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Pachyderm House, National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Exhibits
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Elephant House
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1938 or later
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The original negative number is 2068, but that negative has been lost.
Summary:
Cages line each side of the interior of the Pachyderm House or elephant house at the National Zoological Park. A rhinoceros's head is visible in one of the cages to the left.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder 17
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Elephants
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Buildings
Zoos
Standard number:
2002-10617
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9579

Restaurant at the National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1950s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Mane Restaurant at the National Zoological Park, 1950s. The restaurant first opened to the public in 1941.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 365, Box 43
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Mane Restaurant
Restaurants
Standard number:
97-3039
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10764

African Elephant at the NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
An African elephant in his yard at the National Zoological Park. A small portion of the Elephant House can be seen in the background.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, Box 43
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Elephants
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Animals
Standard number:
97-3046
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10767

Giraffes at the National Zoological Park

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animals; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1930s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Giraffes in the Giraffe House at the National Zoological Park.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 47, Folder: 17
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Giraffe House
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Exhibits
Giraffe
Zoos
Animals
Standard number:
SIA2011-1445 or 2002-21694 or Z-2091-A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6333

Lion House at the National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Lion House at the National Zoological Park. There is an outdoor cage next to the building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 365, Box 43
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
Zoos
Animal cages
Standard number:
97-3038
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10763

Tapir, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal House
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Date:
1895
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Tapir inside the "temporary" wooden wing of the original Animal House (Lion House) of the National Zoological Park.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 49, Folder: 11
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Tapirs
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
Interiors
Zoo exhibits
Zoos
Animals
Animal cages
Standard number:
14348 or MAH-14348
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5986

Alligators, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal House
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Carnivora House
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Animal, candid
Date:
1900
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Restrictions: No restrictions
Summary:
Alligators in their enclosure in the original Animal House, also known as the Carnivora House, which opened in 1892 and was the first permanent building at the National Zoological Park. The alligators are housed in the "temporary" wooden wing of the structure. They were given more spacious accommodations when the Reptile House was completed in 1931.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 46, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
Alligators
Zoos
Reptiles
Animal cages
Zoo exhibits
Standard number:
14349 or MAH-14349
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5991

Monkey House, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Date:
1975
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, June 1975
Summary:
Spider monkeys in the newly renovated Monkey House at the National Zoological Park, 1975. The new glass-enclosed cage for the spider monkeys includes new with logs of solid oak for them to climb on and they were specially designed for this species of monkey. The ropes, simulating climbing vines are two-inch manila rope.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder June 1975
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Renovations
Spider Monkeys
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Monkey House
Zoos
Animals
Monkeys
Animal cages
Standard number:
94-2864
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8737

Elephant House, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
Unknown, 1903 or later
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. Construction of this brick house began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. The elephants were put in the house on March 12, 1903, according to the Annual Report. In this photograph there is an elephant in his outdoor enclosure.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Animals
Elephants
Standard number:
15434 or MAH-15434
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5753

Elephant House, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
Unknown, 1903 or later
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. Construction of this brick house began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. The elephants were put in the house on March 12, 1903, according to the Annual Report.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Elephants
Animals
Standard number:
15530 or MAH-15530
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9050

Model of the National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Place:
Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1888
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The original negative number is 10197, but that negative has been lost.
Summary:
An early model of the grounds and buildings at the National Zoological Park site at Rock Creek Park, prepared by William Temple Hornaday.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Model
Grounds
Zoos
Models and modelmaking
Standard number:
2002-10703
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9576

Keeper Reports, 1987-1999

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Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Animal Programs
Physical description:
11.5 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1987
1987-1999
Notes:
Electronic List in accession file.
Folder List in accession file.
HTML List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Chronologic
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the behavior of individual animals, care of animals, breeding, and significant events at the Bird House. Materials consist of handwritten observations by the keepers.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Birds
Zoo keepers
Zoos
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-185
See more items in:
Keeper Reports 1980-2008 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Department of Animal Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254193

