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Accession 01-042

National Zoological Park. Office of the Director

Subject Files, 1962-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1962-1998
Quantity: 16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-042
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of general subject files relating to National Zoological Park programs, facilities, and administration; as well as issues of animal welfare, conservation, zoological parks and aquariums. These files were created and maintained during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, meeting minutes, planning files, information files, and reports.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of general subject files relating to National Zoological Park (NZP) programs, facilities, and administration; and issues of animal welfare, conservation, zoological parks and aquariums. These files were created and maintained during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, meeting minutes, planning files, information files, and reports. Some files at the end of this accession are simply labeled "Miscellaneous." These records were not properly filed within the Director's Office file structure. Therefore, some files may pertain to other series received from the Office, including National Zoological Park Offices, Officials, and Programs Records; Smithsonian Institution Bureaus and Offices Files; and Budget Records.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-042, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Adams, Robert McC.

Box 1 of 16

Administration Building Renovation

Box 1 of 16

Affirmative Action (2 folders)

Box 1 of 16

Advertising

Box 1 of 16

Minority Recruit List

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Gallery

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia - Budget

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia - Leaks

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Issues (2 folders)

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Production

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Information

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Man Hours

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia - Outside Planning

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Correspondence

Box 1 of 16

Amazonia Viewbook

Box 1 of 16

AAAS, 1991

Box 1 of 16

AAZPA - General Information

Box 1 of 16

Animal Escapes (2 folders)

Box 1 of 16

Animal Health - Vet Hospital

Box 1 of 16

Architect/Engineer Board

Box 1 of 16

Audit

Box 1 of 16

SI Regents Audit and Oversight Committee Meeting

Box 1 of 16

SI - Audits

Box 1 of 16

Audit

Box 1 of 16

Auditorium

Box 1 of 16

Delegation of Authority

Box 1 of 16

ADFA Staff Meetings

Box 1 of 16

Art Proposal

Box 1 of 16

Bamboo Garden

Box 1 of 16

Bamboo Truck

Box 1 of 16

Bat Exhibit

Box 1 of 16

Beaver Valley

Box 1 of 16

Bee Stings

Box 1 of 16

Bicycles

Box 1 of 16

BioPark

Box 1 of 16

Blue Road

Box 1 of 16

Bridges

Box 1 of 16

Bus - Parking/Traffic Problems

Box 1 of 16

Carter Barron Bus Parking

Box 1 of 16

Bus (Zoo Bus)

Box 1 of 16

Bus - Tour Bus Proposal

Box 1 of 16

Box 2

Cabinet Meetings

Box 2 of 16

Cathedral Mansions

Box 2 of 16

Carillion

Box 2 of 16

Centennial

Box 2 of 16

Cheetah Research Station & Exhibit

Box 2 of 16

Christmas

Box 2 of 16

Cleaning and Trash Removal

Box 2 of 16

Cologne Zoo Visit, 1992

Box 2 of 16

Stove - Commissary

Box 2 of 16

Connecticut Avenue Traffic Light and NZP Entrance

Box 2 of 16

Conservation Department Meetings

Box 2 of 16

Construction History

Box 2 of 16

Construction (2 folders)

Box 2 of 16

Contracting Officer

Box 2 of 16

Corn Crib

Box 2 of 16

Council of Governments

Box 2 of 16

NZP Training and Internal Relations Council

Box 2 of 16

Education Council

Box 2 of 16

NZP Science Council

Box 2 of 16

Council of Bureau Directors

Box 2 of 16

SI Council Affairs

Box 2 of 16

Office of Facilities Management

Box 2 of 16

Drivers Licensing

Box 2 of 16

Duty Officers

Box 2 of 16

Lower Duck Pond

Box 2 of 16

Earle Palmer Brown

Box 2 of 16

Education

Box 2 of 16

E/A Building

Box 2 of 16

Electric Shop

Box 2 of 16

Elevator Contract

Box 2 of 16

Energy Conservation

Box 2 of 16

Events Planning and Coordination (2 folders)

Box 2 of 16

Division of Exhibit Interpretation

Box 2 of 16

Financial Management - Review

Box 2 of 16

Fuel Consumption/Requirements

Box 2 of 16

Fulbright Program (2 folders)

