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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-063

National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs

News Media Issues Files, 2002-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Title: News Media Issues Files
Dates: 2002-2003
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 07-063
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting responses to issues and crises in the news media related to the National Zoological Park. These records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies. Species documented in this accession include elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, gorillas, orangutans, red pandas, seals, prairie dogs, bears, zebras, pandas, pygmy hippopotami, and tigers. Materials include copies of articles, text to be posted on the website, Freedom of Information Act requests and responses, copies of animal medical records, copies of regulations, copies of reports by various outside agencies, letters of complaint received from the public, letters to the editor written by zoo staff, transcripts of interviews with zoo staff, files related to employee morale, formal correspondence and email with reporters, and memoranda and email among zoo staff and between zoo staff and Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs staff.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting responses to issues and crises in the news media related to the National Zoological Park. These records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies. Species documented in this accession include elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, gorillas, orangutans, red pandas, seals, prairie dogs, bears, zebras, pandas, pygmy hippopotami, and tigers. Materials include copies of articles, text to be posted on the website, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and responses, copies of animal medical records, copies of regulations, copies of reports by various outside agencies, letters of complaint received from the public, letters to the editor written by zoo staff, transcripts of interviews with zoo staff, files related to employee morale, formal correspondence and email with reporters, and memoranda and email among zoo staff and between zoo staff and Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs staff.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 1/25/2007 letter, Wright to Hoage; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-063, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, News Media Issues Files

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Container List

Box 1

Animal Deaths - General, 2002-2003 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Elephants, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Cheetahs, 2002

Box 1 of 1

West Nile Virus, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Kids Farm, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lucy Spelman Profile, "Washington Post," 2003

Box 1 of 1

Giraffes, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Volunteers, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Spelman Interview, National Geographic Society, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Facilities, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Zoo Panel, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Gorillas, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Think Tank, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Deputy Director Selection, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Planet Zoo, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Zoofari, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Red Pandas, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Seals, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Prairie Dogs, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Bears, 2002

Box 1 of 1

"Washingtonian," 2002

Box 1 of 1

Top 110 Things You Want Done List, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Tigers, 2002

Box 1 of 1

United States Department of Agriculture Inspection Report, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Staffing Issues, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Complaints, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Press - General, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Starbucks, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Website Statement, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Zebras, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Congressional Hearing, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Animal Welfare Act, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Pandas, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Pygmy Hippopotamus, 2003

Box 1 of 1

FOIA Request - "Washington Post"

Box 1 of 1

Grimaldi/Cohn ("Washington Post") Investigation into Elephants with Tuberculosis

Box 1 of 1

Medical Records (4 folders)

Box 1 of 1

FOX FOIA, 2003

Box 1 of 1

"Washington Post" FOIA, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Hill and Knowlton Communications Support, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Crisis Communication Plan, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Accreditation, 2003

Box 1 of 1