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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 420
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Collection ID:
Record Unit 326
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Prior to the early 1960s, the education/information mission of the NZP was primarily carried out by the staff of the Office of the Director. In 1962, Marion McCrane, a zoologist, was hired to head the Information and Education Section. Duties of the Section included signage and labels; dissemination of information on the zoo and its programs; and service as NZP liaison with the media. Sybil E. Hamlet was named Acting Head of the section after McCrane resigned in 1969. In 1972, the Division of Interpretation was created to administer the public service activities of the NZP. Saul W. Schiffman was appointed Chief. The new division's duties were expanded to include exhibit production. In 1974, the Office of Education and Information was established, and the following year Judith White was named Chief. Its name was changed to the Office of Education in 1978.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1899-1988 and undated, with material from 1805
Size:
38.22 cu. ft. (39 document boxes) (1 half document box) (5 12x17 boxes) (23 16x20 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 365
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the National Zoological Park, Office of Public Affairs were for the most part created and maintained by Sybil E. Hamlet, Public Information Officer at NZP for over twenty years. Also included are some general correspondence and memoranda created by Hamlet's predecessor, Marion McCrane. As Public Information Officer, Hamlet was ...

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