Box 2 of 16

NZP General Memorandum

Box 2 of 16

Ling Ling's Death

Box 2 of 16

Glass Various Sites

Box 2 of 16

Gorilla Stop

Box 2 of 16

Grasslands - A&E

Box 2 of 16

Grasslands

Box 2 of 16

Box 3

NZP Handbook

Box 3 of 16

Handicapped Disabled Program (4 folders)

Box 3 of 16

History

Box 3 of 16

Heery Report

Box 3 of 16

Hispanic Heritage Month

Box 3 of 16

History of the Zoo

Box 3 of 16

HVAC

Box 3 of 16

Hoffman, Dr. Robert

Box 3 of 16

Hospital

Box 3 of 16

Inaugural

Box 3 of 16

Incinerator

Box 3 of 16

D.O. - Inspection Report

Box 3 of 16

NZP: Management Checklists Triennial Internal Controls Review

Box 3 of 16

IUDZG

Box 3 of 16

Labor Relations/Union

Box 3 of 16

Landscaping Unit

Box 3 of 16

Latino Affairs

Box 3 of 16

Letters of Complaint

Box 3 of 16

Letters of Condolence

Box 3 of 16

Letters, Visitors

Box 3 of 16

Mail

Box 3 of 16

Master Plan - NZP Management

Box 3 of 16

Metrication

Box 3 of 16

Migratory Bird Center

Box 3 of 16

Maine Restaurant

Box 3 of 16

Zoo Maps

Box 3 of 16

Mpala Ranch/Princeton

Box 3 of 16

Box 4

National Capital Planning Commission (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

KUDZU - National Park Service

Box 4 of 16

NZP - Department of the Interior National Park Service Rock Creek Park

Box 4 of 16

Olmsted Walk

Box 4 of 16

NZP Organizational Chart

Box 4 of 16

Outreach (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

PAG

Box 4 of 16

Panda Roof

Box 4 of 16

Paint Shop

Box 4 of 16

Parking Fund - Endowment

Box 4 of 16

Parking, SI Fees

Box 4 of 16

Parking/Trails

Box 4 of 16

Parking Committee

Box 4 of 16

Outside Use of Zoo Parking Lots

Box 4 of 16

Parking (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

Patent Policy

Box 4 of 16

Railings/Guard Rails

Box 4 of 16

PETA

Box 4 of 16

Metropolitan Police Department

Box 4 of 16

NZP Projects

Box 4 of 16

Quincentenary

Box 4 of 16

RAC Meetings

Box 4 of 16

Radioactive Materials

Box 4 of 16

Recycling Programs

Box 4 of 16

SI: Resident Associate Program

Box 4 of 16

SI: Regents' Publication Program

Box 4 of 16

Reptile Discovery Center

Box 4 of 16

R&R, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

Box 5

Sesquicentennial - SI

Box 5 of 16

Sheet Metal Shop

Box 5 of 16

NZP: Smoke-Free Policy

Box 5 of 16

NZP: Site plans, blueprints, topography

Box 5 of 16

Space (2 folders)

Box 5 of 16

Special Events Policies

Box 5 of 16

Mobile Stage

Box 5 of 16

Storage Tanks

Box 5 of 16

Sunset Serenades

Box 5 of 16

Supervisory Training

Box 5 of 16

Survey

Box 5 of 16

Survey - Hill and Knowlton

Box 5 of 16

Noise Abatement/Acoustical Survey

Box 5 of 16

Delegations of Authority, 1992

Box 5 of 16

Uniform Policy

Box 5 of 16

Supply (2 folders)

Box 5 of 16

Trailers

Box 5 of 16

Transportation Unit OFM

Box 5 of 16

Traffic

Box 5 of 16

Trees

Box 5 of 16

Electronic Vehicles

Box 5 of 16

Vehicles

Box 5 of 16

Visitors

Box 5 of 16

Voluntary Donations

Box 5 of 16

Walkway Cleaning

Box 5 of 16

Water Treatment Lab

Box 5 of 16

NZP Wellness Committee (3 folders)

Box 5 of 16

Work Requests

Box 5 of 16

Zoo Design

Box 5 of 16

Fine Arts Commission

Box 5 of 16

FOIA

Box 5 of 16

Funding Assistance Requests

Box 5 of 16

Halloween Party

Box 5 of 16

Hider, Rick Horticulture

Box 5 of 16

NZP History

Box 5 of 16

Housing

Box 5 of 16

Historic Preservation - D.C.

