Animal Research Records, 1954, 1962-2014

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Consists of records documenting breeding and nutrition programs at the National Zoological Park and research performed by the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics staff relating to captive and wild animals. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, observation journals, field notes, studbooks, statistical data, publication lists, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, film, video, audio, images, background materials, posters, and other research-related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created by predecessor and other offices, including the Animal Department (through 1968), the Department of Living Vertebrates (1968-1971), the Scientific Research Department (through c. 1973), the Office of Animal Management (1972-1979), the Office of Zoological Research (circa 1973-1982), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985), and the Department of Zoological Research (1984-2003).


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research and Education
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Living Vertebrates
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Scientific Research Department
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Zoological Research


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.


Unarranged and by species

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1954
  • 1954-2014
  • 1954, 1962-2014


  • Conservation biology
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Zoology
  • Zoology--Research
  • Zoo animals
  • Wildlife conservation


  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Audiotapes
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Videotapes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Color transparencies
  • Video recordings
  • Field notes
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Sketches
  • Laboratory notebooks
  • Color negatives
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Posters

Local number

SIA RS01005

Physical description

113.77 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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