Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 365
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Records, 1899-1988 and undated, with material from 1805
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Creator:||National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs|
|Dates:||1899-1988 and undated, with material from 1805|
|Quantity:||38.22 cu. ft. (39 document boxes) (1 half document box) (5 12x17 boxes) (23 16x20 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)|
|Collection:||Record Unit 365|
|Language of Materials:||English|
The records of the Office of Public Affairs were, for the most part, created and maintained by Hamlet, Public Information Officer at NZP for over twenty years. Also included are some general correspondence and memoranda created by Hamlet's predecessor, McCrane. The records consist of daily and weekly animal reports written by the keepers; drafts of exhibit label text; memoranda and correspondence concerning NZP special events; notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and manuscripts about animals at NZP and other zoos; incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning animals, NZP events and programs, and zoos in general; and administrative memoranda and correspondence.
Files on the history of NZP contain articles, notes, and drafts of a manuscript written by Hamlet. Also included are photographs and lantern slides of animals; original artwork, primarily of Smokey Bear and the giant pandas, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing; architectural drawings and maps of NZP buildings and grounds; and scrapbooks of clippings about NZP people, events, and animals. Materials dating from the 1800s to the 1930s in the historical research files consist of either photocopies of or notes taken from original documents.
The Office of Public Affairs did not exist as an administrative entity at the National Zoological Park (NZP) until 1978. Prior to the early 1960s, dissemination of information about NZP programs, activities, and animals to the public and the media was carried out by the staff of the Office of the Director. In 1962, zoologist Marion McCrane was hired to head the Information and Education Division at NZP. In addition to handling public affairs, the division also created signs and labels for NZP exhibits. When McCrane resigned in December 1968, Sybil E. Hamlet was named acting head and later head of the office.
In 1972, Information and Education was reorganized and became the Division of Interpretation, with Saul W. Schiffman as chief of the division. The new division's duties were expanded to include exhibit production. In 1974, information and education work was again separated from exhibits production by the creation of the Office of Education and Information and the Office of Graphics and Exhibits. Judith White was named chief of the Office of Education and Information in 1975. This office was renamed the Office of Education in 1978, when information duties were transferred to the newly established Office of Public Affairs.
The Office of Public Affairs was headed by Patricia Hurley in 1978, and Robert J. Hoage became chief of the office in 1979. With the assistance of Sybil Hamlet and Michael Morgan, the Office of Public Affairs continued to provide general information about NZP programs and activities to the public and the media, as well as organizing and coordinating special events at NZP.
The records of the National Zoological Park, Office of Public Affairs were for the most part created and maintained by Sybil E. Hamlet, Public Information Officer at NZP for over twenty years. Also included are some general correspondence and memoranda created by Hamlet's predecessor, Marion McCrane.
As Public Information Officer, Hamlet was responsible for gathering and disseminating information about NZP's events, collections, and programs to the media and the general public. She garnered a great deal of information about animal births, deaths, breeding, and acquisitions from the daily and weekly animal reports written by the keepers, which are included in these records as series 1. Other data that Hamlet collected about animals at NZP and other zoos, including clippings, photographs, and manuscripts, can be found in the animal information files. This series (4) is an especially rich source of information on the arrival of and the public reaction to the two giant pandas, "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing Hsing."
A large portion of Hamlet's job was answering requests for information about animals and zoos from both the public at large and from other members of the zoo profession. Samples of incoming correspondence and the replies of Hamlet, her predecessor Marion McCrane, and other staff in the Public Affairs Office, can be found in series 5 and 6. Series 5 contains requests for information solely about animals, while series 6 is concerned with requests for photographs, guidebooks, maps, and more general information about NZP and zoo careers.
The general subject files (series 3) document the research and activities of the Office of Public Affairs not directly related to the animal collections at NZP. Other aspects of Hamlet's work as Public Information Officer can be seen in the memoranda and correspondence in this series concerning the planning and execution of special events at the zoo. Writing signs and labels for the zoo was another duty of the Office of Public Affairs until the Office of Graphics and Exhibits was created in 1974; series 2 contains drafts of text for those signs, including maps showing the geographic range of the animals described.
The more administrative side of the Office of Public Affairs is documented in series 7, which contains internal memoranda concerning such things as chain of command during leaves of absence, personnel issues, and commendations for exceptional performance by Public Affairs staff and other NZP staff assisting with Public Affairs activities.
In 1978, Sybil Hamlet was delegated a two-year assignment of researching and writing the history of the National Zoological Park. Series 8 contains all the notes, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and clippings she used in order to create her manuscript, "The National Zoological Park from Its Beginnings to 1973." Three drafts of the manuscript are included, along with an index to one of the drafts. The manuscript was never published.
Another fine source for information about past events and animals at NZP is the large number of scrapbooks that make up series 12. Clippings about NZP people, animals, collection expeditions, and events were saved from 1924 to 1978, along with original photographs (black and white and color) in some albums. Twelve of these scrapbooks are devoted to the giant pandas, and four solely to obituaries for "Smokey Bear." A small collection of glass lantern slides and photographs can be found in series 9. The lantern slides were probably taken in the London Zoological Gardens at the turn of the century, and the photographs (both black and white and color) are images of NZP and its animals. Original artwork, primarily of "Smokey Bear" and of the giant pandas, make up series 10; series 11 contains architectural drawings and maps of NZP grounds and buildings.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Hamlet, Sybil E.
- McCrane, Marion P.
- Schiffman, Saul W.
- White, Judith
- Hurley, Patricia
- Hoage, R. J.
- Morgan, Michael
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Division of Information and Education
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Division of Interpretation
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Education and Information
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Graphics and Exhibits
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Education
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Serials (publications)
- Picture postcards
- Color photographs
- Black-and-white photographs
- Lantern slides
- Color transparencies
- Architectural drawings
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
Series 1ANIMAL REPORTS, 1964-1986. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY BY DIVISION.
This series consists of regular reports on the status of animals at the zoo. Included is information about births, deaths, illnesses, breeding, animals received and animals moved or shipped out. In many instances, coverage is incomplete and does not reflect the entire year's activities. Also included in this series are daily call-in reports from the head keepers of the different animal divisions. The call-in reports have some information that was not included in the daily written reports.
Folders 1-22 General reports, July 1964-June 1968. These records report on all of the animals at NZP, and are not divided by type of animal.
Folders 1-16 General reports, July 1968-April 1971
Folders 17-34 General reports, April 1974-September 1979
Folders 1-24 General reports, September 1979-August 1983
Folders 1-19 General reports, September 1983-September 1986
Folders 20-31 Bird Division reports, May 1971-June 1973
Folders 1-25 Bird Division reports, July 1973-April 1978
Folders 26-32 Large Carnivore Division reports, January 1969-February 1971
Folders 1-5 Large Carnivore Division reports, March 1971-December 1971
Folders 6-11 Large Mammal Division reports, January 1971- December 1971
Folders 12-47 Mammal Division (later Mammals Unit) reports, May 1971-April 1978
Folders 48-51 Reptile Division reports, January 1971, October 1971-February 1972
Folders 1-31 Reptile Division (later Amphibians and Reptiles Unit) reports, March 1972-April 1978
Folders 32-37 Small Mammals and Primates Division reports, January-December 1971
Folder 38 Keys to abbreviations used in weekly reports, 1980, 1983, 1985
Folder 39 Invertebrates weekly reports, 1984
Folders 40-44 Herpetology weekly reports, 1982-1985
Folder 45 Mammalogy weekly reports, 1982
Folders 1-4 Mammalogy weekly reports, 1983-1985
Folders 5-10 Ornithology weekly reports, 1982-1985
Daily Call-In Reports
Folders 11-16 December 8, 1972-February 5, 1974
Folders 1-11 February 6, 1974-October 6, 1976
Series 2EXHIBIT LABEL CARDS, UNDATED. UNARRANGED.
