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Records, 1949, 1951, 1956-1982 and undated

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Subject:
Roth, Waldfried T
Dietlein, Donald R
Bridgwater, Donald D
Garner, Floris M. 1922-
Horsley, Jaren G
Eisenberg, John Frederick
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Living Vertebrates
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
Physical description:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1949
1949-1982
1949, 1951, 1956-1982 and undated
Notes:
Prior to the early 1960s, management of the animal collections at the National Zoological Park (NZP) was primarily the responsibility of the animal keepers. In 1961, the Animal Department was created, with Waldfried T. Roth in charge as General Curator. Roth resigned in 1964, and Donald R. Dietlein was appointed Manager of the Department. The Animal Department was renamed the Department of Living Vertebrates in 1968, with Donald D. Bridgwater as Head. The Department of Living Vertebrates was abolished in 1971, and administration of the animal collection passed to Floris M. Garner, Assistant Director for Zoological Programs. Garner resigned the following year, and the Office of Animal Management (OAM) was created. Jaren G. Horsley was General Curator of OAM until 1979, when animal management was reorganized and became the Office of Animal Programs. At that time, John F. Eisenberg was appointed Assistant Director for Animal Programs. Eisenberg resigned his position in 1982.
Summary:
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 information on personnel, safety, budget, and research. Also included are annual reports, animal inventories, and keepers' reports.
Topic:
Zoos
Local number:
SIA RU000385
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Administrative Records 1949, 1951, 1956-1982, and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records, 1979-1985, with related material from 1969

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Assistant Director for Research
Subject:
Eisenberg, John Frederick
Marcellini, Dale L
Kleiman, Devra G
Horsley, Jaren G
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Scientific Research
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Assistant Director for Research
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Assistant Director for Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Educational Activities
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)
Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project
Karisoke Research Center
Physical description:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1969
1969-1985
1979-1985, with related material from 1969
Notes:
The Office of Animal Programs (OAP) was established in 1979, replacing the Office of Animal Management at the National Zoological Park (NZP). For an administrative history of the Office of Animal Management, see record unit 385. John F. Eisenberg was named Assistant Director for Animal Programs, responsible for all animal and education programs at NZP. Eisenberg resigned in 1982, and Dale L. Marcellini became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs. Devra G. Kleiman assumed Marcellini's position in 1983. In 1984 Kleiman's title was changed to Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Educational Activities. Her title was changed again in 1985 to Assistant Director for Research.
Summary:
The majority of these records document the research and administrative activities of John F. Eisenberg as Assistant Director for Animal Programs, and Dale L. Marcellini and Devra G. Kleiman as Acting Assistant Directors for the Office. Included are general correspondence and subject files, budgets, personnel actions, research proposals and reports, and grant requests; information on American and foreign zoos, conferences and research trips, and NZP and Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ); and administrative correspondence and memoranda from various NZP and Smithsonian offices. These records also include files concerning the acquisition, exchange, breeding, and exhibition of animal collections at NZP and other zoos. Staff participation in American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums meetings and committees is also documented in these records. This record unit also contains files created by Jaren G. Horsley as Executive Assistant to the Office of Animal Programs.
A small amount of material in the record unit dates from before the 1979 establishment of OAP. These records are from either OAP's predecessor, the Office of Animal Management, or are from Eisenberg's earlier position as Resident Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at NZP. Some of Eisenberg's work on the Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project is documented in these records. For additional material pertaining to Eisenberg's earlier work at NZP, see the John F. Eisenberg Papers, record unit 7411.
Topic:
Zoos
Local number:
SIA RU000404
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Staff Files 1978-1984 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
American Zoo and Aquarium Association Records 1977-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
United States and Foreign Zoological Parks and Aquariums Files 1978-1983 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Animal Records 1977-1984 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Smithsonian Offices and Bureaus Files 1977-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Committee for Evaluation of Professional Activities Records 1982-1983 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Personnel Records 1969-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Budget Records 1979-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Friends of the National Zoo Records 1978-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project Files 1973-1983 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Conferences and Research Trips Files 1977-1982 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
National Zoological Park Offices and Bureaus Files 1977-1985 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Meeting Records 1978-1984 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Subject Files, c. 1976-1981

