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:
5.7 linear meters.
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.
This collection contains materials that are restricted for 30 years. Access to restricted collections requires explicit permission from the transferring office or donor. Contact the SIA Reference Staff for further information (call 202-633-5870 or email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Notes
SI Records

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Reed, Theodore H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Michael H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mann, William M., 1886-1960 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury), 1891- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grimmer, J. Lear. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Ape House (NZP) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Small Mammal House (NZP) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo animals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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