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Folders 1-2 "Smokey Bear," 1950-1976

Container:
Box 83 of 100
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK ANIMAL COLLECTION FILES, 1932-1941, 1946-1977, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 83
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0326-refidd1e8322
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Toy, Smokey Bear plush, Space Flown

Astronaut:
Joseph M. Acaba  Search this
Manufacturer:
Kids Preferred Inc.  Search this
Materials:
cotton, felt, plastic, polyester fiber, vinyl
Dimensions:
3-D: 13 × 7 × 17.5cm (5 1/8 × 2 3/4 × 6 7/8 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA
Country of Origin:
Peoples Republic of China
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeff Miller and Joe Acaba, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Inventory Number:
A20130181000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94421d947-27fd-4833-b230-47e56ae2ef69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130181000
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Folder 14 Smokey Bear, 1974-1978

Container:
Box 21 of 100
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK OFFICES, OFFICIALS, AND PROGRAMS, 1955-1984 AND UNDATED. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0326-refidd1e2008

1978 - Smokey Bear. Sound, 125 feet, 3.5 minutes

Container:
Box 3 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Motion Pictures and Videotapes / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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9808, "Smokey Bear's Birthday," Cable News Network Interview with Robert Hoage, 2:00, U-matic S

Container:
Box 17 of 58
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-064, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
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Audiovisual Recordings
Audiovisual Recordings / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-064-refidd1e3455

Smithsonian's National Zoo's Smokey Bear Exhibit

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-05-24T12:48:08.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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SmithsonianNZP
Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_iyHz0ViaXbM

Felt hat with medallion worn by Bo Diddley

Created by:
Resistol Hats, American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
Bo Diddley, American, 1928 - 2008  Search this
Medium:
felt, silver
Dimensions:
H x W (hat): 5 3/4 x 12 x 13 in. (14.6 x 30.5 x 33 cm)
L x W (hatbox): 18 1/2 x 15 x 8 in. (47 x 38.1 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
hats
Date:
ca. 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.42.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52c7112d0-18ff-4d79-a245-9e5f7c22cd74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.42.1ab

1984 Smokey Bear Padres (unnumbered, order is that given in Standard Catalog)

Collection Creator:
Korda, Ronald S., -1996  Search this
Korda, Catherine  Search this
Container:
Box 80, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270

Use of this collection by researchers requires compliance with security procedures more stringent than those required for other collections in the Archives Center. This is due to the high value and rarity of some of the items in this collection. Autographed items, and cards valued at higher than $300 by Standard Catalog and Beckett's are stored separately, and may be seen only with special permission from the Reference Archivist, and then only in cases (such as photography or scanning) where it is deemed a necessity.

Color photocopies have been placed in sleeves where these items would normally be stored. When using card boxes, only six at a time may be requested from the Reference Archivist, and unlike other collections, may not be reserved in advance (i.e., on each separate research visit, a researcher must request boxes only for that visit.)

Card sleeves may be taken out of the binders for photocopying only with the permission and the supervision of the Archives Center staff. Cards may not be taken from sleeves, except with the permission and supervision of Archives Center staff. This may involve making advance arrangements with the Archives Center staff. These procedures are necessary for the preservation of this exceptional collection in perpetuity.
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:
Ronald S. Korda Collection of Sports and Trading Cards, 1952-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Catherine Korda.
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Ronald S. Korda Collection of Sports and Trading Cards
Ronald S. Korda Collection of Sports and Trading Cards / Series I: Sports / 1.1: Baseball cards, 1952-1996 / 1.1.1: Baseball Cards in Sets, 1952-1996
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8de8f91dc-501d-436f-821a-d698c67bd60a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0545-ref3376

Forest Service, Culture, and Community

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Festival program, Forest Service, Culture, and Community, presented occupational traditions from the USDA Forest Service, an organization celebrating its centennial in 2005, as well as other forest-dependent traditions from the cultural communities it serves. Approximately a hundred participants on the National Mall shared their skills, experiences, and traditions with members of the public; they included tree pathologists, wildlife biologists, landscape architects, historic horticulturalists, botanists, bird banders, archaeologists, environmental engineers, firefighters, smokejumpers, recreation specialists, backcountry rangers, woodcarvers, basket makers, quilters, instrument makers, musicians, poets, storytellers, and camp cooks.

As the Forest Service began its second century, it already had a long tradition of caring for the land, serving the public, and meeting the challenges of conservation. For instance, the Forest Service has an ongoing mission to educate teachers and children, connecting people to the land through conservation education. Such education increases public awareness and understanding of the interrelationships in natural systems. Natural resource professionals teach in classrooms or lead field trips. Similarly, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl have become national symbols in fire-prevention and conservation campaigns.

