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Collection ID:
Accession 15-076
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Collection ID:
Record Unit 326
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Prior to the early 1960s, management of the NZP animal collection was primarily the responsibility of the animal keeper force. In 1961, a professional zoologist, Waldfried T. Roth was appointed General Curator in charge of the Animal Department. Roth resigned in 1964, and Donald R. Dietlein was appointed Manager of the Animal Department. In 1968, the Department of Living Vertebrates (DLV) was created to manage the NZP animal collection. Donald D. Bridgewater was named Head of the new Department. Kerry A. Muller was given management of the Bird Division and Jaren G. Horsley was hired to direct the Reptile Division. DLV was abolished in 1971, and administration of the animal collection was given to Floris M. Garner, Assistant Director for Zoological Programs. Garner resigned the following year, and the Office of Animal Management (OAM) was created. Horsley was appointed General Curator of the new office.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Animal Programs
Dates:
1949, 1951, 1956-1982 and undated
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 385
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the management of animal collections at NZP from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, with a small amount of material covering the years before that date span. Included are administrative memoranda and correspondence concerning the acquisition, shipment, breeding, health, and feeding of the animals, as ...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research
Dates:
1979-1985, with related material from 1969
Size:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 404
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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