SIA RU000074, National Zoological Park (U.S.), Records, 1887-1966

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Summary

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Title:
Records, 1887-1966
Dates:
1887, 1887-1966
Notes:
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
Summary:
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
Topics:
Zoos, Expeditions, Exhibitions
Subjects:
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)
Form/Genre:
Maps, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU000074
Physical Description:
38.7 linear meters

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Record Unit 74

National Zoological Park

Records, 1887-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park
Title: Records
Dates: 1887-1966
Quantity: 38.7 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 74
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

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.

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Chronology

  • October 1887
  • Department of Living Animals created under the direction of the United States National Museum
  • 1888
  • 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
  • 1892
  • Authorization to purchase and transport animals revoked for six years
  • 1892
  • First permanent building completed. Called the main animal house, it was later renamed the Lion House.
  • 1893
  • Baker appointed superintendent
  • 1894
  • First beaver arrived from Yellowstone National Park. They inhabited "Missouri Valley," later called "Beaver Valley."
  • 1898
  • Antelope House built
  • 1898
  • NZP given authorization by Congress to purchase animals
  • 1899
  • Illustrated circular on animals desired by NZP distributed to United States officers stationed overseas
  • 1900
  • As a result of the circular, animals were received from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Panama, and the Philippine Islands
  • 1900
  • New iron bridge constructed across the creek at Harvard Street (then called Quarry Road)
  • 1901
  • Twenty-inch sundial purchased in London and installed on lawn near the Animal House
  • 1902
  • 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.
  • 1903
  • New Elephant House completed
  • 1903
  • NZP received its first Kodiak bear
  • November 24, 1904
  • President Theodore Roosevelt gives the Zoo an ostrich, the gift of King Menelik of Abyssinia
  • 1908
  • Last of the bear cages were completed
  • 1909
  • 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.
  • 1913
  • Cook House used for food storage and preparation was built
  • 1916
  • 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
  • 1921
  • 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.
  • 1928
  • 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.
  • 1957
  • 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
  • 1962
  • 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.
  • 1964
  • 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

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Introduction

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, National Zoological Park , Records

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Container List

Series 1

DIARIES 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.

Box 1

Diaries, 1895-1911

Box 1 of 289

Box 2

Diaries, 1912-1926

Box 2 of 289

Box 3

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.

Box 3 of 289

Series 2

DIARIES, LEDGERS, MEMORANDA, AND MEMORANDUM BOOKS, 1890-1931, AND UNDATED.

These records document various aspects of routine operations by the Zoo staff.

Box 3

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).

Box 3 of 289

Daily diaries possibly kept by L.E. Morgal, 1903-1904, 1911, 1916, 1921, 1928-1929, and 1931, for the mechanical department (8 volumes).

Box 3 of 289

Box 4

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).

Box 4 of 289

Diary on construction and NZP grounds improvement, 1896. Author unidentified (1 volume).

Box 4 of 289

Personal diary of a workman who worked for Morgal and Blackburne. Ground crew, 1902-1905. Author unidentified (4 volumes).

Box 4 of 289

Diary of NZP bird house, undated. Author unidentified (1 volume).

Box 4 of 289

"Memoranda Relative to Work on the National Zoological Park," July 1-September 8, 1890 (1 volume).

Box 4 of 289

Box 5

"A Record of Operations Performed at the National Zoological Park," September 18, 1897-March 4, 1904 (1 volume).

Box 5 of 289

William H. Blackburne memo books, 1905-1906, 1910-1911 (3 volumes).

Box 5 of 289

Memorandum books containing notes and drawings regarding foreign zoological parks, circa 1909-1910. Author unidentified (4 volumes).

Box 5 of 289

Ledger of stone, sand, and other materials brought to the NZP, 1917-1931 (1 volume).

Box 5 of 289

Cross-section book, undated. Author unidentified (1 volume).

Box 5 of 289

Series 3

ACCESSION 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.

Box 5

Accession and removal books, 1918-1922

Box 5 of 289

Box 6

Folders 1-2 Accession and removal books, 1923-1924

Box 6 of 289

Series 4

NATIONAL 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.

Box 6

Folders 3-4 National Zoological Park Commission. Correspondence with Secretary Langley, 1889-1890.

Box 6 of 289

Folder 5 National Zoological Park Commission. Minutes, 1889.

Box 6 of 289

Folder 6 National Zoological Park Commission. Records, 1889-1890, and undated.

Box 6 of 289

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.

Box 6 of 289

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.

Box 6 of 289

Series 5

CONGRESSIONAL 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.

Box 6

Folder 9 Published congressional documents containing Secretary Langley's reports on expenditures to the House of Representatives, 1888-1905 (18 items).

Box 6 of 289

Series 6

DIRECTOR'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.

Box 7

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).

Box 7 of 289

Box 8

Correspondence, October 13, 1891-March 13, 1895 (2 volumes).

Box 8 of 289

Box 9

Correspondence, March 13, 1895-June 30, 1897 (2 volumes).

Box 9 of 289

Box 10

Correspondence, July 1, 1897-June 15, 1899 (2 volumes).

Box 10 of 289

Box 11

Correspondence, July 1, 1899-December 12, 1900 (3 volumes).

Box 11 of 289

Box 12

Correspondence, December 13, 1900-February 20, 1902 (4 volumes).

Box 12 of 289

Box 13

Correspondence, February 20, 1902-March 6, 1903 (4 volumes).

Box 13 of 289

Box 14

Correspondence, March 6, 1903-April 11, 1904 (4 volumes).

Box 14 of 289

Box 15

Correspondence, April 11, 1904-February 25, 1905 (4 volumes).

Box 15 of 289

Box 16

Correspondence, February 25, 1905-February 5, 1906 (4 volumes).

Box 16 of 289

Box 17

Correspondence, February 5, 1906-August 6, 1907 (4 volumes).

Box 17 of 289

Box 18

Correspondence, August 6, 1907-January 27, 1909 (4 volumes).

Box 18 of 289

Box 19

Correspondence, January 28, 1909-September 2, 1910 (4 volumes).

Box 19 of 289

Box 20

Correspondence, September 2, 1910-January 11, 1912 (3 volumes).

Box 20 of 289

Box 21

Correspondence, January 11, 1912-June 23, 1913 (3 volumes).

Box 21 of 289

Box 22

Correspondence, June 23, 1913-March 19, 1915 (3 volumes).

Box 22 of 289

Box 23

Correspondence, March 19, 1915-July 19, 1916 (3 volumes).

Box 23 of 289

Box 24

Correspondence, July 20, 1916-December 8, 1919 (4 volumes).

Box 24 of 289

Box 25

Correspondence, December 9, 1919-January 31, 1923 (3 volumes).

Box 25 of 289

Box 26

Correspondence, February 1, 1923-November 14, 1925 (3 volumes).

Box 26 of 289

Box 27

Correspondence, November 14, 1925-June 9, 1927 (3 volumes).

Box 27 of 289

Series 7

LETTERS 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.

Box 27

Correspondence, April 2, 1900-October 20, 1902. Contains NZP staff employment information, including job titles and salaries, 1889-1900 (1 volume).

Box 27 of 289

Box 28

Correspondence, October 28, 1902-January 13, 1908 (4 volumes).

Box 28 of 289

Box 29

Correspondence, January 15, 1908-January 27, 1916 (3 volumes).

Box 29 of 289

Box 30

Correspondence, January 31, 1916-July 31, 1931 (3 volumes).

Box 30 of 289

Series 8

LETTERS 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.

Box 31

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).

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Series 9

ANIMAL VOUCHER BOOK, 1905-1918.

These records provide information about animals shipped as exchange specimens to other zoos.

Box 31

Animal voucher book. Outgoing letterpress correspondence regarding animal vouchers and animals shipped in exchange. Indexed. July 1905-May 1918. (1 volume).

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Series 10

VOUCHER ABSTRACTS, 1905-1927.

These records consist of correspondence and voucher abstracts.

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Outgoing letterpress correspondence and abstracts. Indexed except for volume four. July 6, 1905-November 15, 1927. (4 volumes).

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Series 11

REQUISITIONS 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.

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Requisitions for printing and binding. Outgoing letterpress correspondence requests to the Government Printing Office. September 1915-March 1931. Indexed. (1 volume).

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Series 12

INCOMING 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.

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Letter registers, oversize (3 volumes).

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File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Westminster Abbey through William H. Blackburne (13 folders).

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File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. E.G. Blackford through A.S. Crowninshield (14 folders).

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Box 36

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Cugley's Pet Stock Bazaar through A.J. Hayward (14 folders).

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Box 37

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Alfred Heald through S. Mayer (19 folders).

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Box 38

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. William McAdoo through F. L. Payson (16 folders).

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Box 39

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. J. & R. Peel through D.S. Seylar (19 folders).

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Box 40

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. J. Clement Shafer through W.A. Whiteworth (20 folders).

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Box 41

File 1. Incoming correspondence, animals, 1888-1900. Paul Wiesike through Z (4 folders).

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File 2. Incoming correspondence, applications, 1889-1900. Edward J. Anderson through W (11 folders).

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File 3. Incoming correspondence, bids, 1889-1900. George Creveling (1 folder).

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File 4. Incoming correspondence, construction, 1889-1900. C.A. Ball through Austin P. Brown (1 folder).

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Box 42

File 4. Incoming correspondence, construction, 1889-1900. Glenn Brown through W (12 folders).

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File 5. Incoming correspondence, improvements, 1890-1900. A through G (6 folders).

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Box 43

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).

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Box 44

File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Cleveland Abbe through Cleaves (17 folders).

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Box 45

File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. Coe through Gurley (18 folders).

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Box 46

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).

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Box 47

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).

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Box 48

File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous 1887-1900. Peary through Trimble (20 folders).

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Box 49

File 6. Incoming correspondence, miscellaneous, 1887-1900. True through Z (13 folders).

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File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Acting Secretary through J.S. Goldsmith (9 folders).

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Box 50

File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. G. Brown Goode through W.W. Karr (13 folders).

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Box 51

File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. W.W. Karr through Samuel P. Langley (16 folders).

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Box 52

File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Samuel P. Langley (12 folders).

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Box 53

File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. Samuel P. Langley through Richard Rathbun (18 folders).

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Box 54

File 7. Incoming correspondence, Smithsonian, 1888-1900. W. deC. Ravenel through W.C. Winlock (18 folders).

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Series 13

GENERAL 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.

Box 55

Animal Correspondence

Animals Acquired

Folders 1-4 Alligators, caimans, crocodiles, 1900-1930. Subject #34.

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Folders 5-7 Antelope, 1900-1928. Subject #17.

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Folders 8-15 Aquarium, 1899-September 1902. Subject #5. Includes information about fish, crustacea, equipment, materials and designs for the aquarium.

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Box 56

Aquarium, October 1902-1930. Subject #5.

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Box 57

Folder 1 Armadillos, 1901-1928. Subject #231.

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Folder 2 Badgers, 1900-1918. Subject #167.

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Folders 3-13 Bears, 1900-1930. Subject #29.

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Folder 14 Bears, grizzly, 1902-1919. Subject #87.

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Folders 15-16 Bears, polar, 1900-1924. Subject #8.

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Folder 17 Beaver, otter, sable, fox, 1901-1922. Subject #198.

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Folder 18 Beavers, 1919-1925. Subject #147.

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Box 58

Folders 1-6 Birds, 1901-1930. Subject #320.

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Folder 7 Boars, wild, 1901-1911. Subject #195.

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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.

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Folders 1-6 Buffalo, 1905-1929. Subject #4.

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Folder 7 Cassowary, 1902-1919. Subject #290.

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Folder 8 Chamois, 1909-1930. Subject #18.

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Folder 9 Chinchilla, 1902-1925. Subject #281.

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Folders 10-16 Condors, California, 1900-1928. Subject #2.

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Folders 1-2 Coyotes, 1901-1924. Subject #251.

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Folder 3 Cranes, sandhill, 1902-1919. Subject #143.

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Folder 4 Deer, Columbian blacktailed, 1902-1921. Subject #264.

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Folder 5 Deer, fallow, 1901-1927. Subject #256.

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Folder 6 Deer, mule. Folder also contains some correspondence pertaining to blacktailed deer. 1901-1915. Subject #149.

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Folder 7 Deer, sambur, 1901-1928. Subject #201.

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Folder 8 Deer, Sitka, 1926-1928. Subject #169.

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Folders 9-11 Deer, Virginia, 1899-1929. Subject #41.