Box 5 of 16

Hoke, John

Box 5 of 16

Hours

Box 5 of 16

Box 6

African Wildlife Foundation

Box 6 of 16

Agency for International Development

Box 6 of 16

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Box 6 of 16

American Association of Zookeepers

Box 6 of 16

USDA Animal Care Inspection Report

Box 6 of 16

USDA

Box 6 of 16

American Association for Zoological Nomenclature

Box 6 of 16

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Box 6 of 16

Animal Programs - Concerns

Box 6 of 16

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Box 6 of 16

Animal Welfare (4 Folders)

Box 6 of 16

Center for Applied Research and Exhibition (CARE)

Box 6 of 16

Animal Welfare Institute

Box 6 of 16

Condors

Box 6 of 16

Defenders of Wildlife

Box 6 of 16

Endangered Wildlife Foundation

Box 6 of 16

Fund for Animals

Box 6 of 16

Michael Fox Article, "Trouble with Zoos"

Box 6 of 16

Greenpeace

Box 6 of 16

Humane Society Newsletter Article (Canned Hunts)

Box 6 of 16

Humane Society of the U.S., 1973-1989 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 16

Animal Welfare - Monitor

Box 6 of 16

NIH Interagency Research Animal Committee

Box 6 of 16

Animal Welfare - PETA

Box 6 of 16

Box 7

PETA Issue - Toe Clipping (2 folders)

Box 7 of 16

Animal Welfare - PETA

Box 7 of 16

Rhino Rescue USA, Inc.

Box 7 of 16

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

Box 7 of 16

Silver Spring Monkeys

Box 7 of 16

Sierra Club

Box 7 of 16

The Wilderness Society

Box 7 of 16

Zoos - Saint or Sinners?

Box 7 of 16

Requests for NZP Animal Report

Box 7 of 16

Arboretum - US National

Box 7 of 16

Ashes Distribution

Box 7 of 16

Association of Science and Technology (2 folders)

Box 7 of 16

Association of Systematic Collections

Box 7 of 16

Attendance Figures

Box 7 of 16

Audubon Naturalists Society

Box 7 of 16

NZP Awards

Box 7 of 16

Awards

Box 7 of 16

Business Solicitation

Box 7 of 16

BBC

Box 7 of 16

Careers in Zoos

Box 7 of 16

Center for Field Research

Box 7 of 16

Center for Plant Conservation

Box 7 of 16

NZP Certificates of Appreciation

Box 7 of 16

Use of Employee CV's

Box 7 of 16

Children's Trail and Center

Box 7 of 16

Arthur Morton - FOIA

Box 7 of 16

Cohen Jeffrey (Writer)

Box 7 of 16

Stamps

Box 7 of 16

Elephant - Toni

Box 7 of 16

Elephant Letters

Box 7 of 16

Conservation Roundtable

Box 7 of 16

Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos

Box 7 of 16

SI Contributions to Zoology

Box 7 of 16

Contracting Out (1985)

Box 7 of 16

Coleman Research Corporation

Box 7 of 16

Amazon Trip Comments

Box 7 of 16

Bridge Safety Inspection Report

Box 7 of 16

Wolf Dittus

Box 7 of 16

Intec Corporation

Box 7 of 16

National Capital Planning Commission

Box 7 of 16

Geosphere Project

Box 7 of 16

EPA/National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, 1995

Box 7 of 16

Box 8

Credit Cards

Box 8 of 16

1988 Directories File

Box 8 of 16

DHL

Box 8 of 16

Diving Office

Box 8 of 16

Eisenberg/Mondolfi Reprints

Box 8 of 16

Endangered Species Poster

Box 8 of 16

Ethics

Box 8 of 16

EPA

Box 8 of 16

Exhibit Proposal

Box 8 of 16

Information Management

Box 8 of 16

Interpreters

Box 8 of 16

Institute of Current World Affairs

Box 8 of 16

Institute of Museum Services

Box 8 of 16

Interior

Box 8 of 16

International Council of Museums

Box 8 of 16

International Crane Foundation

Box 8 of 16

International Zoo Yearbook

Box 8 of 16

Intimidation Lawsuits Research

Box 8 of 16

National Academy of Sciences

Box 8 of 16

National Geographic Society

Box 8 of 16

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Box 8 of 16

National Museum Act - Grants

Box 8 of 16

National Research Council - Bostid Meeting, 1986

Box 8 of 16

National Science Foundation

Box 8 of 16

National Capital Planning Commission (3 folders)

