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