Louis Paul Jonas with Uncle Beazley

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1967
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See "The Torch," July 1967
Summary:
Louis Paul Jonas, designer of the Uncle Beazley fiberglass triceratops sculpture used in the NBC production of 'The Enormous Egg,' holds up a model of a baby Uncle Beazley sitting on vegetation to a giraffe in the Elephant House at the National Zoological Park.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-003, Box 1, Folder 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Jonas, Louis Paul
Uncle Beazley
Giraffe
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Dinosaurs
Model and modelmaking
Triceratops
Motion pictures
Standard number:
SIA2007-0067 and 61788-5A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_6908

Ostrich at the National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
Bird House (NZP)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Animal, candid
Date:
c. 1900
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Ostrich in the yard of the temporary Bird House, which was erected by Hornblower and Marshall in 1900. Visible in the background is the Eland House (1913?), where the hoofed stock were kept.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 48, Folder: 19
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Animals
Birds
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Eland House
Ostriches
Zoos
Animal cages
Zoo exhibits
Standard number:
MAH-17740 or 17740 or 95-48
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9308

Elephant House, National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 6 1/2h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is 2022, but that negative has been lost. AR 1903: 65-67, includes photo.
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. This brick house was begun in September of 1902, completed in January of 1903, and according to the Annual Report, the elephant was put in the house on March 12, 1903.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Famous Zoo Animals
Museum visitors
Zoos
Elephants
Standard number:
2002-10618
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9267

Mohini Rewa, NZP's White Tiger

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Mohini Rewa (Tiger)
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Date:
c. 1973
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, May/June 1973
Summary:
Mohini Rewa, the National Zoological Park's white tiger, in her enclosure in the Lion House.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May/June 1973
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Zoo exhibits
Tigers
Animals
Zoos
Animal cages
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
Standard number:
92-3571
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8387

Elephant House with Elephant Walking in the Yard, NZP,1903

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exterior
Photographic print
Architecture
Animal, candid
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Photograph of the brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall for the National Zoological Park. Construction on the building began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. According to the Annual Report, the elephants were moved into the house on March 12, 1903. A hastily erected shed called the Octagonal Barn had been used by the elephants, some of the first animals at the Zoo. In 1891 the Adams-Forepaugh Shows, a locally based circus that wintered its animals at the Zoo, gave two elephants, Dunk and Gold Dust, who were ceremoniously led up Connecticut Avenue to their quarters. The Barn was used until 1903 when the animals were afforded more permanent accommodations. Secretary Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) had earlier solicited designs from numerous architects for an elephant house but none were satisfactory. In 1936 Works Progress Administration funds provided for the first moated exhibit, the current Pachyderm House.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 47, Folder: 13
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Animals
Elephants
Outside enclosures
Animal cages
Standard number:
15533 or MAH-15533
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5970

Construction of Lion House at NZP

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Author:
Bell, C.M
Subject:
Emerson, William Ralph 1833-1917
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal House
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Carnivora House
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
1891
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Source: AR 1891, Report of the Acting Manager of the NZP: 49. There are several similar photos in this RU.
Summary:
Construction of the Carnivora House, the first permanent stone structure at the National Zoological Park, June 4, 1891. Designed by Boston architect William Ralph Emerson, it housed virtually all of the animals during the first years of the zoo. It was built of locally quarried grey gneiss stone.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 35 Folder 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Lion House
Construction
Construction workers
Zoos
Standard number:
88-7631
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9269

Jim Jones at Work with Elephant

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Author:
Cohen, Jessie
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1983
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in the Torch, November 1983; The TORCH caption says that the elephant is Ambika, but the back of the photo identifies her as Nancy.
Summary:
National Zoological Park Keeper Jim Jones with Nancy, a 8000-lb African Elephant during a regular training program at the Zoo.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: November 1983
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Jones, James
Nancy (Elephant)
Elephants
Animals
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
African Americans
Elephant trainers
Zoo keepers
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
95-247
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8806

