Notes and correspondence of William Temple Hornaday
Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937
Collection of William Temple Hornaday's notes and correspondence, chiefly relating to his travels, his publications, and his collecting of wild animals. Includes lists of Hornaday's expenses and animals collected on an expedition to Borneo in 1878 for Henry A. Ward, with addendum dated 1933; correspondence from Albert N. Theobald, Charles Theobald, and Wm. Theobald of the Theobald Brothers firm of taxidermists in Mysore, south India (1906-1919); letters from Norman W. Mumford of Boston, Mass. (1920), G.W. Beardsley of the Evening Herald Co., Binghamton, N.Y. (1909), and Mortimer Osborne Bigelow, Capt. 8th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Huachuca, Arizona (1909), and a letter from Hornaday and his wife Josephine to Wm. Sarre[?] (1934).
Henry Cushier Raven Field Journal
This collection consists of a field journal of Raven's kept in the East Indies from 1912 to 1914 and a field map of Borneo.
This record unit includes an alphabetical file of correspondence of William Temple Hornaday as taxidermist and curator of living animals. The correspondence deals mainly with the collecting and shipping of specimens and live animals, Hornaday's trip to Montana in 1886, taxidermy, and the operations of Hornaday's departments. Correspondents include museum officials …
Elisabeth Rungius Fulda papers
The scattered papers of painter and graphic artist Elisabeth Rungius Fulda measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1968. Found are artworks, biographical material, correspondence, personal business records and legal documents, photographs of Fulda and of works of art, and writings by Fulda. Also found are records regarding the Society of Animal Artists.
Paul Bransom papers
The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.
United States Zoological Parks and Aquariums Files
This accession consists of records documenting National Zoological Park relations and cooperative efforts with United States zoological parks and aquariums during the tenures of Directors William M. Mann, 1925-1956; Theodore H. Reed, Acting Director, 1956-1958; Director, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspondence and information files.
The earliest records concerning the National Zoological Park date from 1887. They were kept by the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1890, when they were transferred to Holt House, the Park's administrative headquarters. During the late 1960's the records were transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution …
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, price lists, and publications documenting relations between the National Zoological Park (NZP) and domestic and foreign zoological parks and animal dealers. Much of the material documents the acquisition, loan, and exchange of animals. Most of the records were created during the tenure of …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman, documenting the activities of the National Zoological Park's Research Council. Kleiman was a research scientist who also served as Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Educational Activities, 1984-1985; and Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996. Materials …
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Office of the Director during the tenure of Director Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include files pertaining to meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, research trips, events, media interviews, and visits to foreign and domestic zoological parks and aquariums attended or made by …