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National Zoological Park, Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear "Buster"

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1900
Circa 1900s
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Bears  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B50_F14_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402829
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, 1930, 1935-1938, 1954, 1962, and undated

Uniform title:
Tropical fish (Monograph : 1954)  Search this
Subject:
Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-1986  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1935
1935-1938
1930, 1935-1938, 1954, 1962, and undated
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-024
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246982

Presentation of White Tiger to President Eisenhower

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-02-01T19:29:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
YouTube Channel:
SIArchives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_ZK-NVsrQiE8

Driving Tour of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Washington D.C., 1976

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-02-01T19:30:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Report on the Department of Living Animals in the U.S. National Museum, 1889 by W.T. Hornaday

Title:
History of establish[ment] and reports of NZP DSI
Issuing body:
United States National Museum  Search this
Author:
Hornaday, William T (William Temple),) 1854-1937  Search this
Printer:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Living Animals  Search this
Physical description:
pages [2], 417-423 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1891
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Call number:
QL76.5.U62 N272
QL76.5.U62 N272 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037673

Galapagos bulletin

Author:
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Galapagos Support Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Galapagos Islands
Date:
19uu
199u
Topic:
Natural history--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
QH198.G3 G13
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438207

National Zoo Training Films Collection

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (15 films, 16 mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Training films
Date:
1968-1981
Scope and Contents:
Fifteen 16mm composite optical track sound films of varying length, all in color except for two. The films were acquired by the National Zoo and presumably used as training films exhorting employees to practice safe work habits and avoid accidents. Each film provides full credits and the distributors and producers are listed.
The collection includes 15 16mm composite optical track sound films of varying length. The films are mostly color, with the exception of two black/white films. The collection consists of one series.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection of safety films comes from the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. Presumably these films were acquired during the 1970s and shown to employees at the Zoo as a means of instilling safe practices within the workplace. Their specific history and background is unknown. However, each film provides full credits and the distributors and producers are listed.

The training film serves the purpose of educating employees, reflecting the interests of the corporation, and encouraging safe practices within the workplace. A subgenre of training films, is a category dealing solely with safety issues. The safety film is supposed to promote safe living and the elimination of harmful or dangerous working conditions. Originally made by corporations such as auto-manufacturers, railroad companies, and insurance businesses, these films tend to communicate the interests of the corporation versus that of the employee. Frequently, these films tend to place the blame on the victim, shifting any responsibility for accidents away from management and onto the worker. As a result the safety film focuses more on the accidents that occur than the actual safety issues. Often the film presents a melodramatic story of an employee's tragic accident, and selectively illustrates the pain and suffering undergone in the workplace.
Provenance:
This collection of safety films was transferred to the Archives Center by the Smithsonian National Zoo. No records of the transfer exist.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Industrial safety  Search this
Training  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Training films
Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0685
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0685

Hands

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 200 ft)
Container:
Item OF 685.1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Seventies' style montage sequence depicting a woman's hands, as well as the objects and dangerous elements the hands come in contact with. Set to music.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA), Ontario, Canada. Distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc. Chicago, Illinois.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref13

Feet

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 200 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Seventies' style montage sequence of bare feet as they come into contact with dangerous elements within the workplace. Warning for employees to wear comfortable and safe shoes in order to protect their feet. Set to music.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by IAPA, and distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref17

Eyes

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 200 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.2 (should be 3, etc.
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1975
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Seventies' style montage sequence of eyes as they are exposed to dangerous elements within the workplace, such as chemicals, dust, and explosions. Warning for employees that protective eye wear, like goggles, is a necessity for safe handling of machinery and chemicals.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by IAPA, and distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref21

Slips and Falls

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 200 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Seventies' style montage sequence of people tripping over various objects, slipping on wet floors, and crashing into equipment. Warning for employees that in order to prevent injury, they should properly cleanup any mess, and carefully watch out for any hazards or obstructions in the workplace. Set to music.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by IAPA, and distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref25