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Subject:
Morton, Eugene S
Keast, Allen
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park)
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Press
Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
Migrant Birds in the American Tropics: Distribution, Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation (Symposium)
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1976
1976-1981
c 1976-1981
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the symposium, "Migrant Birds in the American Tropics: Distribution, Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation," held October 27-29, 1977, at the Conservation and Research Center as well as the resulting publication, "Migrant Birds in the Neotropics: Ecology, Behavior, Distribution, and Conservation," published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1980. The symposium was organized by Eugene S. Morton, Research Zoologist, Office of Animal Programs, and Allen Keast, Professor of Biology, Queen's University (Ontario), and was sponsored by the National Zoological Park. Materials include correspondence, abstracts, manuscripts, notes, programs, reviews, a copy of the publication, a press release, and related materials.
Topic:
Congresses and conventions
Migratory birds
Museum publications
Wildlife conservation
Zoology--Research
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-172
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Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Subject Files, 1973-1998

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1973
1973-1998
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman documenting the administrative, professional, and programmatic activities of the Dept. of Zoological Research. Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Records document Kleiman's activities as well as those of the scientists she supervised. Topics include volunteer training, research projects, conservation training, relations with external organizations, and general outreach. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, training materials, procedural manuals, meeting materials, clippings, images, brochures, notes, and related materials. Some materials were created while the unit was known as the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), or the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Conservation biology
Occupational training
Public relations
Volunteers
Zoologists
Zoology--Research
Zoology--Study and teaching
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-165
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Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Animal Research Records, c. 1974-1998

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Roberts, Miles
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
6.08 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1974
1974-1998
c 1974-1998
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the research of Miles Roberts, a specialist in mammals and Deputy Head of the Dept. of Zoological Research. Animals documented in this research include kangaroo rats, raccoons, gibbons, langurs, sloth bears, spectacled bears, polar bears, red pandas, opossums, giant pandas, bandicoots, elephant shrews, and gliders. Materials include correspondence, reports, meeting materials, notes, data sheets, background materials, images, film, audio, video, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created by predecessor offices, including the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), and the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Bears
Elephant shrews
Giant panda
Gibbons
Mammals
Polar bear
Raccoon
Red panda
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Bandicoots
Gliders (Mammals)
Kangaroo rats
Langurs
Opossums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-275
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Animal Research Records 1954, 1962-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Subject Files, 1981-1999

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Roberts, Miles
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
1981
1981-1999
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Miles Roberts documenting the administration of the Dept. of Zoological Research, of which he served as Deputy Head. Topics documented include oversight of projects and departmental planning. A few records document the daily care and management of animals. Materials include weekly reports, meeting materials, project proposals, animal logbooks, and related materials. Some materials were created by the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984) or the Office of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-274
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Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence and Read Files, 1960-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Date:
1960
1960-2000
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman documenting interactions with scientists, students, educators, and Dept. of Zoological Research staff. Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Materials include correspondence (mostly incoming) as well as enclosures such as reports, curricula vitae, graduate papers, and color photographs. Some correspondence files were originally created prior to Kleiman's appointment to the National Zoological Park.
Topic:
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoology--Study and teaching
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-167
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Animal Research Records, c. 1962-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Journals (accounts)
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Date:
1962
1962-2000
c 1962-2000
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting small mammal research performed by Devra G. Kleiman as well as the overall administration of research activities within the Dept. of Zoological Research. Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Materials include correspondence, reports, observation journals, publication lists, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials date from before Kleiman was hired by the National Zoological Park.
Topic:
Mammals
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-221
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Animal Research Records 1954, 1962-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Animal Research Records, 1970-1996

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Ballou, J. D (Jonathan D.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1970
1970-1996
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the research of J. (Jonathan) D. Ballou, Population Manager and a conservation geneticist. Animals documented in this research include Bali mynahs, grizzly bears, oryxes, tamarins, maned wolves, cheetahs, ibex, California condors, small-clawed otters, tigers, Przewalski's horses, black palm cockatoos, black rhinoceroses, wildebeests (gnus), pygmy hippopotamuses, elephant shrews, sables, elephants, marmosets, orangutans, greater galagos, Guam rails, red pandas, Micronesian kingfishers, giant pandas, and white-faced sakis. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, reproductive data, data analysis programs, notes, audiotapes, videotapes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format, including punch cards. Some materials were created by predecessor offices, including the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), and the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Cheetah
Conservation biology
Elephant shrews
Elephants
Giant panda
Grizzly bear
Maned wolf
Orangutan
Oryx
Otters
Pygmy hippopotamus
Rails (Birds)
Red panda
Wildlife conservation
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Animal population genetics
Black rhinoceros
California condor
Cockatoos
Galagos
Gnus
Ibex
Kingfishers
Marmosets
Mynahs
Przewalski's horse
Tamarins
Tiger
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-265
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Animal Research Records 1954, 1962-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence and Read Files, 1979-1987