This series consists of text for animal exhibit signs typed on 5" x 8" index cards. Also included are small maps showing the geographic range of the animals described.
Exhibit label cards with attached maps, undated
Series 3GENERAL SUBJECT FILES, CIRCA 1868-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, memoranda, notes, and press releases that document the research and activities of the Office of Public Affairs. Included is information on dedications and other events at the zoo; articles, biographical information and correspondence by and about NZP staff; and manuscripts of research on animals and on zoos in general. Older material (1860s through 1930s) consists of photocopies of original documents.
Folder 1 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc., 1971-1972. Concerns ARCS auctions of the privilege of naming baby zoo animals.
Folder 2 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, 1965-1976 and undated. Includes information about NZP for the AAZPA newsletter.
Folder 3 American Cancer Society summer scholarship winner at NZP, 1971
Folder 4 "Animals of the Bible," undated
Folders 5-9 Animal Programs meetings, 1979-1983. Includes minutes, agenda, and memoranda.
Folder 10 Automotive equipment, 1980
Folder 11 Award, Indoor Bird Watchers society, 1964, 1965
Folder 12 Award, NZP-SI Foster Mother Certificate of Appreciation, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1970 and undated
Folder 13 Baker, Arthur Benoni (1858-1930). Includes obituary, 1910, 1930 and undated.
Folder 14 Baker, Frank (1841-1918). Includes obituaries, biographical sketches, publications, and correspondence, 1868, 1871, 1875, 1889-1890, 1915, 1918, 1955, 1975, 1978-1979.
Folder 15 Barker, Bert (?-?). Contains article about his participation in obtaining "Mohini," the white tiger, for NZP, 1983.
Folder 16 Barnum, Phineas T. (1810-1891). Consists of A. H. Saxon correspondence concerning letters between Barnum and William Temple Hornaday, 1980.
Folder 17 Beaver Valley, 1979 and undated
Folder 18 Bernstein, Edward (1900-1979), and Gypsy the monkey. Includes clippings and notes about Bernstein and the boarding of Gypsy at NZP, 1962, 1979 and undated.
Folder 19 Bicentennial Essay contest, 1975. Includes brochures and correspondence concerning the enlistment of essay readers from SI.
Folder 20 Biomedical telemetry exhibits, 1966
Folder 21 Blackburne, William H. (1856-1950). Includes obituary, and correspondence from Betty Wright, niece of Blackburne, 1979-1980.
Folder 22 Brochures of NZP, 1968 and undated
Folder 23 Buechner, Helmut K. (1918-1975). Includes biographical sketch with list of publications, 1972, 1975.
Folder 24 Building a zoo, references, 1965, 1968 and undated. Includes bibliographies, reports, and articles.
Folder 1 Cap-chur gun, 1961-1962 and undated
Folder 2 Closed-circuit television for pandas, 1972-1973
Folder 3 Commemorative benches, 1976, 1979
Folder 4 Congressional funding, 1977-1978. Includes press releases, articles, and budget information.
Folders 5-6 Curators' meeting minutes, 1973-1974
Folder 7 Cage plan for nocturnal animals, 1968
Folder 8 DePrato, Mario (?-?). Consists of notes about snakes, 1963-1967 and undated.
Folder 9 Diet A, 1956, 1964 and undated
Folder 10 Diploma from Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. Consists of 1965 memorandum acknowledging receipt of the diploma.
Folder 11 Directors of NZP, undated. Contains lists of directors and other important NZP people over the years.
Folder 12 Division titles, 1981 and undated
Folder 13 DZR publications bibliography, undated
Folder 14 Eisenberg, John F. (1935- ). Contains manuscripts, 1965-1968, 1971-1972 and undated.
Folder 15 "Electrical Communication," undated. Contains draft of slide show script by David A. Hounshell.
Folder 16 Endangered species at NZP, 1972, 1974. Includes list of endangered animals at NZP.
Folder 17 "The Enormous Egg," 1967-1968, and undated. Concerns filming of the NBC Children's Theater special. See also Uncle Beazley, Series 8, Box 36, folder 16.
Folder 18 Federal Times, 1972-1977. Concerns reaction to and refutation of March 28, 1977, article that claimed NZP was suffering from an uncontrolled outbreak of avian tuberculosis and also unusually high mortality rates.
Folder 19 Food and feeding, 1976, 1978
Folder 20 Food and milk formulas, undated
Folder 21 French, Cecil (1871-?). Includes copies of correspondence between French and first director of NZP, Frank Baker, 1896-1897, 1906 and undated.
Folder 22 Friends of the National Zoo, "The Crisis at Our National Zoo," circa 1959. Also includes information about the history of FONZ.
Folder 23 Friends of the National Zoo Hall of Fame, 1974-1976
Folder 24 Gallagher case, 1974-1976. Concerns Louise Gallagher's libel suit against The Washington Post for a 1974 article stating that she may have transmitted rheumatoid arthritis to gorillas while caring for them as infants.
Folder 25 Garner, Richard Lynch (1848-1920). Includes typescripts of articles and correspondence concerning Garner's theories of "simian language," 1891-1892.
Folder 26 General staff meeting, 1979. Includes agenda and notes from the meeting, and an organizational chart of NZP.
Folder 1 Gifts of animals to NZP, 1960-1963
Folder 2 Gifts of animals to NZP from the Duke of Bedford. Includes copies of correspondence from Bedford to the Smithsonian, 1916-1917, 1921-1922. See also Series 4, Box 22, folder 21.
Folder 3 Gifts of animals to U.S. Presidents, 1954, 1968, 1970, 1980, 1984 and undated
Folder 4 Goode, George Brown, house. Contains copy of entry from Capital Losses by James M. Goode, 1979.
Folder 5 Government Employees Companies magazine, Steering Wheel, 1968
Folder 6 Gray, Clinton W. (1916-1983). Includes obituary, 1974, 1983.
Folder 7 Grimmer, J. Lear (1913-?). Includes correspondence, biographical sketch, and clippings, 1957, 1959-1974, 1977, 1980.
Folder 8 Guide to Carl Hagenbeck's Zoo, Germany, 1911. In German.
Folder 9 Gunite air-placed concrete, 1953, 1958 and undated
Folder 10 Hamlet, Sybil E. (1912-1989). Includes job description, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1982 and undated.
Folder 11 Hand rearing records, 1944-1983
Folder 12 "The Happy Frog" statue dedication, 1975-1976. Includes schedule for dedication.
Folder 13 Heller, Edmund, Papers, circa 1898-1917. Contains photocopies of selected photographs from the Smithsonian Archives collection.
Folder 14 "Highlights of the National Zoo, 1967-1970, 1972 and undated. Consists of drafts and revisions of "Information From the Smithsonian Institution" pamphlet.
Folder 15 Hollister, Ned (1876-1924). Includes biographical information in the form of notes, photocopies of Smithsonian Archives correspondence, and memorials, 1916, 1925, 1968, 1980.
Folder 16 Holy Land Conservation Fund, 1972. Concerns the promise of two scimitar-horned oryx to the Hai Bar reserve, Israel.
Folder 17 Hornaday, William Temple (1854-1937). Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and biographical sketches, some concerning Hornaday's resignation, 1885-1887, 1890, 1937, 1979, 1983, 1986
Folder 18 Hornaday, William Temple, dissertation, "Bringing Wildlife to Millions: William Temple Hornaday the Early Years: 1854-1896" Part 2, by James Andrew Dolph, 1975
Folder 19 Insectarium, Tama Zoological Park, Tokyo, 1968
Folder 20 International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1968-1969, 1971-1973. Includes Information about membership dues, statutes, and an International Museological Bibliography.
Folder 21 International Zoo News, 1965-1970, 1972-1973. Includes news items from NZP sent to International Zoo News to be included in their newsletter.