Striking Against Objects

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 200 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Seventies style montage sequence of people crashing into equipment and other objects, which are carelessly left out of place. Warning for employees that in order to keep the workplace safe for everyone, each person must remember to pick up after themselves, and keep equipment and supplies neat. Set to music.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by IAPA, and distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref29

You Bet Your Eyes

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 600 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.6
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Reviews the dangerous elements that eyes are exposed to on a daily basis, especially in chemical plants and factories. Warns employees to wear protective eye goggles at all times to prevent damage to their sight. Includes the story of a man who loses his eyesight because of his own careless and unsafe practices within the workplace. Set to music.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by the Vision Care and Safety Products Division of American Optical (AO). Distributed by the Tom Thomas Organization.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref33

Eye & Face Protection in Chemical Laboratories

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 850 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.7
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1968
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Depiction of hazardous situations within the chemical laboratory, in which protective eye goggles should be worn. Includes safety tips, and demonstrates the proper guidelines for the wearing and usage of goggles and face shields.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by Edward Feil Productions, Cleveland, Ohio. Distributed in cooperation with the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness.
Performer::
Dr. George Norman Quam, an expert on eye care narrates.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref37

A Breath of Air

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 450 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.8
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1979
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Warning against the inhalation of hazardous fumes and chemical pollution. Emphasis is on the necessity of clean air, and how to prevent injury to the lungs by wearing a mask in the workplace.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by AO, and distributed by the International Films Bureau Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref41

One Last Shock

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 850 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.9
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: British training film illustrating the hazards of electricity. Presents a narrative story of unsafe and careless practices leading to the death of a factory worker from electrical shock. Offers an explanation of safety measures, and why these practices are crucial to the prevention of disaster. Full credits.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by Millbank Films Limited, and distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref45

Doin' it Right

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 900 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.11
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1983
Producer/Distributor::
Presented by Division of School Buildings, NYC Public Schools. Produced by Battelle Memorial Institute Center for Improved Education in Columbus, Ohio.
Performer::
Gabe Kaplan, star of the popular sitcom, "Welcome Back Kotter," narrates the introduction. The rest of the film is narrated by Bob Sawyer. Features music by the BeeGees ("Stayin' Alive," 1977). Summary: Detailed explanation of asbestos, the dangers it poses to our health, and the importance of precautionary measures to prevent exposure. These include frequent building inspections and regular health checkups.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref49

Have a Good Day DearHave a Good Day Dear

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm color composite optical track print, 650 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.12
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Detailed narrative about accidents and preventative measures. Analyzes some causes, such as poor housekeeping within the workplace, and untrained employees. Emphasis is on how "we" create hazards within our environment.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by David Evans, and Millbank Films Limited, an ICI subsidiary. Distributed by the International Film Bureau, Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref52

It's in the Cards

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm black/white composite optical track print, 800 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.13
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: Depiction of hazards and accidents at mill factories, due to the improper usage of signs. Explanation of the necessity of "holding cards" in order to alert workers that a machine or piece of equipment is undergoing maintenance. This prevents hazardous situations, which result in injury or even death.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by Crawley Films, and distributed by the International Film Bureau Inc.
Performer::
Mr. D.W. Ambridge, president of Abitibi Power and Paper Company, Limited narrates.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref56

It Didn't Have to Happen

Collection Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (16mm black/white composite optical track print, 600 ft.)
Container:
Item OF 685.14
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Summary: A horrific narrative story that explains the proper usage of cutting machines and other types of equipment with saw blades. Emphasis is on how workers can safely use these instruments and prevent disastrous accidents.
Producer/Distributor::
Produced by Crawley Films, and distributed by the International Film Bureau Inc.
General note:
Performer:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
National Zoo Training Films Collection, 1968-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
National Zoo Training Films Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0685-ref60

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