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Accession 14-213

Kleiman, Devra G.

Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1962-2009, 2013

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Kleiman, Devra G.
Title: Devra G. Kleiman Papers
Dates: 1962-2009, 2013
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 14-213
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 received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1964 and her doctorate from the University of London in 1969. In 1972, she became one of the first female scientists 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. Particularly well-documented in this collection are Kleiman's research trips, especially to China; publicity related to her research; and preparations for publishing two books, "Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques" (1996) and "Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation" (2002). One folder documents a memorial fund set up after Kleiman's death. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, presentations, reports, meeting materials, images, field books, notes, postcards, greeting cards, a scrapbook, a videotape, ephemera, awards, collected artistic drawings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1942-2010. Kleiman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1964 and her doctorate from the University of London in 1969. In 1972, she became one of the first female scientists 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. Particularly well-documented in this collection are Kleiman's research trips, especially to China; publicity related to her research; and preparations for publishing two books, "Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques" (1996) and "Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation" (2002). One folder documents a memorial fund set up after Kleiman's death. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, clippings, presentations, reports, meeting materials, images, field books, notes, postcards, greeting cards, a scrapbook, a videotape, ephemera, awards, collected artistic drawings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-213, Devra G. Kleiman Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Washington Biologists' Field Club Discrimination Correspondence, 1994

Box 1 of 4

Species at Risk Conference, 2004

Box 1 of 4

IX International Otter Colloquium, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Annual Meeting of the International Committee for the Conservation and Management of Lion Tamarins, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Society for Conservation Biology Meeting Notes, Canterbury, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Society for Conservation Biology Meeting, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Society for Conservation Biology, 2005

Box 1 of 4

Golden Lion Tamarin Clippings, 1975-1980

Box 1 of 4

Golden Lion Tamarin Clippings, 1981-1990

Box 1 of 4

Clippings about Devra Kleiman, 1970-1980

Box 1 of 4

Animal Fathers Clipping and Press Release, 1981

Box 1 of 4

"Celebrating 25 Years of Giant Pandas at the National Zoo" Press Packet, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Scrapbook, 1962-1970

Box 1 of 4

Miscellaneous Clippings, 1981-1998

Box 1 of 4

Monogamous Mammals Clippings, 1975-1977

Box 1 of 4

Non-NZP Panda Clippings, 1983-1999

Box 1 of 4

Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, 2003-2005

Box 1 of 4

"Animal Behavior, Human Behavior, and Zoos in Flagship Species Recovery Programs" Course Lecture

Box 1 of 4

Animal Behavior Society, Zoo-based Conservation Meeting, 1997

Box 1 of 4

"Mammalian Sociobiology and Zoo Breeding Programs" Talk Notes, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Meeting, 1993

Box 1 of 4

Notes for Talks, 1995

Box 1 of 4

Awards, 1987-1993

Box 1 of 4

"Zoo Research: A Marriage of the Theoretical and Applied" Talk Notes, 1987-1992

Box 1 of 4

University of Maryland Appointment, 1979-1994

Box 1 of 4

Kleiman Sabbaticals, 1980-1997

Box 1 of 4

International Zoo Yearbook Advisory Panel, 1977

Box 1 of 4

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, 1992-1995

Box 1 of 4

Memoranda, 1984-1985

Box 1 of 4

Assistant Director for Animals Programs Correspondence, 1983

Box 1 of 4

Activities and Program Reports, 1987-1997

Box 1 of 4

Animal Reproduction Symposium, October 12-13, 1984

Box 1 of 4

Zoo Cartoons, 1982

Box 1 of 4

Chronology of the Golden Lion Tamarin Release, 1983-1985

Box 1 of 4

Devra G. Kleiman Memorial Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation, 2013

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Smithsonian Marketing, 1998-2006

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Order Form

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Proposal and Chapter Correspondence, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000-2002

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Seidell Proposal for Translation into Portuguese, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Figures and Images (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Chapter Reviews, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

NZP Panda Clippings, 1974-1999 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book - Seuanez et al (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 4