Folder 22 Invitations, 1965-1968 and undated
Folder 23 Jackson, Hannah, case, 1902-1908. Includes photocopies from the Smithsonian Archives collections concerning the negligence suit brought against NZP by Mrs. Jackson when a wolf escaped from the zoo.
Folder 1 Johnson, Martin and Osa, Safari Museum, 1981, 1983
Folder 2 Jones, Marvin L. (?-?), 1977. Consists of correspondence.
Folder 3 Jones, Marvin L. (?-?), 1968, circa 1978. Contains the publications: "The Washington Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.: A Narrative Guide to the Park," 1968, and "Longevity of Animals in Captivity," circa 1978.
Folder 4 Kent State thesis by Karen C. Papenfuss, "A Study of Methods of Disseminating Information by Major Zoological Gardens in the United States," 1969
Folder 5 Kohn, Edward H. (?- ) (Deputy Director of NZP, 1973-1979). Contains St. Paul, Minnesota, newspaper clippings concerning alleged mismanagement of the Minnesota Zoological Garden while Kohn was Director, 1982.
Folder 6 Labels, 1956-1965 and undated. Includes correspondence and suggestions, and sample labels. See also Box 16, folder 3.
Folder 7 Label survey, 1971-1972 and undated
Folder 8 Langley, Samuel Pierpoint (1834-1906). Consists of research notes, correspondence, and articles concerning his studies in aviation, 1892, 1900- 1902, 1906-1907, 1912, 1919, 1965, 1968, 1978, 1987.
Folder 9 La Varre, William J., Jr. (1898-?). Contains copies of correspondence from the Smithsonian Archives collection concerning La Varre, a South American animal collector, 1919-1922.
Folder 10 Letters of commendation, 1970. Concerns tuatara exhibits.
Folder 11 Lion and tiger exhibit dedication, 1975-1976. Includes memoranda, press releases, program and opening remarks by Theodore Reed on the day of the dedication (May 25, 1976).
Folder 12 Loan lists, December 1983
Folder 13 Mann, Lucile Quarry (1897-1986). Includes article and biographical sketch, 1967, 1985, 1987 and undated.
Folder 14 Mann, William M. (1886-1960). Includes correspondence, news clippings, biographical sketches and obituaries, 1922-1987 and undated. Emergency passports are in Box 43, folder 6.
Folder 15 Mann, William N. (1886-1960). Contains publications by Mann and a bibliography, 1930, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1957 and undated.
Folder 16 Manuscripts, miscellaneous, 1968, 1971, 1972
Folder 17 Master Plan Report, circa 1974. See also Series 11 for oversize map of proposed animal exhibits.
Folder 18 McCrane, Marion P. (?- ). Contains articles by McCrane about her hand-rearing of a two-toed sloth, 1956, 1966, 1967.
Folder 19 Mixter, George (1876-1947). Includes correspondence and a National Geographic article about Mixter's hunting of brown bears in Alaska, 1908, 1909.
Folder 20 Monthly activity reports, October-December 1972
Folder 21 Monthly activity reports, January-December 1973
Folder 1 Muller, Kerry A. (?- ). Includes manuscripts by Muller about birds, and correspondence concerning manuscripts, 1966-1970 and undated.
Folder 2 National Geographic Society, 1974-1980. Consists of correspondence asking for information and identification of animal photographs.
Folder 3 National Geographic Society news release, 1973. Concerns remodeling program for NZP.
Folder 4 National Zoological Park Library bibliographies, 1983-1984
Folder 5 New York Zoological Society history, circa 1977
Folder 6 Non-Museums and the Training of Museum Technicians Committee memoranda, 1966 and undated
Folders 7-8 Office of Public Affairs, 1970-1977 and undated. Includes memoranda and newsletters concerning public relations at NZP and the Smithsonian - general.
Folder 9 Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822-1903). Includes articles, notes, correspondence and newsletters concerning his role in the design of NZP buildings, 1890-1891, 1902, 1973, 1978-1983, 1985 and undated.
Folder 10 Organizational charts, July 1968, October 1973
Folder 11 Pageant of Peace, Christmas 1958. Concerns the transportation of fourteen reindeer and one caribou from Alaska to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Pageant of Peace held on the Mall.
Folder 12 Payment schedules, 1931-1932
Folder 13 Pelzman, Ivy A., glockenspiel, 1974-1976, 1985. Includes clippings and correspondence.
Folder 14 Perry, John (?- ). Contains "Research at the National Zoo" manuscript, 1966.
Folder 15 Pest control, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1963 and undated. Consists of Fish and Wildlife Service leaflets.
Folder 1 Photography caption trial project, 1975
Folder 2 Photography fees and regulations, 1972, 1974-1976 and undated
Folder 3 Photography and labels, other zoos' methods, 1962 and undated. See also Box 14, folder 6.
Folder 4 Pinchot, Gifford (1865-1946). Contains correspondence concerning research into Pinchot's 1929 South Seas expedition, 1985.
Folder 5 Polar bear cage, building of, 1932
Folder 6 Postcards, National Zoological Park, circa 1948 and undated
Folder 7 Posters, National Zoological Park, 1965-1969. Consists of requests for NZP posters for exhibition.
Folder 8 Public relations, 1965-1972 and undated. Includes drafts of, correspondence about, and examples of NZP brochures.
Folder 9 Public relations, 1973-1976 and undated. Concerns public information and press policies, and publicity opportunities.
Folder 10 Quarantine regulations, 1966, 1968 and undated
Folder 11 Reed, Theodore H. (1922- ). Includes curriculum vita, clippings, correspondence, 1956, 1970, 1977, 1983 and undated.
Folder 12 Reed, Theodore H. (1922- ). Contains correspondence concerning publication of popular articles, "Come on Over to the Zoo" manuscript, 1966 and undated.
Folder 13 Regulations and rules, National Zoological Park, 1964, 1968
Folder 14 Reptile House guide, 1962
Folders 15-17 Research projects, 1972, 1975-1978 and undated. Includes correspondence, research proposals, and manuscripts of findings.
Folder 1 Rivinus, Edward F. (1915- ). Contains Smithsonian Torch article, 1982.
Folders 2-11 Safety Council meeting minutes, 1974-1975, 1978-1985
Folder 12 Scientists and NZP programs, 1971, 1974-1978, 1981. Includes symposia and conference information, correspondence, research reports and manuscripts of research findings.
Folder 13 Selenium, undated
Folder 14 Slides and photographs on loan, 1968, 1970-1972
Folder 15 Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1972, 1977, 1982. Includes annual reports, bibliography, and draft of NZP records finding aid.
Folder 16 Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1988. Contains corrections of temporary box listing for NZP Office of Public Affairs records.
Folder 17 Snakebite and antivenin procedures for use inside and outside of NZP, 1952, 1967-1968, 1971
Folder 18 Souvenir View Book, NZP, undated
Folder 19 Species and specimen removal files, keys, 1981
Folder 20 Sports Illustrated article about NZP, 1975. Consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning article.
Folders 21-25 Spots and Stripes newsletter, 1964-1968
Folders 1-3 Spots and Stripes newsletter, 1969-1971
Folders 4-9 Status of the Collection, 1968-1970, 1973, 1976-1978, 1983
Folder 10 Tangier-Smith, Floyd (1882-?). Includes copies of correspondence and biographical sketch, 1933, 1937, 1972 and undated.
