SIA Acc. 20-094, National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research, Animal Research Records, circa 1963-1996

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Summary

This accession consists of records documenting the research and development of diets and other nutritional matters for animals at the National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center. The bulk of these records were created and maintained by Olav Oftedal, nutritionist and research scientist in the Department of Zoological Research, 1978-2008. Some were created by staff prior to Oftedal's arrival or were received from other zoos. Materials include diets, memoranda, correspondence, product nutritional information, food preparation instructions, contract specifications, notes, a poster, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Oftedal, Olav 1949-
  • Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)

Notes

  • 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.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1963
  • 1963-1996
  • circa 1963-1996

Topic

  • Nutritionists
  • Animal nutrition
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Nutrition
  • Zoology
  • Zoo animals
  • Zoology--Research
  • Zoologists
  • Nutrition--Research

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Posters

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-094

Physical description

3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)

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