Subject Files, circa 1868-2013

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Public Affairs and Communications Department and its predecessor, the Office of Public Affairs. Subjects include dedications, celebrations, and other events at the National Zoological Park; publicity for the National Zoological Park and its programs and animals; articles, biographical information, and correspondence by and about National Zoological Park staff; manuscripts and notes relating to research on animals, the National Zoological Park, and on zoos in general; general information about the National Zoological Park; educational activities and publications produced by the National Zoological Park; and submissions for publications. Materials include correspondence, clippings, memoranda, manuscripts, images, production records, brochures, serials, educational materials, notes, postcards, films, videotapes, audiotapes, pamphlets, publications, press releases, press packets, reports, newsletters, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs


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Alphabetic, chronologic, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1868
  • 1868-2013
  • circa 1868-2013


  • Public relations
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Zoo exhibits
  • Publicity
  • Education
  • Zoos--Educational aspects
  • Zoo animals


  • Manuscripts
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Serials (publications)
  • Clippings
  • Color transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Books
  • Compact discs
  • Maps
  • Diaries
  • Picture postcards
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Audiotapes
  • Videotapes
  • Electronic records
  • Digital images

Local number

SIA RS00964

Physical description

  • 4.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 24.02 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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