Motion Pictures and Videotapes,
circa 1938-1980 and undated
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 395
Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of Education
Dates:
circa 1938-1980 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.6 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection consists of motion pictures taken by veterinarians, keepers, directors, and other staff at the National Zoological Park (NZP) for research and documentation purposes. These motion pictures, along with footage shot for television news and other programs, were kept by the Office of Education as part of their mission to disseminate information to the public.
The motion pictures depict the medical treatment, transport, feeding, and behavior of animals at NZP and other zoological parks; the activities of keepers and other zoo personnel; animal collecting expeditions and visits to foreign zoos by Lucile Q. Mann and William M. Mann; and animal-related events at NZP. Also included is a reel-to-reel videotape on giant panda social and reproductive development, and a microfilmed report concerning the expansion of NZP. Films marked with an asterisk have been transferred to videotape and are available for viewing by researchers

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park, Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Access Restriction
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mann, William M., 1886-1960 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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