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Folder 12 Dingoes, 1901-1925. Subject #258.

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Folder 13 Dogs, 1899-1924. Subject #28.

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Folders 14-16 Ducks, 1900-1926. Subject #109.

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Folders 17-20 Eagles, bald and golden, 1899-1903. Subject #21.

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Folders 1-5 Eagles, bald and golden, 1904-1930. Subject #21.

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Folders 6-8 Elephants, 1900-1930. Subject #60.

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Folders 9-17 Elk, 1900-1928. Subject #35.

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Folder 1 English wild cattle, 1901. Subject #296.

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Folder 2 Fishers, black fox or black cat, 1902-1908. Subject #266.

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Folder 3 Flamingos, 1900-1909. Subject #62.

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Folder 4 Foxes, blue, 1899-1917. Subject #26.

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Folder 5 Foxes, cross, 1901-1909. Subject #217.

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Folder 6 Foxes, cross and silver, 1901-1907. Subject #247.

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Folder 7 Foxes, gray, 1900-1919. Subject #139.

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Folders 8-9 Foxes, red, 1900-1910. Subject #46.

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Folders 10-11 Geese, blue and snow, 1902-1929. Subject #261.

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Folder 12 General, 1900-1928. Subject #94.

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Folders 13-15 General, April 1898-1900. Subject #50.

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General, January 1901-July 1903. Subject #50.

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Box 64

General, August 1903-July 1905. Subject #50.

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General, August 1905-September 1906. Subject #50.

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General, October 1906-April 1908. Subject #50.

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General, May 1908-May 1910. Subject #50.

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General, June 1910-August 1912. Subject #50.

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General, September 1912-September 1914. Subject #50.

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General, October 1914-December 1916. Subject #50.

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General, January 1917-July 1920. Subject #50.

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General, August 1920-August 1922. Subject #50.

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General, September 1922-March 1925. Subject #50.

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General, April 1925-May 1929. Subject #50.

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Folders 1-4 General, June 1929-June 1930. Subject #50.

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Folder 5 Gila monsters, 1900-1925. Subject #150.

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Folder 6 Giraffes, 1901-1928. Subject #205.

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Folder 7 Giraffes, 1914. Subject #309.

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Folder 8 Gnu, 1902. Subject #304.

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Folders 9-11 Goats, 1899-1916. Subject #25.

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Folder 12 Gorillas, 1928-1930. Subject #58A.

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Folder 13 Guinea pigs, 1900-1927. Subject #141.

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Folder 14 Hawks, 1900-1919. Subject #37.

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Folder 15 Hedgehogs, 1902-1907. Subject #284.

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Folder 16 Herons, 1901-1927. Subject #85.

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Folder 1 Hyenas, 1902-1919. Subject #272.

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Folder 2 Jays and packrats, 1901-1924. Subject #238.

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Folder 3 Kangaroos, 1899-1928. Subject #174.

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Folders 4-6 Lions, 1900-1929. Subject #27.

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Folder 7 Llamas, 1902-1922. Subject #274

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Folder 8 Martens, 1901-1920

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Folders 9-11 Minks, 1901-1918. Subject #176

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Folder 12 Mongoose, 1901-1929. Subject #242

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Folders 13-15 Monkeys and apes, 1899-November 1902. Subject #58

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Folders 1-9 Monkeys and apes, March 1903-June 1930. Subject #58

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Folders 10-14 Moose, 1900-1920. Subject #30

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Folder 1 Muskoxen, 1901-1904. Subject #168

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Folder 2 Ocelot, 1902-1904. Subject #306

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Folder 3 Opossum, 1902-1928. Subject #285

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Folder 4 Ostriches, 1900-1925. Subject #93.

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Folders 5-9 Otters, 1900-1925. Subject #31

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Folders 10-14 Owls, 1900-1926. Subject #33

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Folder 15 Pacas, 1901-1909. Subject #178.

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Folders 16-18 Panthers, cougars, mountain lions, 1901-1907. Subject #145.

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Folders 1-2 Panthers, cougars, mountain lions, 1909-1924. Subject #145.

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Folders 3-8 Parrots, cockatoos, macaws, 1900-1929. Subject #45.

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Folders 9-11 Peafowl, 1899-1929. Subject #89.

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Folder 12 Peccaries, 1902. Subject #265.

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Folder 13 Pelicans, 1919-1929. Subject #138.

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Folders 14-15 Pheasants, 1901-1930. Subject #259.

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Folder 16 Pigeons, 1919-1928. Subject #105.

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Folder 17 Porcupines, 1901-1928. Subject #39.

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Folder 18 Prairie dogs, 1900-1918. Subject #83.

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Folder 19 Rabbits and hares, 1901-1927. Subject #292.

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Folder 20 Raccoons, 1899-1927. Subject #13.

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Folder 21 Ravens, 1900-1919. Subject #160.

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Folder 22 Reindeer and caribou, 1912, 1923-1930. Subject #20.

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Folders 1-4 Sea lions, 1900-1930. Subject #119.

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Folders 5-7 Seals, 1900-1928. Subject #102.

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Folder 8 Seals, Elephant, 1911-1912. Subject #401.

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Folder 9 Sheep, Aoudad, Barbary wild sheep and guanaco, 1901-1930. Subject #136.

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Folders 10-15 Sheep, Rocky Mountain, 1898-November 1900. Subject #3.

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Sheep, Rocky Mountain, December 1900-1904. Subject #3.

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Folders 1-4 Sheep, Rocky Mountain, 1905-1929. Subject #3.

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Folder 5 Skunks, 1900-1915. Subject #22.

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Folders 6-17 Snakes, 1898-November 1905. Subject #55.

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Folders 1-9 Snakes, March 1906-1930. Subject #55.

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Folder 10 Solenodons, 1910-1912. No subject number.

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Folders 11-14 Squirrels, 1900-1928. Subject #276.

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Folder 15 Storks, 1902-1907. Subject #276.

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Folders 1-2 Swans and cranes, 1900-1927. Subject #23.

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Folder 3 Tapirs, 1923, 1929. Subject #204.

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Folders 4-5 Tortoises, Galapagos, 1900-1928. Subject #131.

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Folder 6 Turkeys, 1900-1923. Subject #19.

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Folders 7-11 Wildcats, bobcats, lynx, catamounts, 1901-1930. Subject #230.

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Folders 12-14 Wolves, timber and gray, and wolverines, 1900-1928. Subject #112.

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Box 85

Folder 1 Wolf, zebra, 1902. Subject #299.

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Folder 2 Yaks, 1900-1916. Subject #148.

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Folders 3-4 Zebras, 1905-1929. Subject #351.

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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.

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Animals Acquired or Collected; Arranged Alphabetically by Geographical Origin

Folders 12-14 Abyssinia, 1903-1907. Subject #323.

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Folders 15-16 Africa, 1901, January-May 1909. Contains material pertaining to the Smithsonian-Theodore Roosevelt Expedition to Africa. Subject #257.

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Box 86

Folders 1-8 Africa, June 1909-1927. Subject #257.

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Folders 9-12 Alaska, 1898-September 1900. Subject #24.

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Box 87

Alaska, October 1900-1930. Subject #24

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Box 88

Folders 1-4 Canada, 1916-1928. Subject #202.

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Folders 5-6 Cuba, 1900-1915. Subject #61.

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Folders 7-10 Egypt, 1913-1914. Subject #412.

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Folders 11-12 England, 1916. Subject #420. Also contains information regarding animals sent to England.

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Folders 13-15 New Zealand, 1908-1926. Subject #390.

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Folder 16 Panama Canal Zone, 1907-1921. Subject #381.

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Folders 17-18 Philippine Islands, 1900-1901. Subject #63.

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Folders 1-2 Philippine Islands, 1902-1926. Subject #63.

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Folder 3 Porto (Puerto) Rico, 1900-1917. Subject #64.

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Folders 4-13 South America, 1900-1916. Subject #116.

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Folders 1-3 South America, 1917-1930. Subject #116.

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Folder 4 Sudan, 1901-1926. Subject #234.

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Folders 5-11 Yellowstone National Park, 1890-1894, 1898-1917. Subject #100.

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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.

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Folders 4-6 Gifts to and from the NZP, 1900-1907, 1920-1921. Subject #51.

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Folders 7-11 Gifts sent to the NZP, 1916-1927. Subject #382.

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Folders 1-3 Gifts sent to the NZP, 1928-1930. Subject #382.

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Folders 4-5 Animals acquired through the United States Department of Agriculture and other government agencies, 1921-1930. Subject #57A.

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Folder 6 Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1930. Subject #52.

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Folder 7 Animals acquired through the United States Department of State, Consular Service members, 1899-1910. Arranged alphabetically by city, A. Subject #52A.

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Box 93

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.

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Box 94

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.

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Animal Correspondence with Dealers

Folder 7 Frank S. Armstrong, 1901-1908, Brownsville, Texas. Subject #250.

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Folder 8 William Bartels, 1902, New York City. Subject #278.

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Folder 9 R. C. Bristow, 1902, Farmville, Virginia. Subject #279.

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Folder 10 A.C. Robinson, 1900-1925, San Francisco. Subject #142.

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Box 95

Animal Correspondence

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.

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Box 96

Folder 1 Bound volume listing animals sent to the United States National Museum, 1900-1908

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Folder 2 Bird banding, 1915. Subject #269.

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Folders 3-7 Care and feeding of animals, 1900-1929. Subject #103.

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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.

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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.

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Box 97

Folders 1-4 Importation permits and quarantine procedures, 1904-1926. Subject #216.

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Folder 5 Incubation and gestation, 1906, 1915-1929. Subject #48.

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Folders 6-10 Inquiries and replies regarding various animals, 1900-1909. Subject #15.

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Folders 11-15 Inquiries and replies regarding animals in general; animal feed and the NZP, 1918-1930. Subject #78.

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Folders 16-17 Animals in quarantine, 1901-1930. Subject #239.

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Folder 1 Taxidermy, 1909-1930. Subject #73.

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Animal Research

Folders 2-10 Autopsy reports, 1901-1930. Subject #233.

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Folder 11 Bait for animal trapping, 1901-1906. Subject #175.

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Folder 12 Birds' eggs, 1912-1926. Subject #407.

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Folder 13 Flight power of birds, April 7-8, 1902. Subject #275.

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Folder 14 Blood specimens for research and temperature recordings of animals, 1904-1915. Subject #344.

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Folder 15 Correspondence regarding dead animals at the NZP wanted by research laboratories and taxidermists, 1916-1929. Subject #419.

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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.

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Box 99

Folders 1-2 Buffalo census, March-August 1902. Subject #4.

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Folders 3-6 Buffalo census, 1905. Subject #4.

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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.

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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.

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Folder 11 Treatment of various animal diseases, 1901-1930. Subject #392.

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Folder 12 Correspondence between the NZP and other zoological parks regarding tuberculosis among animals and park employees, 1905-1915. Subject #362.

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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.

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Folders 1-4 Frank Baker survey of United States zoological parks, 1913-1930. Subject #91.

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Administrative Records

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.

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Folder 7 Animals in the NZP collection, their cost and value, 1907-1925. Subject #380.

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Folder 8 List of all animals received by the NZP from outside the United States, 1900-1905. Subject #356.

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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.

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Folders 10-13 Correspondence regarding the Smithsonian Institution Children's Room, 1900-1902. Subject #164.

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Folder 14 "Circular in Regard to the Use of the Name of the Smithsonian Institution," 1894. Subject #224.

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Folders 1-6 Complaints, appreciation, and replies, 1904-1930. Subject #332.

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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.

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Folders 1-9 General incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1903-1908. Subject #42.

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Folders 10-13 Temporary incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1915-1916. Arranged alphabetically, A-E. Subject "T."

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Folders 1-9 Temporary incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1915-1916. Arranged alphabetically, F-Z. Subject "T."

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Folder 10 Dead animals, 1900. Correspondence with Samuel P. Langley regarding mortality statistics of NZP animals. Subject #158.

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Folder 11 Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, hearings on the unification of District parks, 1901. Subject #208.

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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.

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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.

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Folder 4 Exhibits and expositions. Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1914-1917. Subject #416.

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Folder 5 Exhibits and expositions. Correspondence regarding proposed NZP participation in the Pan-American Exposition, 1901-1902. Subject #145.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Folders 4-11 Exhibits and expositions. Birds purchased for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and for the NZP, 1901-July 1904. Subject #320.