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Ballou, J. D (Jonathan D.)
Kleiman, Devra G
Morton, Eugene S
Frazier, John G
Ralls, Katherine
Rudran, Rasanayagam
Seidensticker, John
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-1987
Summary:
This accession consists of outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the professional and administrative activities of Dept. of Zoological Research (DZR) staff. DZR staff represented in this accession include Devra G. Kleiman, Eugene S. Morton, J.D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, John Seidensticker, Rasanayagam Rudran, and John G. Frazier.
Topic:
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-168
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Correspondence and Read Files, 1974-1994

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Eisenberg, John Frederick
Kleiman, Devra G
Morton, Eugene S
Ralls, Katherine
Rudran, Rasanayagam
Seidensticker, John
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1974
1974-1994
Summary:
This accession consists of outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the professional and administrative activities of Dept. of Zoological Research (DZR) staff. DZR staff represented in this accession include Devra G. Kleiman, Eugene S. Morton, Katherine Ralls, John Seidensticker, Rasanayagam Rudran, and John Frederick Eisenberg.
Topic:
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-044
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Correspondence and Read Files 1960-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, 1969-2002

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado
Physical description:
19.5 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Place:
Brazil
Reserva Biolg̤ica de Biológica das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1969
1969-2002
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP). Originally administered entirely by the National Zoological Park (NZP), Dept. of Zoological Research, the GLTCP focused on the conservation of the golden lion tamarin in its natural habitat and was responsible for the release of captive-born golden lion tamarins into the Reserva Biolg̤ica de Biológica das Antas (Brazil). In 1992, overall administration of the program was transferred to the Brazilian non-governmental organization, Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado. The Dept. of Zoological Research continued to administer NZP's involvement in reintroduction, tracking, and conservation education. Topics documented in this accession include fund raising, budget, conservation training, studbook administration, policies, publicity, research publication, evaluation of calling patterns, observation of released golden lion tamarins, reintroduction logistics, and involvement with international conservation organizations and committees. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, clippings, newsletters, observations, data evaluations, policies, procedures, permits, manuscripts, filming requests, presentations, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, images, maps, audio recordings, notes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created while the unit was known as the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), or the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Animal pedigrees
Budget
Conservation biology
Endangered species
Fund raising
Golden lion tamarin
Non-governmental organizations
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife reintroduction
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoology--Study and teaching
Zoos--Administration
Zoos--Educational aspects
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-217
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Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Training Program Records, 1975-2007

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Directorate for Conservation and Research
Subject:
Rudran, Rasanayagam
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Species Conservation Center
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Place:
Venezuela
Date:
1975
1975-2007
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting conservation and wildlife management training programs led by the Directorate of Conservation and Science and its predecessor offices, Species Conservation Center and Dept. of Zoological Research, in countries around the world. The records were maintained by Rasanayagam Rudran, a conservation biologist and the National Zoological Park's Conservation Officer. Some records also document Rudran's research, primarily related to howler monkeys in Venezuela. Materials include proposals, reports, correspondence, fundraising materials, agreements, course evaluations, images, and videotapes. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Conservation biology
Howler monkeys
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife management
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-050
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Training Program Records 1975-2000 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Directorate for Conservation and Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, 1970-2000

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Place:
Brazil
Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1970
1970-2000
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman documenting the administration of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP). Kleiman served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Originally administered entirely by the National Zoological Park (NZP), Dept. of Zoological Research, the GLTCP focused on the conservation of the golden lion tamarin in its natural habitat and was responsible for the release of captive-born golden lion tamarins into the Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil). In 1992, overall administration of the program was transferred to the Brazilian non-governmental organization, Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado. Kleiman and several scientific and administrative staff continued to administer NZP's involvement in reintroduction, tracking, and conservation education. Topics documented in this accession include fund raising, conservation program administration training for zoos, personnel administration, studbook administration, policies, intellectual property, observation of released golden lion tamarins, reintroduction logistics, and involvement with international conservation organizations and committees. In addition to golden lion tamarins, records also document the conservation of black lion tamarins, golden headed lion tamarins, and black faced lion tamarins. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant proposals, budget materials, meeting materials, training materials, GLTCP policies, copies of permits, clippings, rights-in-data agreements, position descriptions, and related materials. Some materials were created while the unit was known as the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), or the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985). Some materials pre-date Kleiman.
Topic:
Animal pedigrees
Black lion tamarin
Budget
Conservation biology
Endangered species
Fund raising
Golden lion tamarin
Lion tamarins
Non-governmental organizations
Occupational training
Personnel management
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife reintroduction
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoology--Study and teaching
Zoos--Administration
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-166
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Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Animal Research Records, c. 1966-1984