Folder 11 Tiger Talk correspondence, 1975, 1977-1978
Folders 12-16 Tiger Talk masters, with original cartoons, 1975-1977
Folder 1 Tiger Talk masters, with original cartoons, 1977-1978
Folders 2-18 Tiger Talk newsletter, 1964-1968, 1970-1971, 1973, 1979-1987
Folder 19 Tiger Talk original cartoons, undated
Folder 20 Trail system within NZP, undated
Folder 21 U.S.S. Wilmington voyage up the Amazon River, 1899
Folder 22 V.I.P. visitors to NZP, 1972-1974
Folder 23 Visitor attendance data, 1962-1965
Folder 24 Visitor attendance survey, 1975
Folder 1 Vogt, Julie Ann (1955-1958). Includes correspondence, clippings, depositions, and statement of compromise concerning the 1958 incident in which 2-year-old Julie Ann Vogt was killed by a lion at NZP, 1958-1959, 1961-1962 and undated.
Folder 2 Vogt, Julie Ann (1955-1958). Contains audio tape of testimonies by Bert Barker, Michael Brown, Malcolm Davis, Leonard Ford, Bernard F. Gallagher, Jr., and Dr. Wright concerning the lion attack, 1958.
Folder 3 Walker, Ernest Pillsbury (1891-1969). Includes manuscripts by Walker, and biographical sketch, 1940, 1942, 1981 and undated.
Folder 4 Wetmore, Alexander (1886-1978). Consists of memorials and tributes, 1979-1980.
Folder 5 Wharton, Charles Heizer (1923-?). Includes National Geographic article about Wharton's animal collecting in the Philippines, and a list of animals brought to NZP, 1948 and undated.
Folder 6 Work performed, 1962-1971 statistics
Folder 7 Zoos, articles about, 1889, 1968-1972, 1974, 1977
Folder 8 "Zoos: Their History and Development," 1961
Folder 9 Zoo Survey Report, NZP, 1970
Series 4ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of notes, correspondence, copies of acquisition records, clippings, photographs, manuscripts, and press releases concerning animals at NZP and at other zoos. Earlier material (1850s through 1930s) consists of either photocopies of or notes taken from original documents. Of particular interest is the extensive information about the arrival of the two giant pandas, "LingLing" and "Hsing-Hsing."
Folder 10 Aardvark, undated. Contains clipping and manuscript, "Hand Rearing of an Aardvark."
Folder 11 Albatross,1944, 1958-1959, 1962-1963. Includes articles and correspondence.
Folder 12 Amphipod, Hays Spring, 1982 and undated. Includes articles concerning the endangered status of the Hays Spring scud.
Folder 13 Animal deaths, trauma, 1915-1916
Folder 14 Animal feeding schedule, undated
Folder 15 Animals, favorite zoo choices, 1955 clipping
Folder 16 "Animals in the Collection 1888-1962," 1962 manuscript by Marvin L. Jones
Folder 17 Animals, laboratory, facilities and care, 1963
Folder 18 Anteater, 1964. Consists of correspondence and diet information.
Folder 19 Antelope, saiga, 1934-1959. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 20 Armadillo, 1960 and undated. Consists of correspondence and care sheet.
Folder 21 Bear, Asian brown, 1933. Contains magazine article.
Folder 1 Bear, black--breeding, undated
Folder 2 Bear, black--"Little Smokey" reception, 1971
Folder 3 Bear, black--newspaper and magazine articles, 1933, 1941, 1944, 1949, 1952
Folder 4 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" correspondence, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973-1978, 1981, 1983
Folder 5 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" information, 1952, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1974-1977, 1981 and undated. Includes clippings, press releases, and fact sheets about "Smokey," "Goldie," and "Little Smokey."
Folder 6 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" material, 1965, 1971, 1972 and undated. Includes brochures, photographs, and Junior Forest Ranger kit.
Folder 7 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" memoranda and official correspondence, 1970, 1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1982. Includes information on "Smokey's" retirement party, and death of "Smokey" and his mate "Goldie."
Folder 8 Bear, blue (glacier bear), 1917, 1924, 1982 and undated. Includes correspondence and article.
Folder 9 Bear, brown, 1931, 1934. Contains newspaper and magazine articles.
Folder 10 Bear, grizzly, 1855, 1857, 1929, 1956, 1960, 1966. Consists of newspaper and magazine articles.
Folder 11 Bear, hybrid, 1968, 1972 and undated. Includes correspondence and inventory.
Folder 12 Bear, polar, undated Contains magazine articles.
Folder 13 Bear, sloth, 1977. Consists of "Behavioral Ecology of the Sloth Bear" by Andrew Laurie and John C. Seidensticker IV.
Folder 14 Bears at NZP, 1902-1903, 1950, 1953, 1973. Contains acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 15 Beaver, 1896, 1955, 1961. Includes clipping and Maine beaver management report.
Folder 16 Bird banding, 1947, 1954, 1960
Folder 17 Birds of prey, longevity at NZP, 1957, 1969
Folder 18 Births and hatchings records, 1962-1975. Includes diet and care information.
Folder 19 Bison, American, 1888-1962, 1981, 1984 and undated. Includes clippings, acquisition records, and correspondence.
Folder 20 Bushbaby, care and feeding, undated
Folder 1 "Black-Headed Caiques" by George A. Smith, undated
Folder 2 Camel, 1904, 1962 and undated. Includes studies on history of camel importation and on sweat glands, skin, and hair of camels, and also an obituary of "Ollie" the camel.
Folder 3 Cat, domestic, 1965 and undated. Includes information on the calico and diseases of the domestic cat.
Folder 4 Cat, hybrid (leopon), 1959. Contains photographs and reports on the interbreeding of leopards and lions at the Hanshin Park Zoological Garden, Japan.
Folder 5 Cats, large, 1935, 1943, 1962 and undated. Consists of magazine articles.
Folder 6 Cattle, wild, 1954, 1958, 1960. Includes correspondence and a manuscript, "The Wild White Cattle of Chillingham," by the Earl of Tankerville.
Folder 7 Census of rare animals (international), 1967-1968, 1970, 1972
Folder 8 "Checklist of Mammals in Captivity" by Marvin L. Jones, 1945-1963
Folder 9 Chimpanzee, "Ham" the chimponaut, 1961-1964, 1973, 1978, 1980-1981, 1986. Includes newspaper and magazine articles, photographs and fact sheets.
Folder 10 Chimpanzee, NZP, 1915-1965 and undated. Includes acquisition records and magazine article.
Folder 11 Chinchilla raising, USDA leaflet, 1953
Folder 12 Civet, banded palm, undated. Includes encyclopedia entry and acquisition records.
Folder 13 Cloud rat, slender-tailed, 1947-1969. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 14 Coati mundi, 1932. Contains magazine article.
Folder 15 Cockatoo, salmon-crested, 1971, 1974, 1980 and undated. Includes correspondence and news releases about "Jacob" the cockatoo.
Folder 16 Cockatoo, sulphur-crested, 1892, 1942. Consists of acquisition reports.
Folder 17 Condor, California, 1900-1981 and undated. Includes correspondence, articles, and acquisition records.
Folder 18 Crane hatchings, 1968
Folder 19 Crested screamer, 1957
Folder 20 Death, acquisition, and animal removal records, circa 1900-1961 and undated
Folder 21 Deer, Bedford's (Manchurian wapiti), 1916-1938. Consists of acquisition records. See also Series 3, Box 13, folder 2.
Folder 22 Deer, Japanese sika, 1905-1973. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 23 Deer, Moluccan, 1929-1940. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 24 Dog, domestic, NZP collection, 1892-1897. Consists of inventory.
Folder 25 Dog, domestic, St. Bernard, 1957. Contains magazine article.
Folder 26 Dolphins and porpoises, 1964-1965. Contains fact sheet and article.
Folder 27 Elephant, "Dunk," undated. Consists of "Do You Remember Dunk" by Mae H. Nau.
Folder 28 Elephant, "Jumbo," 1976. Contains request for photograph.
Folder 29 Elephant, notes and correspondence, 1891-1976, 1978, 1980-1982. Includes acquisition records, photographs, and information on elephants from other zoos as well as NZP.
