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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-191

American Zoo and Aquarium Association

Records, 1961-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Title: Records
Dates: 1961-1995
Quantity: 12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 04-191
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes records documenting the activities of Edward J. Maruska, who served on the Board of Directors from 1973-1980, and as President, 1978-1979, of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA), which was renamed the Amercian Zoo and Aquarium Association in 1994. Materials include Maruska's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; records pertaining to AAZPA surveys, programs, conferences, committees, Board of Director meetings, workshops, public relations, and membership; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; AAZPA by-laws; news releases, newsletters, and articles; and information with regard to zoo accreditation.

Descriptive Entry

This accession includes records documenting the activities of Edward J. Maruska, who served on the Board of Directors from 1973-1980, and as President, 1978-1979, of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA), which was renamed the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in 1994. Materials include Maruska's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; records pertaining to AAZPA surveys, programs, conferences, committees, Board of Director meetings, workshops, public relations, and membership; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; AAZPA by-laws; news releases, newsletters, and articles; and information with regard to zoo accreditation.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-191, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Incident Reports/Air Transportation, 1973-1982

Box 1 of 12

Ethics Committee, 1976-1980

Box 1 of 12

Finance Committee, 1977

Box 1 of 12

Honors and Awards Committee, 1977-1980

Box 1 of 12

Grants Committee, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 12

Humane Association Liaison Committee, 1976

Box 1 of 12

Institutional Membership, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 12

ISIS Committee, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 12

Inter-Association Committee, 1976

Box 1 of 12

Legislative Committee, 1976-1980

Box 1 of 12

Legislation Committee, 1978-1981

Box 1 of 12

Nominating Committee, 1976-1980 [two folders]

Box 1 of 12

Membership Programs Committee, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 12

Membership Committee, 1978-1981

Box 1 of 12

Organizational Study Committee, 1976

Box 1 of 12

Plan Center Committee, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 12

Public Education Committee, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 12

Public Education Committee, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 12

Public Relations Committee, 1976-1979 [two folders]

Box 1 of 12

Professional Registration Commission, 1976

Box 1 of 12

Research Ranch Committee, 1975

Box 1 of 12

Wildlife Conservation & Management, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 12

Zoo & Aquarium Coding Committee, 1976

Box 1 of 12

Ethics Committee, 1977

Box 1 of 12

Box 2

American Association of Zoological Parks & Aquariums (AAZPA): By-laws, 1985

Box 2 of 12

Conservation Coordinator's Report, 1984-1986

Box 2 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1984

Box 2 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1985 [two folders]

Box 2 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1986

Box 2 of 12

Correspondence (general), 1983-1986 [three folders]

Box 2 of 12

Wildlife Conservation and Management, 1974-1979 [four folders]

Box 2 of 12

Special Projects and Committees, 1978

Box 2 of 12

Workshops, 1976-1979

Box 2 of 12

U.S. Department of the Interior, 1977-1980 [two folders]

Box 2 of 12

Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program, 1979

Box 2 of 12

Survival Service Commission, 1979

Box 2 of 12

Small Mammal Workshop, 1980

Box 2 of 12

Studbook, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 12

Box 3

The Research Ranch, 1979

Box 3 of 12

Safari Club International, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 12

AAZPA Board of Regents, 1979

Box 3 of 12

AAZPA Releases, 1970-1979

Box 3 of 12

Regional Workshops, 1979

Box 3 of 12

News Articles, 1975-1976

Box 3 of 12

AAZPA Newsletter, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 12

Edward J. Maruska: Correspondence, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 12

Professional Management School, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 12

Correspondence (general), 1977-1980 [two folders]

Box 3 of 12

Membership, 1975-1978 [two folders]

Box 3 of 12

Membership, 1979-1980

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Diets, 1987-1988

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Husbandry Survey, 1984-1988

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Esmond Bradley Martin, 1988

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Anna Mertz, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Management Committee, 1995

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Master Plan, 1982-1993 [three folders]

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Miscellaneous, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Moves and Pairs, 1989

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Propagation Group, 1984-1993 [two folders]

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Species Survival Plan, 1978-1992