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Buechner, Helmut K (Helmut Karl)
Eisenberg, John Frederick
Kleiman, Devra G
Boness, Daryl J
Xanten, William A
Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1966
1966-1984
c 1966-1984
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting behavioral observations of animals at the National Zoological Park. Species documented in this accession include bush dogs, crab-eating foxes, giant pandas (by Devra G. Kleiman and William A. Xanten), lesser pandas, Asian elephants (by John Eisenberg), Tasmanian devils, giraffes, Nile hippopotamus, Indian rhinoceros (by Helmut K. Buechner), spectacled bears (by Daryl J. Boness), sloth bears (by Daryl J. Boness), polar bears (by Daryl J. Boness), sable antelope (by Helmut K. Buechner), bongos, dik diks, oryx, duikers, and golden lion tamarins (by Helmut K. Buechner). Materials include raw and edited audio, film, and video footage. Materials also include a Friends of the National Zoo training video which includes clips from the Dept. of Zoological Research observations as well as a few lecture recordings.
Topic:
Animal behavior
Antelopes
Bears
Dik-diks
Duikers
Elephants
Foxes
Giant panda
Giraffe
Golden lion tamarin
Hippopotamus
Indian rhinoceros
Lectures and lecturing
Oryx
Polar bear
Red panda
Sable antelope
Spectacled bear
Tasmanian devil
Training
Wild dogs
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-158
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Animal Research Records 1954, 1962-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, 1982-1999

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Ballou, J. D (Jonathan D.)
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Date:
1982
1982-1999
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by J. (Jonathan) D. Ballou documenting the administration of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program (GLTCP), particularly in regards to population management. Topics documented in this accession include studbook administration, reintroduction logistics, breeding management within zoos, and involvement with international conservation organizations and committees. In addition to golden lion tamarins, records also document the conservation of golden headed lion tamarins and black lion tamarins. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting materials, grant proposals, data, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Some materials were created by the department's predecessor offices, the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984) and the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Animal population genetics
Black lion tamarin
Golden lion tamarin
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife reintroduction
Zoo animals
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-266
See more items in:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records, c. 1983-2006

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics
Subject:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Digital versatile discs
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Electronic records
Place:
Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas (Brazil)
Date:
1983
1983-2006
c 1983-2006
Summary:
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. Many of the recordings feature NZP's free-ranging golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) and the staff responsible for them. Some recordings feature the release of golden lion tamarins into the wild at Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas. A few video recordings and still images document NZP events related to golden lion tamarins. Prior to 2003, materials were collected by the Dept. of Zoological Research. Materials include video, audio, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Golden lion tamarin
Special events
Wildlife reintroduction
Zoo animals
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-145
See more items in:
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Records 1969-2006 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Animal Research Records, c. 1969-2001

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
Buechner, Helmut K (Helmut Karl)
Eisenberg, John Frederick
Kleiman, Devra G
Dietz, James M
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1969
1969-2001
c 1969-2001
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting research performed by the staff of the Department of Zoological Research. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Devra G. Kleiman who served as Scientist, 1972-1982; Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1982-1983; Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1983-1984; Assistant Director for Zoological Research and Education, 1984-1985; Assistant Director for Research, 1985-1996; Assistant Director of Zoological Research, 1996-1997, and Senior Scientist, 1997-2001. Smaller amounts of records were created by John Frederick Eisenberg, Resident Scientist, 1971-1979, and Assistant Director for Animal Programs, 1979-1982; Helmut K. Buechner, Senior Ecologist, 1972-1975; James M. Dietz, Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program; and others. Research topics documented include the Smithsonian-Venezuela Research Project, golden lion tamarins, giant pandas, rhinoceroses, elephants, tasmanian devils, chinchillas, and other rodents and small mammals. Some materials may have been created as part of the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program, a subset of the department. Materials include proposals, reports, and budgets for research projects; correspondence and memoranda; film, video, and written observations, including field notes; original data and statistical and graphical analysis; audio recordings of vocalizations; and videotaped television programs and lectures about research projects. Some materials were created by predecessor offices, including the Office of Animal Management (through 1979), the Office of Animal Programs (1979-1984), and the Department of Zoological Research and Education (1984-1985).
Topic:
Chinchillas
Conservation biology
Elephants
Giant panda
Golden lion tamarin
Mammals
Rhinoceroses
Rodents
Tasmanian devil
Wildlife conservation
Zoo animals
Zoology--Research
Zoos
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-168
See more items in:
Animal Research Records 1954, 1962-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1967-2010

