National Zoological Park, Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes, circa 1938-1980 and undated

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This collection consists of two motion pictures documenting the trips of William and Lucile Mann to Brazil, Argentina, and Guyana to collect animals for the National Zoological Park (NZP). Additional materials in the collection that were not cataloged include other motion pictures taken by veterinarians, keepers, directors, and other staff at the National Zoological Park (NZP) for research and documentation purposes. The motion pictures, along with footage shot for television news and other programs, were kept by the Office of Education as part of their mission to disseminate information to the public.

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  • Mammalia
  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Mammals
  • Birds


  • Argentina
  • Guyana
  • Brazil


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Accession #

SIA RU000395


1 VHS tape, 2 16mm film reels

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