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Schroeder, Ingrid, Zimbabwe, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Sculptures, 1987-1989

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Reports, 1986-1987

Box 3 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Trust, 1990

Box 3 of 12

Box 4

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Status, 1982-1986

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Studbook, 1984-1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Support Groups, 1986

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Sources, 1981-1987

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Zimbabwe Conservation, 1987-1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: South Africa, 1987-1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Africa Trip, 1989 [two folders]

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Tripartite Agreements, 1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Toxic Plants, 1987

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: World Wide Fund, 1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Workshop, 1982

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: African Rhino Workshop, 1986

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Conference (San Diego, CA), 1991

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Bentsen's Ranch, Texas, 1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: AERSG, 1985-1987

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Asian Rhinos, 1989

Box 4 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Armstrong Tire Company, 1988

Box 4 of 12

American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK): Conferences, 1969-1972

Box 4 of 12

AAZK Newsletter, 1968-1973 [two folders]

Box 4 of 12

Animal Keepers' Forum, 1975

Box 4 of 12

Oklahoma City Zoo, 1973

Box 4 of 12

Reptile Feeding Program, 1975

Box 4 of 12

Constitution of the Cincinnati Chapter of AAZP, 1969

Box 4 of 12

AAZPA Southern Region Zoo Workshop, 1975

Box 4 of 12

AAZPA Great Lakes Region Conference, 1975

Box 4 of 12

"Zoo Life: Behind the Scenes" Program, 1974

Box 4 of 12

Zoological Action Committee, Inc. (ZooAct), 1975-1976

Box 4 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Calgary), 1975

Box 4 of 12

Survival Service Commission Red Data Book, 1966-1971 [two folders]

Box 4 of 12

Junior Zoologists' Club, 1969-1974 [two folders]

Box 4 of 12

AAZPA Regional Zoo Workshops, 1970

Box 4 of 12

Box 5

AAZPA Regional Zoo Workshops: Program Brochures, 1966-1974

Box 5 of 12

University of Cincinnati: "Zoo Life: Behind the Scenes," 1973-1974

Box 5 of 12

Cincinnati Zoo Bid for AAZPA National Convention, 1973-1975

Box 5 of 12

International Zoo Yearbook, 1964

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 1969

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Animal Census, 1968

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Portland, Oregon), 1972

Box 5 of 12

International Zoo News, 1973-1977

Box 5 of 12

Planned Reduction of Committee, 1970

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Central Zoo Workshop (Dallas), 1974

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Western Zoo & Aquarium Conference, 1972

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Houston, Texas), 1973

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Charter and Bylaws, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Nominating Committee, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Membership, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Accreditation, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Ethics Board, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Animal Health, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Infant Diet Center, 1977-1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Honors and Awards, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Legislation, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Presidential Advisors, 1978-1979

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Public Education, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Public Relations, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Wildlife Conservation and Management, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Plan Center, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Antivenin Committee, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Comprehensive Survey, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference Program, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Humane Association Liaison, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Inter-Association Liaison, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Legislative Manual, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Membership Programs, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Professional Management School, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Surplus Animal Policy, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA ISIS Committee, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Committee Work, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Executive Director's Report, 1978

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Miami, Florida), 1984

Box 5 of 12

SSP Coordinators/Studbook Keepers Workshop (Front Royal, Virginia), 1984

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Vancouver, Canada), 1983

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona), 1982

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1981

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Conference (San Diego, California), 1977

Box 5 of 12

AAZPA Regional Conference, 1977

Box 5 of 12

Correspondence re: Endangered Species Act, 1982

Box 5 of 12

Import/Export Advisor, 1978

Box 5 of 12

IUCN Survival Service Commission, 1976-1977

Box 5 of 12

Surplus Animal Policy, 1978-1979

Box 5 of 12

Correspondence (general), 1979

Box 5 of 12

Honors and Awards (general), 1978-1982

Box 5 of 12

Exhibition/Conservation Awards, 1975-1976

Box 5 of 12

Cincinnati Zoological Society, 1981

Box 5 of 12

Master Breeding Plan, 1979-1980

Box 5 of 12

International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens (IUDZG): Resolution, 1984