Animal Artwork Collected

Box 2 of 4

Animal Photographs (mostly non-NZP)

Box 2 of 4

NZP and Friends of the National Zoo Ephemera

Box 2 of 4

"The Pandas: A Conservation Initiative" Signed Banner

Box 2 of 4

General Conservation Program Clippings, 1977-2000

Box 2 of 4

BioScience Golden Lion Tamarin Proofs, 1989

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

United States Fish and Wildlife Service-Association of Zoos and Aquariums Partnership in Endangered Species Recovery Programs, 2000-2001

Box 3 of 4

Research Programs in Zoos and Aquariums, 1993-1995

Box 3 of 4

Curriculum vitae, September 26, 1991

Box 3 of 4

C-Span Interview at NZP with Dr. Robinon, Dr. Kleiman, and Dr. Monfort, August 15, 1997

Box 3 of 4

Japan Trip, 2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, 2001

Box 3 of 4

Giant Panda Photographs (probably not NZP)

Box 3 of 4

Giant Panda Photographs - Breeding Encounter, 1979

Box 3 of 4

NZP Giant Panda Photographs

Box 3 of 4

Golden Lion Tamarin Observation Photograph, 1983

Box 3 of 4

Media Photographs, November 1994

Box 3 of 4

Zoology Satire

Box 3 of 4

Melinda Raymond Correspondence, 1975

Box 3 of 4

Retreat (Department of Zoological Research?) Photograph, September 1995

Box 3 of 4

International Symposium on the Giant Panda, Berlin Zoo, September 28-30, 1984

Box 3 of 4

Venezuela Field Notes, July 5-30, 1975

Box 3 of 4

India/Nepal Field Notes, January 13-February 3, 1984

Box 3 of 4

Yellowstone Field Notes, June 5-20, 1980

Box 3 of 4

East Africa Field Notes, July 18-30, 1974

Box 3 of 4

Rwanda Field Notes, October 4-14, 1992

Box 3 of 4

Appointment Book, 1967

Box 3 of 4

Appointment Book, 1969

Box 3 of 4

Houston Zoo Visit Notes

Box 3 of 4

China Visit Notes, May 6-25, 1978

Box 3 of 4

China Visit Notes, March 6-April 27, 1982

Box 3 of 4

China Visit Notes, October 1-18, 1994

Box 3 of 4

China Visit Notes, October 1-10, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Manuscripts, 1984-1993 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Evaluating Conservation Programs, 1997-1999 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Institute for Conservation Biology, 1998 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Devra G. Kleiman Curriculum vitae, 1993 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Delmarva Fox Squirrel Recovery and United States Fish and Wildlife Recovery Team Study, 1998-2000 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Zhu Xiaojian Manuscript, 1999-2000 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Conservation International - Hot Spots, 2000-2001 (electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Pandas, 1987-2000 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

NZP Panda Permit Application - Final, 2000 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

NZP Giant Panda Proposals, 1997-1999 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

NZP Pandas (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Atlanta Pandas, 1999 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Giant and Red Panda Conference, 1991 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Tamarin Committees, 1994-1997 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

International Recovery and Management Committee, 1996-1998 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Translocation Bibliography, 1990 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Golden Lion Tamarins, 1984-1993 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Administrative Files, 1985-1998 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Lion Tamarin Book, 1996-2006 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Lion Tamarin Population and Habitat Viability Assessment, 1997 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Children Wearing Golden Lion Tamarin and Jaguar Masks - Photographs, 2001 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence, 1984-1993 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

"Criteria for Reintroduction," Devra G. Kleiman, Mark Stanley Price and Benjamin B. Beck, Sixth Annual World Conference on Breeding Endangered Species, May 4-6, 1992 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Department of Zoological Research Administrative and Research Files, 1980-2001 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Society for Conservation Biology, 2003 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

"Wild Mammals in Captivity," 1995-2006 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Swift Fox, 2003 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Conservation Presentations, 1997-2009 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Denver Zoo Application Materials, 1999 (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4

Andy's Worksheets (electronic records)

Box 4 of 4
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NZP Centennial Staff Photograph

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