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Accession 13-140

Kleiman, Devra G.

Devra G. Kleiman Papers, circa 1979-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Kleiman, Devra G.
Title: Devra G. Kleiman Papers
Dates: circa 1979-2010
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 13-140
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1942-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs in the Office of Animal Programs, assuming the position permanently the following year. During a series of reorganizations, Kleiman became the Assistant Director of Zoological Research and Education in 1984; the Assistant Director of Research in 1985; and the Assistant Director of Zoological Research heading the Department of Zoological Research in 1996. In 1997, Kleiman assumed the position of Senior Scientist. After her retirement in 2001, Kleiman served as Senior Scientist Emeritus at NZP, taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, and owned a consulting company, Zoo-Logic, LLC. During her career, Kleiman helped establish the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado, a Brazilian non-governmental association for the conservation of golden lion tamarins; served on many international committees, working groups, and task forces for species conservation; and was affiliated with numerous non-profit conservation organizations. Much of Kleiman's research and activities focused on the reintroduction of golden lion tamarins to the wild and the captive breeding of giant pandas. Kleiman wrote approximately 150 manuscripts and two books, "Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques" (1996) and "Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation" (2002). Materials include correspondence, presentations, reports, planning documents, meeting materials, manuscripts, video, biographical information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1942-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs in the Office of Animal Programs, assuming the position permanently the following year. During a series of reorganizations, Kleiman became the Assistant Director of Zoological Research and Education in 1984; the Assistant Director of Research in 1985; and the Assistant Director of Zoological Research heading the Department of Zoological Research in 1996. In 1997, Kleiman assumed the position of Senior Scientist. After her retirement in 2001, Kleiman served as Senior Scientist Emeritus at NZP, taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, and owned a consulting company, Zoo-Logic, LLC. During her career, Kleiman helped establish the Associacao Mico-Leao-Dourado, a Brazilian non-governmental association for the conservation of golden lion tamarins; served on many international committees, working groups, and task forces for species conservation; and was affiliated with numerous non-profit conservation organizations. Much of Kleiman's research and activities focused on the reintroduction of golden lion tamarins to the wild and the captive breeding of giant pandas. Kleiman wrote approximately 150 manuscripts and two books, Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques (1996) and Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation (2002).

Materials include correspondence, presentations, reports, planning documents, meeting materials, manuscripts, video, biographical information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-140, Devra G. Kleiman Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Lion Tamarin Book, 2001-2002

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Oriental White Stork, March 2003

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Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Plan Review, 1997-2000

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Maned Wolf Population and Habitat Viability Assessment, October 2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Swift Foxes, 1986-1988

Box 1 of 1

Swift Foxes, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Panda Reserves and Earthquake, 2008

Box 1 of 1

John Robinson's Manuscript on Foraging Capuchins, 1984

Box 1 of 1

"Ecology and Behaviour of the Dhole or Indian Wild Dog," A. J. T. Jonsingh, 1979

Box 1 of 1

Top 25 Most Endangered Primates - Video Clips, VHS

Box 1 of 1

PowerPoint Panda Talk, November 16, 2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Project Management Workshops, 2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Conservation International, 2000-2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program, 1997-2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Associacao Mico-Leao-Dourado - Administration, 1998-2000 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Biographical Information (Kleiman), 1994-2000 (electronic records)

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Slide Presentation, September 2000 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Golden Lion Tamarin Research Proposals, 2001 (electronic records)

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Golden Lion Tamarin Book, 1999-2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Manuscripts, Seminars, and Talks, 1992-2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Meetings and Workshops, 2000-2001 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

International Lion Tamarin Committee Meetings, 1994-2004 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Brazil Trips, 1997-2000 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

China Visits, 1988-2000 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 1
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Kleiman from Mar05\AZA\ - Association of Zoos and Aquariums, c. 2004-2009

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Kleiman from Mar05\Beach Mice\ - Beach Mice, c. 2008-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05\Behavior\ - Animal Behavior, c. 2004-2009

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Kleiman from Mar05\Conserv issues- NA\ - General Conservation Issues, c. 1999-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05\CV\ - Biographical Information, c. 1994-2008

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Kleiman from Mar05\dgk resumeand cv sum\ - Biographical Information, c. 2001-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05\dgk-acts\ - Correspondence, c. 2001-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05\GLT\ - Golden Lion Tamarins, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05\iucn\ - International Union for Conservation of Nature, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\NGS Conservation study\ - National Geographic Society, c. 2004-2008

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\NGS grantandcontract material2005\ - National Geographic Society, c. 2005-2006

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\NZP SI\ - National Zoological Park, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\Panda\ - Pandas, c. 2001-2009

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\reintroduction\ - Miscellaneous Animal Reintroductions, c. 2000-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\SCB\ - Society for Conservation Biology, c. 2001-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\strategic planning MandE\ - Strategic Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\students-postdocs\ - Post-doctoral Students, c. 2001-2009

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\UMD\ - University of Maryland, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\Whooping Cranes\ - Whooping Cranes, c. 2009-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\WMIC from 24Jun09\ - "Wild Mammals in Captivity," c. 2004-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\Zoo-Logic\ - Zoo-Logic Administrative Records, c. 2002-2010

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Kleiman from Mar05_part2\Zoo-Logic Consultancies\ - Zoo-Logic Project Files, c. 2001-2010

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Kleiman talks-seminars\ - Presentations, Lectures, and Talking Points, c. 1995-2010

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