This accession consists of five bound volumes containing necropsy records for animals at the Conservation and Research Center and some animals at the National Zoological Park main facility. Some records also document fecal examination results. One bound volume had originally been a National Zoological Park expense ledger used from 1890-1891 and …
This accession documents the professional activities of Richard J. Montali, Chief Veterinary Pathologist, and the administration of the Dept. of Pathology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, procedures, sample forms, notes, and files pertaining to grants from the Friends of the National Zoo.
This accession consists of two series of record books - "Pathology Index," 1975-1986 and "Diagnoses by Accession Numbers," 1975-1986 - which provide a variety of information on the deaths of National Zoological Park (NZP) animals.
This accession consists of records documenting the research of Richard J. Montali, pathologist, on rhinoceroses. Materials include correspondence, pathology reports, meeting records, photographic enlargements of specimen slides, and related materials.
This accession consists of records documenting the research of Ruth Cromie on Mycobacterium avium using a variety of animals at the National Zoological Park. Materials include correspondence, notes, data, procedures, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Clinical Laboratory Comparison Sheets
This accession consists of raw data organized to facilitate the comparison of blood samples taken from a wide variety of animals.
Accreditation and Accountability Records
This accession documents the National Zoological Park's (NZP) submissions to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2003 and 2004. The NAS was requested by the United States Congress to review animal care and management at NZP facilities following a number of highly publicized animal deaths. Materials include background and briefing materials …
Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …
This accession consists of the National Zoological Park's (NZP) photograph collection. Images document the zoo and its animals, veterinary care, staff, exhibits, facilities, events, and research. The majority of images were taken by staff such as Jessie Cohen, NZP's official staff photographer from 1979 through 2009. Materials include slides, negatives, contact sheets …
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 well as …