Folder 30 Elephant, newspaper and magazine articles, 1926, 1929-1932, 1948, 1950-1952, 1955, 1957, 1981, 1984 and undated. See also elephant scrapbook in Series 12.
Folder 1 Elephant, Sri Lankan--"Jayathu," 1984. Consists of newspaper clippings.
Folder 2 Elephant, Sri Lankan--"Shanthi," 1976-1977. Includes press releases and photos from presentation ceremony.
Folder 3 Elephant, Sumatran--"Kechil" and "Hitam," 1918-1920 and undated. Includes correspondence and clippings.
Folder 4 Falcon, 1970 and undated. Includes article and care sheet.
Folder 5 Frogs, 1933, 1948. Contains correspondence.
Folder 6 Gaur, 1937-1962. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 7 Gibbon, hybrid, 1944-1971. Includes inventories, correspondence, and articles.
Folder 8 Gibbon, newspaper and magazine articles, 1938, 1958
Folder 9 Giraffe, 1926-1982 and undated. Includes acquisition records, correspondence, articles, and a history of giraffes at NZP.
Folder 10 Gorilla, 1961, 1964, 1967-1968, 1972, 1980, 1982-1983 and undated. Includes acquisition records, international inventories, press releases, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Folder 11 Gorilla questionnaire for Frankfurt Zoo, 1967- 1969
Folder 12 Herd records, 1972-1973, 1979 and undated
Folder 13 Hippopotamus, Nile, 1893-1961, 1981. Contains acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 14 Hippopotamus, pygmy, 1927-1972, 1979 and undated. Includes acquisition records, correspondence, and magazine articles.
Folder 15 Horse, Przewalski's, 1915-1957, 1981. Includes acquisition records and memoranda.
Folder 16 Horse, wild, 1977. Contains draft of statement by Senator Bob Packwood, "The Wild Horse Problem in the State of Oregon."
Folder 17 Ibis, scarlet, 1969. Contains "Carotenoid Transport in the Plasma of the Scarlet Ibis" by Eberhard G. Trams.
Folder 18 Kangaroo, red, 1967 and undated. Includes memoranda and press releases.
Folder 19 Kiwi, 1906-1908, 1923-1925, 1970. Includes acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 20 Koala, undated. Consists of newspaper clipping.
Folder 21 Komodo dragon, 1934-1949, 1964-1975. Contains acquisition records, and history of komodo dragons at NZP.
Folder 22 Lemur, black, 1904-1949, 1983. Includes acquisition records and memoranda.
Folder 23 Lion, cross-eyed "Henry," 1963. Consists of correspondence.
Folder 24 Lion, gift from Calvin Coolidge, 1929. Contains newspaper clipping concerning lion attacking an NZP visitor.
Folder 25 Lion, newspaper and magazine articles, 1929, 1941, 1951, 1955
Folder 26 Longevity, various species at NZP, 1970
Folder 27 Mammals, infant, 1968-1969. Contains "Sucking Patterns of Infant Mammals," by Peter H. Wolff.
Folder 28 Marmoset, golden--conference, 1975. Includes list of participants, program of events, press release.
Folder 29 Marmoset, golden, 1931-1971, 1984 and undated. Includes inventory lists, correspondence, and press release.
Folders 30-31 Marmoset, golden--1981-1982 International Studbooks. Includes a register and deaths and transfers listings.
Folder 32 Moose, 1891-1913. Contains history of moose at NZP.
Folder 33 Mule bibliography, 1971
Folder 34 Musk oxen from San Francisco, 1972 and undated. Contains news clippings and a press release concerning the musk oxen that were sent to China as a gift from the President of the United States. The Chinese reciprocated with a gift of two giant pandas.
Folder 35 Mynah bird, 1926-1932
Folder 36 Nilgai, 1899-1939. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 37 Olingo, 1956-1975. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 38 Onagadori, care of, 1955
Folder 39 Orangutan, 1908-1986 and undated. Includes acquisition records, newspaper clippings, and history of orangutans at NZP.
Folder 40 Panda, Brookfield Zoo, Illinois ("Mei-Mei" and "Mei-Lan"), 1974. Consists of photographs.
Folder 1 Panda, general information, 1973-1974, 1978-1979 and undated. Includes brochures, fact sheets, correspondence, international inventories, manuscripts for newspaper articles.
Folder 2 Panda, London Zoo, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974 and undated. Includes brochures and photographs of "Chi-Chi," "An-An," "Ching-Ching," and "Chia Chia."
Folder 3 Panda, Moscow Zoo, undated. Contains photographs of "Chi-Chi" and "An-An."
Folder 4 Panda, NZP--correspondence, 1972. Includes inquiries concerning the pandas such as their names, when they can be viewed, and photograph requests.
Folder 5 Panda, NZP--educational information, 1972-1973, 1978-1979. Includes slide lecture texts, manuscript of encyclopedia entry, and school tour information.
Folder 6 Panda, NZP--graphics, 1972 and undated. Includes text for labels, and Chinese calligraphy for the names "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing."
Folder 7 Panda, NZP--information requests, 1974-1977 and undated. Contains a sampling of correspondence.
Folder 8 Panda, NZP--memoranda and official correspondence, 1972-1977, 1980 and undated
Folder 9 Panda, NZP--movie requests, 1972-1974
Folder 10 Panda, NZP photograph requests, 1973-1976
Folder 11 Panda, NZP photographs, 1973 and undated. Also includes correspondence concerning Parfums Rochas Inc.'s "Valentine of the Year Award," presented to "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing" in 1973. See also Series 9.
Folder 12 Panda, NZP--press releases, 1973, 1982-1984
Folder 13 Panda, Paris Zoo, 1973. Contains "Li-Li" and "Yen-Yen" photographs.
Folder 14 Panda, Peking Zoo, 1973 and undated. Consists of photographs.
Folder 15 Panda, publications, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1958, 1964, 1968, 1970. Includes manuscripts, newspaper and magazine articles, and zoo brochures.
Folders 16-19 Panda, publications, 1972-1984 and undated. Includes newspaper and magazine articles, manuscripts, and zoo brochures.
Folder 20 Panda, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, 1973-1974 and undated. Includes photographs of "Kan-Kan" and "Ran-Ran" and brochures.
Folder 21 Parrot, thick-billed, 1918-1921. Includes photocopies of 1918 correspondence.
Folder 22 Peafowl, care sheets, undated
Folder 23 Penguin, 1926-1977. Includes acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 1 Pig 311, 1945-1946, 1949-1950, 1955, 1966, 1975-1976, 1979, 1985 and undated. Includes correspondence and articles concerning "Pig 311," survivor of atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.
Folder 2 Pigeons, "Anzio Boy" and "Global Girl," 1957, 1978-1979. Includes correspondence and acquisition records concerning hero carrier pigeons during World War II.
Folder 3 Primates of Viet Nam listing, 1968
Folder 4 Puma, history of at NZP, 1888-1953
Folder 5 Reptiles, 1965-1967 and undated. Includes information on reptile deaths and the status of the collection, and "Questions Most Frequently Asked About Reptiles" by Lee Schmeltz.
Folder 6 Rhinoceros, African black, 1923-1959, 1980. Includes acquisition records and Berlin Zoo questionnaire.
Folder 7 Rhinoceros, black, 1941-1967, 1979. Includes information on "Tony" and on the birth of "Dillon."
Folder 8 Rhinoceros, Indian, 1937-1939, 1960. Includes photocopies of correspondence between William Mann and J. C. White concerning the capture and delivery of "Gunda" to NZP.
Folder 9 Rhinoceros, magazine articles, 1973-1974 and undated
Folder 10 Seal, sea lion, 1894-1973 and undated. Includes acquisition records.
