SIA Acc. 19-226, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park), Subject Files, 1959-2008

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This accession consists of records created and maintained by Christen M. Wemmer documenting administrative, fund raising, research, and outreach activities at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), a portion of the National Zoological Park (NZP). Wemmer served as Curator-in-Charge, 1975-1977; Associate Director for Conservation, 1978-2004; and Research Associate, 2004- . Major topics include training courses, special events, the CRC Foundation, and initiatives in Myanmar (Burma). A large portion of this accession includes images of animals at CRC and other zoos as well as CRC facilities and staff. Other materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, planning documents, training materials, proposals, lecture notes, audiotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials pre-date Wemmer's association with the Smithsonian and may have been collected from other zoos.


  • Wemmer, Christen M
  • CRC Foundation


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1959
  • 1959-2008


  • Conservation biology
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Study and teaching
  • Fund raising
  • Wildlife management
  • Special events
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoology--Research
  • Wildlife management--Study and teaching




  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Audiotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-226

Physical description

11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)

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