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

ID: SIA2016-011422

Creator: Adler, Cyrus

Form/Genre: Document

Date: February 21, 1908

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

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Summary

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.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See also SIA2016-011420 for additional correspondence.

Contained within

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

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 21, 1908

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • African Americans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2016-011422

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8.21w x 10.75h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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