The National Zoological Park
Covers the early National Zoological Park collections used by the taxidermists for study, early years under William Temple Hornaday, attempts to bring the issues of conservation and preservation of species before legislators, choice of Rock Creek as a site for the park, bill passed establishing the park, design of the park and advice given by Frederick Law Olmsted, effect of politics on the growth of the collections, popular interest, and hopes for the future, including the establishment of laboratory facilities.
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Written by Frank Baker, the second director of the National Zoological Park.
The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu