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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 404

National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research

Records, 1979-1985, with related material from 1969

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research
Title: Records
Dates: 1979-1985, with related material from 1969
Quantity: 34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 404
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The majority of these records document the research and administrative activities of John F. Eisenberg as Assistant Director for Animal Programs, and Dale L. Marcellini and Devra G. Kleiman as Acting Assistant Directors for the Office. Included are general correspondence and subject files, budgets, personnel actions, research proposals and reports, and grant requests; information on American and foreign zoos, conferences and research trips, and NZP and Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ); and administrative correspondence and memoranda from various NZP and Smithsonian offices. These records also include files concerning the acquisition, exchange, breeding, and exhibition of animal collections at NZP and other zoos. Staff participation in American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums meetings and committees is also documented in these records. This record unit also contains files created by Jaren G. Horsley as Executive Assistant to the Office of Animal Programs.

A small amount of material in the record unit dates from before the 1979 establishment of OAP. These records are from either OAP's predecessor, the Office of Animal Management, or are from Eisenberg's earlier position as Resident Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at NZP. Some of Eisenberg's work on the Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project is documented in these records. For additional material pertaining to Eisenberg's earlier work at NZP, see the John F. Eisenberg Papers, record unit 7411.

Historical Note

The Office of Animal Programs (OAP) was established in 1979, replacing the Office of Animal Management at the National Zoological Park (NZP). John F. Eisenberg was named Assistant Director for Animal Programs, responsible for all animal and education programs at NZP. Eisenberg resigned in 1982, and Dale L. Marcellini became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs. Devra G. Kleiman assumed Marcellini's position in 1983. In 1984 Kleiman's title was changed to Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Educational Activities. Her title was changed again in 1985 to Assistant Director for Research.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

The majority of these records document the research and administrative activities of John F. Eisenberg as Assistant Director for Animal Programs, and Dale L. Marcellini and Devra G. Kleiman as Acting Assistant Directors for the Office. Included are general correspondence and subject files, budgets, personnel actions, research proposals and reports, and grant requests; information on American and foreign zoos, conferences and research trips, and NZP and Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ); and administrative correspondence and memoranda from various NZP and Smithsonian offices. These records also include files concerning the acquisition, exchange, breeding, and exhibition of animal collections at NZP and other zoos. Staff participation in American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums meetings and committees is also documented in these records. This record unit also contains files created by Jaren G. Horsley as Executive Assistant to the Office of Animal Programs.

A small amount of material in the record unit dates from before the 1979 establishment of OAP. These records are from either OAP's predecessor, the Office of Animal Management, or are from Eisenberg's earlier position as Resident Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at NZP. Some of Eisenberg's work on the Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project is documented in these records. For additional material pertaining to Eisenberg's earlier work at NZP, see the John F. Eisenberg Papers, record unit 7411.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 404, National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Karisoke Research Centre (Rwanda), 1980-1982

Box 1 of 36

John F. Eisenberg conferences and research trips, 1977-1982

Box 1 of 36

Box 2

John F. Eisenberg conferences and research trips, 1977-1982

Box 2 of 36

John F. Eisenberg general correspondence, 1977-1982

Box 2 of 36

Box 3

John F. Eisenberg general correspondence, 1979-1982

Box 3 of 36

John F. Eisenberg read files, 1977-1981

Box 3 of 36

Box 4

(NO LONGER EXISTS)

Box 4 of 36

Box 5

Smithsonian/Venezuela Research Project, 1973-1982

Box 5 of 36

Box 6

Smithsonian/Venezuela Research Project, 1977-1983

Box 6 of 36

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) budget and general subject files, 1978-1981

Box 6 of 36

Box 7

FONZ budget and general subject files, 1980-1985

Box 7 of 36

Box 8

FONZ budget files, 1983-1985

Box 8 of 36

Box 9

National Zoological Park (NZP) budget, 1980-1985

Box 9 of 36

Box 10

NZP budget, 1979-1981

Box 10 of 36

NZP personnel actions, 1969-1984

Box 10 of 36

NZP personnel actions, 1980-1985

Box 10 of 36

Box 11

(NO LONGER EXISTS)

