Zoo
- December 5, 1960
- Female white tiger, Mohini, received as a gift from the chairman of the board of Metropolitan Broadcasting Corporation
- December 16, 1960
- A master plan for the development of the Zoo was presented to the Smithsonian by the president of FONZ
- September 9, 1961
- A male gorilla, Tomoka, was born, the second born in captivity in the world
- An appropriation of 1.3 million dollars was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as an initial investment on a ten-year capital improvement program
- April 17, 1962
- The Zoo hired its first zoologist
- April 5, 1963
- Ham, the chimponaut, was formally transferred to the Zoo by the United States Air Force. On January 31, 1961, Ham handled the controls on a Redstone rocket. Traveling up to a speed of 5,887 miles per hour, Ham was on-board the rocket for a 16.5 minute flight. Three months later, Commander Alan B. Shepard operated Mercury 3, the United States' first manned space mission.
- Several construction projects, including reconstruction of the Bird House, a new Great Flight Cage, parking lots and roads were going on at the same time
- January 6, 1964
- Mohini gave birth to three cubs, one of which was white
- September 1, 1965
- Zoo hired first resident scientist to supervise the Scientific Research Department
The earliest records concerning the National Zoological Park date from 1887. They were kept by the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1890, when they were transferred to Holt House, the Park's administrative headquarters. During the late 1960's the records were transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The finding aid for these records was first written in 1972 and revised in 1989.
The Archives would like to thank Dr. Theodore H. Reed, former director of the National Zoological Park, and Sybil E. Hamlet, Public Information Officer, NZP, for their support and assistance in the transfer of the records to the Archives, and in providing historical information necessary for the processing of these records.
The records of the National Zoological Park document the development of the Park, from the site survey work begun by William T. Hornaday in 1888 through the beginnings of its modernization plans in 1965.
Several series of records are of particular importance. They include records of the National Zoological Park Commission, 1889-1891, and records created by William T. Hornaday, who had a significant part to play in the early development of the Park. Some of these records also demonstrate the important influence of Secretary Samuel P. Langley, who succeeded in persuading Congress to authorize the Park, and who kept it under his close personal supervision until he died in 1906. This material consists of minutes of the founding Commission, plats, maps, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence documenting acquisition of land for the Park, as well as records detailing the Park's changing boundaries, layouts of buildings and grounds, and construction of buildings. A more detailed description of the Park's correspondence system can be found in series 12 through 14. Additional information regarding the Commission's activities and Langley's close involvement with the Zoo may be found in Record Unit 31, the incoming correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (Samuel P. Langley), 1891-1906, and related records to 1908, and Record Unit 34, the Secretary's outgoing correspondence, 1887-1907.
Correspondence in these records embraces a number of other subjects as well. Acquisition of specimens is extensively documented. Animals were obtained from donors, from dealers in wild animals, from circuses, from American military and diplomatic personnel, from participation in various American expositions, and from expeditions abroad for the purpose of collecting animals for the Park. Collections gathered abroad came from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909), the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition (1926-1927), the Argentine Expedition (1938-1939), the Antarctic Expedition (1939-1940), and the Firestone-Smithsonian Expedition (1940-1941). In addition, the Park provided specimen exhibitions and built facilities for several expositions, including the Pan-American Exposition (1901-1902), the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904), the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909), and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1914-1917). Record Unit 70 documents the Smithsonian's participation in expositions in detail.
The records also document the more mundane aspects of Park administration. There is considerable correspondence between the Park's director and colleagues at other institutions at home and abroad, and with various federal agencies. There is particularly full documentation of dealings with federal offices in control of animal quarantine regulations and with the rebuilding of the Park by various New Deal agencies in the 1930's. There are daily diaries of the superintendents, directors, and assistant directors of the Park (1895-1930), as well as diaries and daily reports of various subordinate staff members.
Lastly, records of the Park document Samuel P. Langley's 1901-1903 research on the flight of birds, Frank Baker's survey of private and public zoological parks and his buffalo census, 1902-1905, and Baker's involvement on a subcommittee entrusted with recommending a site for a zoological park to the New York Zoological Society.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Baker, Frank, 1841- ?
- Department of Living Animals (USNM). National Zoological Park
- Hollister, Ned, 1876-1924.
- Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937
- Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
- Mann, William M., 1886-1960
- National Zoological Park Commission
- National Zoological Park. Department of Living Animals (USNM)
- Reed, Theodore H.
- Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
- Expedition USE: Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition to East Africa, 1926
- Firestone-Smithsonian Expedition to Liberia, 1940
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
- Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)
- Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
- Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa, 1926
- Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)
- Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, National Zoological Park , Records
Series 1DIARIES OF THE DIRECTOR, 1895-1930.
This series contains diaries created by the administrator and associate in charge of the National Zoological Park, whether his title was director, assistant director, superintendent or assistant superintendent. Information with the thirty-six diaries includes a selected listing of NZP events, some important, others mundane; notices of appointments and important visitors; records of staff attendance; and weather reports for each day during this period.
Diaries, January-March 1925, 1927-1930. The 1925 diary belongs to Alexander Wetmore, who was superintendent of the NZP from November 1924 through March 1925.
Series 2DIARIES, LEDGERS, MEMORANDA, AND MEMORANDUM BOOKS, 1890-1931, AND UNDATED.
These records document various aspects of routine operations by the Zoo staff.
Daily diaries kept by D.C. Turner, superintendent of the fish house and NZP aquarium, 1900-1902. Folder contains information about food purchased, temperature of water, and level of tank filled (3 volumes).
Daily diaries possibly kept by L.E. Morgal, 1903-1904, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1928-1929, and 1931, for the mechanical department (8 volumes).
Daily work diaries for William Hunter, L.E. Morgal, and William H. Blackburne, 1914-1917. Diaries include information on animal accessions and removals (4 volumes).
Diary on construction and NZP grounds improvement, 1896. Author unidentified (1 volume).
Personal diary of a workman who worked for Morgal and Blackburne. Ground crew, 1902-1905. Author unidentified (4 volumes).
Diary of NZP bird house, undated. Author unidentified (1 volume).
"Memoranda Relative to Work on the National Zoological Park," July 1-September 8, 1890 (1 volume).
"A Record of Operations Performed at the National Zoological Park," September 18, 1897-March 4, 1904 (1 volume).
William H. Blackburne memo books, 1905-1906, 1910-1911 (3 volumes).
Memorandum books containing notes and drawings regarding foreign zoological parks, circa 1909-1910. Author unidentified (4 volumes).
Ledger of stone, sand, and other materials brought to the NZP, 1917-1931 (1 volume).
Cross-section book, undated. Author unidentified (1 volume).
Series 3ACCESSION AND REMOVAL BOOKS, 1918-1924.
These records document the accessioning of animals for the Zoo collection and their subsequent removal from the collection by sale, exchange, or death. Visitor attendance reports are also included.
Accession and removal books, 1918-1922
Folders 1-2 Accession and removal books, 1923-1924
Series 4NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK COMMISSION RECORDS, 1889-1891.
These records document some of the proceedings of the National Zoological Park Commission and its agents. Additional records on this topic are in boxes 288 and 289.
Folders 3-4 National Zoological Park Commission. Correspondence with Secretary Langley, 1889-1890.
Folder 5 National Zoological Park Commission. Minutes, 1889.
Folder 6 National Zoological Park Commission. Records, 1889-1890, and undated.
Folder 7 National Zoological Park Commission. Maps, 1889-1914, and undated. Includes a topographic survey map drawn by Howell and Greenough, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1889 and 1890.
Folder 8 National Zoological Park Commission. Printed documents, 1887-1891. Also contains a typed manuscript regarding the creation of a Zoological Society in Washington, D.C., 1870. The Society was to establish a zoological garden containing various animals.
Series 5CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS CONTAINING SECRETARY SAMUEL P. LANGLEY'S REPORTS ON NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK EXPENDITURES, 1888-1905.
These records consist of congressional documents containing Secretary Langley's reports to congressional oversight committees on expenditures made at the National Zoological Park.
Folder 9 Published congressional documents containing Secretary Langley's reports on expenditures to the House of Representatives, 1888-1905 (18 items).
Series 6DIRECTOR'S OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1889-1927.
This series consists of the Director's official outgoing correspondence, July 3, 1889 to June 9, 1927, in sixty-eight indexed volumes. It includes correspondence by William T. Hornaday, Frank Baker, Ned Hollister, Alexander Wetmore, and William M. Mann, who were variously the director, superintendent, or acting manager of the National Zoological Park. Beginning with correspondence on April 2, 1900, the NZP numbered its volumes, 1-57.
Correspondence, July 3, 1889-October 10, 1891. Volumes for June 1890-October 1891 contain Baker's non-official correspondence dealing primarily with scientific matters (4 volumes).
Correspondence, October 13, 1891-March 13, 1895 (2 volumes).
Correspondence, March 13, 1895-June 30, 1897 (2 volumes).
Correspondence, July 1, 1897-June 15, 1899 (2 volumes).
Correspondence, July 1, 1899-December 12, 1900 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, December 13, 1900-February 20, 1902 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, February 20, 1902-March 6, 1903 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, March 6, 1903-April 11, 1904 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, April 11, 1904-February 25, 1905 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, February 25, 1905-February 5, 1906 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, February 5, 1906-August 6, 1907 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, August 6, 1907-January 27, 1909 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, January 28, 1909-September 2, 1910 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, September 2, 1910-January 11, 1912 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, January 11, 1912-June 23, 1913 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, June 23, 1913-March 19, 1915 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, March 19, 1915-July 19, 1916 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, July 20, 1916-December 8, 1919 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, December 9, 1919-January 31, 1923 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, February 1, 1923-November 14, 1925 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, November 14, 1925-June 9, 1927 (3 volumes).
Series 7LETTERS TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, DIRECTOR'S OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE TO SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATORS, 1900-1931.
These letters comprise the Director's correspondence with other officials of the Smithsonian Institution and also contain copies of NZP annual reports. Thirteen indexed letterpress volumes. April 2, 1900-July 31, 1931.
Correspondence, April 2, 1900-October 20, 1902. Contains NZP staff employment information, including job titles and salaries, 1889-1900 (1 volume).
Correspondence, October 28, 1902-January 13, 1908 (4 volumes).
Correspondence, January 15, 1908-January 27, 1916 (3 volumes).
Correspondence, January 31, 1916-July 31, 1931 (3 volumes).
Series 8LETTERS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, COPIES OF OUTGOING CORRESONDENCE FROM SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATORS REGARDING THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, 1900-1907.
These volumes contain letterpress correspondence from Samuel P. Langley, Charles D. Walcott, and Richard Rathbun regarding the NZP.
Letters from the Smithsonian Institution. Letterpress copies of correspondence from Samuel P. Langley, Charles D. Walcott, and Richard Rathbun, regarding the NZP. Indexed. January 10, 1900-February 13, 1907. (2 volumes).
Series 9ANIMAL VOUCHER BOOK, 1905-1918.
These records provide information about animals shipped as exchange specimens to other zoos.
Animal voucher book. Outgoing letterpress correspondence regarding animal vouchers and animals shipped in exchange. Indexed. July 1905-May 1918. (1 volume).
Series 10VOUCHER ABSTRACTS, 1905-1927.
These records consist of correspondence and voucher abstracts.
Outgoing letterpress correspondence and abstracts. Indexed except for volume four. July 6, 1905-November 15, 1927. (4 volumes).
Series 11REQUISITIONS FOR PRINTING AND BINDING AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1915-1931.
These records document requests for printing and binding services from the U.S. Government Printing Office in order to meet a part of the Zoo's publication needs.
Requisitions for printing and binding. Outgoing letterpress correspondence requests to the Government Printing Office. September 1915-March 1931. Indexed. (1 volume).
Series 12INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE AND LETTER REGISTERS TO THE CORRESPONDENCE, ARRANGED BY SUBJECT AND ALPHABETICALLY BY CORRESPONDENT THEREUNDER, 1887-1900.
These records constitute the Zoo's main incoming correspondence file for the period from 1887 through 1900. The correspondence is accompanied by three oversize volumes of register numbers, which provide access to the material. The registers and the correspondence are broken down into seven numerical subject file categories: (1) Animals, 1890-1900; (2) Applications, 1889-1900; (3) Bids, 1889-1900; (4) Construction, 1889-1899; (5) Improvements, 1890-1900; (6) Miscellaneous, 1887-1900; (7) Smithsonian, 1888-1900.
Volume one of the registers contains all seven file subject categories, while volumes two and three are a continuation of subject categories one and six. The register entries provide the name of the correspondent, correspondent's address, date when letter was written and received, a short summary of the letter and a register number, which is also written on the letter. Register numbers are sequential. The incoming correspondence within each subject file category is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by register number thereunder. For the most part the arrangement by register number forms a chronological arrangement of the letters themselves.