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Box 107

Folders 1-3 Exhibits and expositions. Birds purchased for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and for the NZP, August 1904-1919. Subject #320.

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Folder 4 Forms, 1901-1921. Samples of various formats to be used for correspondence. Subject #128.

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Folder 5 Forms used for NZP claims for damages, 1927

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Folder 6 Forms used for sketches completed by NZP investigating officers, 1927

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Folder 7 Forms used for contract proposals and notices, 1921-1927. Includes both contract forms and correspondence regarding contracts. Subject #153.

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Folder 8 Forms used for requisitions, 1926-1927

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Folder 9 Government property belonging to the NZP and correspondence regarding inventory lists of this property, 1906-1917. Subject #358.

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Folder 10 Removal of Indian wigwam from the NZP, 1901. Subject #232.

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Folders 11-13 Correspondence regarding the International Zoological Congress, 1907-1929. Subject #373.

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Folders 14-15 Labels for NZP animals, 1903-1930. Subjects #190 and #192.

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Folder 16 Correspondence regarding labels for the NZP, 1905-1929. Subject #246.

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Folder 17 Letters of introduction to and from the NZP, 1901-1929. Subject #197.

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Box 108

Daily report of the Mechanical Department, 1914-January 1916

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Box 109

Daily report of the Mechanical Department, February 1916-September 1917

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Folders 1-9 Daily report of the Mechanical Department, October 1917-1918

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Folders 1-4 NZP boundary, land, and titles. Correspondence and blueprints regarding the acquisition of land for the NZP, 1906-1930. Subject #154.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Folders 9-12 NZP gardens. General correspondence, circa 1894-1895, 1900-July 1903. Subject #49.

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NZP gardens. General correspondence, September 1903-1929. Subject #49.

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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.

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Folder 2 NZP improvements. Correspondence between Superintendent Frank Baker and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Frederick William True regarding NZP improvements, 1912-1914. Subject #405.

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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.

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Folder 4 NZP statement of operations, 1922, and undated. Also contains correspondence regarding camels, 1930. Subject #72.

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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.

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Box 114

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.

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Folder 8 NZP and other zoological parks. Correspondence regarding the establishment of a large animal preserve in Alaska, 1900-1901. Subject #114.

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Folders 9-13 NZP and other zoological parks. Animal price lists, dealer price lists and zoological parks, 1910-1928. Subject #400.

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Folders 1-2 NZP and other zoological parks. Animal price lists, 1929-1930. Subject #400.

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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.

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Folders 4-5 NZP and other zoological parks. Game preserves, 1901-1912. Subject #213.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Folder 11 Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., correspondence, 1902. Includes excerpts from his opinions on European zoological parks after visiting them. Subject #298.

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Folder 12 Patents granted to NZP employees, 1907. Subject #378.

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Folders 13-14 Park concessions, 1891-1920. Subject #180.

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Folders 1-3 Park concessions, 1921-1930. Subject #180.

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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.

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Folder 8 Police. Park police correspondence pertaining to assaults and thefts, 1909-1929. Subject #364.

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Folders 9-10 Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, August-September 1911. Subject #339.

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Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, October 1911-February 1913. Subject #339.

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Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, March-October 1913, January-October 1916. Subject #339.

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Folders 1-8 Police. Daily report of Sergeant of the Watch, November 1916-1917. Subject #339.

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Folder 9 Police. Correspondence mostly regarding visitor control on Easter morning and July 4th, 1924-1929. Subject #411.

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Folder 10 Police. United States National Museum, "Regulations Governing Watch Force," circa 1928, one volume. Volume missing as of October 1984.

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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.

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Folders 1-9 Publications, reports, and articles, 1908-1930. Subject #79.

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Folder 10 Publications, reports, and articles. NZP guide correspondence, 1902-1927. Includes one guide, undated, and a second guide, 1902. Subject #223.

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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.

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Folders 1-8 Publications, reports, and articles. Requests for NZP publications, 1903-1930. Subject #74.

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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.

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Folder 15 Publications, reports, and articles. Lists containing names of those who received the NZP annual report, 1892-1897. No subject number.

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Folder 16 Publications, reports, and articles. Smithsonian Institution, "Animals Desired for the National Zoological Park, 1899." No subject number.

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Box 122

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.

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Folders 3-4 Publications, reports, and articles. Printing and binding, 1906-1930. Subject #181.

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Folder 5 Recommendations made for a director of the Milwaukee Zoological Gardens, and a superintendent for the Memphis Zoological Gardens, 1917-1928. Subject #36.

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Folder 6 NZP roads. Closing of roads and restrictions on automobile traffic, 1905-1915. Subject #352.

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Folder 7 NZP roads. Permits to use automobiles on NZP grounds, 1906-1928. Subject #369.

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Folder 8 NZP roads. Snow removal, 1901-1922. Subject #183.

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Folder 9 Skating at the NZP, 1910-1914. Subject #395.

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Folder 10 Storeroom regulations, 1906-1913. Subject #363.

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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.

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Folders 12-13 Transportation. Correspondence regarding licenses and veterinarian approval of NZP horses, 1900-1933. Subject #108.

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Folders 14-15 Transportation. Transportation and travel orders, 1905-1929. Subject #77.

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Folder 1 Uniforms, circa 1925-1929. Subject #367.

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Buildings and Grounds

Folder 2 Adams Mill Road, 1915-1916. Subject #417.

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Folder 3 Animal enclosures, 1904-1908, 1927. Subject #345.

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Folders 4-11 Fencing for animal enclosures, 1900-1916. Subject #32.

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Folders 1-2 Fencing for animal enclosures, 1917-1929. Subject #32.

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Folders 3-5 Boundary fence, 1900, 1902, 1914-1917, 1930. Subject #6.

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Folder 6 Building specifications, 1902-1907. Subject #268.

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Folders 7-8 Cage construction, bids and contracts, 1900-June 1928. Subject #53.

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Folders 1-3 Cage construction, bids and contracts, July 1928-1929. Subject #53.

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Folders 4-5 Cage construction, bids and contracts, 1915-1918, 1921. Subject #220.

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Folder 6 Grading of Cathedral Avenue, 1898-1903. Subject #36.

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Folders 7-10 Furnishing and restoration of the Administration Building (Holt House), 1890, 1899-September 1901. Subject #75.

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Box 126

Folders 1-3 Furnishing and restoration of the Administration Building (Holt House), October 1901-1922. Subject #75.

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Folders 4-9 Construction. Animal house, 1891, 1902-April 1905. Includes bids, contracts, and general correspondence. Subject #307.

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Folders 1-4 Construction. Animal house, May 1905-1906, 1910. Subject #307.

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Folder 5 Construction. Antelope house, 1902, 1909. Subject #214.

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Folders 6-7 Construction. The aviary, 1900-1904, 1910-1928. Includes sketches. Subjects #98 and #42.

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Folder 8 Construction. Bear cages, 1902-1911. Subject #273.

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Folder 9 Construction. Park benches, 1904-1928. Subject #330.

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Folder 10 Construction. Dam, lake, and pathways, 1902-1909. Subject #248.

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Folder 11 Construction. Boiler house, 1901, 1911. Subject #249.

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Folder 12 Construction. Repair of curbing, 1904. Subject #346.

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Folder 13 Construction. Eagle cage, 1902. Subject #280.

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Folder 14 Construction. Masonry work for a bridge located at the NZP, 1891. Includes blueprint. No subject number.

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Box 128

Folders 1-3 Construction. Elephant house, 1899-1909. Includes site plan of the house and copy drawings of German zoological park buildings. Subject #126.

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Folder 4 Construction. Entrance ways to the NZP, 1902-1903, 1912, 1915. Subject #286.

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Folders 5-7 Construction. Flight cages, 1901-1929. Subject #162.

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Folder 8 Construction. Food house, 1912-1915. Includes drawings of the house. Subject #410.

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Folder 9 Construction. Fords, 1899-1902, 1926. Includes drawings. Subject #68.

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Folder 10 Construction. Cost and valuation sheets, 1900-1902, 1908-1918, 1925-1930. Subject #244.

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Folders 11-12 Construction. General, 1900-October 1904. Includes drawings. Subject #318.

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Box 129

Folders 1-6 Construction. General, November 1904-1929. Subject #318.

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Folders 7-8 Construction. Hospital, 1903-1908, 1915-1919. Subject #227. Includes drawings.

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Folder 9 Construction. Lion house, 1910-1913. Subject #291.

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Folders 10-13 Construction. Log bridge, 1900-1922. Includes drawings. Subject #12.

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Folder 14 Construction. Parrot cage, 1912-1917. Includes drawings. Subject #408.

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Folder 15 Construction. General repair work to be done, 1906-1912. Subject #348.

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Folder 1 Construction. Underground restrooms, 1910. Subject #396.

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Folders 2-9 Construction. Roads, 1894-1928. Subject #210.

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Folders 10-11 Construction. Rock Creek bridge, 1912-1916. Subject #409.

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Folder 1 Construction. Sea lion pool, 1907-1909. Subject #47.

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Folders 2-3 Construction. Sewer, 1906-1929. Includes drawings. Subject #212.

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Folders 4-5 Construction. Sundial, 1901-1903. Includes drawings. Subject #173.

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Folder 6 Construction. Water main, 1925. Subject #144.

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Folders 7-9 Construction. Acquisition of water pumps, 1903-1930. Subject #324.

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Folder 10 Correspondence regarding disinfectant for indoor and outdoor paddocks and cages, 1901-1918. Subject #245.

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Folder 11 Pamphlets and correspondence regarding machine parts and repairs, 1912-1929. Subject #194.

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Folders 12-13 Rat and roach extermination, 1901-1925. Subject #315.

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Folder 1 Rat and roach extermination, 1927-1929. Subject #315.

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Folder 2 Correspondence regarding roofing, 1904-1927. Subject #15.

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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.

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Financial and Supply Records

Folders 5-6 Appropriations. Hearings of the House of Representatives on appropriations for the NZP, 1897-1919. No subject number.

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Folder 7 Memoranda, notes, and reports regarding appropriations for the NZP, 1890-1892. No subject number.

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Folder 8 Appropriation abstracts. Appropriations for the entrance and driveway to the NZP, 1900-1901. Subject #186.

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Folders 9-10 Budget estimates, 1898-1904. Subject #70.

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Budget estimates, 1905-1923. Subject #70.

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Folders 1-2 Budget estimates, 1924-1930. Subject #70.

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Folders 3-5 Budget estimates, 1902-1926. Subject #309.

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Folders 6-7 Budget. Monthly statement of expenditures, 1900-1902. Subject #47.

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Folders 1-3 Budget. Monthly statement of expenditures, 1903-1907. Subject #47.

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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.

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Folders 1-7 Condemnation of property at the NZP, 1895, 1897, 1900-1930. Subject #166.

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Folders 8-11 Construction supplies, 1901-1927. Subject #305.

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Contracts, 1891-1920. Subject #44.

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Box 138

Folder 1 Contracts, 1921-1929. Subject #44.

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Folder 2 Deficiency appropriations, 1892-1894. Subject #222.

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Folders 3-4 Schedule of disbursements, 1928-1930. Subject #1.

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Folder 5 Disbursement statements, 1901-1922. Subject #370.

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Folder 6 Classified statement of expenditures, 1906-1914. Subject #402.

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Folders 7-11 Assortment of animal food for the NZP, 1901-1930. Subject #193.

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Folders 12-13 Bone food for the NZP, 1913-1917. Subject #329.

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Folder 14 Park reserve fund, 1905-1906. Subject #130.

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Folder 15 Proposals and requests for NZP supplies, 1906-1920. Subject #9.

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Folders 1-8 Proposals for supplies to the NZP, 1913-1921. Subject #151.

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Folder 9 Quarterly financial statement, 1930. Subject #113.

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Folder 10 Vouchers and receipts, 1892-1898, 1906-1907. Subject #43.

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Personnel Records

Annuity fund deduction cards, 1920-1931

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Folders 1-3 Appointment notifications to prospective employees, and personnel compensation, 1920-1929. Subject #115.

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Folder 4 Regular and acting appointment correspondence, 1901-1917. Subject #137.

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Folders 5-7 Civil Service Commission correspondence regarding certification of prospective employees, 1926-1930. Subject #117A.

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Folder 8 Civil Service employee material, 1916-1930. Includes retirement correspondence and material from the Federal Employees Union. Subject #418.

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Folder 9 Claims against employees working at the NZP, 1900-1928. Subject #268.