Box 8 of 16

NZP - Zoo Medal

Box 8 of 16

Box 9

NZP Medal Recipient, 1986-1989 (3 folders)

Box 9 of 16

Com. Publication of SI Nature Series, 1986

Box 9 of 16

Organizational Chart, 1984-1988

Box 9 of 16

Parking, 1979-1990 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 16

Parking - Traffic, 1981-1994

Box 9 of 16

Pageant of Peace, 1964-1983

Box 9 of 16

Page, J., 1986

Box 9 of 16

Patent Program, 1987

Box 9 of 16

Partners for Livable Places, 1985-1988

Box 9 of 16

Presidential Gifts, 1982

Box 9 of 16

Seeligson, Martha W., 1985-1986

Box 9 of 16

Webb Fellowship, 1986

Box 9 of 16

Administrative Reorganization, 1990

Box 9 of 16

Recycling, 1988-1993

Box 9 of 16

Rosen Exhibit Proposal, 1985

Box 9 of 16

Rock Creek Park, 1987

Box 9 of 16

Reading is Fundamental, 1986

Box 9 of 16

Spagna, Ted, 1985-1989

Box 9 of 16

Staff Eating Facility, 1990

Box 9 of 16

Survey, Life Sciences Career, 1988-1993

Box 9 of 16

Taxi Stand, 1988

Box 9 of 16

Tyler Prize, 1993

Box 9 of 16

Volunteer Keeper, 1986

Box 9 of 16

Washington Biologists Field Club, 1994

Box 9 of 16

Weather Advisories, 1992

Box 9 of 16

Wellness, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 16

White House, 1989-1993

Box 9 of 16

World Health Organization (WHO), 1990

Box 9 of 16

Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, 1987

Box 9 of 16

Zoo Brochure, 1986-1987

Box 9 of 16

Zoos - Establishment of, 1979-1980

Box 9 of 16

Zoo Philosophy and Operation, 1974-1979

Box 9 of 16

Zoo - Surveys and Questionnaires, 1988-1994

Box 9 of 16

Affirmative Action, 1991-1992

Box 9 of 16

Parking Contract, 1994

Box 9 of 16

Amazonia Opening, 1992

Box 9 of 16

Box 10

Honoraria Law

Box 10 of 16

Family and Medical Leave Act

Box 10 of 16

Panda Letter

Box 10 of 16

Panama - Cayucos, Birds for Amazonia

Box 10 of 16

Saving the Tropical Forests

Box 10 of 16

Man and Beast Books

Box 10 of 16

Golden Lion Tamarin Medals - Centennial

Box 10 of 16

Penn Vet School Exotics Club Tour, 1992

Box 10 of 16

Oyster Bilingual School

Box 10 of 16

Awards and Honors

Box 10 of 16

AAZPA Conservation Center - Establishment

Box 10 of 16

Breeding Programs

Box 10 of 16

Budget, 1991

Box 10 of 16

Contributions

Box 10 of 16

Excess Property

Box 10 of 16

Family Housing

Box 10 of 16

Fencing

Box 10 of 16

Gypsy Moth Program

Box 10 of 16

International Biological Conservation, News and Information Center

Box 10 of 16

Land Use/Right of Ways

Box 10 of 16

Maps, Brochures

Box 10 of 16

Master Plan - 5-20 years Construction

Box 10 of 16

Newsletter

Box 10 of 16

Safety

Box 10 of 16

Surveys

Box 10 of 16

Water Distribution Center, CRC

Box 10 of 16

Total Management Plan

Box 10 of 16

Modern Management Group

Box 10 of 16

Recycling (2 folders)

Box 10 of 16

US Soldiers & Airmen's Agreements

Box 10 of 16

Composting

Box 10 of 16

Office of Management Services

Box 10 of 16

Affirmative Action

Box 10 of 16

EEO Affirmative Action

Box 10 of 16

Coopers and Lybrand Study, 1990

Box 10 of 16

Internal Controls Review, 1992

Box 10 of 16

Assistant Secretary's Monthly Program Report

Box 10 of 16

OIRM Computers/Training

Box 10 of 16

Sequestration, 1986-1990

Box 10 of 16

Sexual Harassment

Box 10 of 16

Workman's Compensation

Box 10 of 16

Accessibility (11 folders)