Important correspondents within this series include Samuel P. Langley, whose letters in file category seven emphasize his role in the establishment of the NZP and his personal interest in its administration. Other important correspondents are Arthur B. Baker; William H. Blackburne; Frank Baker; G. Brown Goode; William Temple Hornaday; William Crawford Winlock; Frederick William True; Richard Rathbun; Frederick Law Olmsted and Company; Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot; Frederick Law Olmsted; John Charles Olmsted; and William W. Karr, under whose name the financial statements of the NZP, 1891-1894, are located.
Letter registers, oversize (3 volumes).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Westminster Abbey through William H. Blackburne (13 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. E.G. Blackford through A.S. Crowninshield (14 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Cugley's Pet Stock Bazaar through A.J. Hayward (14 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Alfred Heald through S. Mayer (19 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. William McAdoo through F. L. Payson (16 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. J. & R. Peel through D.S. Seylar (19 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. J. Clement Shafer through W.A. Whiteworth (20 folders).
File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Paul Wiesike through Z (4 folders).
File 2. Incoming correspondence, applications, 1889-1900. Edward J. Anderson through W (11 folders).
File 3. Incoming correspondence, bids, 1889-1900. George Creveling (1 folder).
File 4. Incoming correspondence, construction, 1889-1900. C.A. Ball through Austin P. Brown (1 folder).
File 4. Incoming correspondence, construction, 1889-1900. Glenn Brown through W (12 folders).
File 5. Incoming correspondence, improvements, 1890-1900. A through G (6 folders).
File 5. Incoming correspondence, improvements, 1890-1900. William H. Harrison & Son through W. Includes a map showing recommended plantings around NZP pools, 1893, and a proposed plan to add land to the NZP to secure a suitable landscape border at the entrance, 1895. Both items are located under Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot (17 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Cleveland Abbe through Cleaves (17 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Coe through Gurley (18 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Hadley through Kunz. Contains information on William T. Hornaday's role in the early development of the NZP and the New York Zoological Park, filed under William T. Hornaday, folder 7. After Hornaday resigned from the NZP, he became the first Director of the New York Zoological Park (18 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Lachance through Payne. Includes recommendations made for the site of the New York Zoological Park by the New York Zoological Society subcommittee on site plans, filed under New York Zoological Society, folder 14. Frank Baker, second Superintendent of the NZP, was a member of the subcommittee (18 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous 1887-1900. Peary through Trimble (20 folders).
File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. True through Z (13 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Acting Secretary through J.S. Goldsmith (9 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. G. Brown Goode through W.W. Karr (13 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. W.W. Karr through Samuel P. Langley (16 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Samuel P. Langley (12 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Samuel P. Langley through Richard Rathbun (18 folders).
File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. W. deC. Ravenel through W.C. Winlock (18 folders).
Series 13GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1899-1930, WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL DATING FROM 1867.
These records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence, divided among some 400 numbered subject topics. The same numbers were then assigned to correspondence as it was prepared or received. In some cases these numbers were also written on the correspondence in the outgoing letterpress copybooks, series 6 through 11, which makes it possible to move back and forth between the series in some instances. Following this series entry is a list of subjects arranged consecutively by subject number, which should facilitate matching incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Folders 1-4 Alligators, caimans, crocodiles, 1900-1930. Subject #34.
Folders 5-7 Antelope, 1900-1928. Subject #17.
Folders 8-15 Aquarium, 1899-September 1902. Subject #5. Includes information about fish, crustacea, equipment, materials and designs for the aquarium.
Aquarium, October 1902-1930. Subject #5.
Folder 1 Armadillos, 1901-1928. Subject #231.
Folder 2 Badgers, 1900-1918. Subject #167.
Folders 3-13 Bears, 1900-1930. Subject #29.
Folder 14 Bears, grizzly, 1902-1919. Subject #87.
Folders 15-16 Bears, polar, 1900-1924. Subject #8.
Folder 17 Beaver, otter, sable, fox, 1901-1922. Subject #198.
Folder 18 Beavers, 1919-1925. Subject #147.
Folders 1-6 Birds, 1901-1930. Subject #320.
Folder 7 Boars, wild, 1901-1911. Subject #195.
Folders 8-11 Buffalo, 1899-1904. Subject #4. Includes material concerning the buffalo census undertaken by Frank Baker in 1902 and 1905. For further material regarding the census, see animal research: buffalo census, 1902 and 1905, boxes 98-99.
Folders 1-6 Buffalo, 1905-1929. Subject #4.
Folder 7 Cassowary, 1902-1919. Subject #290.
Folder 8 Chamois, 1909-1930. Subject #18.
Folder 9 Chinchilla, 1902-1925. Subject #281.
Folders 10-16 Condors, California, 1900-1928. Subject #2.
Folders 1-2 Coyotes, 1901-1924. Subject #251.
Folder 3 Cranes, sandhill, 1902-1919. Subject #143.
Folder 4 Deer, Columbian blacktailed, 1902-1921. Subject #264.
Folder 5 Deer, fallow, 1901-1927. Subject #256.
Folder 6 Deer, mule. Folder also contains some correspondence pertaining to blacktailed deer. 1901-1915. Subject #149.
Folder 7 Deer, sambur, 1901-1928. Subject #201.
Folder 8 Deer, Sitka, 1926-1928. Subject #169.
Folders 9-11 Deer, Virginia, 1899-1929. Subject #41.
Folder 12 Dingoes, 1901-1925. Subject #258.
Folder 13 Dogs, 1899-1924. Subject #28.
Folders 14-16 Ducks, 1900-1926. Subject #109.
Folders 17-20 Eagles, bald and golden, 1899-1903. Subject #21.
Folders 1-5 Eagles, bald and golden, 1904-1930. Subject #21.
Folders 6-8 Elephants, 1900-1930. Subject #60.
Folders 9-17 Elk, 1900-1928. Subject #35.
Folder 1 English wild cattle, 1901. Subject #296.
Folder 2 Fishers, black fox or black cat, 1902-1908. Subject #266.
Folder 3 Flamingos, 1900-1909. Subject #62.
Folder 4 Foxes, blue, 1899-1917. Subject #26.
Folder 5 Foxes, cross, 1901-1909. Subject #217.
Folder 6 Foxes, cross and silver, 1901-1907. Subject #247.
Folder 7 Foxes, gray, 1900-1919. Subject #139.
Folders 8-9 Foxes, red, 1900-1910. Subject #46.
Folders 10-11 Geese, blue and snow, 1902-1929. Subject #261.
Folder 12 General, 1900-1928. Subject #94.
Folders 13-15 General, April 1898-1900. Subject #50.
General, January 1901-July 1903. Subject #50.
General, August 1903-July 1905. Subject #50.
General, August 1905-September 1906. Subject #50.
General, October 1906-April 1908. Subject #50.
General, May 1908-May 1910. Subject #50.
General, June 1910-August 1912. Subject #50.
General, September 1912-September 1914. Subject #50.
General, October 1914-December 1916. Subject #50.
General, January 1917-July 1920. Subject #50.
General, August 1920-August 1922. Subject #50.
General, September 1922-March 1925. Subject #50.
General, April 1925-May 1929. Subject #50.
Folders 1-4 General, June 1929-June 1930. Subject #50.
Folder 5 Gila monsters, 1900-1925. Subject #150.
Folder 6 Giraffes, 1901-1928. Subject #205.
Folder 7 Giraffes, 1914. Subject #309.
Folder 8 Gnu, 1902. Subject #304.
Folders 9-11 Goats, 1899-1916. Subject #25.
Folder 12 Gorillas, 1928-1930. Subject #58A.
Folder 13 Guinea pigs, 1900-1927. Subject #141.
Folder 14 Hawks, 1900-1919. Subject #37.
Folder 15 Hedgehogs, 1902-1907. Subject #284.
Folder 16 Herons, 1901-1927. Subject #85.
Folder 1 Hyenas, 1902-1919. Subject #272.
Folder 2 Jays and packrats, 1901-1924. Subject #238.
Folder 3 Kangaroos, 1899-1928. Subject #174.
Folders 4-6 Lions, 1900-1929. Subject #27.
Folder 7 Llamas, 1902-1922. Subject #274
Folder 8 Martens, 1901-1920
Folders 9-11 Minks, 1901-1918. Subject #176
Folder 12 Mongoose, 1901-1929. Subject #242
Folders 13-15 Monkeys and apes, 1899-November 1902. Subject #58
Folders 1-9 Monkeys and apes, March 1903-June 1930. Subject #58
Folders 10-14 Moose, 1900-1920. Subject #30
Folder 1 Muskoxen, 1901-1904. Subject #168
Folder 2 Ocelot, 1902-1904. Subject #306
Folder 3 Opossum, 1902-1928. Subject #285
Folder 4 Ostriches, 1900-1925. Subject #93.
Folders 5-9 Otters, 1900-1925. Subject #31
Folders 10-14 Owls, 1900-1926. Subject #33
Folder 15 Pacas, 1901-1909. Subject #178.
Folders 16-18 Panthers, cougars, mountain lions, 1901-1907. Subject #145.
Folders 1-2 Panthers, cougars, mountain lions, 1909-1924. Subject #145.
Folders 3-8 Parrots, cockatoos, macaws, 1900-1929. Subject #45.
Folders 9-11 Peafowl, 1899-1929. Subject #89.
Folder 12 Peccaries, 1902. Subject #265.
Folder 13 Pelicans, 1919-1929. Subject #138.
Folders 14-15 Pheasants, 1901-1930. Subject #259.
Folder 16 Pigeons, 1919-1928. Subject #105.
Folder 17 Porcupines, 1901-1928. Subject #39.
Folder 18 Prairie dogs, 1900-1918. Subject #83.
Folder 19 Rabbits and hares, 1901-1927. Subject #292.
Folder 20 Raccoons, 1899-1927. Subject #13.
Folder 21 Ravens, 1900-1919. Subject #160.
Folder 22 Reindeer and caribou, 1912, 1923-1930. Subject #20.
Folders 1-4 Sea lions, 1900-1930. Subject #119.
Folders 5-7 Seals, 1900-1928. Subject #102.
Folder 8 Seals, Elephant, 1911-1912. Subject #401.
Folder 9 Sheep, Aoudad, Barbary wild sheep and guanaco, 1901-1930. Subject #136.
Folders 10-15 Sheep, Rocky Mountain, 1898-November 1900. Subject #3.
Sheep, Rocky Mountain, December 1900-1904. Subject #3.
Folders 1-4 Sheep, Rocky Mountain, 1905-1929. Subject #3.
Folder 5 Skunks, 1900-1915. Subject #22.
Folders 6-17 Snakes, 1898-November 1905. Subject #55.
Folders 1-9 Snakes, March 1906-1930. Subject #55.
Folder 10 Solenodons, 1910-1912. No subject number.
Folders 11-14 Squirrels, 1900-1928. Subject #276.
Folder 15 Storks, 1902-1907. Subject #276.
Folders 1-2 Swans and cranes, 1900-1927. Subject #23.
Folder 3 Tapirs, 1923, 1929. Subject #204.
Folders 4-5 Tortoises, Galapagos, 1900-1928. Subject #131.
Folder 6 Turkeys, 1900-1923. Subject #19.
Folders 7-11 Wildcats, bobcats, lynx, catamounts, 1901-1930. Subject #230.
Folders 12-14 Wolves, timber and gray, and wolverines, 1900-1928. Subject #112.
Folder 1 Wolf, zebra, 1902. Subject #299.
Folder 2 Yaks, 1900-1916. Subject #148.
Folders 3-4 Zebras, 1905-1929. Subject #351.
Folders 5-11 Correspondence regarding the shipment of animals to the NZP. No specific species, 1902, 1921-1930. Subject #57. Folder 11 includes photographs of cages shipped by NZP for the transfer of Kadiak [Kodiak] Island bears, April 1900.
Animals Acquired or Collected; Arranged Alphabetically by Geographical Origin
Folders 12-14 Abyssinia, 1903-1907. Subject #323.
Folders 15-16 Africa, 1901, January-May 1909. Contains material pertaining to the Smithsonian-Theodore Roosevelt Expedition to Africa. Subject #257.
Folders 1-8 Africa, June 1909-1927. Subject #257.
Folders 9-12 Alaska, 1898-September 1900. Subject #24.
Alaska, October 1900-1930. Subject #24
Folders 1-4 Canada, 1916-1928. Subject #202.
Folders 5-6 Cuba, 1900-1915. Subject #61.
Folders 7-10 Egypt, 1913-1914. Subject #412.
Folders 11-12 England, 1916. Subject #420. Also contains information regarding animals sent to England.
Folders 13-15 New Zealand, 1908-1926. Subject #390.
Folder 16 Panama Canal Zone, 1907-1921. Subject #381.
Folders 17-18 Philippine Islands, 1900-1901. Subject #63.
Folders 1-2 Philippine Islands, 1902-1926. Subject #63.
Folder 3 Porto (Puerto) Rico, 1900-1917. Subject #64.
Folders 4-13 South America, 1900-1916. Subject #116.
Folders 1-3 South America, 1917-1930. Subject #116.