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Folders 10-12 Monthly classification changes and notifications, 1900-1907. Subject #56.

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Box 142

Folders 1-7 Monthly classification changes and notifications, 1908-1930. Subject #56.

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Folder 8 Compensation for injuries, 1908. Subject #225.

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Folders 9-12 Complaints, discharges, and resignations, 1901-1911, 1914-1930. Subject #129.

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Folder 1 Contributions to charitable organizations made by NZP employees, 1900-1912. Subject #67 .

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Folder 2 Eight-hour law and the suspension of same, 1913-1918. Subject #413.

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Folders 3-11 Requests for employment, 1891-1910. Subject #11.

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Folder 1 Requests for employment, 1916-1928. Subject #11.

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Folders 2-7 General correspondence, 1898, 1902-1907. Subject #117.

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General correspondence, 1908-1917. Subject #117.

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Folders 1-4 General correspondence, 1918-1925. Subject #117.

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Folders 5-6 General orders. Pertains mostly to permission for holiday leave and leave for portions of the day, 1900-1930. Subject #76.

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Folders 7-8 Hiring, 1925-1930. Subject #118.

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Folder 9 Income tax returns for NZP employees, 1919-1921. Subject #65.

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Folders 10-11 Correspondence regarding laborers, 1902-1905. Subject #293.

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Folder 1 Record of leave, 1908-1911. One volume. No subject number.

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Folder 2 Correspondence granting sick and annual leave, 1908-1911. One volume. Indexed. No subject number.

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Folder 3 Notary Public appointments for the NZP, 1906-1923. Subject #360.

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Folder 4 Oaths of office, 1902-1924. Subject #295.

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Folders 5-6 Pay increase requests and job efficiency ratings, 1903-1922. Subject #228.

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Folder 7 Personal injury reports, 1920, 1926. Subject #334.

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Folders 1-3 Personnel job position descriptions, 1919-1929. Subject #152.

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Folders 4-6 Personnel lists and information pertaining to same, 1895-1926. Subject #7.

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Folders 7-9 Police force appointments and reappointments, 1889-1922. Also includes receipts for equipment issued. Subject #263.

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Folders 1-2 Police force appointments and reappointments, 1923-1929. Subject #263.

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Folder 3 Political assessments and partisan activity of officeholders, 1902-1920. Subject #300.

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Folders 4-9 Promotion and notification of job changes, 1899-1907. Subject #38.

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Folders 1-4 Promotion and notification of job changes, 1908-1930. Subject #38.

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Folders 5-7 Recommendations for personnel going to other jobs, 1900-1929. Also includes licenses and advice on animal dealers. Subject #69.

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Folder 8 Reprimands and requests for explanation of action, 1902-1916, 1926-1928. Subject #376.

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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.

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Folder 10 Retirement and disability fund records, 1920-1930

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Folder 11 Retirement and disability fund correspondence, 1925-1930

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Folder 12 Salary reports, 1901-1921. Subject #385.

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Folder 13 Age certificates and work permits for minors, 1896-1921. Subject #391.

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Personal Correspondence

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.

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Folder 1 Ned Hollister and William Mann, 1917-1926. Subject #404.

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Folders 2-3 Ned Hollister papers, 1902-1925. No subject number.

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Folder 4 Ned Hollister papers, 1916-1925. Subject #420.

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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.

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Series 14

GENERAL 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.

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ANIMAL CORRESPONDENCE

Animals, A-Z

Folders 1-7 Birds, 1940-1951

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Folder 8 Birds. Contains inquiries regarding feathers, butterflies, and feeding, 1957-1960.

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Folder 9 Index to the families of mammals, circa 1945

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Folders 10-13 Monkeys and gorillas, 1939-1948

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Folders 1-4 Monkeys and gorillas, 1949-1952

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Folder 5 Penguins, 1956-1957

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Folders 6-12 Reptiles, 1940-1951

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Folders 1-4 Reptiles, 1955-1960

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Animals, Other

Folders 5-9 Care and feeding, 1940-1946

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Folders 10-12 General information, 1940-1946

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Folders 1-5 General information, 1947-1951

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Folder 6 Inquiries, birds and reptiles, 1957-1960

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Folders 7-9 Inquiries, mammals, 1954-1961

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Folder 10 Permits, importation and quarantine, 1930-1945

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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.

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Folder 2 Parasitology, 1956-1957

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Folder 3 Pathology, 1956-1963

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Folder 4 Pets boarded at the NZP, 1962

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Folder 5 Rat bait boxes, 1955, 1960

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Folders 6-7 Shipment of animals and crates, 1955-1965

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Folder 8 Shipment and handling, 1957-1958

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Folders 9-13 Animal shipments, 1960-1966

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Folder 14 Shipments pending, 1962-1963

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Folder 15 Treatment of animals, 1956-1957

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Folder 16 Veterinary correspondence of Theodore H. Reed, 1955-1957

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Folder 1 Veterinary instruments, 1957

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Folder 2 Veterinary publications on careers in veterinary medicine, 1957

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Folder 3 Where to buy or obtain various animals, 1958-1959

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Animals Acquired, Dealers and Dealings

Folder 4 Aguayo, C. G., 1940-1941

Box 157 of 289

Folder 5 Allen, E. Ross, Florida Reptile Institute, 1937-1956

Box 157 of 289

Folder 6 Animals Unlimited, Inc. (Miami, Florida), R. E. Chapman, 1951-1952

Box 157 of 289

Folder 7 Arctic Institute of North America (lemmings), 1951

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Folder 8 Arrigutti, Ennio, 1939-1941

Box 157 of 289

Folder 9 Badger, June, 1947-1953

Box 157 of 289

Folder 10 Bartels, Henry, 1931-1933

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Folder 11 "Basilisk" (Basel, Switzerland), 1948-1953

Box 157 of 289

Folder 12 Belgian government (Belgian Congo), okapi, elephant, and hornbill, 1950-1958

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Folder 13 Benson, John T., 1930-1951

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Folder 14 Bergeron, Earl, 1950-1957

Box 157 of 289

Folder 15 Berry, Howard Morgan, Jr. (Bangkok, Thailand, boon vanit), 1952-1955

Box 157 of 289

Folder 16 Biname, J. L. (Leopoldville, Belgian Congo), 1952-1955

Box 157 of 289

Folder 17 Black Hills Reptile Gardens (Rapid City, South Dakota), Earl Chace, director, 1950-1951

Box 157 of 289

Folder 18 Buck, Warren E., 1942-1953

Box 157 of 289

Folder 19 Buide, Mario S. (Cuba), 1950-1955

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Folder 20 Burch, Paul R., 1948-1951

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Folder 21 Chase Wild Animal Farm, Samuel Chase, 1946-1959

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Box 158

Folder 1 Daverson, Alex, 1939-1941

Box 158 of 289

Folder 2 Dhotre, Damoo, 1946-1950

Box 158 of 289

Folder 3 Dornin, Walter W. (Phoenix, Arizona), 1936-1956

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Folder 4 Ehmler, Hans, 1941-1942

Box 158 of 289

Folder 5 Ethiopia, 1949-1951

Box 158 of 289

Folder 6 Everglades Aquatic Nurseries, Inc., Albert Greenberg, 1947-1955

Box 158 of 289

Folder 7 Everglades Wonder Gardens (Bonita Springs, Florida), L. Piper, 1952

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Folder 8 Fiji Islands, 1956-1957

Box 158 of 289

Folder 9 Fitzsimons, H., 1940-1947

Box 158 of 289

Folder 10 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1957-1959

Box 158 of 289

Folder 11 Foehl, A., Jr., 1938-1947

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Folder 12 Garden City, Kansas (grasshoppers), 1958

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Folder 13 Gaver, Gordon P. (Thurmont, Maryland), 1940

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Folder 14 Guillermo, Mann F. (Santiago, Chile), 1949-1953

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Folder 15 Haeseler, John A., 1952

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Folder 16 Hagenbeck, Lorenz, 1938-1954

Box 158 of 289

Folder 17 Hagenbeck, Carl, 1955-1959

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Folder 18 Hamlet, John N., 1940-1952

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Folder 19 Handman, John D. (Nyasaland), 1949-1950

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Box 159

Folders 1-2 Handman, John D., 1951-1958

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Folder 3 Hegener Research Supply (Sarasota, Florida), 1946-1950

Box 159 of 289

Folder 4 Horne, I. S., 1929-1955

Box 159 of 289

Folder 5 Howe, Howard A., 1950-1952

Box 159 of 289

Folder 6 Humbert, Roy, 1946-1951

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Folder 7 Ikao, Princess Tanit, 1949-1956

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Folder 8 India, 1950-1959

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Folder 9 Indian government (elephants), 1950-1952

Box 159 of 289

Folders 10-14 Indian Rhino, II, 1940-1946

Box 159 of 289

Box 160

Folder 1 Ingham, Rex (Ruffin, North Carolina), 1945-1954

Box 160 of 289

Folder 2 Ingles, Lloyd G., 1948-1952

Box 160 of 289

Folder 3 Jones, Arthur A. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Western Snake Farms, 1950

Box 160 of 289

Folder 4 Joseph Ellis (estate of), 1931-1941

Box 160 of 289

Folder 5 Keegan, Hugh L., 1948-1950

Box 160 of 289

Folder 6 Kilham, Lawrence (Entebe, Uganda, East Africa), 1954-1958

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Folders 7-8 King, W. A., 1931-1952

Box 160 of 289

Folder 9 Latham, Marte, 1954-1956

Box 160 of 289

Folder 10 The Lemberger Company (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), 1957

Box 160 of 289

Folder 11 Lepow, R. J., Inc., 1938-1954

Box 160 of 289

Folder 12 Ligon, J. Stokley (Carlsbad, New Mexico), 1953-1955

Box 160 of 289

Box 161

Folders 13-14 Lindemann, Roland, Catskill Game Farm (Catskill, New York), 1941-1959

Box 161 of 289

Folder 1 Lions International, 1954-1957

Box 161 of 289

Folder 2 Locke, Otto Martin, 1939-1959

Box 161 of 289

Folder 3 Mackensen Game Farm (Yardley, Pennsylvania), 1943-1950

Box 161 of 289

Folder 4 Madagascar, D. R. Paulian, 1947-1959

Box 161 of 289

Folder 5 Mazerski, C. S. (Tanganyika, East Africa), 1957-1961

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Folders 6-7 Meems Brothers and Ward, 1941-1955

Box 161 of 289

Folder 8 Miller, William T., 1947-1956

Box 161 of 289

Folder 9 Miscellaneous, foreign dealers, 1947-1959

Box 161 of 289

Folder 10 Miscellaneous, United States dealers, 1954-1957

Box 161 of 289

Folder 11 Mobley, D. L., Catalina Wildlife Expeditions, 1950-1953

Box 161 of 289

Folder 12 Monahan, Edward P., 1958-1959

Box 161 of 289

Folder 13 Moronta, Julio Michels, 1948-1950

Box 161 of 289

Folder 14 Newill, D. S., Sycamores Rare Bird Farm (Connellsville, Pennsylvania), 1946-1959

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Folder 15 North Atlantic Fertilizer and Chemical Company, Inc., 1952-1956

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Box 162

Folder 1 Paramount Aquarium, 1940-1953

Box 162 of 289

Folder 2 Palsson, William P. (Iceland), concerning hatching eggs, 1959

Box 162 of 289

Folder 3 Pearson's Bird and Animal Farm, 1958-1959

Box 162 of 289

Folder 4 Poland (wisents), 1957-1959

Box 162 of 289

Folder 5 Quivera Specialties Company, 1948-1957

Box 162 of 289

Folder 6 Randel, Hugh W., 1947-1950

Box 162 of 289

Folders 7-10 Rare Bird Farm, Inc. (Kendall, Florida), 1946-1959, 1961

Box 162 of 289

Folder 11 Riggs, Lowry, 1930

Box 162 of 289

Folder 12 Rogers, H. E., 1930-1931

Box 162 of 289

Folder 13 Romero, B. V. (Philippine Islands), 1947-1948

Box 162 of 289

Folders 14-15 Ruhe, Louis, Inc., 1925-1943

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Box 163

Folder 1 Ruhe, Louis, Inc., 1944-1960

Box 163 of 289

Folder 2 Russia, 1938-1939

Box 163 of 289

Folder 3 Ryhiner, Peter R., 1953-1954

Box 163 of 289

Folder 4 Sanderson, Ivan, 1951-1956

Box 163 of 289

Folder 5 San Jose, Costa Rica, and Central America, 1944-1946

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Folder 6 Saudi Arabia (eagle, owl, and oryx), 1950-1951