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG 38th Annual Conference (Melbourne, Australia), 1983-1984

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG 37th Annual Conference (Rotterdam, Holland), 1982

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG: Rhino in Captivity Symposium, 1982

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG 36th Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.), 1981

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG 35th Annual Conference (Pretoria, South Africa, 1980

Box 5 of 12

IUDZG: European Zoo Tour, 1977

Box 5 of 12

Stockholm, Sweden/Skansen-Akvariet/Jonas Wahlstrom, 1979-1981

Box 5 of 12

Box 6

IUSZG: Correspondence, 1976-1986 [two folders]

Box 6 of 12

Ed Schmitt: Correspondence, 1982-1983

Box 6 of 12

Species Survival Plan (SSP): Articles on Captive Propagation, 1979-1982

Box 6 of 12

SSP Subcommittee on the WCMC (William Conway), 1982-1986

Box 6 of 12

Accreditation Commission, 1974-1976

Box 6 of 12

Louisville Zoo Accreditation, 1978-1980

Box 6 of 12

Visiting Committee Report on the Audubon Park Zoo (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1981

Box 6 of 12

Re-Accreditation of the Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, Illinois), 1979-1980

Box 6 of 12

AAZPA Management Plan, 1979-1980

Box 6 of 12

Steele & Utz, 1978-1980

Box 6 of 12

AAZPA: ISIS Program, 1975-1981 [two folders]

Box 6 of 12

Infant Diet Center, 1976-1979

Box 6 of 12

Inter-Association Liaison, 1978-1979

Box 6 of 12

Humane Association Liaison, 1978-1979

Box 6 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1980

Box 6 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1979

Box 6 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1978

Box 6 of 12

Executive Director's Report, 1977

Box 6 of 12

European Zoo Study Tour, 1977-1979

Box 6 of 12

Education and Information Fund, 1975-1977 [two folders]

Box 6 of 12

Board of Directors, 1977-1979

Box 6 of 12

Committees: Chairmen and Members, 1979

Box 6 of 12

Accreditation Committee, 1977-1978

Box 6 of 12

Animal Health Committee, 1976-1979

Box 6 of 12

Animal Surplus Committee, 1979

Box 6 of 12

Antivenin Committee, 1975-1979

Box 6 of 12

Box 7

Canadian Affairs Committee, 1977-1980

Box 7 of 12

Canadian Membership, 1978-1979

Box 7 of 12

Charter and Bylaws Committee, 1977-1980

Box 7 of 12

Commercial Membership, 1978-1979

Box 7 of 12

Comprehensive Survey Committee, 1978-1980

Box 7 of 12

Conference Committee, 1978-1980 [two folders]

Box 7 of 12

Development Committee, 1980

Box 7 of 12

Elections Committee, 1976

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (Wheeling West Virginia), 1976

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors: Mid-Year Review, 1977 [two folders]

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (San Diego, California), 1977 [two folders]

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors: Mid-Year Review, 1978

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (Denver, Colorado), 1978 [two folders]

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (St. Louis, Missouri), 1979 [three folders]

Box 7 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting, 1980

Box 7 of 12

Box 8

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting, 1980 (cont'd)

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Chicago, Illinois), 1980

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Conference, 1982

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Great Lakes Conference, 1980

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Conference (St. Louis, Missouri), 1979

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (Tulsa, Oklahoma), 1980

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (Chicago, Illinois), 1979

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meeting (Los Angles, California), 1978

Box 8 of 12

ZooAct, 1977

Box 8 of 12

Zoological Park & Aquarium Fundamentals, 1978-1980

Box 8 of 12

Animal Air Transportation Association, 1976-1982 [two folders]

Box 8 of 12

Civil Aeronautics Board: Air Freight Rates Investigation, 1975-1978 [two folders]

Box 8 of 12

Civil Aeronautics Board: Live Animal Shipments, 1975-1977

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Transportation Committee, 1974

Box 8 of 12

Civil Aeronautics Board (general), 1975-1983

Box 8 of 12

Civil Aeronautics Board: Advisor, 1979-1980

Box 8 of 12

Rules & Practices: Acceptance and Carriage of Live Animals, 1975-1980

Box 8 of 12

USDA Antivenin, 1972-1981

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Accreditation Commission, 1984 [two folders]