Folder 4 Sudan, 1901-1926. Subject #234.
Folders 5-11 Yellowstone National Park, 1890-1894, 1898-1917. Subject #100.
Animals Acquired, Boarding through Gifts
Folders 1-3 Boarding animals, loaning animals to the NZP, animals loaned from the NZP, and animal skins sent to the United States National Museum, 1900-1928. Subject #92.
Folders 4-6 Gifts to and from the NZP, 1900-1907, 1920-1921. Subject #51.
Folders 7-11 Gifts sent to the NZP, 1916-1927. Subject #382.
Folders 1-3 Gifts sent to the NZP, 1928-1930. Subject #382.
Folders 4-5 Animals acquired through the United States Department of Agriculture and other government agencies, 1921-1930. Subject #57A.
Folder 6 Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1930. Subject #52.
Folder 7 Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1910. Arranged alphabetically by city, A. Subject #52A.
Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1910. Arranged alphabetically by city, A (cont'd) through M. Subject #52A.
Folders 1-6 Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1910. Arranged alphabetically by city, N through W. Subject #52A.
Animal Correspondence with Dealers
Folder 7 Frank S. Armstrong, 1901-1908, Brownsville, Texas. Subject #250.
Folder 8 William Bartels, 1902, New York City. Subject #278.
Folder 9 R. C. Bristow, 1902, Farmville, Virginia. Subject #279.
Folder 10 A.C. Robinson, 1900-1925, San Francisco. Subject #142.
Animals removed from the NZP; acknowledgment of specimens received from the NZP by the United States National Museum, 1900-1914, 1918-1930. For similar acknowledgments dating from 1896 through January 23, 1900, see under series 7, Incoming Correspondence, File 7, chiefly under Frederick William True, Charles D. Walcott, George P. Merrill, and Richard Rathbun.
Folder 1 Bound volume listing animals sent to the United States National Museum, 1900-1908
Folder 2 Bird banding, 1915. Subject #269.
Folders 3-7 Care and feeding of animals, 1900-1929. Subject #103.
Folders 8-11 Federal and state laws regarding the capture and shipment of game and birds; destruction of NZP game and birds, 1900-1928. Subject #216.
Folder 12 Hair and feather samples sent from the NZP, 1901-1902, 1910-1927. Subject #237. Folders 13-14 Importation permits and quarantine procedures, 1901-1903. Subject #216.
Folders 1-4 Importation permits and quarantine procedures, 1904-1926. Subject #216.
Folder 5 Incubation and gestation, 1906, 1915-1929. Subject #48.
Folders 6-10 Inquiries and replies regarding various animals, 1900-1909. Subject #15.
Folders 11-15 Inquiries and replies regarding animals in general; animal feed and the NZP, 1918-1930. Subject #78.
Folders 16-17 Animals in quarantine, 1901-1930. Subject #239.
Folder 1 Taxidermy, 1909-1930. Subject #73.
Folders 2-10 Autopsy reports, 1901-1930. Subject #233.
Folder 11 Bait for animal trapping, 1901-1906. Subject #175.
Folder 12 Birds' eggs, 1912-1926. Subject #407.
Folder 13 Flight power of birds, April 7-8, 1902. Subject #275.
Folder 14 Blood specimens for research and temperature recordings of animals, 1904-1915. Subject #344.
Folder 15 Correspondence regarding dead animals at the NZP wanted by research laboratories and taxidermists, 1916-1929. Subject #419.
Folder 16 NZP census of buffalo in the United States, Canada, and Europe, February 1902. Subject #4. For additional correspondence pertaining to this census see Animals Acquired: Buffalo, boxes 58-59.
Folders 1-2 Buffalo census, March-August 1902. Subject #4.
Folders 3-6 Buffalo census, 1905. Subject #4.
Folders 7-9 Correspondence to and from Frank Baker regarding telephoto cameras, and the flight of various birds including albatrosses, buzzards, gulls, frigates, and condors, 1901-1903. Information pertains to Samuel P. Langley's experiments on the flight of birds. Subject #185.
Folder 10 Correspondence regarding telephoto cameras in connection with Langley's experiments on buzzard flight, and the setting up of towers for the experiments, 1899-1906. Subject #190.
Folder 11 Treatment of various animal diseases, 1901-1930. Subject #392.
Folder 12 Correspondence between the NZP and other zoological parks regarding tuberculosis among animals and park employees, 1905-1915. Subject #362.
Folders 1-10 Frank Baker survey of United States zoological parks, 1901-June 1912. The survey includes information on zoological park facilities and park animal collections. Correspondence to Frank Baker includes requests for information on the maintenance of zoological parks and the care and feeding of animals. Discussions between Baker and correspondents concern the growth and planning of various United States and foreign zoos, dealer prices, and dealer lists. Subject #91.
Folders 1-4 Frank Baker survey of United States zoological parks, 1913-1930. Subject #91.
Folders 5-6 Correspondence with the American Association of Park Superintendents, 1905-1913. Includes a photograph of the members of the Association, including Frank Baker. Subject #357.
Folder 7 Animals in the NZP collection, their cost and value, 1907-1925. Subject #380.
Folder 8 List of all animals received by the NZP from outside the United States, 1900-1905. Subject #356.
Folder 9 Material regarding the Brighton Aquarium, England, and other aquariums in the United States and Europe, 1867-1900. The folder includes interior and exterior photographs and drawings of the Brighton Aquarium, 1896.
Folders 10-13 Correspondence regarding the Smithsonian Institution Children's Room, 1900-1902. Subject #164.
Folder 14 "Circular in Regard to the Use of the Name of the Smithsonian Institution," 1894. Subject #224.
Folders 1-6 Complaints, appreciation, and replies, 1904-1930. Subject #332.
Folders 7-12 General incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1898-1902. Includes questions about animals, recommendations for job appointments, letters of introduction, and materials ordered for the Park. Subject #42.
Folders 1-9 General incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1903-1908. Subject #42.
Folders 10-13 Temporary incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1915-1916. Arranged alphabetically, A-E. Subject "T."
Folders 1-9 Temporary incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1915-1916. Arranged alphabetically, F-Z. Subject "T."
Folder 10 Dead animals, 1900. Correspondence with Samuel P. Langley regarding mortality statistics of NZP animals. Subject #158.
Folder 11 Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, hearings on the unification of District parks, 1901. Subject #208.
Folders 1-2 Expeditions, 1916-1917. John Alden Loring Expedition to East and South Africa. Includes copies of William T. Hornaday correspondence with Loring forwarded to Frank Baker. Subject #200.
Folder 3 Exhibits and expositions. Correspondence about wolverines from Alaska and about the American Association of Park Superintendents' exhibit at the Seattle Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909. Subject #394.
Folder 4 Exhibits and expositions. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1914-1917. Subject #416.
Folder 5 Exhibits and expositions. Correspondence regarding proposed NZP participation in the Pan-American Exposition, 1901-1902. Subject #145.
Folders 6-8 Exhibits and expositions. Picture labels for birds, 1903-1930. Correspondence for the years 1903-1905 is in regard to labels made for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis. Subject #322.
Folders 9-15 Exhibits and expositions. Daily reports on the NZP-government bird exhibit, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. Reports were written by W. Seward Wallace, head keeper of the aviary. Subject #328.
Folder 16 Exhibits and expositions. Record book of the NZP exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, April-November 14, 1904. The book includes daily journal entries, requisition and supply records, and bird records. Volume one.
Folders 1-3 Exhibits and expositions. Record books of the NZP exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, April-November 14, 1904, including daily journal entries, requisition and supply records, and bird records. Volumes two and three.
Folders 4-11 Exhibits and expositions. Birds purchased for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and for the NZP, 1901-July 1904. Subject #320.
Folders 1-3 Exhibits and expositions. Birds purchased for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and for the NZP, August 1904-1919. Subject #320.
Folder 4 Forms, 1901-1921. Samples of various formats to be used for correspondence. Subject #128.
Folder 5 Forms used for NZP claims for damages, 1927
Folder 6 Forms used for sketches completed by NZP investigating officers, 1927
Folder 7 Forms used for contract proposals and notices, 1921-1927. Includes both contract forms and correspondence regarding contracts. Subject #153.
Folder 8 Forms used for requisitions, 1926-1927
Folder 9 Government property belonging to the NZP and correspondence regarding inventory lists of this property, 1906-1917. Subject #358.
Folder 10 Removal of Indian wigwam from the NZP, 1901. Subject #232.
Folders 11-13 Correspondence regarding the International Zoological Congress, 1907-1929. Subject #373.
Folders 14-15 Labels for NZP animals, 1903-1930. Subjects #190 and #192.
Folder 16 Correspondence regarding labels for the NZP, 1905-1929. Subject #246.
Folder 17 Letters of introduction to and from the NZP, 1901-1929. Subject #197.
Daily report of the Mechanical Department, 1914-January 1916
Daily report of the Mechanical Department, February 1916-September 1917
Folders 1-9 Daily report of the Mechanical Department, October 1917-1918
Folder 10 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Deed of trust belonging to Mrs. Elizabeth Lanier Dunn, 1885. Includes a topographic map by J.A. Flemer, circa 1890's. No subject number.
Folder 11 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Senate document on the condemnation of land for the NZP, 1890. Includes copies of abstracts of land titles, 1891, with preliminary notes of explanation in connection with the abstracts of land titles. No subject number.
Folder 12 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Preliminary notes in regard to titles and abstracts of land information within the proposed National Zoological Park, circa 1890. No subject number.
Folder 13 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Abstracts of title for land belonging to James L. Kervand, 1890, Pacificus Ord, 1890, Thomas E. Waggam and John Ridout, 1890. Also includes metes and bounds of land belonging to J.P. Klingle, circa 1890, and Woodley Park, circa 1890. Contains inspection declaration for the Evans land, 1890. No subject number.
Folder 14 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Correspondence regarding NZP acquisition of additional land owned by the Colored Union Benevolent Association, 1890-1926. Subject #308.
Folder 15 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Correspondence regarding acquisition of NZP land, 1895-1922. Includes the firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot's location map of proposed site, 1895, and a map documenting the transfer of property at Meridian Hill, 1898. Subject #211.
Folder 16 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Correspondence pertaining to NZP road building, and road and boundary changes, 1897-1903. Includes one map, undated, and two maps of a proposed plan for straightening the park road, Inglesede, 1901. There is also a plat, 1902. Subject #229.
Folder 17 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Includes survey of the land and boundary changes, 1898-1904, and a letter from Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., October 9, 1903, regarding the layout of newly acquired land. Subject #154.
Folders 1-4 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Correspondence and blueprints regarding the acquisition of land for the NZP, 1906-1930. Subject #154.
Folder 5 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Abstract of title and other relative material concerning the property of Anna E. Von Hemert, 1920-1921. Includes a plat of survey, 1920. No subject number.
Folder 6 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Contains a deed belonging to Ralph D. Quinter and Vernon E. West, and relevant material, 1920-1921. Includes a plat survey map, 1920. No subject number.
Folder 7 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Contains documents and correspondence pertaining to the acquisition of lots 472-473, "Lanier Heights," 1921-1924. No subject number.
Folder 8 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Contains a note with a list of papers of NZP land purchases sent to the Chief Clerk, Smithsonian, 1922, for deposit in the Smithsonian safe. No subject number.
Folders 9-12 NZP gardens. General correspondence, circa 1894-1895, 1900-July 1903. Subject #49.
NZP gardens. General correspondence, September 1903-1929. Subject #49.
Folder 1 NZP improvements. Memoranda taken from Langley's suggestions for park improvements and questions regarding the various functions of the NZP, 1900-1902. Subject #171.
Folder 2 NZP improvements. Correspondence between Superintendent Frank Baker and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Frederick William True regarding NZP improvements, 1912-1914. Subject #405.
Folder 3 NZP improvements. Correspondence between Frank Baker, Secretary Charles D. Walcott, Frederick William True, and Harry W. Dorsey regarding NZP improvements, 1912-1916. Subject #406.
Folder 4 NZP statement of operations, 1922, and undated. Also contains correspondence regarding camels, 1930. Subject #72.
Folders 5-15 NZP correspondence pertaining to information about photographing animals, photographs taken by NZP staff, taking photographs at the NZP, and camera equipment, 1900-1910. Subject #66.
Folders 1-7 NZP correspondence pertaining to the photographing of animals, 1911-1930. Subject #66. Folder 2 also contains photographs of the Kalorama neighborhood, circa 1913.
Folder 8 NZP and other zoological parks. Correspondence regarding the establishment of a large animal preserve in Alaska, 1900-1901. Subject #114.
Folders 9-13 NZP and other zoological parks. Animal price lists, dealer price lists and zoological parks, 1910-1928. Subject #400.
Folders 1-2 NZP and other zoological parks. Animal price lists, 1929-1930. Subject #400.
Folder 3 NZP and other zoological parks. Authorization and requests for inspecting other zoological parks and correspondence regarding the trips made, 1900-1908, 1921. Subject #161.