As the Festival program vividly demonstrated, the men and women who work in our forests and rangelands have very special connections to the land and its natural resources. They understand the science, the history, the technology, the art, and the traditions of forest service, culture, and community. They also recognize the values inherent in the work they do. Following the example set by Forest Service founder Gifford Pinchot a hundred years before, these men and women are still seeking to provide "the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run."

James Deutsch was Program Curator; Dorey Butter was Program Coordinator, and Tasha Coleman was Research Coordinator. At the USDA Forest Service, the Coordination Team included Linda Feldman, New Century of Service Program Manager; Christine Murray, Festival Program Manager; and Karen Fiore, Research and Oral Histories, Festival Co-Coordinator.

The program was made possible through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service and was produced in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support came from the National Forest Foundation, Honda, and Whole Foods Market, with additional contributions from IBM and The American Chestnut Foundation.
Fieldworkers and interviewers:
Arlena Aragon-Husband, Patricia Asteinza, Christina Barr, Sarah Barsness, Bob Beckley, Cheryl Burgess, Kevin Davis, Bonnie Dearing, Sherri Richardson Dodge, Jill Evans, Maryo Ewell, Kathleen Figgen, Karen Fiore, Sandi Forney, Don Gedney (1918-2005), Andrew Grace, Andrea Graham, Elizabeth Harvey, Teresa Haugh, David Hunt, Don Jensen, Elizabeth Harvey Johnson, Barbara Kenady-Fish, Carrie N. Kline, Connie R. Lee, Terry Livingston, Chris Losi, Jens Lund, Kari Lusk, Michelle Mcanally, Ken McCall, James L. McConnell, June McMillen, Darcy Minter, Sheila Poole, Ben Quick, Mike Ryan, John Schelhas, Cathie Schmidlin, Steve Segin, Ronna Lee Sharpe, George Sibley, Brooke Smith, Stephen Swimmer, Elaine Thatcher, Lee Webb, Janet Werren, Georgia Wier, Carol Winkler, Susan Wright, Pat York
Presenters:
Nancy Groce,

Marjorie Hunt,

Carrie Kline,

Jens Lund,

Bob McCarl,

Peter Seitel
Participants:
Susan B. Adams, 1964-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Oxford, Mississippi

Janie Agyagos, 1970-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Cornville, Arizona

Berneice Anderson, Law Enforcement participant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kimberly Anderson, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Anhold, 1959-, Arizona Camp Foodways/Tree Doctors participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Matt Arnn, Forest Landscapes participant, New York, New York

Phyllis Ashmead, 1955-, Interactive Forest participant, Mi-Wuk Village, California

Donna Ashworth, 1931-, Fire Lookout Tower participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Barbara Balen, 1951-, Forest Landscapes participant, Hathaway Pines, California

Ian Barlow, Woodlands Heritage participant, White Bird, Idaho

Joy Barney, 1963-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Pinecrest, California

Dan Bauer, 1941-, Community Stage participant, Washington, D.C.

Keith Bear, Arts & Crafts and Sounds of the Forest participant, Drags Wolf Village, North Dakota

Karen Bennett, 1957-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Philomath, Oregon

Jeff Bryden, 1966-, Law Enforcement participant, Moose Pass, Alaska

Angie Bullets, 1958-, Arts & Crafts participant, Fredonia, Arizona

Rita Cantú, Sounds of the Forest participant, Prescott, Arizona

Cindy Carpenter, 1955-, Sounds of the Forest participant, Brevard, North Carolina

G.W. Chapman, 1929-, Fire Camp and Forest Service History participant, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Kevin Cooper, 1959-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Santa Maria, California

Andy Coriell, 1969-, Law Enforcement participant, Sandy, Oregon

Al Cornell, 1941-, Call of the Wild participant, Sedona, Arizona

Jim Denney, 1953-, Arts & Crafts participant, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Dave Edwards, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Tim Eldridge, 1956-, Smokejumper Base participant, Missoula, Montana

Kelly Esterbrook, 1956-, Smokejumper Base participant, Bend, Oregon

The Fiddlin' Foresters, Sounds of the Forest participants -- Jane Leche, 1957-, guitarTom McFarland, 1946-, guitarJim Maxwell, 1949-, banjoLynn Young, 1944-, fiddle

Bill Glass, 1949-, Forest Landscapes participant, Wilmington, Illinois

Gordon Grant, 1955-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Corvallis, Oregon

Ed Gross, 1946-, Interactive Forest participant, Brookings, Oregon

Tony Guinn, 1956-, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Mountain View, Arkansas