Box 8 of 12

AAZPA Animal Exchange, 1982-1987

Box 8 of 12

Box 9

Federal Accreditation of Zoos, 1974-1975

Box 9 of 12

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources: Scientific Collecting Permit/Annual Report, 1973-1988

Box 9 of 12

U.S. Dept. of Health: Permits Received, 1982-1983

Box 9 of 12

Sea World Accreditation, 1983

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Ethics Committee, 1983

Box 9 of 12

Ordinances re: Exotic Wildlife, 1983

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Northeastern Regional Conference, 1982

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Correspondence (general), 1981-1982

Box 9 of 12

Animal Health Committee: Proposed AAZPA Cage Size Standards, 1975

Box 9 of 12

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), 1979-1981

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Official Ballot, 1982-1984

Box 9 of 12

Gorilla Species Survival Plan: Propagation, 1984-1985

Box 9 of 12

Gorilla Species Survival Plan: Meeting, 1984

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA/ Civil Aeronautics Board: Humane & Healthful Transport of Wild Birds to the United States, 1982

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA/ Civil Aeronautics Board: Annual Reports, 1977-1983

Box 9 of 12

Transport of Live Animal Regulations, 1982

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Wildlife Conservation Committee, 1973-1976 [five folders]

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Annual Data Survey, 1969-1970

Box 9 of 12

American Association of Zoo Keepers, 1968-1979

Box 9 of 12

AAZK: "The Keeper" Bulletin, 1973-1974

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA General Information, 1961-1978 [two folders]

Box 9 of 12

AAZPA Transportation Committee, 1975-1979 [two folders]

Box 9 of 12

Box 10

AAZPA Conferences, 1975-1976

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA November Regional Meeting, 1978

Box 10 of 12

Correspondence (general), 1976-1977

Box 10 of 12

Correspondence (general), 1975-1976

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors Meetings, 1975-1976

Box 10 of 12

School for Professional Development for Zoo & Aquarium Directors, 1977

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA Charter and By-Laws, 1975-1976

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA Workshop, 1976

Box 10 of 12

Edward J. Maruska: Correspondence, 1976

Box 10 of 12

ZooAct, 1974-1976

Box 10 of 12

Internal Revenue Code Tax, 1977

Box 10 of 12

Robert O. Wagner: State of the Association Address, 1979

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA Conference (Baltimore, Maryland), 1976

Box 10 of 12

Special Board Meeting (Denver, Colorado), 1977-1978

Box 10 of 12

AAZPA Board of Directors: Correspondence, 1975-1978 [two folders]

Box 10 of 12

Executive Director's Reports, 1975-1976

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, 1984

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Don Farst, 1989

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Game Coin Mou, 1984-1989 [two folders]

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Memoranda of Participants, 1982

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Refuge/Future

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Questionnaire, 1982

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Meeting Agenda, 1982

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Fossil Rim Ranch, 1987

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Articles re: Ranches, 1984-1987

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: La Coma Ranch (Calvin Bentsen), 1984-1990

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Waterfall Ranch, 1983-1984

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Bass Ranch, 1989

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: San Antonio Meeting, 1983

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Ranching of Black Rhinos, 1983-1989

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: James McAllen, 1989

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Tom Mantzel/Fossil Rim, 1984-1986

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Rancher Management Agreement, 1983

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Correspondence Re: Agreement, 1982-1985

Box 10 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Genetic Study/Don Melnick, 1987

Box 10 of 12

Box 11

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Natal, 1987

Box 11 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Mocambique, 1988

Box 11 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Kenya, 1988

Box 11 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Dvur Kralove, Czechoslovakia, 1988

Box 11 of 12

Black Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988

Box 11 of 12

Sponsorship Letters, 1982-1989

Box 11 of 12

Thomas Foose: SSP Conservation Coordinator, 1981-1995

Box 11 of 12

Box 12

Pathera Tigris Altaica: Birth Sex Ratio & Seasonality/Studbook, 1974-1977

Box 12 of 12