Folders 4-5 NZP and other zoological parks. Game preserves, 1901-1912. Subject #213.
Folder 6 NZP and other zoological parks. General exchange of information with other zoological parks, 1908, 1912-1920. Includes ground plans of the St. Louis Zoo, 1919. Subject #388.
Folder 7 NZP and other zoological parks. List of public and private parks in the United States and Canada, and a list of bird dealers in the United States and Canada. Compiled by Boyd's City Dispatch, 1903. Subject #319.
Folder 8 NZP and other zoological parks. Correspondence regarding maps, plans, and blueprints, 1897-1930. Includes an NZP map. Also, New York Zoological Park map, 1904, and a list of Olmsted's plans, 1912. Subject #192.
Folder 9 NZP and other zoological parks. Correspondence pertaining to the New York Zoological Park, 1895, 1899-1912. Includes reprints on the New York Zoological Park, and articles by William Temple Hornaday, "Fighting Among Wild Animals," 1901, and "The New York Zoological Park," 1900. Subject #182.
Folder 10 NZP and other zoological parks. Questions and answers regarding the NZP and other zoological parks, 1910, 1918-1930. 1910 material includes correspondence and statistics on the number of wild Bovidae in various zoological parks. Subject #399.
Folder 11 Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., correspondence, 1902. Includes excerpts from his opinions on European zoological parks after visiting them. Subject #298.
Folder 12 Patents granted to NZP employees, 1907. Subject #378.
Folders 13-14 Park concessions, 1891-1920. Subject #180.
Folders 1-3 Park concessions, 1921-1930. Subject #180.
Folders 4-7 President's Commission on Economy and Efficiency, Committee on Business Methods, 1907-1929. The Committee was replaced by the Bureau of Efficiency, 1923-1929. Subject #373.
Folder 8 Police. Park police correspondence pertaining to assaults and thefts, 1909-1929. Subject #364.
Folders 9-10 Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, August-September 1911. Subject #339.
Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, October 1911-February 1913. Subject #339.
Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, March-October 1913, January-October 1916. Subject #339.
Folders 1-8 Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, November 1916-1917. Subject #339.
Folder 9 Police. Correspondence mostly regarding visitor control on Easter morning and July 4th, 1924-1929. Subject #411.
Folder 10 Police. United States National Museum, "Regulations Governing Watch Force," circa 1928, one volume. Volume missing as of October 1984.
Folders 11-17 Publications, reports, and articles, 1901-1907. Includes information from the NZP annual report, correspondence regarding annual report requirements, animal accession lists for the report, appendices, and NZP maps. Subject #79.
Folders 1-9 Publications, reports, and articles, 1908-1930. Subject #79.
Folder 10 Publications, reports, and articles. NZP guide correspondence, 1902-1927. Includes one guide, undated, and a second guide, 1902. Subject #223.
Folders 11-13 Publications, reports, and articles. Requests for NZP publications, 1894-1902. Includes NZP requests for journal articles, monographs, books, and publication lists. Subject #74.
Folders 1-8 Publications, reports, and articles. Requests for NZP publications, 1903-1930. Subject #74.
Folders 9-14 Publications, reports, and articles. Requests made to the NZP for copies of its annual reports, 1900-1908. Includes other requests to the NZP for material regarding animals in the NZP and other zoological parks. Subject #18.
Folder 15 Publications, reports, and articles. Lists containing names of those who received the NZP annual report, 1892-1897. No subject number.
Folder 16 Publications, reports, and articles. Smithsonian Institution, "Animals Desired for the National Zoological Park, 1899." No subject number.
Folders 1-2 Publications, reports, and articles. Correspondence regarding magazine and newspaper articles concerning the NZP, 1900-1927. Includes an article on foreign animals bred in the NZP and four reprints of articles on the NZP, 1900-1906. Subject #80.
Folders 3-4 Publications, reports, and articles. Printing and binding, 1906-1930. Subject #181.
Folder 5 Recommendations made for a director of the Milwaukee Zoological Gardens, and a superintendent for the Memphis Zoological Gardens, 1917-1928. Subject #36.
Folder 6 NZP roads. Closing of roads and restrictions on automobile traffic, 1905-1915. Subject #352.
Folder 7 NZP roads. Permits to use automobiles on NZP grounds, 1906-1928. Subject #369.
Folder 8 NZP roads. Snow removal, 1901-1922. Subject #183.
Folder 9 Skating at the NZP, 1910-1914. Subject #395.
Folder 10 Storeroom regulations, 1906-1913. Subject #363.
Folder 11 Tennis courts and baseball diamond at the NZP and requests for their use, 1913-1926. Also contains requests for the use of Rock Creek for swimming. Subject #415.
Folders 12-13 Transportation. Correspondence regarding licenses and veterinarian approval of NZP horses, 1900-1933. Subject #108.
Folders 14-15 Transportation. Transportation and travel orders, 1905-1929. Subject #77.
Folder 1 Uniforms, circa 1925-1929. Subject #367.
Buildings and Grounds
Folder 2 Adams Mill Road, 1915-1916. Subject #417.
Folder 3 Animal enclosures, 1904-1908, 1927. Subject #345.
Folders 4-11 Fencing for animal enclosures, 1900-1916. Subject #32.
Folders 1-2 Fencing for animal enclosures, 1917-1929. Subject #32.
Folders 3-5 Boundary fence, 1900, 1902, 1914-1917, 1930. Subject #6.
Folder 6 Building specifications, 1902-1907. Subject #268.
Folders 7-8 Cage construction, bids and contracts, 1900-June 1928. Subject #53.
Folders 1-3 Cage construction, bids and contracts, July 1928-1929. Subject #53.
Folders 4-5 Cage construction, bids and contracts, 1915-1918, 1921. Subject #220.
Folder 6 Grading of Cathedral Avenue, 1898-1903. Subject #36.
Folders 7-10 Furnishing and restoration of the Administration Building (Holt House), 1890, 1899-September 1901. Subject #75.
Folders 1-3 Furnishing and restoration of the Administration Building (Holt House), October 1901-1922. Subject #75.
Folders 4-9 Construction. Animal house, 1891, 1902-April 1905. Includes bids, contracts, and general correspondence. Subject #307.
Folders 1-4 Construction. Animal house, May 1905-1906, 1910. Subject #307.
Folder 5 Construction. Antelope house, 1902, 1909. Subject #214.
Folders 6-7 Construction. The aviary, 1900-1904, 1910-1928. Includes sketches. Subjects #98 and #42.
Folder 8 Construction. Bear cages, 1902-1911. Subject #273.
Folder 9 Construction. Park benches, 1904-1928. Subject #330.
Folder 10 Construction. Dam, lake, and pathways, 1902-1909. Subject #248.
Folder 11 Construction. Boiler house, 1901, 1911. Subject #249.
Folder 12 Construction. Repair of curbing, 1904. Subject #346.
Folder 13 Construction. Eagle cage, 1902. Subject #280.
Folder 14 Construction. Masonry work for a bridge located at the NZP, 1891. Includes blueprint. No subject number.
Folders 1-3 Construction. Elephant house, 1899-1909. Includes site plan of the house and copy drawings of German zoological park buildings. Subject #126.
Folder 4 Construction. Entrance ways to the NZP, 1902-1903, 1912, 1915. Subject #286.
Folders 5-7 Construction. Flight cages, 1901-1929. Subject #162.
Folder 8 Construction. Food house, 1912-1915. Includes drawings of the house. Subject #410.
Folder 9 Construction. Fords, 1899-1902, 1926. Includes drawings. Subject #68.
Folder 10 Construction. Cost and valuation sheets, 1900-1902, 1908-1918, 1925-1930. Subject #244.
Folders 11-12 Construction. General, 1900-October 1904. Includes drawings. Subject #318.
Folders 1-6 Construction. General, November 1904-1929. Subject #318.
Folders 7-8 Construction. Hospital, 1903-1908, 1915-1919. Subject #227. Includes drawings.
Folder 9 Construction. Lion house, 1910-1913. Subject #291.
Folders 10-13 Construction. Log bridge, 1900-1922. Includes drawings. Subject #12.
Folder 14 Construction. Parrot cage, 1912-1917. Includes drawings. Subject #408.
Folder 15 Construction. General repair work to be done, 1906-1912. Subject #348.
Folder 1 Construction. Underground restrooms, 1910. Subject #396.
Folders 2-9 Construction. Roads, 1894-1928. Subject #210.
Folders 10-11 Construction. Rock Creek bridge, 1912-1916. Subject #409.
Folder 1 Construction. Sea lion pool, 1907-1909. Subject #47.
Folders 2-3 Construction. Sewer, 1906-1929. Includes drawings. Subject #212.
Folders 4-5 Construction. Sundial, 1901-1903. Includes drawings. Subject #173.
Folder 6 Construction. Water main, 1925. Subject #144.
Folders 7-9 Construction. Acquisition of water pumps, 1903-1930. Subject #324.
Folder 10 Correspondence regarding disinfectant for indoor and outdoor paddocks and cages, 1901-1918. Subject #245.
Folder 11 Pamphlets and correspondence regarding machine parts and repairs, 1912-1929. Subject #194.
Folders 12-13 Rat and roach extermination, 1901-1925. Subject #315.
Folder 1 Rat and roach extermination, 1927-1929. Subject #315.
Folder 2 Correspondence regarding roofing, 1904-1927. Subject #15.
Folders 3-4 Samples of building materials sent to the United States Geological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture, and the United States Commerce Department, Bureau of Standards, 1909, 1930. Subject #40.
Financial and Supply Records
Folders 5-6 Appropriations. Hearings of the House of Representatives on appropriations for the NZP, 1897-1919. No subject number.
Folder 7 Memoranda, notes, and reports regarding appropriations for the NZP, 1890-1892. No subject number.
Folder 8 Appropriation abstracts. Appropriations for the entrance and driveway to the NZP, 1900-1901. Subject #186.
Folders 9-10 Budget estimates, 1898-1904. Subject #70.
Budget estimates, 1905-1923. Subject #70.
Folders 1-2 Budget estimates, 1924-1930. Subject #70.
Folders 3-5 Budget estimates, 1902-1926. Subject #309.
Folders 6-7 Budget. Monthly statement of expenditures, 1900-1902. Subject #47.
Folders 1-3 Budget. Monthly statement of expenditures, 1903-1907. Subject #47.
Folders 4-11 Bureau of the Budget numbered circulars and bulletins, 1921-1930. Includes estimated expenditures and shipping costs. Subject #99, #99A, #99B, and #99C.
Folders 1-7 Condemnation of property at the NZP, 1895, 1897, 1900-1930. Subject #166.
Folders 8-11 Construction supplies, 1901-1927. Subject #305.
Contracts, 1891-1920. Subject #44.
Folder 1 Contracts, 1921-1929. Subject #44.
Folder 2 Deficiency appropriations, 1892-1894. Subject #222.
Folders 3-4 Schedule of disbursements, 1928-1930. Subject #1.
Folder 5 Disbursement statements, 1901-1922. Subject #370.
Folder 6 Classified statement of expenditures, 1906-1914. Subject #402.
Folders 7-11 Assortment of animal food for the NZP, 1901-1930. Subject #193.
Folders 12-13 Bone food for the NZP, 1913-1917. Subject #329.
Folder 14 Park reserve fund, 1905-1906. Subject #130.
Folder 15 Proposals and requests for NZP supplies, 1906-1920. Subject #9.
Folders 1-8 Proposals for supplies to the NZP, 1913-1921. Subject #151.
Folder 9 Quarterly financial statement, 1930. Subject #113.
Folder 10 Vouchers and receipts, 1892-1898, 1906-1907. Subject #43.
Annuity fund deduction cards, 1920-1931
Folders 1-3 Appointment notifications to prospective employees, and personnel compensation, 1920-1929. Subject #115.
Folder 4 Regular and acting appointment correspondence, 1901-1917. Subject #137.
Folders 5-7 Civil Service Commission correspondence regarding certification of prospective employees, 1926-1930. Subject #117A.
Folder 8 Civil Service employee material, 1916-1930. Includes retirement correspondence and material from the Federal Employees Union. Subject #418.
Folder 9 Claims against employees working at the NZP, 1900-1928. Subject #268.
Folders 10-12 Monthly classification changes and notifications, 1900-1907. Subject #56.
Folders 1-7 Monthly classification changes and notifications, 1908-1930. Subject #56.
Folder 8 Compensation for injuries, 1908. Subject #225.
Folders 9-12 Complaints, discharges, and resignations, 1901-1911, 1914-1930. Subject #129.
Folder 1 Contributions to charitable organizations made by NZP employees, 1900-1912. Subject #67 .
Folder 2 Eight-hour law and the suspension of same, 1913-1918. Subject #413.
Folders 3-11 Requests for employment, 1891-1910. Subject #11.
Folder 1 Requests for employment, 1916-1928. Subject #11.
Folders 2-7 General correspondence, 1898, 1902-1907. Subject #117.