Box 11 of 36

Box 12

Committee for Evaluation of Professional Activities (CEPA), 1982-1983: Christen Wemmer

Box 12 of 36

CEPA, 1982-1983: Katherine Ralls

Box 12 of 36

CEPA, 1982-1983: Edwin Gould

Box 12 of 36

CEPA, 1982-1983: Eugene S. Morton

Box 12 of 36

Box 13

CEPA, 1982-1983: John Seidensticker

Box 13 of 36

CEPA, 1982-1983: Daryl J. Boness

Box 13 of 36

CEPA, 1982-1983: Rasanayagam Rudran

Box 13 of 36

Box 14

Smithsonian offices and bureaus, 1977-1985

Box 14 of 36

Box 15

Smithsonian offices and bureaus, 1977-1984

Box 15 of 36

Subject file, A-Animal, 1976-1984

Box 15 of 36

Box 16

Subject file, Anit-Col, 1977-1985

Box 16 of 36

Box 17

Subject file, Com-D, 1977-1985

Box 17 of 36

Box 18

Subject file, E-Fi, 1978-1985

Box 18 of 36

Box 19

Subject file, Fi-Inb, 1978-1984

Box 19 of 36

Box 20

Subject file, Ins-Man, 1977-1985

Box 20 of 36

Box 21

Subject file, Mar-R, 1977-1984

Box 21 of 36

Box 22

Subject file, S-Tr, 1978-1984

Box 22 of 36

Box 23

Subject file, Tra-Z, 1974-1983

Box 23 of 36

Box 24

Animal file, A-G, 1977-1984

Box 24 of 36

Box 25

Animal file, H-Z, 1979-1984

Box 25 of 36

Box 26

United States and foreign zoos, 1978-1983

Box 26 of 36

American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA), 1979-1985

Box 26 of 36

Box 27

AAZPA, 1977-1984

Box 27 of 36

Box 28

AAZPA, 1980-1984

Box 28 of 36

Jaren Horsley files, 1980-1984

Box 28 of 36

Box 29

Devra Kleiman files (unarranged), 1982-1983

Box 29 of 36

Office of Animal Programs meetings, 1978-1982

Box 29 of 36

Box 30

Office of Animal Programs meetings, 1982-1984

Box 30 of 36

NZP Offices and Bureaus

Office of Animal Management, 1977-1979

Box 30 of 36

Office of Public Affairs, 1979-1985

Box 30 of 36

Office of Education, 1979-1980

Box 30 of 36

Box 31

Department of Herpetology, 1979-1984

Box 31 of 36

Department of Mammalogy, 1979-1985

Box 31 of 36

Box 32

Department of Mammalogy, 1979-1984

Box 32 of 36

Department of Ornithology, 1977-1984

Box 32 of 36

Department of Zoological Research, 1978-1985

Box 32 of 36

Box 33

Office of Animal Pathology, 1977-1985

Box 33 of 36

Office of Animal Health, 1980-1983

Box 33 of 36

Commissary, 1978-1984

Box 33 of 36

Conservation Research Center (CRC), 1977-1980

Box 33 of 36

Box 34

CRC, 1981-1985

Box 34 of 36

Office of the Registrar, 1979-1981

Box 34 of 36

Box 35

Office of the Registrar, 1981-1984

Box 35 of 36

Assistant Director for Support Services, 1979-1985

Box 35 of 36

Office of Construction Management, 1977-1984

Box 35 of 36

Office of Management Services, 1978-1984

Box 35 of 36

Department of Police and Safety, 1977-1984

Box 35 of 36

Box 36

Department of Graphics and Exhibits, 1977-1985

Box 36 of 36

Office of Facilities Management, 1977-1985

Box 36 of 36