This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Zoological Park. The bulk of these materials were created and maintained by Lucy H. Spelman, Director, 2000-2004; Morrell John Berry, Director, 2005-2009; and Dennis W. Kelly, Director, 2010-2017, with a smaller amount of material created by acting, deputy, and former directors. Topics in this accession include strategic planning, facilities planning, the National Zoological Park Advisory Board, Friends of the National Zoo, research partnerships, animal management, community outreach, media relations, personnel, and fundraising. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, strategic planning documents, meeting materials, agreements, proposals, brochures, clippings, architectural drawings, videotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.