Animal Records, 1890-1988 and undated

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Consists of records documenting accessions; and the health, behavior, breeding, births, deaths, removals, and diet of animals at the National Zoological Park. Materials include daily reports and checksheets, keepers' diaries, annual lists of National Zoological Park holdings, accession cards and ledgers, removal cards and ledgers, miscellaneous specimen cards, audiovisual materials, and animal purchase and exchange ledgers.


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1904
  • 1904-1988
  • 1890-1988 and undated


  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Zoo animals


  • Manuscripts
  • Diaries

Local number

SIA RS00944

Physical description

49.98 cu. ft. processed holdings

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