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Folder 7 Schaumann, Arnold J. (Allison Park, Pennsylvania), Hagenback agent, 1952-1954

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Folders 8-9 Schnegg, Paul (Barranquilla, Colombia), 1949-1954

Box 163 of 289

Folder 10 Schulz, Christoph, 1949-1956

Box 163 of 289

Folders 11-12 Seago, John, 1956-1960

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Folder 13 Seago, John, and Reggie Bloom, 1950-1953

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Box 164

Folders 1-2 Seago, John, and Reggie Bloom, 1954-1958

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Folder 3 Siemel, Sasha, 1950-1953

Box 164 of 289

Folder 4 Snow, Homer F. (Hermosa Beach, California), 1950-1951

Box 164 of 289

Folder 5 Steinbeck, J. W. (Concord, California, mandarin ducks), 1950, 1958

Box 164 of 289

Folder 6 Tarpon Zoo (Tarpon Springs, Florida), 1954-1959

Box 164 of 289

Folder 7 Thiele, John H., Jr. (Hawthorne, New York), 1947-1950

Box 164 of 289

Folder 8 Thayer, Mary V. R., "Molly," 1951-1955

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Folders 9-10 Thomas, C. E., 1938-1942

Box 164 of 289

Folder 11 Traub, Robert, 1949-1960

Box 164 of 289

Folders 12-14 Trefflich Bird and Animal Company, Inc., 1941-1965

Box 164 of 289

Folder 15 Tropical Hobbyland, J. Jay Segal, 1946-1953

Box 164 of 289

Folder 16 Van Den Berghe, Louis, 1948-1955

Box 164 of 289

Folder 17 Van Den Brink, J. J. (Amsterdam, Holland), 1958-1962

Box 164 of 289

Folder 18 Van Der Bejl, A. M. (Brooklyn, New York), 1954-1961

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Box 165

Folder 1 Van Dijk, C., and Zonen (Tilburg, Netherlands), 1947-1952, 1961

Box 165 of 289

Folder 2 Virginia Reptile and Tropical Bird Farm, 1952-1955

Box 165 of 289

Folder 3 Richmond, Virginia (elk), 1956-1958

Box 165 of 289

Folder 4 Von Sneidern, Kjell (Popayan, Colombia), 1954-1956

Box 165 of 289

Folder 5 Vonderheid, Henry (Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania), 1956-1960

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Folder 6 Wheeler, Ralph E., 1948-1952

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Folder 7 Wild Cargo, Ralph Curtis, 1962

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Folder 8 Wildheim Game Farm (Roanoke, Virginia), J. J. Bower, 1949-1959

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Folder 9 Eric Worrel and Company, 1948-1953

Box 165 of 289

Folder 10 Young Engineering Company, Irvin L. Young, 1951

Box 165 of 289

Folder 11 Zeehandelaar, F. J. (New Rochelle, New York), 1957-1960

Box 165 of 289

Folder 12 Zetek, James (Balboa, Canal Zone), 1947

Box 165 of 289

Animals Acquired, Deposits Through Purchases

Folder 13 Deposits, Mrs. Kitts (Rhesus monkey), 1961-1963

Box 165 of 289

Folder 14 Deposits, Theodore Ruhoff (parakeets), 1959

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Folders 15-19 Miscellaneous exchanges, 1930-April 1932

Box 165 of 289

Box 166

Folders 1-5 Miscellaneous exchanges, May 1932-1946

Box 166 of 289

Folder 6 Gift returned to Mrs. Wochowiak (monkey), 1961

Box 166 of 289

Folders 7-9 Gifts, 1930-1932

Box 166 of 289

Box 167

Gifts, 1933-1945

Box 167 of 289

Box 168

Gifts, 1946-1956

Box 168 of 289

Box 169

Folders 1-2 Gifts from government departments, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1940-1950, 1954-1959

Box 169 of 289

Folders 3-5 Prospective collectors, 1947-1965

Box 169 of 289

Folders 6-8 Purchases, 1929-1932

Box 169 of 289

Box 170

Folder 1 Purchases, 1933

Box 170 of 289

Folders 2-3 Miscellaneous purchases, 1938-1947

Box 170 of 289

Animals Acquired From Various Zoos

Folder 4 Antwerp Zoo (Belgium), Walter Van Den Bergh, director, 1948-1951

Box 170 of 289

Folder 5 Australian zoos, (miscellaneous), 1942-1951

Box 170 of 289

Folder 6 Baltimore Zoo, 1941-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 7 Basel Zoologischer Garten (Basel, Switzerland), E. M. Lang, director, 1948-1952

Box 170 of 289

Folder 8 Berlin Zoological Garden, Heinz-Georg Klos, 1953-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 9 Birmingham Zoo, Tom M. Briskey, director, 1957-1958

Box 170 of 289

Folder 10 Birthday Park Zoo (Knoxville, Tennessee), 1949-1951

Box 170 of 289

Folder 11 Brookfield Zoo (Chicago, Illinois), 1953-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 12 Buffalo Zoological Gardens, 1943-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 13 Calgary Zoological Society, Tom Baines, director, 1951-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 14 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Don G. Davis, director, 1953, 1957-1960

Box 170 of 289

Folder 15 Cincinnati Zoological Society, J. F. Heusser, director, 1947, 1957-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folders 16-17 Cleveland Zoological Park, 1947-1959

Box 170 of 289

Folder 18 Columbus Zoo (Powell, Ohio), 1951-1959

Box 170 of 289

Box 171

Folder 1 Concepcion Zoological Gardens (Concepcion, Chile), Carlos Junge, 1940-1953

Box 171 of 289

Folder 2 Concepcion, Chile (University of Concepcion), undated

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Folder 3 Copenhagen, Denmark (Zoologisk Have), 1948-1952

Box 171 of 289

Folder 4 Crandon Zoological Park (Miami, Florida), Robert H. Mattlin, director, 1952-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 5 Dallas Zoological Park, Pierre A. Fontaine, director, 1952-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 6 Detroit Zoological Gardens, 1946-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 7 Dublin, Ireland (Royal Zoological Society), 1947-1950

Box 171 of 289

Folder 8 Forth Worth Zoo, 1952-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 9 France (National Museum of Natural History, Paris), A. Urbain, 1947-1950

Box 171 of 289

Folder 10 Frankfurt Zoological Park (Frankfurt-Am Main, Germany), Bernard Grymek, director, 1952

Box 171 of 289

Folder 11 Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, Massachusetts), 1941-1961

Box 171 of 289

Folders 12-13 Foreign zoos, miscellaneous, 1950-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 14 Fresno Zoological Society, 1949-1953

Box 171 of 289

Folder 15 German zoos, 1948-1951

Box 171 of 289

Folder 16 Griffith Park Zoo (Los Angeles, California), 1953-1959

Box 171 of 289

Folder 17 The Hague Zoo (Holland), Peter Louwman, 1951-1952

Box 171 of 289

Folder 18 The Hague Zoo (Holland), Leo G. A. Hoevers, 1958-1963

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Box 172

Folder 1 Hill City Zoo (Rapid City, South Dakota), Hal D. Wheaton, 1947-1954

Box 172 of 289

Folder 2 Hogle Zoological Garden (Salt Lake City, Utah), Robert H. Mattlin, director, 1948-1954

Box 172 of 289

Folder 3 Honolulu Zoo, 1951-1952

Box 172 of 289

Folder 4 Houston Zoological Gardens, John E. Werler, curator, 1954-1959

Box 172 of 289

Folder 5 Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, Illinois), Marlin Perkins, director, 1940-1959

Box 172 of 289

Folder 6 London, England (Whipsnade Park), E. H. Tong, director, 1952

Box 172 of 289

Folders 7-8 London, England (Zoological Society of London), Regents Park, L. H. Matthews, director, 1938-1952

Box 172 of 289

Folder 9 Memphis, Tennessee, 1956-1959

Box 172 of 289

Folders 10-11 Miscellaneous zoos, United States, 1940-1944, 1949-1959

Box 172 of 289

Folders 12-13 New York Zoological Park (Bronx, New York), 1944-1952

Box 172 of 289

Folders 14-15 New York Zoological Park, John Tee-Van, director, 1952-1956

Box 172 of 289

Box 173

Folders 1-2 New York Zoological Park, John Tee-Van, director, 1957-1965

Box 173 of 289

Folder 3 Norfolk Zoo, 1953-1959

Box 173 of 289

Folder 4 Philadelphia Zoological Park, 1929-1952

Box 173 of 289

Folders 5-6 Philadelphia Zoological Park, Freeman M. Shelly, director, 1953-1959

Box 173 of 289

Folder 7 Pittsburgh Zoo, 1940-1957

Box 173 of 289

Folder 8 Portland Zoo, Jack L. Marks, 1943-1959

Box 173 of 289

Folder 9 Rome Zoological Gardens (Rome, Italy), A. Crudi, 1949-1952

Box 173 of 289

Folder 10 Rotterdam Zoological Gardens (Rotterdam, Holland), F. J. Appleman, director, 1948-1950

Box 173 of 289

Folder 11 St. Louis Zoo, 1930-1959

Box 173 of 289

Folder 12 San Antonio Zoological Park, 1942-1959

Box 173 of 289

Box 174

Folders 1-3 San Diego Zoological Park, 1940-1954

Box 174 of 289

Folders 4-5 San Diego Zoological Park, Charles R. Schroeder, director, 1954-1959

Box 174 of 289

Folder 6 San Francisco Zoological Park, 1942-1944, 1949-1959

Box 174 of 289

Folder 7 Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, 1956, 1959

Box 174 of 289

Folder 8 Scotland, The Royal Zoological Society, 1944-1946, 1951

Box 174 of 289

Folder 9 Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island, New York), 1943, 1949-1950

Box 174 of 289

Folder 10 Swope Park Zoological Gardens (Kansas City, Missouri), William Curry, 1954-1959

Box 174 of 289

Folder 11 Taronga Zoological Park (Sydney, Australia), 1945-1952

Box 174 of 289

Folder 12 Tokyo Zoo (Tokyo, Japan), Tadamichi Koga, director, 1947-1952

Box 174 of 289

Folder 13 Toledo Zoo, 1954-1959

Box 174 of 289

Folder 14 Trinidad, Emperor Valley Zoo, 1954-1958

Box 174 of 289

Folder 15 Tulsa Zoo, Hugh S. Davis, 1950

Box 174 of 289

Folder 16 Washington Park Zoological Garden (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 1952-1959

Box 174 of 289

Animals Desired Through Animals Removed

Folder 17 Animals desired by the National Zoological Park, 1939-1944

Box 174 of 289

Box 175

Folders 1-6 Animals desired by the National Zoological Park, 1945-1958

Box 175 of 289

Folders 7-11 Animals desired by others, 1940-1947

Box 175 of 289

Box 176

Folders 1-8 Animals desired by others, 1948-1965

Box 176 of 289

Folder 9 Animals desired, lists of surplus and wants by the NZP, 1962-1965

Box 176 of 289

Folders 10-13 Animals offered and desired, 1940-1948

Box 176 of 289

Box 177

Folders 1-6 Animals offered and desired, 1949-1961

Box 177 of 289

Folders 7-9 Animals offered, but not desired, 1930-1931

Box 177 of 289

Box 178

Animals offered, but not desired, 1932-1948

Box 178 of 289

Box 179

Folders 1-3 Animals offered, but not desired, 1949-1951

Box 179 of 289

Folder 4 Animals removed and autopsies performed, 1962-1963

Box 179 of 289

Folders 5-9 Animals removed, dead specimens transferred to the United States National Museum, 1937-1953

Box 179 of 289

Folder 10 Animals removed, disposal of dead specimens not sent to researchers, 1951-1956

Box 179 of 289

Administrative Records

Folder 11 Accident reports, vehicles, 1952-1960

Box 179 of 289

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.