Box 10 of 16

Box 11

Accessibility - Training, 1990

Box 11 of 16

Accessibility - Wheelchairs (FONZ), 1992

Box 11 of 16

Accessibility, 1992-1993

Box 11 of 16

Accessibility Assessment, Phase I - Elephants and Bats, 1992

Box 11 of 16

National Aquarium, 1995

Box 11 of 16

Donation - Bald Eagle to NZP from Berlin Zoo, 1995

Box 11 of 16

CD-ROM Proposal - NZP Macmedia Ink, 1996

Box 11 of 16

Audit of the NZP Construction Program - Survey Summary, 1995

Box 11 of 16

Buy-Out Authority, 1996

Box 11 of 16

What Should We Do at the Zoo - Smithsonian Magazine, 1987

Box 11 of 16

Smithsonian Magazine, 8/30/1985

Box 11 of 16

Zoogoer - Items by M.H. Robinson, 1986

Box 11 of 16

Books, 1977 and undated

Box 11 of 16

Ross Simons (Assistant Provost for Science), 1994-1995

Box 11 of 16

Review of Grants/Proposals by MHR, 1985-1988

Box 11 of 16

U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation - Grants Reviewed, 1989

Box 11 of 16

National Science Foundation Grant Review, 1984

Box 11 of 16

Robert S. Hoffmann, 1994-1995

Box 11 of 16

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996

Box 11 of 16

National Arts and Humanities - Tom L. Freudenheim, 1995

Box 11 of 16

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, 1994-1996

Box 11 of 16

Bureau and Office Directors - Economic Impact Study, 1994

Box 11 of 16

150th Anniversary Celebration Information, 1995-1996

Box 11 of 16

Kansas City - Voices of Discovery, 1996

Box 11 of 16

IUDZG - Dublin, 1995

Box 11 of 16

Adams Morgan Alternative Garage Site Analysis, 1994

Box 11 of 16

America's Smithsonian - Voices of Discovery, 1995-1998

Box 11 of 16

EPA, 1995-1996 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 16

Sambalpur University, India, 1985

Box 11 of 16

WETA, 1986-1991

Box 11 of 16

Sandved Spiders Manuscript, 1889

Box 11 of 16

Box 12

International Zoo Yearbook, 1984-1987

Box 12 of 16

Congressional Correspondence, 1983-1988

Box 12 of 16

American Association of Museums, 1976-1984

Box 12 of 16

American Association of Zookeepers, 1974-1987

Box 12 of 16

Management Analysis Organization, 1981-1985

Box 12 of 16

Management School, 1983-1987

Box 12 of 16

AAZPA Newsletter Correspondence, 1989

Box 12 of 16

AAZPA Comprehensive Study, 1982

Box 12 of 16

Employees Welfare Fund, 1979

Box 12 of 16

USDA Inspections, 1977-1985 (5 folders)

Box 12 of 16

Awards, 1977-1987 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 16

Box 13

Animal Welfare Monitor Reports, 1989-1991 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 16

Animal Welfare Monitor Information, 1986-1989 (3 folders)

Box 13 of 16

Animal Welfare - Toe Clipping Letters, 1992

Box 13 of 16

Animal Welfare - PETA Letters, 1992 (5 folders)

Box 13 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1992-1998 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 16

Box 14

Wood Star Productions, 1993

Box 14 of 16

Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur, undated

Box 14 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1992-1993

Box 14 of 16

Research Associates - Collaborators, 1993

Box 14 of 16

Columbus Center, undated

Box 14 of 16

John W. Deering, 1993

Box 14 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1990-1995 (11 folders)

Box 14 of 16

Bozung, 1997

Box 14 of 16

Box 15

Administration, 1989-1992

Box 15 of 16

Copies of Work Typed, 1991-1992

Box 15 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1991-1993 (9 folders)

Box 15 of 16

Box 16

Miscellaneous, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 16 of 16

Construction Update, 1993

Box 16 of 16

Colors - NZP Paint, 1992

Box 16 of 16

Telephone Poles - Creosote, 1992

Box 16 of 16

Flower and Garden Show, 1988-1989

Box 16 of 16

Benson, Moses, III, 1989

Box 16 of 16

Board of Trade, 1988-1989

Box 16 of 16

Picnic (Staff), 1986

Box 16 of 16

QN, 1988

Box 16 of 16

FONZ/NZP: Liaison Committee Meeting, 1988

Box 16 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1993 (2 folders)

Box 16 of 16

Contract Status Reports, 1992

Box 16 of 16

Miscellaneous, 1992-1993 (4 folders)

Box 16 of 16