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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-030

National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs

News Media Issues Files, 2000-2008

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: 2000-2008
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-030
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 (NZP). The bulk of these records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies during the tenure of Lucy H. Spelman, Director, 2000-2004. A significant amount of material also documents NZP's contractual obligations to media companies. Materials include correspondence, internal communications, proposals, training materials, draft documents, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting responses to issues and crises in the news media related to the National Zoological Park (NZP). The bulk of these records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies during the tenure of Lucy H. Spelman, Director, 2000-2004. A significant amount of material also documents NZP's contractual obligations to media companies. Materials include correspondence, internal communications, proposals, training materials, draft documents, and related materials.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 1/25/2007 letter, Wright to Hoage; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-030, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, News Media Issues Files

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Container List

Box 1

Happy the Hippopotamus Correspondence, 2008

Box 1 of 1

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Correspondence, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Animal Death Correspondence, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Kids Farm Correspondence, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Congressional Constituent Correspondence, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lucy Spelman Op Ed Draft, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Public Relations Firms, 2003

Box 1 of 1

The National Academies Correspondence, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Communications Training, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Edith the Chimpanzee Rescue Correspondence, 2004 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Zoo Animal Deaths - Response to the Media and The National Academies, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 1

Animal Death Interviews and Interview Preparations

Box 1 of 1

Public Correspondence, 2004-2006

Box 1 of 1

Discovery Communications, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 1

Discovery Contract, 2002-2005 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Discovery/Rocket Pictures, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Discovery Communications - Quest, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Animal Planet, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 1