Box 179 of 289

Folder 13 Agricultural quarantine conference, October 27, 1959

Box 179 of 289

Box 180

Folder 1 Animal births in the National Zoological Park, reports on, 1955-1959

Box 180 of 289

Animal Food: Bids, Contracts, and Purchases

Folders 2-12 Animal feed and rations, 1958-1962

Box 180 of 289

Box 181

Folders 1-6 Animal feed and rations, 1963-1965

Box 181 of 289

Folders 7-10 Animal feed through diet A, 1958-1961

Box 181 of 289

Box 182

Folders 1-3 Animal feed through diet A, 1962-1964

Box 182 of 289

Folders 4-5 Bread, 1939-1957

Box 182 of 289

Folder 6 Egg contract, C. W. Bishop, 1962

Box 182 of 289

Folder 7 Feed, 1957-1960

Box 182 of 289

Folders 8-10 Fish, 1957-1961

Box 182 of 289

Box 183

Folders 1-2 Fish, 1962-1964

Box 183 of 289

Folder 3 Butter and trout fish, 1964-1966

Box 183 of 289

Folders 4-7 Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1941-1946

Box 183 of 289

Box 184

Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1947-1960

Box 184 of 289

Box 185

Horsemeat and horsemeat products, 1961-1966

Box 185 of 289

Box 186

Folder 1 Milk, 1949-1957

Box 186 of 289

Folders 2-6 Animal price lists, 1938-1942

Box 186 of 289

Box 187

Folders 1-2 Animal price lists, 1943-1944

Box 187 of 289

Folders 3-7 Annual reports, 1937-1944. Contains memoranda and lists of animals in the NZP.

Box 187 of 289

Box 188

Folders 1-6 Annual reports, 1945-1962. Contains memoranda and lists of animals in the NZP.

Box 188 of 289

Folder 7 Annual reports to the District of Columbia, 1957-1959

Box 188 of 289

Folder 8 Anti-venin serum, August 13, 1964

Box 188 of 289

Folder 9 Archives, 1935-1944

Box 188 of 289

Folder 10 Arizona Game and Fish Department, 1959

Box 188 of 289

Folder 11 Oren Arnold, "Sleepy Gun," Reader's Digest, 1959. Contains a few passages pertaining to the NZP.

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Folder 12 Automobile and truck information, 1946-1962

Box 188 of 289

Folder 13 Blasting at the NZP, 1960

Box 188 of 289

Folder 14 Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution. National Zoological Park reports to the Board, 1937-1959.

Box 188 of 289

Box 189

Folders 1-4 Leonard Carmichael. Letters for Carmichael's signature, 1957-1964.

Box 189 of 289

Folder 5 Letters of commendation and complaint, 1939-1952

Box 189 of 289

Folders 6-7 Letters of commendation, 1953-1962

Box 189 of 289

Folders 8-10 Letters of complaint, 1939-1955

Box 189 of 289

Box 190

Folders 1-2 Letters of complaint, 1956-1965

Box 190 of 289

Folder 3 Congress. Bill HR 2126. Importation of wild ruminants, 1958-1959.

Box 190 of 289

Folder 4 Congressional surveys and other surveys and inquiries, 1942-1945

Box 190 of 289

Folders 5-6 Construction of new zoos, 1939-1959

Box 190 of 289

Folder 7 Construction. Proposed post-war planning, 1942-1943.

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Folder 8 Correspondence to be filed, 1964

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Box 191

Folder 1 Defense, civilian and national, 1941-1948

Box 191 of 289

Folder 2 Defense, National Zoological Park, 1941-1944

Box 191 of 289

Folder 3 Department heads, weekly meetings, 1960-1962

Box 191 of 289

Folder 4 Drug information, 1953-1963

Box 191 of 289

Folder 5 Easter Monday, 1957-1962

Box 191 of 289

Folder 6 Educational activities of the NZP, 1951-1956

Box 191 of 289

Equipment and Materials Bids, Contracts, Information, and Specifications

Folder 7 Air compressor, 1957

Box 191 of 289

Folder 8 Arc welding machine and torches, AC/DC, 1959-1960

Box 191 of 289

Folder 9 Brush clipper, 1963

Box 191 of 289

Folder 10 Gunite machine, 1961

Box 191 of 289

Box 192

Folder 1 Hand box and pan brake machine, March 14, 1960

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Folder 2 Industrial power sweeper, 1958

Box 192 of 289

Folder 3 Ingersoll Rand Company, 1957

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Folder 4 Lift gate, 1961

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Folders 5-8 Open market purchases, 1940-1946

Box 192 of 289

Box 193

Folders 1-2 Open market purchases, 1947-1950

Box 193 of 289

Folder 3 Power mower for grass cutting, 1958

Box 193 of 289

Folders 4-5 Power sweeper, 1963

Box 193 of 289

Folder 6 Single surface planer, 1956

Box 193 of 289

Folder 7 Steam line fittings, valves, and tubing, 1957

Box 193 of 289

Folder 8 Traverse-type cutting saw, 1960

Box 193 of 289

Folder 9 Equipment requested, 1958, 1961

Box 193 of 289

General Administration

Folder 10 Expeditions, Antarctic Expedition, 1939

Box 193 of 289

Box 194

Folders 1-2 Expeditions, Antarctic Expedition, 1940-1948

Box 194 of 289

Folder 3 Expeditions, Argentine Expedition, 1938-1939

Box 194 of 289

Folder 4 Expeditions, Firestone-Smithsonian Expedition, 1940-1943

Box 194 of 289

Folder 5 Expeditions, Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition, 1926

Box 194 of 289

Box 195

Folder 1 Expeditions, Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition, 1926-1935

Box 195 of 289

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.

Box 195 of 289

Folder 3 Films, 1948-1952

Box 195 of 289

Folder 4 Pending orders on animals, 1959-1962

Box 195 of 289

Folder 5 Guide, 1939-1962, 1966

Box 195 of 289

Folder 6 Guide to the Reptile House. Forty-second annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, June 14-17, 1962.

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Folder 7 Inspection of boilers, 1937-1959

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Folder 8 International conference, veterinary proceedings, 1956

Box 195 of 289

Folder 9 Bird inventory, July 1, 1959

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Folder 10 Mammal inventory, April 1962

Box 195 of 289

Folder 11 Mammals, birds, and reptiles inventory, June 30, 1961

Box 195 of 289

Folder 12 Property inventory, 1963

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Folder 13 Keeper's injury, 1961

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Folder 14 Loans to or from NZP personnel, miscellaneous, 1938-1941

Box 195 of 289

Folder 15 National Zoological Park maps, 1910, 1914, 1954

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Folder 16 Mail statistics, 1941-1955

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Folder 17 General memorandum at the NZP, 1966

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Box 195A

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"Master Development Plan for the NZP," 1961. Written by Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall. Oversize.

Box 195 of 289

Box 196

Folders 1-5 Office memoranda concerning the National Zoological Park, 1938-1961

Box 196 of 289

Folders 6-7 Theodore H. Reed's office memoranda to staff at the National Zoological Park, 1955-1961

Box 196 of 289

Folders 8-9 Theodore H. Reed's office memoranda to staff at the Smithsonian Institution, 1955-1959

Box 196 of 289

Box 197

Folders 1-2 Office Memoranda, Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962

Box 197 of 289

Folders 3-5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1938-1945

Box 197 of 289

Folder 6 Mobile communications system, 1961

Box 197 of 289

Folders 7-8 Newspaper clippings, 1949-1964

Box 197 of 289

Box 198

Folder 1 Office of the chief coordinator, 1927-1933

Box 198 of 289

Folders 2-4 Orders, executive. National Zoological Park and its departments, 1929-1945.

Box 198 of 289

Folder 5 Palmer Chemical and Equipment Company, 1957-1959. Contains correspondence regarding the Cap-Chur Gun.

Box 198 of 289

Folders 6-10 Periodicals and publications, 1940-1961

Box 198 of 289

Box 199

Folder 1 Periodicals and publications, 1962-1965

Box 199 of 289

Folder 2 Permits, miscellaneous, 1938-1957

Box 199 of 289

Folder 3 Photography, 1951-1965. Requests by the NZP for prints taken at the NZP and requests to the NZP for photographs.

Box 199 of 289

Folders 4-8 Photography, 1950-1959. Includes requests for NZP photographs.

Box 199 of 289

Police

Folders 9-16 Daily report of the Captain of Police, July 1942-February 1943

Box 199 of 289

Box 200

Daily report of the Captain of Police, March 1943-September 1944

Box 200 of 289

Box 201

Daily report of the Captain of Police, October 1944-July 1946

Box 201 of 289

Box 202

Daily report of the Captain of police, August 1946-June 1948

Box 202 of 289

Box 203

Daily report of the Captain of Police, July 1948-April 1950

Box 203 of 289

Box 204

Folders 1-14 Daily report of the Captain of Police, May 1950-June 1951

Box 204 of 289

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.

Box 204 of 289

Box 205

Folders 1-13 Sergeant of the Watch, daybooks, 1939-1951

Box 205 of 289

Box 206

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.

Box 206 of 289

Box 207

Folders 1-11 Police records, bound volumes, 1949-1957

Box 207 of 289

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.

Box 207 of 289

Box 208

Folder 1 Police reports, volume 3, 1953-1961

Box 208 of 289

Folders 2-3 Accident reports, 1957-1958, 1960

Box 208 of 289

Folder 4 Complaints, 1955-1961

Box 208 of 289

Folder 5 Injuries and complaints, 1960-1964

Box 208 of 289

Folders 6-8 Personal injury reports, 1949-1960

Box 208 of 289

Box 209

Folders 1-2 Personal injury reports, 1961

Box 209 of 289

Folder 3 School children's violations and juvenile arrests, 1959-1960

Box 209 of 289

Folders 4-6 School reports, 1951-1953. Folder contains information on the number of schools that visited NZP.

Box 209 of 289

Folder 7 Traffic violation notices and withdrawals, 1955-1959

Box 209 of 289

Box 210

Folders 1-2 Traffic violation notices and withdrawals, 1960-1961

Box 210 of 289

Folder 3 Police reports, 1950-1958. Also contains court disposition slips, 1956-1959.

Box 210 of 289

Folder 4 Police department reports, 1962. Pertains to the NZP animal department.

Box 210 of 289

Folders 5-6 Repairs needed, 1957-1958

Box 210 of 289

Box 211

Folders 1-3 Repairs needed, 1959-1962

Box 211 of 289

Folder 4 Uniforms, 1940. Contains regulations for bidders.

Box 211 of 289

Folder 5 Manual for the National Zoological Park Police, 1953

Box 211 of 289

Folder 6 Police commission correspondence, 1942-1944, 1951-1953

Box 211 of 289

General Administration

Folder 7 Price lists and catalogs, 1953, 1958-1959

Box 211 of 289

Folder 8 Psitticosis, 1941-1954

Box 211 of 289

Folder 9 Publicity, 1942-1965

Box 211 of 289

Box 212

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.

Box 212 of 289

Folder 3 Publicity. Contains copies of newspaper clippings and magazine articles on the National Zoological Park, circa 1936-1942.

Box 212 of 289

Folder 4 Public relations, 1957-1963

Box 212 of 289

Folders 5-6 Questionnaires, 1957-1958, 1961. Contains responses to a questionnaire mailed out to foreign and United States zoological parks regarding their operations.

