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Accession 19-156

Friends of the National Zoo

Records, 1923, 1951, 1958-2009

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Friends of the National Zoo
Title: Records
Dates: 1923, 1951, 1958-2009
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 19-156
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting the history of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and its activities in support of the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). As a nonprofit partner of NZP and SCBI, FONZ raises funds for mission support, manages a large volunteer force, and creates and conducts a wide variety of educational products and programs. Many of the materials in this accession document not just the history of FONZ, but the history of NZP and SCBI as well. Materials include images, clippings, brochures, maps, books, informational packages, educational activities, volunteer training materials, event invitations, meeting agendas, videotapes, development files for educational exhibits, patches, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of materials documenting the history of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and its activities in support of the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). As a nonprofit partner of NZP and SCBI, FONZ raises funds for mission support, manages a large volunteer force, and creates and conducts a wide variety of educational products and programs. Many of the materials in this accession document not just the history of FONZ, but the history of NZP and SCBI as well. Materials include images, clippings, brochures, maps, books, informational packages, educational activities, volunteer training materials, event invitations, meeting agendas, videotapes, development files for educational exhibits, patches, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-156, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Special Events - Slides, circa 1983-1994

Box 1 of 2

Conservation and Research Center - Slides, 1985-1986

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous People - Slides, 1984-1994

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Events - Slides, 1988-1993

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Animals - Slides, 1985-1991

Box 1 of 2

Exhibit Construction - Slides, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Commissary - Slides, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Panda Watch - Slides, 1984-1991

Box 1 of 2

Panda Furniture - Slides, 1984-1985

Box 1 of 2

Golden Lion Tamarins in Beaver Valley - Slides, 1986-1989

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Signs - Slides, 1989

Box 1 of 2

100 Year Celebration - Slides, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Music Festival - Slides, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Wolf Events with Department of the Interior - Slides, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Seal and Sea Lion Day - Slides, 1989-1993

Box 1 of 2

Animals on Exhibit - Photographs, 1977

Box 1 of 2

Animals Off-exhibit - Photographs, 1984-1985, undated

Box 1 of 2

Pandas and Panda Furniture - Photographs, undated

Box 1 of 2

Baby Animals and their Caretakers - Photographs, circa 1984-1985 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

FONZ Volunteer Programs - Photographs, 1983

Box 1 of 2

FONZ People and Events - Photographs, circa 1976-1984

Box 1 of 2

Unidentified People with Animals - Photographs, March 1985

Box 1 of 2

Animals and Animal Enclosures - Photographs, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Volunteers - Photographs, 1986

Box 1 of 2

Volunteers and Visitors, Photographs, undated

Box 1 of 2

FONZ Sign - Photograph, undated

Box 1 of 2

Inside the Elephant House (Booklet), 1980

Box 1 of 2

The Tiger Informational Brochure, undated

Box 1 of 2

Highlights of the National Zoo, Information Leaflet Number 72-18, June 1, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Sea and Sea Lion Care and Management at the National Zoo (Brochure), Winter 1987

Box 1 of 2

Elephant Care and Management at the National Zoo (Brochure), December 1990

Box 1 of 2

Care and Feeding at the Elephant House (Brochure), undated

Box 1 of 2

Lion (Brochure), circa 1977

Box 1 of 2

Kumari (Elephant Calf) Informational Brochure, circa 1994

Box 1 of 2

Tiger and Bush Dog Care Tables, undated

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park: A Historic Resource Analysis, September 10, 2004

Box 1 of 2

Monkeys, Apes, and Humans: The Story of Primates - Program Information for Joint School Program at National Museum of Natural History and NZP, circa 1977

Box 1 of 2

Environmental Enhancement Plan to Promote the Psychological Well-being of Nonhuman Primates at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, July 2002

Box 1 of 2

How to Zoo: Teacher's Resource Guide to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 2

Popular Guide: National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., Second Edition, 1923

Box 1 of 2

National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C. - Souvenir Guide (Reproduction), 1951

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, circa 1973

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, circa 1976

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, circa 1978

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoo, 1982

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, March 1984

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoo, 1986

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, April 1987

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoological Park, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoological Park (Centennial Version), 1989

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., circa 1989

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., February 1990

Box 1 of 2

National Zoo Map and Guide, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the National Zoological Park (Proof), July 1996

Box 1 of 2

National Zoo Map, circa 2001

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map Postcard, undated

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Map, undated

Box 1 of 2

The Primate Collection at the National Zoo, January 14, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Helping to Build the Ark: A History of the Friends of the National Zoo, 1958-1983, publication undated

Box 1 of 2

Zoo Aide Logo, undated

Box 1 of 2

Highlights of the National Zoo: A Guided Tour for General Visitors, April 1987

Box 1 of 2

Guidelines for Assessing Volunteer Interpreters, April 1997

Box 1 of 2

Putting in Perspective: From 50 Years of Experience Managing Volunteers at the National Zoo, undated

