Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
McCrane, Marion P.
Marion P. McCrane Papers, 1962-1989
This accession consists of materials that document the involvement of Marion P. McCrane in caring for baby animals from the National Zoological Park where she headed the Information and Education Division from 1962 through 1968; in Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ); and in The Anteaters Association.
Materials include color and black and white photographs of tigers, tiger cubs, Indonesian walking sticks, elf owls, a baby two-toed sloth, and a monkey hugging a human baby; postcards of tiger cubs; an article titled "Birth, Behavior, and Development of a Hand-Reared Two-Toed Sloth," written by Marion P. McCrane; a National Geographic School Bulletin from February 20, 1967, no. 21, with an article about a two-toed sloth being raised by McCrane; newspaper clippings about animals at the zoo and the opening of the Bird House; a program from the opening of the Bird House; menus, newspaper clippings, and other materials related to the 1962 Wild Game Lunches of The Anteaters Association; an incomplete set of Tiger Talk, the zoo's staff newsletter; a complete set of Spots and Stripes, the FONZ newsletter, through Fall 1971, volume 8, number 3; and one issue of The Zoogoer, June/July 1973, volume 2, number 2.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- McCrane, Marion P.
- The Anteaters Association
- Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)
- National Zoological Park (U.S.)
- National Zoological Park (U.S.). Bird House
- Wild Game Lunch (Washington, D.C)
- Tiger Talk (Newsletter)
- Spots and stripes (Serial)
- Zoogoer (Serial)
- National Geographic school bulletin (Serial)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-157, Marion P. McCrane Papers