News Media Issues Files,
2002-2003

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA07-063
Dates:
2002-2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting responses to issues and crises in the news media related to the National Zoological Park. These records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies. Species documented in this accession include elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, gorillas, orangutans, red pandas, seals, prairie dogs, bears, zebras, pandas, pygmy hippopotami, and tigers. Materials include copies of articles, text to be posted on the website, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and responses, copies of animal medical records, copies of regulations, copies of reports by various outside agencies, letters of complaint received from the public, letters to the editor written by zoo staff, transcripts of interviews with zoo staff, files related to employee morale, formal correspondence and email with reporters, and memoranda and email among zoo staff and between zoo staff and Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs staff.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-063, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, News Media Issues Files
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 1/25/2007 letter, Wright to Hoage; Contact reference staff for details.

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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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