General correspondence, 1908-1917. Subject #117.
Folders 1-4 General correspondence, 1918-1925. Subject #117.
Folders 5-6 General orders. Pertains mostly to permission for holiday leave and leave for portions of the day, 1900-1930. Subject #76.
Folders 7-8 Hiring, 1925-1930. Subject #118.
Folder 9 Income tax returns for NZP employees, 1919-1921. Subject #65.
Folders 10-11 Correspondence regarding laborers, 1902-1905. Subject #293.
Folder 1 Record of leave, 1908-1911. One volume. No subject number.
Folder 2 Correspondence granting sick and annual leave, 1908-1911. One volume. Indexed. No subject number.
Folder 3 Notary Public appointments for the NZP, 1906-1923. Subject #360.
Folder 4 Oaths of office, 1902-1924. Subject #295.
Folders 5-6 Pay increase requests and job efficiency ratings, 1903-1922. Subject #228.
Folder 7 Personal injury reports, 1920, 1926. Subject #334.
Folders 1-3 Personnel job position descriptions, 1919-1929. Subject #152.
Folders 4-6 Personnel lists and information pertaining to same, 1895-1926. Subject #7.
Folders 7-9 Police force appointments and reappointments, 1889-1922. Also includes receipts for equipment issued. Subject #263.
Folders 1-2 Police force appointments and reappointments, 1923-1929. Subject #263.
Folder 3 Political assessments and partisan activity of officeholders, 1902-1920. Subject #300.
Folders 4-9 Promotion and notification of job changes, 1899-1907. Subject #38.
Folders 1-4 Promotion and notification of job changes, 1908-1930. Subject #38.
Folders 5-7 Recommendations for personnel going to other jobs, 1900-1929. Also includes licenses and advice on animal dealers. Subject #69.
Folder 8 Reprimands and requests for explanation of action, 1902-1916, 1926-1928. Subject #376.
Folder 9 Retirement record cards, 1890-1930. Contains salary and job position changes of some of the earliest NZP staff employees, including Arthur Baker and William Blackburne. No subject number.
Folder 10 Retirement and disability fund records, 1920-1930
Folder 11 Retirement and disability fund correspondence, 1925-1930
Folder 12 Salary reports, 1901-1921. Subject #385.
Folder 13 Age certificates and work permits for minors, 1896-1921. Subject #391.
Folder 14 Frank Baker and Ned Hollister, 1912-1916: correspondence with directors of zoological parks, museums, and other scientific organizations on research matters, personal references, and general topics. Subject #404.
Folder 1 Ned Hollister and William Mann, 1917-1926. Subject #404.
Folders 2-3 Ned Hollister papers, 1902-1925. No subject number.
Folder 4 Ned Hollister papers, 1916-1925. Subject #420.
Folder 5 Ned Hollister, bound volume containing measurements of specimens taken from British East Africa and correspondence probably relating to Hollister's planned publication on East African mammals, 1916-1917. No subject number.
Series 14GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1930-1965.
This series contains the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Office of the Director of the Park. However, there is some material from other offices as well, since the director's correspondence file was, in part, used as a central office file for the Park as a whole. The records are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder. A 1953 filing plan for the Park was used in reconstructing the record order of the material.
Folders 1-7 Birds, 1940-1951
Folder 8 Birds. Contains inquiries regarding feathers, butterflies, and feeding, 1957-1960.
Folder 9 Index to the families of mammals, circa 1945
Folders 10-13 Monkeys and gorillas, 1939-1948
Folders 1-4 Monkeys and gorillas, 1949-1952
Folder 5 Penguins, 1956-1957
Folders 6-12 Reptiles, 1940-1951
Folders 1-4 Reptiles, 1955-1960
Folders 5-9 Care and feeding, 1940-1946
Folders 10-12 General information, 1940-1946
Folders 1-5 General information, 1947-1951
Folder 6 Inquiries, birds and reptiles, 1957-1960
Folders 7-9 Inquiries, mammals, 1954-1961
Folder 10 Permits, importation and quarantine, 1930-1945
Folder 1 Nutrition, 1954-1957. Includes Paul E. Steiner's publications on "Anatomical Observations in a Gorilla Gorilla," 1954, and "Neuropathy, Cardiopathy, Hemosiderosis, and Testicular Atrophy in Gorilla Gorilla," 1955.
Folder 2 Parasitology, 1956-1957
Folder 3 Pathology, 1956-1963
Folder 4 Pets boarded at the NZP, 1962
Folder 5 Rat bait boxes, 1955, 1960
Folders 6-7 Shipment of animals and crates, 1955-1965
Folder 8 Shipment and handling, 1957-1958
Folders 9-13 Animal shipments, 1960-1966
Folder 14 Shipments pending, 1962-1963
Folder 15 Treatment of animals, 1956-1957
Folder 16 Veterinary correspondence of Theodore H. Reed, 1955-1957
Folder 1 Veterinary instruments, 1957
Folder 2 Veterinary publications on careers in veterinary medicine, 1957
Folder 3 Where to buy or obtain various animals, 1958-1959
Animals Acquired, Dealers and Dealings
Folder 4 Aguayo, C. G., 1940-1941
Folder 5 Allen, E. Ross, Florida Reptile Institute, 1937-1956
Folder 6 Animals Unlimited, Inc. (Miami, Florida), R. E. Chapman, 1951-1952
Folder 7 Arctic Institute of North America (lemmings), 1951
Folder 8 Arrigutti, Ennio, 1939-1941
Folder 9 Badger, June, 1947-1953
Folder 10 Bartels, Henry, 1931-1933
Folder 11 "Basilisk" (Basel, Switzerland), 1948-1953
Folder 12 Belgian government (Belgian Congo), okapi, elephant, and hornbill, 1950-1958
Folder 13 Benson, John T., 1930-1951
Folder 14 Bergeron, Earl, 1950-1957
Folder 15 Berry, Howard Morgan, Jr. (Bangkok, Thailand, boon vanit), 1952-1955
Folder 16 Biname, J. L. (Leopoldville, Belgian Congo), 1952-1955
Folder 17 Black Hills Reptile Gardens (Rapid City, South Dakota), Earl Chace, director, 1950-1951
Folder 18 Buck, Warren E., 1942-1953
Folder 19 Buide, Mario S. (Cuba), 1950-1955
Folder 20 Burch, Paul R., 1948-1951
Folder 21 Chase Wild Animal Farm, Samuel Chase, 1946-1959
Folder 1 Daverson, Alex, 1939-1941
Folder 2 Dhotre, Damoo, 1946-1950
Folder 3 Dornin, Walter W. (Phoenix, Arizona), 1936-1956
Folder 4 Ehmler, Hans, 1941-1942
Folder 5 Ethiopia, 1949-1951
Folder 6 Everglades Aquatic Nurseries, Inc., Albert Greenberg, 1947-1955
Folder 7 Everglades Wonder Gardens (Bonita Springs, Florida), L. Piper, 1952
Folder 8 Fiji Islands, 1956-1957
Folder 9 Fitzsimons, H., 1940-1947
Folder 10 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1957-1959
Folder 11 Foehl, A., Jr., 1938-1947
Folder 12 Garden City, Kansas (grasshoppers), 1958
Folder 13 Gaver, Gordon P. (Thurmont, Maryland), 1940
Folder 14 Guillermo, Mann F. (Santiago, Chile), 1949-1953
Folder 15 Haeseler, John A., 1952
Folder 16 Hagenbeck, Lorenz, 1938-1954
Folder 17 Hagenbeck, Carl, 1955-1959
Folder 18 Hamlet, John N., 1940-1952
Folder 19 Handman, John D. (Nyasaland), 1949-1950
Folders 1-2 Handman, John D., 1951-1958
Folder 3 Hegener Research Supply (Sarasota, Florida), 1946-1950
Folder 4 Horne, I. S., 1929-1955
Folder 5 Howe, Howard A., 1950-1952
Folder 6 Humbert, Roy, 1946-1951
Folder 7 Ikao, Princess Tanit, 1949-1956
Folder 8 India, 1950-1959
Folder 9 Indian government (elephants), 1950-1952
Folders 10-14 Indian Rhino, II, 1940-1946
Folder 1 Ingham, Rex (Ruffin, North Carolina), 1945-1954
Folder 2 Ingles, Lloyd G., 1948-1952
Folder 3 Jones, Arthur A. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Western Snake Farms, 1950
Folder 4 Joseph Ellis (estate of), 1931-1941
Folder 5 Keegan, Hugh L., 1948-1950
Folder 6 Kilham, Lawrence (Entebe, Uganda, East Africa), 1954-1958
Folders 7-8 King, W. A., 1931-1952
Folder 9 Latham, Marte, 1954-1956
Folder 10 The Lemberger Company (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), 1957
Folder 11 Lepow, R. J., Inc., 1938-1954
Folder 12 Ligon, J. Stokley (Carlsbad, New Mexico), 1953-1955
Folders 13-14 Lindemann, Roland, Catskill Game Farm (Catskill, New York), 1941-1959
Folder 1 Lions International, 1954-1957
Folder 2 Locke, Otto Martin, 1939-1959
Folder 3 Mackensen Game Farm (Yardley, Pennsylvania), 1943-1950
Folder 4 Madagascar, D. R. Paulian, 1947-1959
Folder 5 Mazerski, C. S. (Tanganyika, East Africa), 1957-1961
Folders 6-7 Meems Brothers and Ward, 1941-1955
Folder 8 Miller, William T., 1947-1956
Folder 9 Miscellaneous, foreign dealers, 1947-1959
Folder 10 Miscellaneous, United States dealers, 1954-1957
Folder 11 Mobley, D. L., Catalina Wildlife Expeditions, 1950-1953
Folder 12 Monahan, Edward P., 1958-1959
Folder 13 Moronta, Julio Michels, 1948-1950
Folder 14 Newill, D. S., Sycamores Rare Bird Farm (Connellsville, Pennsylvania), 1946-1959
Folder 15 North Atlantic Fertilizer and Chemical Company, Inc., 1952-1956
Folder 1 Paramount Aquarium, 1940-1953
Folder 2 Palsson, William P. (Iceland), concerning hatching eggs, 1959
Folder 3 Pearson's Bird and Animal Farm, 1958-1959
Folder 4 Poland (wisents), 1957-1959
Folder 5 Quivera Specialties Company, 1948-1957
Folder 6 Randel, Hugh W., 1947-1950
Folders 7-10 Rare Bird Farm, Inc. (Kendall, Florida), 1946-1959, 1961
Folder 11 Riggs, Lowry, 1930
Folder 12 Rogers, H. E., 1930-1931
Folder 13 Romero, B. V. (Philippine Islands), 1947-1948
Folders 14-15 Ruhe, Louis, Inc., 1925-1943
Folder 1 Ruhe, Louis, Inc., 1944-1960
Folder 2 Russia, 1938-1939
Folder 3 Ryhiner, Peter R., 1953-1954
Folder 4 Sanderson, Ivan, 1951-1956
Folder 5 San Jose, Costa Rica, and Central America, 1944-1946
Folder 6 Saudi Arabia (eagle, owl, and oryx), 1950-1951
Folder 7 Schaumann, Arnold J. (Allison Park, Pennsylvania), Hagenback agent, 1952-1954
Folders 8-9 Schnegg, Paul (Barranquilla, Colombia), 1949-1954
Folder 10 Schulz, Christoph, 1949-1956
Folders 11-12 Seago, John, 1956-1960
Folder 13 Seago, John, and Reggie Bloom, 1950-1953
Folders 1-2 Seago, John, and Reggie Bloom, 1954-1958
Folder 3 Siemel, Sasha, 1950-1953
Folder 4 Snow, Homer F. (Hermosa Beach, California), 1950-1951
Folder 5 Steinbeck, J. W. (Concord, California, mandarin ducks), 1950, 1958
Folder 6 Tarpon Zoo (Tarpon Springs, Florida), 1954-1959
Folder 7 Thiele, John H., Jr. (Hawthorne, New York), 1947-1950
Folder 8 Thayer, Mary V. R., "Molly," 1951-1955
Folders 9-10 Thomas, C. E., 1938-1942
Folder 11 Traub, Robert, 1949-1960
Folders 12-14 Trefflich Bird and Animal Company, Inc., 1941-1965
Folder 15 Tropical Hobbyland, J. Jay Segal, 1946-1953
Folder 16 Van Den Berghe, Louis, 1948-1955
Folder 17 Van Den Brink, J. J. (Amsterdam, Holland), 1958-1962
Folder 18 Van Der Bejl, A. M. (Brooklyn, New York), 1954-1961
Folder 1 Van Dijk, C., and Zonen (Tilburg, Netherlands), 1947-1952, 1961
Folder 2 Virginia Reptile and Tropical Bird Farm, 1952-1955
Folder 3 Richmond, Virginia (elk), 1956-1958
Folder 4 Von Sneidern, Kjell (Popayan, Colombia), 1954-1956
Folder 5 Vonderheid, Henry (Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania), 1956-1960
Folder 6 Wheeler, Ralph E., 1948-1952
Folder 7 Wild Cargo, Ralph Curtis, 1962
Folder 8 Wildheim Game Farm (Roanoke, Virginia), J. J. Bower, 1949-1959