Records, 1887-1966

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Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Subject:
Baker, Frank 1841- ?
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924
Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Mann, William M. 1886-1960
Reed, Theodore H
United States National Museum Department of Living Animals
National Zoological Park Commission (U.S.)
United States Government Printing Office
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926)
Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909)
Physical description:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887
1887-1966
Notes:
The acquisition, care, and feeding of NZP animals is also extensively documented in correspondence contained in these records. Of particular interest are the records of expeditions abroad for the purpose of collecting animals for the NZP, including the Smithsonian-Theodore Roosevelt Expedition, 1909, the Smithsonian-Chrysler Fund Expedition to East Africa, 1926, and the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition, 1940. In addition, records documenting Samuel P. Langley's research on the flight of birds, Frank Baker's survey of private and public zoological parks and his buffalo census are included.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
(1) Diaries of the Director, 1895-1930; (2) diaries, ledgers, memoranda, and memo books, 1890-1931 and undated; (3) bound accessions and removal books, 1918-1924; (4) National Zoological Park Commission papers, 1889-1891; (5) congressional documents containing Secretary Samuel P. Langley's reports on National Zoological Park expenditures, 1888-1905; (6) Director's official outgoing correspondence, 1889-1927; (7) letters to the Smithsonian Institution, Director's official outgoing correspondence to the Smithsonian Institution administrators, 1900-1931; (8) letters from the Smithsonian Institution, copies of official outgoing correspondence from Smithsonian Institution administrators regarding the National Zoological Park, 1900-1907; (9) animal voucher book, 1905-1918; (10) voucher abstracts, 1905-1927; (11) requisitions for printing and binding, requisitions to the Government Printing Office, 1915-1931; (12) incoming correspondence and letter registers to the correspondence, arranged by subject and alphabetically by correspondent thereunder, 1887-1900; (13) general correspondence, incoming and outgoing, arranged by major topic and alphabetically by subject thereunder, 1899-1930; (14) general correspondence, incoming and outgoing, arranged by major topic and alphabetically by subject thereunder, 1930-1965; (15) daily report of Animal Department, 1904-1915, 1942-1966; (16) time roll, Department of Living Animals, United States National Museum, and National Zoological Park, 1890-1892; (17) National Zoological Park payroll and time roll, 1891-1921, 1927-1932; (18) requisitions and orders for planting, repairs, alterations, and shop requests, 1904-1942, 1960-1966; (19) scrapbooks, 1887-1931; (20) miscellaneous, circa 1890-1918 and undated
Summary:
These records document the development of the National Zoological Park (NZP) from the site survey work begun by William Temple Hornaday in 1888 through the beginnings of its modernization plans in 1965. The tenures of directors Hornaday, Frank Baker, Ned Hollister, Alexander Wetmore, William M. Mann, and Theodore H. Reed are represented in this record unit. Included are records of the National Zoological Park Commission; maps, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence regarding acquisition of land for the NZP and construction of NZP buildings; administrative records such as payrolls, personnel, budget, and departmental and park police reports; diaries of the Directors and other staff; and scrapbooks following the development and growth of the NZP. The records also contain correspondence concerning specimen exhibitions and facilities provided by the NZP to several expositions, including the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904, and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Zoos
Expeditions
Exhibitions
Local number:
SIA RU000074
See more items in:
Diaries, Ledgers, Memoranda, and Memo Books 1895-1931 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
National Zoological Park Commission Records 1889-1891 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Congressional Document Files 1888-1905 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Correspondence and Letter Registers 1887-1965 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Voucher Book 1905-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Voucher Abstracts 1905-1927 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Requisitions 1904-1942, 1960-1966 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Payroll, Time, and Attendance Records 1890-1921, 1927-1932 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Scrapbooks 1887-1931 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Specimen Identification Sketches, Drawings, and Plates c. 1890-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Records 1890-1988 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216681

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