The National Zoological Park: From Its Beginnings to 1973

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Summary

A chronological history of the National Zoological Park, from its founding as the Department of Living Animals to its development at the Rock Creek Park site. Focuses on animal acquisition, building and facilities construction, and roles of significant individuals.

Subject

  • Blackburne, William H
  • Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • Reed, Theodore H
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Living Animals
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum

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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Unpublished mss. in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 37, National Zoological Park, Office of Public Affairs, Records, 1805-1988

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(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1985

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Grounds
  • Buildings
  • Facilities

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