Folder 11 Sheep, bighorn (Rocky Mountain), 1908-1910, 1977 and undated. Includes acquisition records concerning William Frakes' capture of sheep for NZP.
Folder 12 Sheep, black-faced, 1970. Contains correspondence, health certificate, and shipping documents concerning a gift to President Nixon.
Folder 13 Sheep, blue (Bharal), 1905-1944 and undated. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 14 Sloth, three-toed, 1901, 1926-1931, 1960-1961. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 15 Sloth, two-toed, 1953-1965 and undated. Includes manuscript and notes on hand-rearing "Mary Jane" by Marion McCrane.
Folder 16 Solenodon, 1979, 1986. Contains acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 17 Swan, 1957. Consists of correspondence concerning the care and breeding of swans.
Folder 18 Tapir, South American, 1893, 1899-1984. Contains acquisition records and correspondence.
Folder 19 Tarsier, 1947-1948, 1983. History of Mindanao tarsiers at NZP
Folder 20 Tiger, Indian, 1928, 1933, 1936, 1938. Consists of magazine articles.
Folder 21 Tiger, Siberian, 1916-1948. Contains acquisition records.
Folder 22 Tiger, white--background material, 1970, 1973-1979 and undated. Includes press releases, inventories, genealogical information, and correspondence.
Folder 23 Tiger, white--correspondence, 1961, 1964, 1966-1967, 1970-1977, 1979 and undated. Includes notes and memoranda.
Folder 24 Tiger, white--genealogy, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1982 and undated. Contains correspondence, genealogical charts and notes concerning NZP's and other zoo's tigers.
Folder 25 Tiger, white--publications, 1959-1961, 1964-1965, 1967, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1982 and undated. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases.
Folder 1 Toad, horned, 1941, 1943. Consists of correspondence.
Folder 2 Toad, Surinam, 1935, 1939, 1941 and undated. Contains correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Folder 3 Tortoise, Galapagos, 1971-1972 and undated. Contains agreement to propagate tortoises at the Honolulu Zoo.
Folder 4 Tuatara, 1906, 1926-1927, 1954, 1962, 1970 and undated. Includes acquisition records, inventories, and press releases.
Folder 5 Vulture, undated. Contains "Zoo's Historic Vultures Keep On Flying" by Sybil Hamlet.
Folder 6 Walrus, 1938 and undated. Contains diet and acquisition information.
Folder 7 Wisent (European bison), 1955-1961. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 8 Wolf, Tasmanian (thylacine), 1902-1909, 1980, 1985. Includes acquisition information, magazine article, and correspondence.
Folder 9 Wolf, Texas red ("Lobita"), 1970 correspondence
Folder 10 Yak, 1898-1961. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 11 Zebra, Chapman's, 1927-1958. Consists of acquisition records.
Folder 12 Zebra, hybrid (zebrass, zebrorse, etc.), 1898, 1904-1923, 1969. Includes articles, notes, and correspondence.
Folder 13 Miscellaneous notes, undated
Series 5ANIMAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1964-1980 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of a sample (selected by the Smithsonian Archives) of incoming and outgoing correspondence providing general information about animals of all kinds. Also included are letters to and about specific animals such as the white tigers, "Mohini" and "Rewati," and the giant pandas, "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing."
Folders 1-9 Animal correspondence (sampled), 1972-1980
Folder 10 "Mohini," the white tiger, correspondence (sampled) , 1977-1978
Folder 11 Panda correspondence, 1972-1975 and undated
Folder 12 "Rewati," the white tiger, correspondence (sampled) , 1970-1976
Series 6GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1962-1985 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BOTH CHRONOLOGICALLY AND ALPHABETICALLY BY CORRESPONDENT.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence not specifically concerned with information about animals. Included are thank-you letters, requests for guidebooks, photographs, and information about NZP and zoos in general.
Folders 13-18 Thank-you letters, 1962-1966 and undated
Folders 19-26 General correspondence, January 1964-August 1965
Folders 1-17 General correspondence, September 1965-February 1967
Folders 1-16 General correspondence, March 1967-July 1968
Folders 1-26 General correspondence, August 1968-December 1971
Folders 1-18 General correspondence, January 1972-December 1979
Folder 19 General correspondence, 1982
Folder 20 General correspondence, undated
Folder 1 Andrews, E. Wyllys, 1967-1968 and undated
Folder 2 Conant, Roger, 1977
Folder 3 Cooper, Jacqueline K., 1977-1978 and undated
Folder 4 Reuther, Ronald T., 1977
Folder 5 Solski, Leszek, 1973-1985
Folder 6 Toovey, John, 1977-1978
Folder 7 Warner, Constance P., 1964, 1966-1971, 1973
Folder 8 Wood, Gerald, 1974
Folder 9 Wright, Pat F., 1971-1972
Series 7MEMORANDA, 1962, 1964-1979, 1981-1982, 1987 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BOTH CHRONOLOGICALLY AND ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of internal memoranda concerning the administrative functioning of NZP. Memoranda from the Office of Public Affairs and NZP Director Theodore H. Reed are included.
Folders 10-22 Memoranda, 1962, 1964-1975
Folders 1-6 Memoranda, 1976-1979, 1982, 1987
Folder 7 Horsley, Jaren G. (General Curator), 1973, 1975
Folder 8 Iliff, Warren J. (Special Assistant to the Director), 1971
Folder 9 Iliff, Warren J. (Executive Director, Friends of the National Zoo), 1972
Folders 10-12 Iliff, Warren J. (Assistant Director, Office of Visitor Services), 1974-1975 and undated
Folder 13 Iliff, Warren J. (Director, Portland Zoo), 1981
Folder 14 ?, Judy (White?), undated. Handwritten memo to Sybil E. Hamlet
Folder 15 Kohn, Edward H. (Deputy Director, Equal Employment Officer), 1973-1975
Series 8HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, 1805-1987 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of materials gathered by Sybil E. Hamlet documenting the history of the National Zoological Park. Included are articles and manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Material dating from before the 1950s is not original; it is either photocopies or notes concerning earlier events and information. Also included are research notes, drafts, and a card index to Sybil Hamlet's manuscript, "The National Zoological Park from Its Beginnings to 1973." The manuscript was never published.
Folder 1 Adams Mill, 1967. Contains "Milling in Rock Creek Park: General Background."
Folder 2 Animals, 1957-1961, 1963, 1968, 1977 and undated. Includes notes, articles, and correspondence.
Folder 3 Annual report notes, undated. Contains notes concerning NZP activities and animals taken from Smithsonian Institution annual reports from 1917 to 1972. Emphasis in notes is on reptile collections.
Folder 4 Aquarium, 1980. Contains memorandum with information from 1896-1909, 1916.
Folder 5 Art work, 1907, 1920-1975 and undated. Includes clippings, notes, and correspondence.
Folder 6 Belvedere (lookout) Tower, undated. Consists of sketches of a building designed by William Ralph Emerson and never built.
Folder 7 "A Brief History of the National Zoological Park" by Sybil Hamlet, 1965. Also includes chronological listing of major events at NZP from 1887 to 1973.
Folder 8 Clock, 1952, 1956 (gift of Elton Louis Howe to NZP). Includes memoranda, correspondence, and clippings.
Folder 9 Conservation, 1913. Contains quote from The New York Times article "Our Vanishing Wildlife" by William Temple Hornaday.
Folder 10 Construction, 1805-1979, 1981. Includes correspondence, notes, and clippings. See also Box 44, bound volume of architectural drawings and construction notes.
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1976, 1978-1980
Folders 12-13 Correspondence, 1981-1986
Folder 14 "The Evolution of the National Zoological Park" by Suzanne Fauber, circa 1974
Folder 15 Expeditions, 1909, 1927, 1929, 1937-1938, 1940, 1966, 1969. Includes notes, clippings, correspondence, and lists of expeditions.
Folder 16 Front Royal, 1974-1977, 1979, 1982. Includes press releases, handbooks, information booklets, and maps on NZP's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia.
Folder 1 Granite eagle from Pennsylvania Station, New York City, 1952, 1963, 1965, 1980-1982 and undated. Includes correspondence, clippings, and photocopies of photographs.
Folder 2 Great flight cage, 1964-1966 and undated. Includes articles and correspondence.
Folder 3 Great Zoos of the World, edited by Lord Zuckerman, 1980. Consists of section on NZP by John Toovey.
Folder 4 "The Greening of the National Zoo" by J. Goodwin, 1977
Folder 5 Henderson cage, 1912-1913, 1980-1981. Includes clippings and correspondence relating to the outdoor cage for parrots that was donated by John Brooks Henderson, Jr.
Folder 6 Histoire des Menageries de l'Antiquite a Nos Jours by Gustave Loisel, 1912. Contains selections from the book, in French.
Folder 7 History of Menageries by Gustave Loisel, 1984. Contains correspondence asking Sybil Hamlet to review the English translation of Loisel's book and a copy of the English manuscript.
Folder 8 "History of the National Zoological Park" by Elizabeth Ronkin, 1973
Folder 9 Holt House, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1981, 1988 and undated. Includes correspondence, notes, and clippings.
Folder 10 Jacob Lipkin bear sculpture, 1968-1970 and undated. Includes correspondence, memoranda, and clippings.
Folder 11 Madagascar shipment of animals to NZP, 1899
Folder 12 Manuscripts, guides, and correspondence concerning NZP history, circa 1958, 1962-1979 and undated
Folder 13 Maps, 1890, 1899, 1902, 1910, 1914, 1939, 1958. See also Series 11 for oversize maps.
Folder 14 "Menagerie on the Mall, Or, Wildlife at the Smithsonian," by Silvio A. Bedini, 1977
Folder 15 Mortellito, Domenico, 1975-1976 and undated. Includes correspondence and resume of mural artist.
Folder 16 Murals, 1970, 1977 memoranda
Folder 17 "The National Zoo at Washington: A Study of Its Animals in Relation to Their Natural Environment," by Ernest Seton-Thompson, 1900
Folder 18 "The National Zoological Garden," by Robert Wilson Shufeldt, November 1913
Folder 1 "The National Zoological Park: 'City of Refuge' or Zoo?," by Helen L. Horowitz, undated
Folder 2 National Zoological Park Commission report to the Senate and House of Representatives, January 17, 1890
Folder 3 National Zoological Park Office of Police and Safety, 1976, 1982, 1986-1987 and undated. Includes memoranda and a history of the police division.
Folder 4 "The National Zoological Park: A Popular Account of Its Collections," by Ned Hollister, 1917, 1920
Folder 5 Oral history, circa 1974 and undated. Includes two audiocassettes, one of an interview by B. Livingston with Lucile Quarry Mann, and one of three Radio Smithsonian segments, including the history of NZP with Sybil Hamlet.
Folder 6 The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington. D. C. by James M. Goode, 1974. Contains photocopy of section on NZP.
Folder 7 Primary sources, 1888-1899, 1902, 1909 and undated. Includes photocopies of correspondence between Samuel Langley and the Olmsted brothers; clippings; an 1894 guide to NZP; and "Animals Desired for the National Zoological Park," 1899.
Folder 8 Primary sources, 1931, 1933, 1935-1938, 1946, 1957, 1966, 1973. Includes photocopies of articles, clippings, and press releases.
Folder 9 Theodore Reed's history files, circa 1890-1967 and undated. Includes notes, correspondence and memoranda concerning many aspects of NZP's history, such as construction, salaries and expenses, employees, and number of animals in the collection.
Folder 10 Reptile house, 1929, 1983. Includes clippings and a brief history written by Sybil Hamlet.
Folder 11 Scientific research, 1965-1970, 1973 and undated. Includes notes and articles concerning the organization of a research division and appointment of John F. Eisenberg as resident scientist.
Folder 12 Slide show presentation, 1979-1980 and undated
Folder 13 The Smithsonian Institution 1846-1896: The History of Its First Half Century, edited by George Brown Goode, 1897. Contains photocopy of entry on NZP by Frank Baker.
Folder 14 "Statutory History of the National Zoological Park: Annual Appropriations, Deficiency Appropriations, and Other Pertinent Acts From 1889 to 1958 in Chronological Order and a List of the Projects Accomplished Under Public Works Administration Grants, Fiscal Years 1936 Through 1941," undated
Folder 15 Sundry Civil Bill hearings, 1892-1902, 1915, 1918, 1922
Folder 16 Uncle Beazley, 1967 Spots and Stripes article. See also "The Enormous Egg," Series 3, Box 12, folder 16.
Folder 17 "Wild Animals In and Out of the Zoo," by William M. Mann, 1930
Folder 18 A Zoo for All Seasons, by Thomas Crosby, 1978. Contains draft of chapter on NZP history.
Folder 1 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1885-1901, pages 1-151.
Folder 2 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1902-1914, pages 152-241.
Folder 3 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1915-1920, pages 242-287.
Folder 4 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1921-1936, pages 288-434.
Folder 5 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1937-1953, pages 435-577.
Folder 6 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1954-1962, pages 578-740.
Folder 7 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1963-1969, pages 741-890.
Folder 8 Word-processed manuscript of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, undated. Contains sections of manuscript covering 1970-1972, pages 891-962.
Folder 1 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, Introduction-1891, pages 1-60.
Folder 2 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1892-1901, pages 61-104.
Folder 3 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1902-1909, pages 105-146.
Folder 4 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1910-1920, pages 147-199.
Folder 5 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1921-1928, pages 200-243.
Folder 6 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1929-1936, pages 244-291.
Folder 7 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1937-1945, pages 292-340.
Folder 8 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1946-1953, pages 341-378.
Folder 9 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1954-1958, pages 379-428.
Folder 10 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1959-1962, pages 429-473.
Folder 11 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1963-1966, pages 474-519.
Folder 12 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1967-1969, pages 520-570.
Folder 13 "The History of the National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 1889-1973," undated. Consists of typewritten draft of Sybil E. Hamlet's history of NZP, 1970-1973, pages 570 [sic]-638.
Folders 1-3 "The National Zoological Park From Its Beginnings to 1973" by Sybil E. Hamlet, December 1985
Folder 4 Photocopies of subject and cross-reference index to 1985 manuscript, undated, Aardvark-Indonesia
Folders 5-6 Photocopies of subject and cross-reference index to 1985 manuscript, undated, Aardwolf-Zorilla
Folder 7 Zoo chronological record of major events, 1887- 1972, compiled by Sybil Hamlet, undated
Folders 8-11 Miscellaneous research notes compiled by Sybil Hamlet, undated. Includes clippings, notes, and chronologies used in the writing of the NZP history manuscript.
Subject and cross reference card index for 1985 NZP history manuscript
Series 9LANTERN SLIDES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1957, 1972, 1974 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
The majority of lantern slides in this series were probably taken at the London Zoological Gardens around the early 1900s. The photographs are mostly of NZP animals. All photographs are black and white unless otherwise noted.
Lantern slides, numbers 1-100, of identified animals, undated. Probably from the London Zoological Gardens. Also included is a 1980 memorandum concerning the slides. Five lantern slides from London, fourteen slides from New York, all undated, of animals and people.
Folder 1 Perkins, Charles Eliot, 1979. Consists of a thank-you letter to Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Young for their gift of Charles Eliot Perkins' photograph collection, "Wild Animals in Captivity: A Photographic Journey Through the National Zoological Park," 1956 (see Box 43).
