Letter from Cyrus Adler, Assistant Secretary, to Frank Baker, Superintendent of the National Zoo 2/21/1908

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Letter from Cyrus Adler, Assistant Secretary, to Frank Baker, Superintendent, National Zoological Park, stating that Baker's request for certification of two whites only positions was being denied by the Secretary, Charles D. Walcott. Walcott recommended Baker submit two certification requests that didn't specify skin color.


  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Baker, Frank 1841-1918
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 74, Box 145, Folder 1: Adler to Baker 2/21/1908

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February 21, 1908

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