Box 212 of 289

Folder 7 Rabies, 1950-1955

Box 212 of 289

Box 213

Folder 1 Radio broadcasts, 1940-1961

Box 213 of 289

Folder 2 Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1959

Box 213 of 289

Folder 3 Restaurant rent, 1937-1959

Box 213 of 289

Folder 4 Revolvers, .38 caliber, 1964

Box 213 of 289

Folder 5 Safety recommendations, 1954, 1958

Box 213 of 289

Folder 6 Safety regulations for the animal department, 1959

Box 213 of 289

Folder 7 Scale collections, 1939-1955

Box 213 of 289

Folder 8 Schoolboy patrol, 1962

Box 213 of 289

Folder 9 The Squibb Institute, 1956-1957

Box 213 of 289

Folder 10 Shop schedules, 1962

Box 213 of 289

Folder 11 Staff supervisors' meetings, 1957

Box 213 of 289

Box 214

Folder 1 United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 1951-1953

Box 214 of 289

Folder 2 Weekly supervisors' meetings, 1960-1962

Box 214 of 289

Folder 3 Supervisory training program, 1962

Box 214 of 289

Folder 4 Television, 1947-1963

Box 214 of 289

Folder 5 W. F. Widman and Vorous, "Hatching and rearing Kookaburras in the National Zoological Park," June, 1961

Box 214 of 289

Folder 6 Work of Zoo, 1950, 1954

Box 214 of 289

Folder 7 NZP statistics and vital information, 1941-1958

Box 214 of 289

Construction

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

Box 214 of 289

Folder 9 Bird house, information for bidders, 1927, 1935

Box 214 of 289

Box 215

Folder 1 Bird house, general requirements for bid on automatic steam control, 1936

Box 215 of 289

Folder 2 Bird house, new roof and steam line, 1932-1945, 1953

Box 215 of 289

Folders 3-4 Bird house, steam line, 1953-1954 Box 215 (cont'd)

Box 215 of 289

Folder 5 Cage floor material, 1932-1940

Box 215 of 289

Folders 6-7 Civil Works Administration, 1933

Box 215 of 289

Box 216

Civil Works Administration, 1933-1934

Box 216 of 289

Box 217

Folders 1-3 Civil Works Administration, 1934, 1938

Box 217 of 289

Folder 4 Civil Works Administration, local and state Civil Works Administration forms, 1934

Box 217 of 289

Folder 5 Civil Works Administration, labor and material costs for CWA projects, 1934

Box 217 of 289

Folder 6 Civil Works Administration, photographs of construction undertaken by CWA laborers, 1933-1934

Box 217 of 289

Folder 7 Civil Works Administration, daily reports, November 1933-March 1934

Box 217 of 289

Folder 8 Civil Works Administration, work sheets for completed CWA projects, 1933-1934

Box 217 of 289

Box 218

Folder 1 Eagle flight cage, 1930-1931, 1945

Box 218 of 289

Folder 2 Eagle flight cage, 1963

Box 218 of 289

Folder 3 Electric underground conduit, PEPCO, 1936-1940

Box 218 of 289

Folders 4-7 Emergency Relief Administration, 1934-1938

Box 218 of 289

Folder 8 Emergency Relief Administration, daily reports, April-May 1934

Box 218 of 289

Folder 9 Fire prevention facilities, 1930-1947

Box 218 of 289

Box 219

Folder 1 Great flight cage, 1945-1946

Box 219 of 289

Folders 2-5 Incinerator, 1938-1952

Box 219 of 289

Folder 6 Insulation, 1935-1936

Box 219 of 289

Box 220

Folder 1 Lion house, structural steel, 1933-1943

Box 220 of 289

Folder 2 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, blueprints and drawings, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 3 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, contracts and modifications, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 4 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, inspection tests, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 5 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, mechanical equipment, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 6 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, miscellaneous reports, correspondence, and blueprints, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 7 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, photographs, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 8 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, rein forcing steel approved, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Folder 9 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, daily reports, 1936

Box 220 of 289

Box 221

Folder 1 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, weekly and monthly reports, 1936

Box 221 of 289

Folder 2 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, United States Labor Department reports, 1936

Box 221 of 289

Folders 3-4 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, correspondence regarding samples of materials, 1936-1937

Box 221 of 289

Folder 5 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, specifications for, 1936

Box 221 of 289

Folder 6 Machine and carpenter shop and garage, vouchers, 1936

Box 221 of 289

Folder 7 Mechanical shops, 1918, 1931-1936, 1948

Box 221 of 289

Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1932-1950

Box 221 of 289

Folder 9 Miscellaneous repairs, 1930-1955

Box 221 of 289

Folder 10 Miscellaneous reports and correspondence mostly regarding the Bird House, small mammal building, and Pachyderm House, 1936-1937

Box 221 of 289

Box 222

Folder 1 Pachyderm House, 1935-1942

Box 222 of 289

Folder 2 Pachyderm House, concrete and cement, 1936

Box 222 of 289

Folders 3-4 Pachyderm House, contract and modifications, 1936-1937

Box 222 of 289

Folder 5 Pachyderm House, delays and extensions, 1936-1937

Box 222 of 289

Folder 6 Pachyderm House, drawings, 1936

Box 222 of 289

Folder 7 Pachyderm House, floors, 1936

Box 222 of 289

Folder 8 Pachyderm House, identification samples, 1936-1937

Box 222 of 289

Folder 9 Pachyderm House, independent contracts, 1936-1937

Box 222 of 289

Folder 10 Pachyderm House, information for bidders, circa 1935

Box 222 of 289

Folder 11 Pachyderm House, matters pending, 1936-1937

Box 222 of 289

Box 223

Folder 1 Pachyderm House, mechanical equipment, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Folder 2 Pachyderm House, miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Folder 3 Pachyderm House, ornamental metal, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Folder 4 Pachyderm House, payroll letters, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Folders 5-10 Pachyderm House, daily reports, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Folder 11 Pachyderm House, progress and weekly reports, 1936-1937

Box 223 of 289

Box 224

Folder 1 Pachyderm House, Department of Labor reports, 1936-1937

Box 224 of 289

Folder 2 Pachyderm House, reports, inspections, and tests, 1936-1937

Box 224 of 289

Folder 3 Pachyderm House, reinforced and structural steel, 1936

Box 224 of 289

Folder 4 Pachyderm House, reinforced steel approvals, 1936-1937

Box 224 of 289

Folder 5 Pachyderm House, repairs, 1950-1951. Contains blueprints.

Box 224 of 289

Folder 6 Pachyderm House, samples, 1936-1937

Box 224 of 289

Folder 7 Pachyderm House, stone, brick and tile, 1936

Box 224 of 289

Folder 8 Pachyderm House, vouchers, 1936-1937

Box 224 of 289

Folder 9 Air conditioning the penguin cage, 1956

Box 224 of 289

Box 225

Folder 1 Public Works Administration, allotment, 1935-1938

Box 225 of 289

Folder 2 Public Works Administration, artists on PWA assignments, 1933-1934. Consists of one bound time book.

Box 225 of 289

Folder 3 Reptile Building, 1930-1938. Contains drawings and blueprints.

Box 225 of 289

Folder 4 Reptile Building, basement and cold storage rooms, 1931. Contains blueprints.

Box 225 of 289

Folder 5 Reptile Building, basement refrigerator room, 1950-1951

Box 225 of 289

Folder 6 Reptile Building, conversion of electric service, 1946-1948

Box 225 of 289

Folder 7 Reptile Building, heat control, 1952

Box 225 of 289

Box 226

Folder 1 Reptile Building, specifications for the construction of the building, 1929-1930

Box 226 of 289

Folder 2 Restaurant, changes made to the design, building, and contract, 1940

Box 226 of 289

Folders 3-6 Restaurant, blueprints, 1940

Box 226 of 289

Box 227

Folders 1-3 Restaurant, blueprints, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 4 Restaurant, contracts, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 5 Restaurant, delays, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 6 Restaurant, shop drawings, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 7 Restaurant, hardware, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 8 Restaurant, mechanical equipment, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 9 Restaurant, miscellaneous correspondence, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 10 Restaurant, minor modifications, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 11 Restaurant, painting, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 12 Restaurant, payroll letters, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Folder 13 Restaurant, progress photographs of the building, 1940

Box 227 of 289

Box 228

Folder 1 Restaurant, progress report and financial records, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 2 Restaurant, reinforcement inspection and approval, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folders 3-4 Restaurant, progress reports, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 5 Restaurant, specification listings, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 6 Restaurant, specifications for restaurant construction plans, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 7 Restaurant, stonework, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 8 Restaurant, vouchers, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 9 Restaurant, wood finish, 1940

Box 228 of 289

Folder 10 Restroom building, 1953-1957

Box 228 of 289

Box 229

Folder 1 Restroom building, specifications, 1953-1957. Contains drawings.

Box 229 of 289

Folder 2 Roof replacement, capital outlay, FY 1960

Box 229 of 289

Folder 3 Small Mammal House data on moonlight effect, 1937

Box 229 of 289

Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, 1930-1947

Box 229 of 289

Folder 5 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, air conditioning, 1948

Box 229 of 289

Folder 6 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, blueprints

Box 229 of 289

Folder 7 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, concrete and cement, 1936-1937

Box 229 of 289

Folder 8 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, contracts and modification, 1936-1937

Box 229 of 289

Box 230

Folder 1 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, delays and extensions, 1936-1937

Box 230 of 289

Folder 2 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, drawings and inspection, 1936-1937

Box 230 of 289

Folder 3 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, general requirements for, 1936

Box 230 of 289

Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, heating and ventilating system, 1952

Box 230 of 289

Folder 5 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, mechanical equipment, 1936-1937

Box 230 of 289

Folder 6 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1937

Box 230 of 289

Folder 7 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, ornamental metal, 1936-1937

Box 230 of 289

Folder 8 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, photo graphs, 1936-1938

Box 230 of 289

Folder 9 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, daily reports, 1936

Box 230 of 289

Box 231

Folder 1 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, progress reports, and reinforcing steel approvals, 1936-1937

Box 231 of 289

Folder 2 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, labor reports, 1936-1937

Box 231 of 289

Folder 3 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, specifications, 1936

Box 231 of 289

Folder 4 Small Mammals and Great Apes Building, vouchers, 1936-1937

Box 231 of 289

Folder 5 Steam control, Bateman and Son, contractor, 1936-1937

Box 231 of 289

Folders 6-7 Steam line, 1954

Box 231 of 289

Box 232

Folder 1 Steam line, 1954

Box 232 of 289

Folder 2 Steam line, contracts and blueprints, 1952-1955

Box 232 of 289

Folder 3 Water mains, Engineering Department, District of Columbia, 1947-1951

Box 232 of 289

Folder 4 Wire, 1937-1940

Box 232 of 289

Folder 5 Work Projects Administration, job order forms, 1938

Box 232 of 289

Folders 6-7 Work Projects Administration and Works Progress Administration, projects, 1934-1935

Box 232 of 289

Box 233

Folders 1-3 Work Projects Administration and Works Progress Administration, projects, 1936-1940

Box 233 of 289

Folder 4 Work Projects Administration, proposed projects, 1939-1941

Box 233 of 289

Budget

Folder 5 Animal fund, 31 A, 1956-1961

Box 233 of 289

Folders 6-7 Estimates for fiscal year 1937, 1935-1936

Box 233 of 289

Folder 8 Estimates for fiscal year 1938, 1935-1938

Box 233 of 289

Box 234

Folder 1 Estimates for fiscal year 1938, 1935-1938

Box 234 of 289

Folders 2-3 Estimates for fiscal year 1939, 1937-1939

Box 234 of 289

Folders 4-5 Estimates for fiscal year 1940, 1938-1939

Box 234 of 289

Folder 6 Estimates for fiscal year 1941, 1939-1940

Box 234 of 289

Box 235

Folders 1-7 Estimates for fiscal years 1941-1944, 1941-1943

Box 235 of 289

Box 236

Folders 1-2 Estimates for fiscal year 1945 and plan of operations, 1944

Box 236 of 289

Folders 3-5 Estimates for fiscal year 1946

Box 236 of 289

Folder 6 Report made in 1949

Box 236 of 289

Folder 7 Estimates for fiscal year 1958

Box 236 of 289

Box 237

Folder 1 Estimates for fiscal year 1960

Box 237 of 289

Folder 2 Pending estimates for fiscal year 1960

Box 237 of 289

Folders 3-5 Reports and budget sent to the District of Columbia, 1960-1962

Box 237 of 289

Folder 6 Smithsonian animal fund, 1930-1950

Box 237 of 289

Folder 7 Smithsonian animal fund, FY 1960

Box 237 of 289

Folder 8 Grounds department budget, FY 1961

Box 237 of 289

Folder 9 Monthly expenditure report, 1957-1959

Box 237 of 289

Personnel

Folder 10 Allocations of positions, 1931-1938

Box 237 of 289

Folder 11 Appeals of employees, 1950-1956

Box 237 of 289

Box 238

Folder 1 Applications, animal department, 1953-1959

Box 238 of 289

Folder 2 Applications, mechanical department, 1958-1961

Box 238 of 289

Folder 3 Applications, veterinarian positions, 1954-1959

Box 238 of 289

Folders 4-5 Applications, temporary intermittent, 1952-1962

Box 238 of 289

Folders 6-7 Pending personnel appointments, 1943-1947. Arranged alphabetically. Includes information on animal keepers, laborers, firemen, and policemen.