Creator:
Kleiman, Devra G
Subject:
Kleiman, Devra G
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
University of Maryland at College Park
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
Zoo-Logic, LLC
Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Physical description:
14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Field notes
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Electronic records
Place:
Brazil
China
Date:
1967
1967-2010
Summary:
This accession consists of materials documenting the research and professional activities of conservation biologist Devra G. Kleiman, 1942-2010. Kleiman began her professional career in 1972 as the first female scientist at the National Zoological Park (NZP) where she was hired to manage the zoo's captive breeding program. In 1982, Kleiman became Acting Assistant Director for Animal Programs in the Office of Animal Programs, assuming the position permanently the following year. During a series of reorganizations, Kleiman became the Assistant Director of Zoological Research and Education in 1984; the Assistant Director of Research in 1985; and the Assistant Director of Zoological Research heading the Dept. of Zoological Research in 1996. In 1997, Kleiman assumed the position of Senior Scientist. After her retirement in 2001, Kleiman served as Senior Scientist Emeritus at NZP, taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, and owned a consulting company, Zoo-Logic, LLC. During her career, Kleiman helped establish the Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado, a Brazilian non-governmental association for the conservation of golden lion tamarins; served on many international committees, working groups, and task forces for species conservation; and was affiliated with numerous non-profit conservation organizations. Much of Kleiman's research and activities focused on the reintroduction of golden lion tamarins to the wild and the captive breeding of giant pandas. Other research projects included Delmarva fox squirrels, beach (oldfield) mice, island foxes, and, more generally, primates, canids, and other mammals. She also trained other scientists in behavioral observations, vocalization interpretations, and animal reintroduction preparations. Kleiman wrote approximately 150 manuscripts and two books, "Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques" (1996) and "Lion Tamarins: Biology and Conservation" (2002). Kleiman's research trips to China and Brazil are also well-documented in this accession. Materials include correspondence, presentations, reports, planning documents, meeting materials, manuscripts, images, fieldbooks, clippings, notes, postcards, brochures, pamphlets, contracts, surveys, newsletters, videos, copies of organizational websites, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Animal behavior
Animal breeding
Biology--Study and teaching
Conservation biology
Fox squirrel
Giant panda
Golden lion tamarin
Island gray fox
Mammals
Non-governmental organizations
Oldfield mouse
Primates
Professional associations
Research
Science consultants
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife reintroduction
Zoo animals
Zoologists
Zoology
Zoos
Dog family (Mammals)
Women scientists
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-124
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Subject Files, 1964, 1968-2002

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Programs
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Animal Management
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Dept. of Zoological Research and Education
Physical description:
26.41 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
8.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Posters
Architectural drawings
Books
Floor plans
Date:
1964
1964-2002
1964, 1968-2002
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of records documenting the professional, programmatic, and administrative activities of Dept. of Zoological Research staff. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; newsletters; research and funding proposals; committee and council reports, meeting minutes, and agendas; inventories of research projects; planning documents; research progress reports; budgets; photographs of animals; publication reviews; notices of research projects; questionnaires; staff listings; architectural drawings and floor and site plans; flyers, brochures, and posters; training materials; procedural manuals; clippings; images; logbooks; notes; and related materials. Some materials were created by predecessor units, including the Office of Animal Management, the Office of Animal Programs, and the Dept. of Zoological Research and Education.
Topic:
Zoos
Zoology--Research
Zoologists
Local number:
SIA RS00930
See more items in:
Subject Files 1964, 1968-2002 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Zoological Research]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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