Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Subject Files, circa 1982-2002
This accession consists of records documenting the research and activities of the Office of Public Affairs, especially those activities related to development, publicity, publications, and children's activities. Also documented are the history of the National Zoological Park as researched by Sybil E. Hamlet and the proposed white-tailed deer hunt at the Conservation and Research Center that sparked an investigation by the United States Congress. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, copies of Congressional documents, draft public statements, development statistics, the 2001 crisis communication plan, staff publications lists, press releases, conceptual plans for activity areas, and notes and diaries related to historical research.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Hamlet, Sybil E.
- Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)
- United States. Congress
- Zoos -- Educational aspects
- Public relations
- Fund raising
- White-tailed deer hunting
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-053, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Subject Files