Records,
1928-1986 and undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 380
Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1928-1986 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records primarily document the administration of the National Zoological Park (NZP) during the latter part of Theodore H. Reed's tenure as Director. A small amount of material documents the activities of Reed's successor, Michael H. Robinson. Included are budget records; minutes from meetings; and files concerning NZP collections, exhibitions, research, staff, and educational programs. Of particular interest are records documenting the renovation of the Small Mammal House and the design of the Great Ape House. The collection also includes an animal information file containing memoranda and correspondence between NZP and animal dealers, other zoos, and the general public. These files were created by William M. Mann, Ernest Pillsbury Walker, and J. Lear Grimmer, as well as Reed.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 380, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Records

Keywords
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Reed, Theodore H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Michael H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mann, William M., 1886-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury), 1891-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grimmer, J. Lear Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Great Ape House Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Small Mammal House Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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