Box 1 of 2

Timeline of Interpretation at NZP, undated

Box 1 of 2

History Presentation PowerPoint Scripts, undated

Box 1 of 2

Feeding Selected Animals: Diets and Costs, June 1984

Box 1 of 2

Superbirds, 2005-2009 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

The Birds of the National Zoo (Historical Report), 1989

Box 2 of 2

History of NZP Art, circa 1975-2002

Box 2 of 2

Art in the Park Event, September 12, 2002

Box 2 of 2

Still Thinking About Thinking: A 1997 Telephone Follow Up Study of Visitors to the Think Tank Exhibition at the National Zoological Park, April 1988

Box 2 of 2

An Assessment of the Think Tank Exhibition at the National Zoological Park, February 1997

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5-12, 1998

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Exhibit Activity Guide for Grades 5-12, 1999

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Fact Sheet, undated

Box 2 of 2

Is a Cow a Tool and Other Existential Questions: A New Challenge for Volunteers at the National Zoo, 1997

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Opening, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Activity Sheets, undated

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Homework, 1997

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Application and Interview, undated

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Volunteer Training Materials, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 2

Think Tank Exhibits Script, October 1995

Box 2 of 2

The National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C. - Souvenir View Book with Large Map and Feeding Schedules, circa 1961

Box 2 of 2

Activity Cards, undated

Box 2 of 2

The Construction History of the National Zoological Park, circa 1991

Box 2 of 2

Bart Walter's The Gathering Chimpanzee Sculpture Group - Press Packet, June 2002

Box 2 of 2

Zoo Chronological Record - Major Events, circa 1974

Box 2 of 2

Docent Training Materials - Studying Living Things Outline, circa 2009

Box 2 of 2

FONZ at 50: Moving Forward, Looking Back, 2009

Box 2 of 2

Zoo Book, 1976

Box 2 of 2

FONZ Annual Report, 1994

Box 2 of 2

Bird House Floor Plans, undated

Box 2 of 2

How All the Parts of the NZP are Represented in ZooLab, October 1979

Box 2 of 2

List of Large Mammals, 1970

Box 2 of 2

Anatomy from the Ground Up: Or From the Isolated Bone to the Moving Animal, undated

Box 2 of 2

Highlights of the National Zoo, 1970

Box 2 of 2

FONZ at 50: Friends of the National Zoo Celebrate People, Partnerships, and Wildlife Conservation, 1958-2008

Box 2 of 2

Dirty Laundry: An Analysis of Written Comments by National Zoo Visitors, 1986-1996

Box 2 of 2

From Bison to Biopark: 100 Years of the National Zoo, 1989

Box 2 of 2

Highlights of the National Zoo (Volunteer Information Package), 1973

Box 2 of 2

Clippings, 1997-2008

Box 2 of 2

Giant Panda Clippings, 1972-1985

Box 2 of 2

National Zoological Park Clippings, 1976-1985

Box 2 of 2

Polar Bear at Play - Published Photo Print, 1981

Box 2 of 2

Lovely to Look At: Eye-catching Exhibits for Invisible Animals, undated

Box 2 of 2

Presenting the New Bird House at the National Zoological Park, February 11, 1965

Box 2 of 2

Bridging the Americas: Migratory Birds in Costa Rica and Panama, 1993

Box 2 of 2

The Mating Game: Exploring the Mysteries of Animal Reproduction - Proceedings of a Symposium Held October 12-13, 1984

Box 2 of 2

Pinniped Training Session Tape (Linda Moore), October 17, 1985 (videotape)

Box 2 of 2

Pinniped Interpreters Training Session Lecture (Daryl Boness), January 15, 1988 (videotape)

Box 2 of 2

ZooNight Brochure, 1969

Box 2 of 2

Friends of the National Zoo Films - Flyer, 1974

Box 2 of 2

FONZ Annual Meeting Agenda, October 9, 1975

Box 2 of 2

ZooNight Brochure, 1976

Box 2 of 2

Cocktails in the Jungle - Invitation, June 11, 1976

Box 2 of 2

FONZ European Adventure - Brochure, September 1976

Box 2 of 2

FONZ Annual Business Meeting - Agenda, October 27, 1976

Box 2 of 2

ZooNight Invitation, 1977

Box 2 of 2

Zoo Bookstore and Gallery Opening - Invitation, November 28, 1977

Box 2 of 2

Behind the Scenes: Animal Studies at the Zoo - Public Symposium Schedule, October 18-19, 1986

Box 2 of 2

Friends of the National Zoo Membership Promotion, undated

Box 2 of 2

ZooNight - Save the Date, undated

Box 2 of 2

Care for Them by Not Feeding - Card, undated

Box 2 of 2

Sea Lion Watcher Appreciation Letter and Photograph

Box 2 of 2

Membership Patches, undated

Box 2 of 2

Membership Cards, 1968-1977

Box 2 of 2

ZooNight Logo Graphic, 1984 (top of box)

Box 2 of 2