Curatorial Records,
1972, 1978-2001
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-102
Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs
Dates:
1972, 1978-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records maintained by Lisa Stevens, Collections Manager and, later, Curator, documenting public support of the pandas. The majority of the records consist of letters, cards, postcards, posters, and artwork sent by the public, especially schoolchildren, to the pandas or their keepers. Some of these materials were displayed in the Panda House. Records also consist of letters requesting information about the pandas; visitor surveys commenting at length on the pandas; letters expressing dissatisfaction with a visit to see the pandas or with a particular policy related to the pandas; photographs sent by the public of pandas at other zoos; letters expressing gratitude or support of a particular issue related to the pandas; and newspaper clippings related about the pandas. The response letter from the zoo is sometimes included.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-102, National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs, Curatorial Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stevens, Lisa Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Panda House Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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