Folder 9 Eric Worrel and Company, 1948-1953
Folder 10 Young Engineering Company, Irvin L. Young, 1951
Folder 11 Zeehandelaar, F. J. (New Rochelle, New York), 1957-1960
Folder 12 Zetek, James (Balboa, Canal Zone), 1947
Animals Acquired, Deposits Through Purchases
Folder 13 Deposits, Mrs. Kitts (Rhesus monkey), 1961-1963
Folder 14 Deposits, Theodore Ruhoff (parakeets), 1959
Folders 15-19 Miscellaneous exchanges, 1930-April 1932
Folders 1-5 Miscellaneous exchanges, May 1932-1946
Folder 6 Gift returned to Mrs. Wochowiak (monkey), 1961
Folders 7-9 Gifts, 1930-1932
Folders 1-2 Gifts from government departments, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1940-1950, 1954-1959
Folders 3-5 Prospective collectors, 1947-1965
Folders 6-8 Purchases, 1929-1932
Folder 1 Purchases, 1933
Folders 2-3 Miscellaneous purchases, 1938-1947
Animals Acquired From Various Zoos
Folder 4 Antwerp Zoo (Belgium), Walter Van Den Bergh, director, 1948-1951
Folder 5 Australian zoos, (miscellaneous), 1942-1951
Folder 6 Baltimore Zoo, 1941-1959
Folder 7 Basel Zoologischer Garten (Basel, Switzerland), E. M. Lang, director, 1948-1952
Folder 8 Berlin Zoological Garden, Heinz-Georg Klos, 1953-1959
Folder 9 Birmingham Zoo, Tom M. Briskey, director, 1957-1958
Folder 10 Birthday Park Zoo (Knoxville, Tennessee), 1949-1951
Folder 11 Brookfield Zoo (Chicago, Illinois), 1953-1959
Folder 12 Buffalo Zoological Gardens, 1943-1959
Folder 13 Calgary Zoological Society, Tom Baines, director, 1951-1959
Folder 14 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Don G. Davis, director, 1953, 1957-1960
Folder 15 Cincinnati Zoological Society, J. F. Heusser, director, 1947, 1957-1959
Folders 16-17 Cleveland Zoological Park, 1947-1959
Folder 18 Columbus Zoo (Powell, Ohio), 1951-1959
Folder 1 Concepcion Zoological Gardens (Concepcion, Chile), Carlos Junge, 1940-1953
Folder 2 Concepcion, Chile (University of Concepcion), undated
Folder 3 Copenhagen, Denmark (Zoologisk Have), 1948-1952
Folder 4 Crandon Zoological Park (Miami, Florida), Robert H. Mattlin, director, 1952-1959
Folder 5 Dallas Zoological Park, Pierre A. Fontaine, director, 1952-1959
Folder 6 Detroit Zoological Gardens, 1946-1959
Folder 7 Dublin, Ireland (Royal Zoological Society), 1947-1950
Folder 8 Forth Worth Zoo, 1952-1959
Folder 9 France (National Museum of Natural History, Paris), A. Urbain, 1947-1950
Folder 10 Frankfurt Zoological Park (Frankfurt-Am Main, Germany), Bernard Grymek, director, 1952
Folder 11 Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, Massachusetts), 1941-1961
Folders 12-13 Foreign zoos, miscellaneous, 1950-1959
Folder 14 Fresno Zoological Society, 1949-1953
Folder 15 German zoos, 1948-1951
Folder 16 Griffith Park Zoo (Los Angeles, California), 1953-1959
Folder 17 The Hague Zoo (Holland), Peter Louwman, 1951-1952
Folder 18 The Hague Zoo (Holland), Leo G. A. Hoevers, 1958-1963
Folder 1 Hill City Zoo (Rapid City, South Dakota), Hal D. Wheaton, 1947-1954
Folder 2 Hogle Zoological Garden (Salt Lake City, Utah), Robert H. Mattlin, director, 1948-1954
Folder 3 Honolulu Zoo, 1951-1952
Folder 4 Houston Zoological Gardens, John E. Werler, curator, 1954-1959
Folder 5 Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, Illinois), Marlin Perkins, director, 1940-1959
Folder 6 London, England (Whipsnade Park), E. H. Tong, director, 1952
Folders 7-8 London, England (Zoological Society of London), Regents Park, L. H. Matthews, director, 1938-1952
Folder 9 Memphis, Tennessee, 1956-1959
Folders 10-11 Miscellaneous zoos, United States, 1940-1944, 1949-1959
Folders 12-13 New York Zoological Park (Bronx, New York), 1944-1952
Folders 14-15 New York Zoological Park, John Tee-Van, director, 1952-1956
Folders 1-2 New York Zoological Park, John Tee-Van, director, 1957-1965
Folder 3 Norfolk Zoo, 1953-1959
Folder 4 Philadelphia Zoological Park, 1929-1952
Folders 5-6 Philadelphia Zoological Park, Freeman M. Shelly, director, 1953-1959
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Zoo, 1940-1957
Folder 8 Portland Zoo, Jack L. Marks, 1943-1959
Folder 9 Rome Zoological Gardens (Rome, Italy), A. Crudi, 1949-1952
Folder 10 Rotterdam Zoological Gardens (Rotterdam, Holland), F. J. Appleman, director, 1948-1950
Folder 11 St. Louis Zoo, 1930-1959
Folder 12 San Antonio Zoological Park, 1942-1959
Folders 1-3 San Diego Zoological Park, 1940-1954
Folders 4-5 San Diego Zoological Park, Charles R. Schroeder, director, 1954-1959
Folder 6 San Francisco Zoological Park, 1942-1944, 1949-1959
Folder 7 Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, 1956, 1959
Folder 8 Scotland, The Royal Zoological Society, 1944-1946, 1951
Folder 9 Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island, New York), 1943, 1949-1950
Folder 10 Swope Park Zoological Gardens (Kansas City, Missouri), William Curry, 1954-1959
Folder 11 Taronga Zoological Park (Sydney, Australia), 1945-1952
Folder 12 Tokyo Zoo (Tokyo, Japan), Tadamichi Koga, director, 1947-1952
Folder 13 Toledo Zoo, 1954-1959
Folder 14 Trinidad, Emperor Valley Zoo, 1954-1958
Folder 15 Tulsa Zoo, Hugh S. Davis, 1950
Folder 16 Washington Park Zoological Garden (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 1952-1959
Animals Desired Through Animals Removed
Folder 17 Animals desired by the National Zoological Park, 1939-1944
Folders 1-6 Animals desired by the National Zoological Park, 1945-1958
Folders 7-11 Animals desired by others, 1940-1947
Folders 1-8 Animals desired by others, 1948-1965
Folder 9 Animals desired, lists of surplus and wants by the NZP, 1962-1965
Folders 10-13 Animals offered and desired, 1940-1948
Folders 1-6 Animals offered and desired, 1949-1961
Folders 7-9 Animals offered, but not desired, 1930-1931
Animals offered, but not desired, 1932-1948
Folders 1-3 Animals offered, but not desired, 1949-1951
Folder 4 Animals removed and autopsies performed, 1962-1963
Folders 5-9 Animals removed, dead specimens transferred to the United States National Museum, 1937-1953
Folder 10 Animals removed, disposal of dead specimens not sent to researchers, 1951-1956
Folder 11 Accident reports, vehicles, 1952-1960
Folder 12 Acts of violence and meanness to animals by the public, 1948. Contains correspondence and form letters sent out by the American Humane Association.
Folder 13 Agricultural quarantine conference, October 27, 1959
Folder 1 Animal births in the National Zoological Park, reports on, 1955-1959
Animal Food: Bids, Contracts, and Purchases
Folders 2-12 Animal feed and rations, 1958-1962
Folders 1-6 Animal feed and rations, 1963-1965
Folders 7-10 Animal feed through diet A, 1958-1961
Folders 1-3 Animal feed through diet A, 1962-1964
Folders 4-5 Bread, 1939-1957
Folder 6 Egg contract, C. W. Bishop, 1962
Folder 7 Feed, 1957-1960
Folders 8-10 Fish, 1957-1961
Folders 1-2 Fish, 1962-1964
Folder 3 Butter and trout fish, 1964-1966
Folders 4-7 Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1941-1946
Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1947-1960
Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1961-1966
Folder 1 Milk, 1949-1957
Folders 2-6 Animal price lists, 1938-1942
Folders 1-2 Animal price lists, 1943-1944
Folders 3-7 Annual reports, 1937-1944. Contains memoranda and lists of animals in the NZP.
Folders 1-6 Annual reports, 1945-1962. Contains memoranda and lists of animals in the NZP.
Folder 7 Annual reports to the District of Columbia, 1957-1959
Folder 8 Anti-venin serum, August 13, 1964
Folder 9 Archives, 1935-1944
Folder 10 Arizona Game and Fish Department, 1959
Folder 11 Oren Arnold, "Sleepy Gun," Reader's Digest, 1959. Contains a few passages pertaining to the NZP.
Folder 12 Automobile and truck information, 1946-1962
Folder 13 Blasting at the NZP, 1960
Folder 14 Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution. National Zoological Park reports to the Board, 1937-1959.
Folders 1-4 Leonard Carmichael. Letters for Carmichael's signature, 1957-1964.
Folder 5 Letters of commendation and complaint, 1939-1952
Folders 6-7 Letters of commendation, 1953-1962
Folders 8-10 Letters of complaint, 1939-1955
Folders 1-2 Letters of complaint, 1956-1965
Folder 3 Congress. Bill HR 2126. Importation of wild ruminants, 1958-1959.
Folder 4 Congressional surveys and other surveys and inquiries, 1942-1945
Folders 5-6 Construction of new zoos, 1939-1959
Folder 7 Construction. Proposed post-war planning, 1942-1943.
Folder 8 Correspondence to be filed, 1964
Folder 1 Defense, civilian and national, 1941-1948
Folder 2 Defense, National Zoological Park, 1941-1944
Folder 3 Department heads, weekly meetings, 1960-1962
Folder 4 Drug information, 1953-1963
Folder 5 Easter Monday, 1957-1962
Folder 6 Educational activities of the NZP, 1951-1956
Equipment and Materials Bids, Contracts, Information, and Specifications
Folder 7 Air compressor, 1957
Folder 8 Arc welding machine and torches, AC/DC, 1959-1960
Folder 9 Brush clipper, 1963
Folder 10 Gunite machine, 1961
Folder 1 Hand box and pan brake machine, March 14, 1960
Folder 2 Industrial power sweeper, 1958
Folder 3 Ingersoll Rand Company, 1957
Folder 4 Lift gate, 1961
Folders 5-8 Open market purchases, 1940-1946
Folders 1-2 Open market purchases, 1947-1950
Folder 3 Power mower for grass cutting, 1958
Folders 4-5 Power sweeper, 1963
Folder 6 Single surface planer, 1956
Folder 7 Steam line fittings, valves, and tubing, 1957
Folder 8 Traverse-type cutting saw, 1960
Folder 9 Equipment requested, 1958, 1961
Folder 10 Expeditions, Antarctic Expedition, 1939
Folders 1-2 Expeditions, Antarctic Expedition, 1940-1948
Folder 3 Expeditions, Argentine Expedition, 1938-1939
Folder 4 Expeditions, Firestone-Smithsonian Expedition, 1940-1943
Folder 5 Expeditions, Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition, 1926
Folder 1 Expeditions, Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition, 1926-1935
Folder 2 Discussion on feeding salt to marine birds, 1959. Included is a report, "Studies on the Albatrosses of Midway Island," by Hubert and Mable Fringes.
Folder 3 Films, 1948-1952
Folder 4 Pending orders on animals, 1959-1962
Folder 5 Guide, 1939-1962, 1966
Folder 6 Guide to the Reptile House. Forty-second annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, June 14-17, 1962.
Folder 7 Inspection of boilers, 1937-1959
Folder 8 International conference, veterinary proceedings, 1956
Folder 9 Bird inventory, July 1, 1959
Folder 10 Mammal inventory, April 1962
Folder 11 Mammals, birds, and reptiles inventory, June 30, 1961
Folder 12 Property inventory, 1963
Folder 13 Keeper's injury, 1961
Folder 14 Loans to or from NZP personnel, miscellaneous, 1938-1941
Folder 15 National Zoological Park maps, 1910, 1914, 1954
Folder 16 Mail statistics, 1941-1955
Folder 17 General memorandum at the NZP, 1966
"Master Development Plan for the NZP," 1961. Written by Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall. Oversize.
Folders 1-5 Office memoranda concerning the National Zoological Park, 1938-1961
Folders 6-7 Theodore H. Reed's office memoranda to staff at the National Zoological Park, 1955-1961
Folders 8-9 Theodore H. Reed's office memoranda to staff at the Smithsonian Institution, 1955-1959
Folders 1-2 Office Memoranda, Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962
Folders 3-5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1938-1945
Folder 6 Mobile communications system, 1961
Folders 7-8 Newspaper clippings, 1949-1964
Folder 1 Office of the chief coordinator, 1927-1933
Folders 2-4 Orders, executive. National Zoological Park and its departments, 1929-1945.
Folder 5 Palmer Chemical and Equipment Company, 1957-1959. Contains correspondence regarding the Cap-Chur Gun.
Folders 6-10 Periodicals and publications, 1940-1961
Folder 1 Periodicals and publications, 1962-1965
Folder 2 Permits, miscellaneous, 1938-1957
Folder 3 Photography, 1951-1965. Requests by the NZP for prints taken at the NZP and requests to the NZP for photographs.
Folders 4-8 Photography, 1950-1959. Includes requests for NZP photographs.
Folders 9-16 Daily report of the Captain of Police, July 1942-February 1943
Daily report of the Captain of Police, March 1943-September 1944
Daily report of the Captain of Police, October 1944-July 1946
Daily report of the Captain of police, August 1946-June 1948
Daily report of the Captain of Police, July 1948-April 1950
Folders 1-14 Daily report of the Captain of Police, May 1950-June 1951
Folders 15-20 Sergeant of the Watch, daybooks, 1933-1938. Includes information concerning the number of NZP policemen on duty, annual and sick leave of NZP police staff, and the number of visitors and cars at the NZP each day.
Folders 1-13 Sergeant of the Watch, daybooks, 1939-1951
Folders 1-13 Sergeant of the Watch, daybooks, 1952-1957. These volumes include information about lost children at the NZP, personal articles lost by visitors, arrests that were made by the NZP police for various disturbances, complaints made by visitors and neighborhood residents, first aid required by visitors, stray animals, fires, and overtime and leave requests by NZP police staff.
Folders 1-11 Police records, bound volumes, 1949-1957
Folders 12-13 Police reports, bound volumes, 1953-1961. Volumes 1-2. These volumes include statistical information regarding juvenile arrests, truant children found on NZP grounds, lost children, removal of persons from the NZP grounds, number of deaths at the NZP, and the number of visitors requesting information.
Folder 1 Police reports, volume 3, 1953-1961
Folders 2-3 Accident reports, 1957-1958, 1960
Folder 4 Complaints, 1955-1961
Folder 5 Injuries and complaints, 1960-1964
Folders 6-8 Personal injury reports, 1949-1960
Folders 1-2 Personal injury reports, 1961
Folder 3 School children's violations and juvenile arrests, 1959-1960
Folders 4-6 School reports, 1951-1953. Folder contains information on the number of schools that visited NZP.
Folder 7 Traffic violation notices and withdrawals, 1955-1959
Folders 1-2 Traffic violation notices and withdrawals, 1960-1961
Folder 3 Police reports, 1950-1958. Also contains court disposition slips, 1956-1959.
Folder 4 Police department reports, 1962. Pertains to the NZP animal department.
Folders 5-6 Repairs needed, 1957-1958
Folders 1-3 Repairs needed, 1959-1962
Folder 4 Uniforms, 1940. Contains regulations for bidders.
Folder 5 Manual for the National Zoological Park Police, 1953
Folder 6 Police commission correspondence, 1942-1944, 1951-1953
Folder 7 Price lists and catalogs, 1953, 1958-1959
Folder 8 Psitticosis, 1941-1954
Folder 9 Publicity, 1942-1965
Folders 1-2 Publicity. Pertains to the death of Julie Ann Vogt, 1958. Contains letters strongly recommending the destroying of the lions Caesar and Queenie, and newspaper clippings about the accident.
Folder 3 Publicity. Contains copies of newspaper clippings and magazine articles on the National Zoological Park, circa 1936-1942.
Folder 4 Public relations, 1957-1963
Folders 5-6 Questionnaires, 1957-1958, 1961. Contains responses to a questionnaire mailed out to foreign and United States zoological parks regarding their operations.
Folder 7 Rabies, 1950-1955
Folder 1 Radio broadcasts, 1940-1961
Folder 2 Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1959
Folder 3 Restaurant rent, 1937-1959
Folder 4 Revolvers, .38 caliber, 1964
Folder 5 Safety recommendations, 1954, 1958
Folder 6 Safety regulations for the animal department, 1959
Folder 7 Scale collections, 1939-1955
Folder 8 Schoolboy patrol, 1962
Folder 9 The Squibb Institute, 1956-1957
Folder 10 Shop schedules, 1962
Folder 11 Staff supervisors' meetings, 1957
Folder 1 United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 1951-1953
Folder 2 Weekly supervisors' meetings, 1960-1962
Folder 3 Supervisory training program, 1962
Folder 4 Television, 1947-1963
Folder 5 W. F. Widman and Vorous, "Hatching and rearing Kookaburras in the National Zoological Park," June, 1961
Folder 6 Work of Zoo, 1950, 1954
Folder 7 NZP statistics and vital information, 1941-1958
The correspondence in this section is, for the most part, arranged under the name of a building constructed, or for which material was purchased. There is also general correspondence, forms, allotments, regulations, and work progress reports regarding construction carried out under the auspices of the Civil Works Administration, Emergency Relief Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Public Works Administration, Work Projects Administration, and the Works Progress Administration. Correspondence and other documents concerning the above agencies can be found under the respective agency. These New Deal-sponsored programs, financed at both the federal and local level, provided the basis for the largest capital improvements made at the National Zoological Park from its inception to 1972.
Folder 8 Bear cages, 1932-1933
Folder 9 Bird house, information for bidders, 1927, 1935
Folder 1 Bird house, general requirements for bid on automatic steam control, 1936
Folder 2 Bird house, new roof and steam line, 1932-1945, 1953
Folders 3-4 Bird house, steam line, 1953-1954 Box 215 (cont'd)
Folder 5 Cage floor material, 1932-1940
Folders 6-7 Civil Works Administration, 1933
Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934
Folders 1-3 Civil Works Administration, 1934, 1938
Folder 4 Civil Works Administration, local and state Civil Works Administration forms, 1934
Folder 5 Civil Works Administration, labor and material costs for CWA projects, 1934
Folder 6 Civil Works Administration, photographs of construction undertaken by CWA laborers, 1933-1934
Folder 7 Civil Works Administration, daily reports, November 1933-March 1934
Folder 8 Civil Works Administration, work sheets for completed CWA projects, 1933-1934
Folder 1 Eagle flight cage, 1930-1931, 1945
Folder 2 Eagle flight cage, 1963
Folder 3 Electric underground conduit, PEPCO, 1936-1940
Folders 4-7 Emergency Relief Administration, 1934-1938
Folder 8 Emergency Relief Administration, daily reports, April-May 1934
Folder 9 Fire prevention facilities, 1930-1947
Folder 1 Great flight cage, 1945-1946
Folders 2-5 Incinerator, 1938-1952
Folder 6 Insulation, 1935-1936
Folder 1 Lion house, structural steel, 1933-1943
Folder 2 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, blueprints and drawings, 1936
Folder 3 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, contracts and modifications, 1936
Folder 4 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, inspection tests, 1936
Folder 5 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, mechanical equipment, 1936
Folder 6 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and blueprints, 1936
Folder 7 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, photographs, 1936
Folder 8 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, rein forcing steel approved, 1936
Folder 9 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, daily reports, 1936
Folder 1 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, weekly and monthly reports, 1936
Folder 2 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, United States Labor Department reports, 1936
Folders 3-4 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, correspondence regarding samples of materials, 1936-1937
Folder 5 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, specifications for, 1936
Folder 6 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, vouchers, 1936
Folder 7 Mechanical shops, 1918, 1931-1936, 1948
Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1932-1950
Folder 9 Miscellaneous repairs, 1930-1955
Folder 10 Miscellaneous reports and correspondence mostly regarding the Bird House, small mammal building, and Pachyderm House, 1936-1937
Folder 1 Pachyderm House, 1935-1942
Folder 2 Pachyderm House, concrete and cement, 1936
Folders 3-4 Pachyderm House, contract and modifications, 1936-1937
Folder 5 Pachyderm House, delays and extensions, 1936-1937
Folder 6 Pachyderm House, drawings, 1936
Folder 7 Pachyderm House, floors, 1936
Folder 8 Pachyderm House, identification samples, 1936-1937
Folder 9 Pachyderm House, independent contracts, 1936-1937
Folder 10 Pachyderm House, information for bidders, circa 1935
Folder 11 Pachyderm House, matters pending, 1936-1937
Folder 1 Pachyderm House, mechanical equipment, 1936-1937
Folder 2 Pachyderm House, miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Pachyderm House, ornamental metal, 1936-1937
Folder 4 Pachyderm House, payroll letters, 1936-1937
Folders 5-10 Pachyderm House, daily reports, 1936-1937
Folder 11 Pachyderm House, progress and weekly reports, 1936-1937
Folder 1 Pachyderm House, Department of Labor reports, 1936-1937
Folder 2 Pachyderm House, reports, inspections, and tests, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Pachyderm House, reinforced and structural steel, 1936
Folder 4 Pachyderm House, reinforced steel approvals, 1936-1937
Folder 5 Pachyderm House, repairs, 1950-1951. Contains blueprints.
Folder 6 Pachyderm House, samples, 1936-1937
Folder 7 Pachyderm House, stone, brick and tile, 1936
Folder 8 Pachyderm House, vouchers, 1936-1937
Folder 9 Air conditioning the penguin cage, 1956
Folder 1 Public Works Administration, allotment, 1935-1938
Folder 2 Public Works Administration, artists on PWA assignments, 1933-1934. Consists of one bound time book.
Folder 3 Reptile Building, 1930-1938. Contains drawings and blueprints.
Folder 4 Reptile Building, basement and cold storage rooms, 1931. Contains blueprints.
Folder 5 Reptile Building, basement refrigerator room, 1950-1951
Folder 6 Reptile Building, conversion of electric service, 1946-1948
Folder 7 Reptile Building, heat control, 1952
Folder 1 Reptile Building, specifications for the construction of the building, 1929-1930
Folder 2 Restaurant, changes made to the design, building, and contract, 1940
Folders 3-6 Restaurant, blueprints, 1940
Folders 1-3 Restaurant, blueprints, 1940
Folder 4 Restaurant, contracts, 1940
Folder 5 Restaurant, delays, 1940
Folder 6 Restaurant, shop drawings, 1940
Folder 7 Restaurant, hardware, 1940
Folder 8 Restaurant, mechanical equipment, 1940
Folder 9 Restaurant, miscellaneous correspondence, 1940
Folder 10 Restaurant, minor modifications, 1940
Folder 11 Restaurant, painting, 1940
Folder 12 Restaurant, payroll letters, 1940
Folder 13 Restaurant, progress photographs of the building, 1940
Folder 1 Restaurant, progress report and financial records, 1940
Folder 2 Restaurant, reinforcement inspection and approval, 1940
Folders 3-4 Restaurant, progress reports, 1940
Folder 5 Restaurant, specification listings, 1940
Folder 6 Restaurant, specifications for restaurant construction plans, 1940
Folder 7 Restaurant, stonework, 1940
Folder 8 Restaurant, vouchers, 1940
Folder 9 Restaurant, wood finish, 1940
Folder 10 Restroom building, 1953-1957
Folder 1 Restroom building, specifications, 1953-1957. Contains drawings.