Folder 2 Duplicate photographs of animals by Charles Eliot Perkins from his "Wild Animals in Captivity" collection, circa 1956 (see Box 43)
Folder 3 Miscellaneous photographs of animals probably taken by Charles Eliot Perkins, some identified, undated
Folder 4 Photograph of illustration of "Smokey Bear" and family welcoming the pandas to NZP, 1972. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, the official artist for "Smokey Bear."
Folder 5 Color photographs taken on Panda Day, April 20, 1972. Includes Mr. and Mrs. James C. Bradley, S. Dillon Ripley and family, Theodore Reed, and Fred L. Whipple, as well as "Hsing-Hsing" and "Ling-Ling."
Folder 6 Ned Hollister, undated
Folder 7 William Temple Hornaday, undated
Folder 8 Samuel Pierpoint Langley, undated
"Wild Animals in Captivity: A Photographic Journey Through the National Zoological Park" by Charles Eliot Perkins, 1956 (2 folders) [in Box 45]
Tarsier color photograph used in National Geographic article "The Wild Animals in My Life" by William M. Mann, April 1957. Photograph was taken by Ernest P. Walker. [in Box 48]
Panda photographs mock-up, circa 1974 [in Box 48]
"Jumbina" the African elephant, undated. Photograph was taken by Louie Thomas. [in Box 48]
Series 10ARTWORK, 1950, 1961, 1972-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Original cartoon by Gib Crockett of William M. Mann receiving India's gift of two Indian elephants, "Ashok" [sic] and "Shanti," April 1950 [in Box 48]
Original illustration of yellow-billed tropic birds by Karl Plath of Chicago, undated [in Box 43]
Emergency Passports for Dr. William M. Mann, 1912, 1916 [in Box 48]
Original illustration of "Smokey Bear" explaining his history to other animals of the forest, 1961. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, official artist for "Smokey Bear."
Original illustration of "Smokey Bear" and family welcoming the pandas to NZP, 1972. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, official artist for "Smokey Bear."
Print of giant panda, 1973. original painting by Gene Gray.
Original panda drawings, undated. Crayon and pencil sketches.
Promotional poster for unidentified zoo, undated.
Series 11ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS AND MAPS, 1889, 1892, 1894, 1896-1920, 1938, 1959-1962, 1974 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of maps and architectural drawings of the land and buildings that make up the National Zoological Park. All of the maps are photocopies or photographs of original drawings. See Series 8, Box 35, folder 13, for more maps.
Three maps showing plots of land purchased for the zoo, 1889 and undated. See oversize materials in map cases.
Preliminary plan for portion of National Zoological Park, 1892. Prepared by F. L. Olmsted and Co. See oversize materials in map cases.
NZP map, 1894. Prepared by G. J. Davis, Jr. See oversize materials in map cases.
Preliminary plan for location of elephant house, 1894. Prepared by Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot. See oversize materials in map cases.
Map of Rock Creek for service drain construction, 1896. See oversize materials in map cases.
Proposed extension of the boundaries of the Zoological Park, 1898. Prepared by G. J. Davis.
See oversize materials in map cases.
Bear cages, revised plan and section, 1902. Prepared by the Olmsted Brothers. See oversize materials in map cases.
Study for arrangement of buildings, 1903. See oversize materials in map cases.
NZP map, "Diagram showing proposed location of new buildings, as explained in letter of Nov. 21st, 1904, addressed to Dr. Baker," 1904, by the Olmsted Brothers. See oversize materials in map cases.
Topological landscaping map of NZP, 1905. Prepared by Gordon H. Taylor. See oversize materials in map cases.
NZP map, 1914. See oversize materials in map cases.
Topographical map of NZP, in 12 sections, circa 1938. See oversize materials in map cases.
Great Flight Cage details, 1962. Prepared by Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall. See oversize materials in map cases.
Great Flight Cage plan, elevations, 1962. Prepared by Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall. See oversize materials in map cases.
Master Plan map of animal exhibits, circa 1974. See oversize materials in map cases.
Lion and tiger house plan, undated. See oversize materials in map cases.
Bound volume containing architectural drawings, circa 1896-1920, 1959-1961 and undated. Includes plans of cages and of wooden bridge, and notes on construction. [in Box 48]
Series 12SCRAPBOOKS, 1899-1901, 1903, 1905, 1924-1978 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
These scrapbooks contain magazine and newspaper clippings, invitations and pamphlets, and a few original photographs in both black and white and color. Clippings came from newspapers all over the United States and some foreign countries as well. Except for one scrapbook devoted to clippings about elephants, all of the books document events, animals, and people at the National Zoological Park. Twelve scrapbooks are filled with clippings about the giant pandas "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing," and four books deal exclusively with the death of "Smokey Bear." Also included are some loose newspaper clippings in folders, dating from 1899 to 1905.
Loose clippings 1899-1901, 1903, 1905
Scrapbook, c. 1924-1934 (2 folders)
Elephant scrapbook, 1904-1905
Original illustration of yellow-billed tropic birds by Karl Plath (from Series 10)
Scrapbook: 6/1934- 11/1936
"Wild Animals in Captivity: A Photographic Journey Through the National Zoological Park" by Charles Eliot Perkins, 1956 (from Series 9)
Scrapbook: 1/1945- 5/1947
Scrapbook: 1/1931- 10/1934
Scrapbook: 1951, Vols. I & II (2 folders)
Scrapbook: 11/1967- 7/1968
Scrapbook: 7/1968- 4/1969
Photo of tarsier used in 1957 National Geographic article (from Series 9)
Panda photos mock-up, 1957 (from Series 9)
Photo of NZP's "Jumbina" African elephant by Louie Thomas (from Series 9)
Cartoon by Gibb Crocket of Dr. Mann receiving Indian gift of elephants, 1950 (from Series 10)
Emergency passports for Dr. William Mann, 1916 (from Series 10)
Bound volume of architectural drawings c. 1876-1920, 1959-1961, & n.d. (from Series 11)
Scrapbook: Jan.-Aug., 1940
Scrapbook: 1950, vols. 1 & 2 (2 folders)
Scrapbook: Mar.-Dec., 1960
Scrapbook: 11/1960- 9/1961
Scrapbook: 9/1961- 9/1962
Scrapbook: 8/1962- 12/1962
Scrapbook: 11/1962- 5/1963
Scrapbook: 5/1963- 12/1963
Scrapbook: 12/1965- 5/1966
Scrapbook: 8/1966- 3/1967
Scrapbook: 2/1967- 6/1967
Scrapbook: 5/1969- 2/1970
Scrapbook: 3/1970- 2/1971
Scrapbook: 8/1971- 3/1972
Scrapbook: 1/1973- 6/1973
Scrapbook: 6/1973- 8/1973
Scrapbook: 9/1973- 2/1974
Scrapbook: 3/1974- 5/1974
Scrapbook: 7/1974- 8/1974
Scrapbook: 1/1975- 3/1975
Scrapbook: 3/1975- 5/1975
Scrapbook: 12/1975- 3/1976
Scrapbook: 4/1976- 7/1976
Scrapbook: 9/1976- 12/1976
Scrapbook: 1/1977- 3/1977
Scrapbook: 5/1977- 7/1977
Scrapbook: 8/1977- 9/1977
Scrapbook: 10/1977- 12/1977
Scrapbook: 2-3/1972 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 4-5/1972 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 6-8/1972 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 11/1976, vols. 1-2 (Smokey the Bear obituaries) (2 folders)
Scrapbook: 11/1976, vol. 3 (Smokey the Bear obituaries)
Scrapbook: 11/1976-1/1977 (Smokey the Bear obituaries)
Scrapbook: 9/1972-3/1973 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 4/1973-7/1973 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 8/1973- 11/1973 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 12/1973- 2/1974 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 2/1974- 3/1974 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 4/1974 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 4/1974- 6/1974 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 5/1976-4/1977 (Pandas)
Scrapbook: 7/1974- 5/1975 (Pandas)