SIA Acc. 19-156, Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.), Records, 1923, 1951, 1958-2009

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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.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1923
  • 1923-2009
  • 1923, 1951, 1958-2009


  • Zoos
  • Education
  • Fund raising
  • Volunteers
  • Zoos--Educational aspects


  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Maps
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes
  • Artifacts

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-156

Physical description

2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)