Accreditation and Accountability Records,
2003-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 05-294
Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director
Dates:
2003-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession documents the National Zoological Park's (NZP) submissions to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2003 and 2004. The NAS was requested by the United States Congress to review animal care and management at NZP facilities following a number of highly publicized animal deaths. Materials include background and briefing materials; reports; correspondence and memoranda; planning documents; budget and personnel information; specimen, pathology, and medical history reports; handbooks; and related materials. Some of the materials provide summaries of information, other materials are photocopied documents that were originally created as early as 1993. Materials also include clippings of articles in the media and correspondence among NZP staff, between NZP staff and other Smithsonian Institution (SI) staff, and between NZP and SI staff and NAS.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-294, National Zoological Park, Office of the Director, Accreditation and Accountability Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 9/28/2005 memorandum, Wright to Reid; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Veterinary medicine. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo animals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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