Box 238 of 289

Box 239

Folders 1-2 Pending personnel appointments, 1943-1947

Box 239 of 289

Folders 3-10 Civil Service correspondence, 1934-June 1944

Box 239 of 289

Box 240

Folders 1-8 Civil Service correspondence, July 1944-1951

Box 240 of 289

Folder 9 Civil Service job descriptions, bulletins, 1942-1943

Box 240 of 289

Folders 10-12 Civil Service register reports, 1940-1948

Box 240 of 289

Box 241

Folders 1-3 Civil Service register reports, 1949-1954

Box 241 of 289

Folders 4-11 Efficiency ratings, 1924, 1934-1945

Box 241 of 289

Box 242

Folders 1-4 General correspondence, 1935-1947, 1956-1962

Box 242 of 289

Folder 5 Home addresses arranged by department, no date

Box 242 of 289

Folders 6-7 Keeper aid, 1944-1946

Box 242 of 289

Folder 8 Requests for leave records of NZP employees formerly working for other government agencies, 1940-1942

Box 242 of 289

Folders 9-11 Memos requesting overtime for NZP employees, 1958-1961

Box 242 of 289

Folders 12-13 Requests for positions, 1940-1941

Box 242 of 289

Box 243

Folders 1-5 Requests for positions, 1942-1956

Box 243 of 289

Folder 6 Automatic promotions and other legislative increases, 1941-1945

Box 243 of 289

Folder 7 Position descriptions of staff members working for the animal department, NZP, written for the Wage Board Commission, 1957-1960

Box 243 of 289

Folder 8 Retirement, 1929-1944

Box 243 of 289

Folders 9-13 Temporary employees, 1930-1942

Box 243 of 289

Box 244

Folders 1-4 Temporary employees, 1943-1949

Box 244 of 289

Folders 5-8 Temporary employees, males, intermittent, 1949-1952

Box 244 of 289

Box 245

Folders 1-4 Temporary employees, male, intermittent, 1952-1955

Box 245 of 289

Folder 5 Temporary employees, female, intermittent, 1948-1954

Box 245 of 289

Folder 6 Unacceptables and unavailables, 1955-1961

Box 245 of 289

Box 246

Folder 1 Veterinarian examination, 1939-1942

Box 246 of 289

Folder 2 Mostly regarding wage schedule, 1957-1962

Box 246 of 289

Miscellaneous

Folder 3 Blood donors, 1944-1945, 1956-1959

Box 246 of 289

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.

Box 246 of 289

Folder 6 Bulletin board data, 1952-1957. A random sample of the material was kept.

Box 246 of 289

Folder 7 Children's letters, 1947-1956

Box 246 of 289

Folder 8 Community Chest, 1941-1950

Box 246 of 289

Folder 9 Credit Union, 1940-1955, 1961

Box 246 of 289

Folders 10-11 Ephemeral correspondence, January-August 1941

Box 246 of 289

Box 247

Ephemeral Correspondence, September 1941-August 1945

Box 247 of 289

Box 248

Ephemeral correspondence, September 1945-December 1952

Box 248 of 289

Box 249

Folders 1-5 Ephemeral correspondence, January 1953-1959

Box 249 of 289

Folder 6 Filing key, National Zoological Park, 1952-1953

Box 249 of 289

Folder 7 Freak letters, 1932-1959

Box 249 of 289

Folder 8 Gifts other than animals, 1937-1951

Box 249 of 289

Box 250

Folder 1 Information desired other than animals, 1952-1959

Box 250 of 289

Folder 2 Lost and found articles, 1956-1961

Box 250 of 289

Folder 3 New highway through the National Zoological Park, 1954

Box 250 of 289

Folder 4 Red Cross and first aid, 1944-1957

Box 250 of 289

Folder 5 Requests for concessions, 1947-1959

Box 250 of 289

Folders 6-7 Tiger Talk, 1964-1968

Box 250 of 289

Folder 8 The Torch, 1956-1960

Box 250 of 289

Folder 9 Things desired other than animals, 1950-1958, 1963

Box 250 of 289

Folder 10 Zoo's Who, numbers 1-57

Box 250 of 289

Correspondence

Folder 11 Malcolm Davis, 1956-1960

Box 250 of 289

Box 251

Folder 1 William M. Mann, American Institute of Park Executives, 1927-1941, 1953

Box 251 of 289

Folder 2 William M. Mann, American Institute of Park Executives, Chicago convention, 1933

Box 251 of 289

Folders 3-5 William M. Mann, American Society of Mammalogists, 1931-1932

Box 251 of 289

Folders 6-10 William M. Mann, ants, 1927-1933

Box 251 of 289

Box 252

Folders 1-4 William M. Mann, ants, 1934-1939

Box 252 of 289

Folder 5 William M. Mann, "Around the World for Animals," 1938. Contains correspondence regarding the article.

Box 252 of 289

Folder 6 William M. Mann, correspondence with Leslie Clarence Dunn, 1928-1931

Box 252 of 289

Folders 7-8 William M. Mann, great apes. Publications and photographs on this subject collected by Mann, 1938-1940.

Box 252 of 289

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.

Box 252 of 289

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.

Box 252 of 289

Folder 11 William M. Mann and Theodore H. Reed, National Geographic Society, 1952-1959

Box 252 of 289

Folders 12-13 William M. Mann, personal correspondence, 1937-March 1939

Box 252 of 289

Box 253

Folders 1-4 William M. Mann, personal correspondence, April 1939-1940

Box 253 of 289

Folder 5 William M. Mann, correspondence with Charles Wharton, 1947-1954

Box 253 of 289

Folder 6 Theodore H. Reed, birds, index to families, undated

Box 253 of 289

Folder 7 Theodore H. Reed, festival of the arts and music, 1958-1959

Box 253 of 289

Folder 8 Theodore H. Reed, fishers, Augusta, Maine, 1957-1959

Box 253 of 289

Folder 9 Theodore H. Reed, International Congress of Zoology conference, Washington, D. C., August 21-27, 1963

Box 253 of 289

Folder 10 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with Boonsong Lekagul, Bangkok, Thailand, 1959

Box 253 of 289

Folder 11 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with Fred A. Meyer, 1959

Box 253 of 289

Folder 12 Theodore H. Reed, information copy, purchase orders, 1963-1965

Box 253 of 289

Folder 13 Theodore H. Reed and Samuel W. Thompson, "Toxoplasmosis in a Swamp Wallaby," 1957,1957-1960.

Box 253 of 289

Folder 14 Theodore H. Reed, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service and miscellaneous letters, 1960

Box 253 of 289

Folder 15 Theodore H. Reed, correspondence with veterinarians, 1955-1956

Box 253 of 289

Folder 16 W. T. Roth, correspondence and memoranda, 1961-1962

Box 253 of 289

Box 254

Folder 1 W. T. Roth, correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1964

Box 254 of 289

Folders 2-5 Ernest P. Walker, Biological Society of Washington, 1930-1937

Box 254 of 289

Folder 6 Ernest P. Walker, correspondence with Emil E. Liers, 1941-1950

Box 254 of 289

Folder 7 Ernest P. Walker, correspondence with Erna Mohr, Hamburg, Germany, concerning wisents, 1950

Box 254 of 289

Folders 8-9 Ernest P. Walker, personal correspondence, 1927-1931

Box 254 of 289

Box 255

Folders 1-4 Ernest P. Walker, personal correspondence, 1932-1940

Box 255 of 289

Folder 5 James F. Wright, articles for publication, 1958-1959

Box 255 of 289

Folders 6-8 James F. Wright, general correspondence, 1957-1962

Box 255 of 289

Folder 9 James F. Wright, requests for reprints and aid regarding the immobilization of animals, 1959-1962

Box 255 of 289

Folder 10 James F. Wright, "Necrotic Stomatitis in American Elk," Veterinary Medicine, October 1958

Box 255 of 289

Folder 11 James F. Wright, "Treatment of Captive Wild Animals Using an Automatic Projectile Type Syringe," 1959, 1959-1961.

Box 255 of 289

Folder 12 James F. Wright and H. R. Seibold, "Estrogen Contamination of Pelleted Feed," 1958-1959

Box 255 of 289

Folder 13 James F. Wright, A. V. Vadona, and V. I. Gel'shtein, "Spontaneous Tumors in Lower Catarrhine Monkeys," 1956

Box 255 of 289

Series 15

DAILY 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.

Box 256

Animal Department reports, August 1904-December 1905 (17 folders)

Box 256 of 289

Box 257

Animal Department reports, January 1906-June 1907 (18 folders)

Box 257 of 289

Box 258

Animal Department reports, July 1907-February 1909 (20 folders)

Box 258 of 289

Box 259

Animal Department reports, March 1909-June 1910 (17 folders)

Box 259 of 289

Box 260

Animal Department reports, July 1910-December 1911 (18 folders)

Box 260 of 289

Box 261

Animal Department reports, January 1912-May 1913 (17 folders)

Box 261 of 289

Box 262

Animal Department reports, June 1913-September 1914 (16 folders)

Box 262 of 289

Box 263

Animal Department reports, October 1914-December 1915, January 1942-July 1942 (17 folders)

Box 263 of 289

Box 264

Animal Department reports, August 1942-December 1943 (17 folders)

Box 264 of 289

Box 265

Animal Department reports, January 1944-April 1945 (16 folders)

Box 265 of 289

Box 266

Animal Department reports, May 1945-August 1946 (16 folders)

Box 266 of 289

Box 267

Animal Department reports, September 1946-December 1947 (16 folders)

Box 267 of 289

Box 268

Animal Department reports, January 1948-April 1949 (16 folders)

Box 268 of 289

Box 269

Animal Department reports, May 1949-July 1950 (15 folders)

Box 269 of 289

Box 270

Animal Department reports, August 1950-May 1952 (22 folders)

Box 270 of 289

Box 271

Animal Department reports, June 1952-February 1954 (21 folders)

Box 271 of 289

Box 272

Animal Department reports, March 1954-January 1956 (23 folders)

Box 272 of 289

Box 273

Animal Department reports, February 1956-December 1957 (23 folders)

Box 273 of 289

Box 274

Animal Department reports, January 1958-July 1959 (19 folders)

Box 274 of 289

Box 275

Animal Department reports, August 1959-December 1960 (17 folders)

Box 275 of 289

Box 276

Animal Department reports, January 1961-June 1962 (18 folders)

Box 276 of 289

Box 277

Animal Department reports, July 1962-June 1964 (24 folders)

Box 277 of 289

Box 278

Animal Department reports, July 1964-June 1966 (24 folders)

Box 278 of 289

Series 16

TIME 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.

Box 279

Folders 1-2 Time roll, 1890-1892

Box 279 of 289

Series 17

PAYROLL AND TIME ROLL, 1891-1921, 1927-1932.

Arranged Chronologically.

Box 279

Folders 3-12 Payroll and time roll, 1891-1900

Box 279 of 289

Box 280

Payroll and time roll, 1901-1910 (10 folders)

Box 280 of 289

Box 281

Payroll and time roll, 1911-1921 (11 folders)

Box 281 of 289

Box 282

Payroll and time roll, 1927-1932 (11 folders)

Box 282 of 289

Series 18

REQUISITIONS AND ORDERS FOR PLANTING; REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS; AND SHOP REQUESTS, 1904-1966.

Box 283

Requisitions for planting, 1904-1942, and orders for planting, 1904-1927.

Box 283 of 289

Box 284

Orders for planting, 1928-1942, and shop requests, 1960-1966.

Box 284 of 289

Series 19

SCRAPBOOKS, 1887-1931.

Box 285

Scrapbooks, 1887-1900. Includes photographs taken from one newspaper article in the scrapbook.

Box 285 of 289

Box 286

Scrapbooks, 1888-1907.

Box 286 of 289

Box 287

Scrapbooks, 1900-1919.

Box 287 of 289

Box 288

Folder 1 Scrapbooks, 1917-1931.

Box 288 of 289

Series 20

MISCELLANEOUS, CIRCA 1890-CIRCA 1918 AND UNDATED.

Box 288

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.

Box 288 of 289

Series 21

NATIONAL 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.

Box 288

Folder 4 National Zoological Park Commission. Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1891.

Box 288 of 289

Box 289

Folder 1 National Zoological Park Commission. Meeting minutes, July 1890.

Box 289 of 289

Folder 2 Journal of the National Zoological Park Commission, 1889-1890

Box 289 of 289

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.

Box 289 of 289

Folder 4 National Zoological Park Commission. Expenditures, 1889-1890.

Box 289 of 289

Folder 5 National Zoological Park Commission. Samuel P. Langley's outgoing letterpress book, 1889-1890.

Box 289 of 289

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.

Box 289 of 289

Folder 7 National Zoological Park Commission. Real estate material maintained by William T. Hornaday. Folder is missing.

Box 289 of 289

Folder 8 National Zoological Park Commission. Real estate record book kept by William T. Hornaday, 1889.

Box 289 of 289

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