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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
2002-2003
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-063
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting responses to issues and crises in the news media related to the National Zoological Park. These records document a particularly active period of high-profile animal deaths and investigations by several regulatory bodies and news agencies. Species documented in this accession include elephants, che...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research
Dates:
1954, 1968-2000
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-268
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of records documenting toque macaque research performed by Research Associate Wolfgang P. J. Dittus. Dittus is also the Director of the Smithsonian Primate Biology Program in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Materials include field notes, research data, and analyses; grant proposals; manuscripts; correspondence; r...

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics
Dates:
circa 1983-2006
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual and photographic materials collected and maintained by the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program. Some materials consist of video and audio footage recorded by the National Zoological Park (NZP). Additional recordings were primarily created by other zoos, production companies, or television stations. ...

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Creators:
Garber, Paul Edward, 1899-1992. interviewee
Dates:
1974
Size:
8 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9592
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics
Dates:
1964-2014
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research activities and professional files of National Zoological Park (NZP) research scientist and population manager, Dr. Jonathon D. Ballou. Dr. Ballou's research for the NZP Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, and its predecessors, the Office of Zoological Research (circa ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services
Dates:
1973-1980, with records dating from 1890
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 562
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of documents deemed to be of historical value by the Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services along with photographs, reports correspondence, contracts and blueprints documenting Smithsonian buildings and construction projects. The buildings documented include the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts a...

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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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Creators:
Ludins, Ryah, 1896-1957
Dates:
circa 1920-1950
Size:
0.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.ludiryah
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Ryah Ludins portfolio measures 0.1 linear feet and dates from circa 1920-1950. The porfolio contains photographs of murals by Ryah Ludins, which were mostly commissioned for government art projects in the 1930s.

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Dates:
circa 1885-1981
Size:
3.8 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7293
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Materials in this record unit were donated to the Archives by Lucile Quarry Mann and the National Zoological Park between 1977 and 1988. During 1980 and 1981, Lucile Mann narrated the 16mm motion picture on audiotape with scripts by Pamela M. Henson, Oral Historian. In 1985, the motion picture was transferred to a 3/4" videotape and the t...

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