Animal Information Files, 1928-1972

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Consists of records documenting the acquisition, exchange, exhibition, and life histories of certain National Zoological Park animals; animal gifts and exchanges between the National Zoological Park and foreign governments; breeding and births of National Zoological Park animals; and expeditions and trips by National Zoological Park staff to collect and acquire animals during the tenures of William M. Mann, Director, 1925-1956; Theodore H. Reed, Director, 1958-1984; Ernest Pillsbury Walker; and J. Lear Grimmer, Associate Director. Materials include correspondence with animal dealers, other zoos, and the public; memoranda; reports; publications; notes; and photographs.


  • Walker, Ernest P (Ernest Pillsbury) 1891-1969
  • Grimmer, J. Lear
  • Reed, Theodore H
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1928
  • 1928-1970
  • 1928-1972




  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00948

Physical description

4 cu. ft. processed holdings

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