Folder 2 Roof replacement, capital outlay, FY 1960
Folder 3 Small Mammal House data on moonlight effect, 1937
Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, 1930-1947
Folder 5 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, air conditioning, 1948
Folder 6 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, blueprints
Folder 7 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, concrete and cement, 1936-1937
Folder 8 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, contracts and modification, 1936-1937
Folder 1 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, delays and extensions, 1936-1937
Folder 2 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, drawings and inspection, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, general requirements for, 1936
Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, heating and ventilating system, 1952
Folder 5 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, mechanical equipment, 1936-1937
Folder 6 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1937
Folder 7 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, ornamental metal, 1936-1937
Folder 8 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, photo graphs, 1936-1938
Folder 9 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, daily reports, 1936
Folder 1 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, progress reports, and reinforcing steel approvals, 1936-1937
Folder 2 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, labor reports, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, specifications, 1936
Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, vouchers, 1936-1937
Folder 5 Steam control, Bateman and Son, contractor, 1936-1937
Folders 6-7 Steam line, 1954
Folder 1 Steam line, 1954
Folder 2 Steam line, contracts and blueprints, 1952-1955
Folder 3 Water mains, Engineering Department, District of Columbia, 1947-1951
Folder 4 Wire, 1937-1940
Folder 5 Work Projects Administration, job order forms, 1938
Folders 6-7 Work Projects Administration and Works Progress Administration, projects, 1934-1935
Folders 1-3 Work Projects Administration and Works Progress Administration, projects, 1936-1940
Folder 4 Work Projects Administration, proposed projects, 1939-1941
Folder 5 Animal fund, 31 A, 1956-1961
Folders 6-7 Estimates for fiscal year 1937, 1935-1936
Folder 8 Estimates for fiscal year 1938, 1935-1938
Folder 1 Estimates for fiscal year 1938, 1935-1938
Folders 2-3 Estimates for fiscal year 1939, 1937-1939
Folders 4-5 Estimates for fiscal year 1940, 1938-1939
Folder 6 Estimates for fiscal year 1941, 1939-1940
Folders 1-7 Estimates for fiscal years 1941-1944, 1941-1943
Folders 1-2 Estimates for fiscal year 1945 and plan of operations, 1944
Folders 3-5 Estimates for fiscal year 1946
Folder 6 Report made in 1949
Folder 7 Estimates for fiscal year 1958
Folder 1 Estimates for fiscal year 1960
Folder 2 Pending estimates for fiscal year 1960
Folders 3-5 Reports and budget sent to the District of Columbia, 1960-1962
Folder 6 Smithsonian animal fund, 1930-1950
Folder 7 Smithsonian animal fund, FY 1960
Folder 8 Grounds department budget, FY 1961
Folder 9 Monthly expenditure report, 1957-1959
Folder 10 Allocations of positions, 1931-1938
Folder 11 Appeals of employees, 1950-1956
Folder 1 Applications, animal department, 1953-1959
Folder 2 Applications, mechanical department, 1958-1961
Folder 3 Applications, veterinarian positions, 1954-1959
Folders 4-5 Applications, temporary intermittent, 1952-1962
Folders 6-7 Pending personnel appointments, 1943-1947. Arranged alphabetically. Includes information on animal keepers, laborers, firemen, and policemen.
Folders 1-2 Pending personnel appointments, 1943-1947
Folders 3-10 Civil Service correspondence, 1934-June 1944
Folders 1-8 Civil Service correspondence, July 1944-1951
Folder 9 Civil Service job descriptions, bulletins, 1942-1943
Folders 10-12 Civil Service register reports, 1940-1948
Folders 1-3 Civil Service register reports, 1949-1954
Folders 4-11 Efficiency ratings, 1924, 1934-1945
Folders 1-4 General correspondence, 1935-1947, 1956-1962
Folder 5 Home addresses arranged by department, no date
Folders 6-7 Keeper aid, 1944-1946
Folder 8 Requests for leave records of NZP employees formerly working for other government agencies, 1940-1942
Folders 9-11 Memos requesting overtime for NZP employees, 1958-1961
Folders 12-13 Requests for positions, 1940-1941
Folders 1-5 Requests for positions, 1942-1956
Folder 6 Automatic promotions and other legislative increases, 1941-1945
Folder 7 Position descriptions of staff members working for the animal department, NZP, written for the Wage Board Commission, 1957-1960
Folder 8 Retirement, 1929-1944
Folders 9-13 Temporary employees, 1930-1942
Folders 1-4 Temporary employees, 1943-1949
Folders 5-8 Temporary employees, males, intermittent, 1949-1952
Folders 1-4 Temporary employees, male, intermittent, 1952-1955
Folder 5 Temporary employees, female, intermittent, 1948-1954
Folder 6 Unacceptables and unavailables, 1955-1961
Folder 1 Veterinarian examination, 1939-1942
Folder 2 Mostly regarding wage schedule, 1957-1962
Folder 3 Blood donors, 1944-1945, 1956-1959
Folders 4-5 Blueprints, sketches and tracings on file in the National Zoological Park, key, 1955, and undated. Also contains two National Geographic Society maps, New York City and surrounding area, and the Washington, D. C. area, 1938.
Folder 6 Bulletin board data, 1952-1957. A random sample of the material was kept.
Folder 7 Children's letters, 1947-1956
Folder 8 Community Chest, 1941-1950
Folder 9 Credit Union, 1940-1955, 1961
Folders 10-11 Ephemeral correspondence, January-August 1941
Ephemeral Correspondence, September 1941-August 1945
Ephemeral correspondence, September 1945-December 1952
Folders 1-5 Ephemeral correspondence, January 1953-1959
Folder 6 Filing key, National Zoological Park, 1952-1953
Folder 7 Freak letters, 1932-1959
Folder 8 Gifts other than animals, 1937-1951
Folder 1 Information desired other than animals, 1952-1959
Folder 2 Lost and found articles, 1956-1961
Folder 3 New highway through the National Zoological Park, 1954
Folder 4 Red Cross and first aid, 1944-1957
Folder 5 Requests for concessions, 1947-1959
Folders 6-7 Tiger Talk, 1964-1968
Folder 8 The Torch, 1956-1960
Folder 9 Things desired other than animals, 1950-1958, 1963
Folder 10 Zoo's Who, numbers 1-57
Folder 11 Malcolm Davis, 1956-1960
Folder 1 William M. Mann, American Institute of Park Executives, 1927-1941, 1953
Folder 2 William M. Mann, American Institute of Park Executives, Chicago convention, 1933
Folders 3-5 William M. Mann, American Society of Mammalogists, 1931-1932
Folders 6-10 William M. Mann, ants, 1927-1933
Folders 1-4 William M. Mann, ants, 1934-1939
Folder 5 William M. Mann, "Around the World for Animals," 1938. Contains correspondence regarding the article.
Folder 6 William M. Mann, correspondence with Leslie Clarence Dunn, 1928-1931
Folders 7-8 William M. Mann, great apes. Publications and photographs on this subject collected by Mann, 1938-1940.
Folder 9 William M. Mann, International Association of Directors of Zoological Gardens, 1935-1938. Includes a letter from Julian S. Huxley on the formation of the Association, October 1, 1935.
Folder 10 William M. Mann, correspondence regarding Mann's monkey article for the National Geographic magazine, 1938. Includes a letter from Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., on getting the National Geographic to publish articles on monkeys and apes, May 7, 1938.
Folder 11 William M. Mann and Theodore H. Reed, National Geographic Society, 1952-1959
Folders 12-13 William M. Mann, personal correspondence, 1937-March 1939
Folders 1-4 William M. Mann, personal correspondence, April 1939-1940
Folder 5 William M. Mann, correspondence with Charles Wharton, 1947-1954
Folder 6 Theodore H. Reed, birds, index to families, undated
Folder 7 Theodore H. Reed, festival of the arts and music, 1958-1959
Folder 8 Theodore H. Reed, fishers, Augusta, Maine, 1957-1959
Folder 9 Theodore H. Reed, International Congress of Zoology conference, Washington, D. C., August 21-27, 1963
Folder 10 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with Boonsong Lekagul, Bangkok, Thailand, 1959
Folder 11 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with Fred A. Meyer, 1959
Folder 12 Theodore H. Reed, information copy, purchase orders, 1963-1965
Folder 13 Theodore H. Reed and Samuel W. Thompson, "Toxoplasmosis in a Swamp Wallaby," 1957,1957-1960.
Folder 14 Theodore H. Reed, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service and miscellaneous letters, 1960
Folder 15 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with veterinarians, 1955-1956
Folder 16 W. T. Roth, correspondence and memoranda, 1961-1962
Folder 1 W. T. Roth, correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1964
Folders 2-5 Ernest P. Walker, Biological Society of Washington, 1930-1937
Folder 6 Ernest P. Walker, correspondence with Emil E. Liers, 1941-1950
Folder 7 Ernest P. Walker, correspondence with Erna Mohr, Hamburg, Germany, concerning wisents, 1950
Folders 8-9 Ernest P. Walker, personal correspondence, 1927-1931
Folders 1-4 Ernest P. Walker, personal correspondence, 1932-1940
Folder 5 James F. Wright, articles for publication, 1958-1959
Folders 6-8 James F. Wright, general correspondence, 1957-1962
Folder 9 James F. Wright, requests for reprints and aid regarding the immobilization of animals, 1959-1962
Folder 10 James F. Wright, "Necrotic Stomatitis in American Elk," Veterinary Medicine, October 1958
Folder 11 James F. Wright, "Treatment of Captive Wild Animals Using an Automatic Projectile Type Syringe," 1959, 1959-1961.
Folder 12 James F. Wright and H. R. Seibold, "Estrogen Contamination of Pelleted Feed," 1958-1959
Folder 13 James F. Wright, A. V. Vadona, and V. I. Gel'shtein, "Spontaneous Tumors in Lower Catarrhine Monkeys," 1956
Series 15DAILY REPORTS OF THE ANIMAL DEPARTMENT, AUGUST 1904-DECEMBER 1915, JANUARY 1942-JUNE 1966.
The reports in this series contain information regarding the accessioning of animals at the National Zoological Park, their births, physical condition, and deaths, as well as animal injuries, eating habits, and accidents. In addition, the reports include information on repairs needed for the animal cages, and the attendance records of departmental staff. This material is arranged in chronological order.
Animal Department reports, August 1904-December 1905 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1906-June 1907 (18 folders)
Animal Department reports, July 1907-February 1909 (20 folders)
Animal Department reports, March 1909-June 1910 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, July 1910-December 1911 (18 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1912-May 1913 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, June 1913-September 1914 (16 folders)
Animal Department reports, October 1914-December 1915, January 1942-July 1942 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, August 1942-December 1943 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1944-April 1945 (16 folders)
Animal Department reports, May 1945-August 1946 (16 folders)
Animal Department reports, September 1946-December 1947 (16 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1948-April 1949 (16 folders)
Animal Department reports, May 1949-July 1950 (15 folders)
Animal Department reports, August 1950-May 1952 (22 folders)
Animal Department reports, June 1952-February 1954 (21 folders)
Animal Department reports, March 1954-January 1956 (23 folders)
Animal Department reports, February 1956-December 1957 (23 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1958-July 1959 (19 folders)
Animal Department reports, August 1959-December 1960 (17 folders)
Animal Department reports, January 1961-June 1962 (18 folders)
Animal Department reports, July 1962-June 1964 (24 folders)
Animal Department reports, July 1964-June 1966 (24 folders)
Series 16TIME ROLL, JANUARY 1890-SEPTEMBER 1892.
This series consists of two bound volumes containing time and attendance information for the Department of Living Animals, United States National Museum and the National Zoological Park. The animals that were housed and sheltered by the Department of Living Animals behind the Smithsonian Building became the original inhabitants of the NZP collection, and William T. Hornaday, curator of the Department, became the NZP's first superintendent. These volumes include attendance records and salaries earned by staff of both administrative bodies.
Folders 1-2 Time roll, 1890-1892
Series 17PAYROLL AND TIME ROLL, 1891-1921, 1927-1932.
Folders 3-12 Payroll and time roll, 1891-1900
Payroll and time roll, 1901-1910 (10 folders)
Payroll and time roll, 1911-1921 (11 folders)
Payroll and time roll, 1927-1932 (11 folders)
Series 18REQUISITIONS AND ORDERS FOR PLANTING; REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS; AND SHOP REQUESTS, 1904-1966.
Requisitions for planting, 1904-1942, and orders for planting, 1904-1927.
Orders for planting, 1928-1942, and shop requests, 1960-1966.
Series 19SCRAPBOOKS, 1887-1931.
Scrapbooks, 1887-1900. Includes photographs taken from one newspaper article in the scrapbook.
Folder 1 Scrapbooks, 1917-1931.
Series 20MISCELLANEOUS, CIRCA 1890-CIRCA 1918 AND UNDATED.
Folders 2-3 Miscellaneous, circa 1890-circa 1918, and undated. Includes original sketches and drawings of fish and reptiles used to identify specimens housed in the National Zoological Park Aquarium and Reptile House, undated, and samples of color identification plates brought to the United States from Germany by William M. Mann, undated. Also included are NZP postcards and a sample of correspondence index cards, circa 1890-circa 1918, pertaining especially to series 6-13. Apparently, NZP maintained a card index for incoming correspondence, all of which, except for this sample, has been lost.
Series 21NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK COMMISSION RECORDS, 1888-1891.
The following records were added to this record unit after the original finding aid was completed. Researchers should consult series 4 for similar material.
Folder 4 National Zoological Park Commission. Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1891.
Folder 1 National Zoological Park Commission. Meeting minutes, July 1890.
Folder 2 Journal of the National Zoological Park Commission, 1889-1890
Folder 3 National Zoological Park Commission. Samuel P. Langley notes on the history of the NZP. Also includes Olmsted discussion and congressional bills, 1888-1890, and undated.
Folder 4 National Zoological Park Commission. Expenditures, 1889-1890.
Folder 5 National Zoological Park Commission. Samuel P. Langley's outgoing letterpress book, 1889-1890.
Folder 6 National Zoological Park Commission. Contains a form used by the Commission requesting landowners to submit a price for the purchase of their land and a review of the powers of the Commission by the Attorney General, 1889.
Folder 7 National Zoological Park Commission. Real estate material maintained by William T. Hornaday. Folder is missing.
Folder 8 National Zoological Park Commission. Real estate record book kept by William T. Hornaday, 1889.
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