Jim Hammer, 1948-, Call of the Wild participant, Winthrop, Washington

Elizabeth Hawke, 1966-, Interactive Forest participant, Milford, Pennsylvania

Charles Hillary, 1951-, Forest Products participant, Madison, Wisconsin

Jack Holcomb, 1945-, Arts & Crafts participant, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Leslie Hook, 1944-, Camp Foodways participant, Albany, Vermont

Saul Irvin, 1950-, Camp Foodways and Fire Camp participant, Seville, Florida

Dorica R. Jackson, 1950-, Arts & Crafts participant, Ketchikan, Alaska

Nathan P. Jackson, 1938-, Arts & Crafts participant, Ketchikan, Alaska

Patrick Michael Karnahan, Sounds of the Forest participant, Sonora, California

Robert Karrfalt, 1948-, Tree Doctors participant, Lafayette, Indiana

Nova Kim, 1943-, Camp Foodways participant, Albany, Vermont

Beth King, 1946-, Camp Foodways participant, Layton, Utah

Tosh Konya, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Samuel Larry, 1958-, Forest Service History participant, Atlanta, Georgia

Pat Lynch, 1939-, Forest Service History participant, Encampment, Wyoming

Wally McRae, 1936-, Community Stage participant, Forsyth, Montana

Nanette Madden, 1951-, Fire Camp participant, Fall River, California

Karen Malis-Clark, 1955-, Family Activities participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Steve Markofski, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Kristen Martine, 1970-, Forest Landscapes participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Karen Martinson, Sustainable Resource House participant, Madison, Wisconsin

Kirby Matthew, 1957-, Woodlands Heritage participant, Deer Lodge, Montana

Joe Meade, 1958-, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Anchorage, Alaska

Bill Meadows, Community Stage participant, Washington, D.C.

Rick Meinzer, 1950-, Canopy Crane participant, Corvallis, Oregon

Warren Miller, 1948-, Woodlands Heritage participant, Peck, Idaho

Kevin Mills, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Chuck Milner, 1960-, Sounds of the Forest participant, Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Heather Murphy, 1953-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Leavenworth, Washington

Lezlie Murray, 1954-, Call of the Wild participant, Girdwood, Alaska

Hank Nelson, 1933-, Community Stage participant, Wasilla, Alaska

Lavinia B. Nelson, 1921-, Arts & Crafts participant, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Mark Pearlstein, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Kelly Pearson, Call of the Wild participant, Jonesboro, Illinois

Leona Pooyouma, 1946-, Arts & Crafts participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Marvin Pooyouma, 1948-, Arts & Crafts participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Steve Reed, 1967-, Smokejumper Base participant, Victor, Montana

Rodney Richard, Sr., 1929-, Arts & Crafts participant, Rangeley, Maine

Riders in the Dirt, Sounds of the Forest -- Riders in the Dirt, Sounds of the ForestAnne Alford, 1967-, lead singer, bassistJo Booser, 1950-, fiddle, musical saws, flutesJudy Haigler, 1952-, rhythm guitarGayle Hunt, 1954-, guitar, banjo, mandolin

Michael Ritter, Sustainable Resource House participant, Madison, Wisconsin

William Rosanelli, 1949-, Forest Service History participant, Montague, New Jersey

Michelle Ryan, 1949-, Forest Service History participant, Dillon, Montana

Catherine "Cat" Sampson, 1949-, Law Enforcement participant, Camp Verde, Arizona

Nathan Schiff, 1958-, Tree Doctors participant, Stoneville, Mississippi

Herb Schroeder, 1951-, Forest Landscapes participant, Evanston, Illinois

Dave Shaw, 1955-, Canopy Crane participant, Carson, Washington

The Shawnee Forest New Century Children's Choir, Sounds of the Forest participants, Southern Illinois

Jane E. Smith, 1959-, Tree Doctors participant, Corvallis, Oregon

Stacey Smith, 1960-, Call of the Wild participant, McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Bill Stafford, 1949-, Camp Foodways participant, Lake Montezuma, Arizona

Jean Szymanski, 1959-, Family Activities participant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sidne Teske, 1952-, Arts & Crafts participant, Tuscarora, Nevada

Donna Thatcher, 1939-, Camp Foodways participant, Farmington, New Mexico

Walt Thies, 1942-, Arts & Crafts participant, Corvallis, Oregon

Charmaine Thompson, 1960-, Forest Landscapes participant, Provo, Utah

Lee Thornhill, 1965-, Fire Camp participant, Lakeside, Arizona

Trails Unlimited, Interactive Forest participant, Monrovia, California

Teresa Trulock, 1965-, Forest Service History participant, Pinedale, Wyoming

Gail Tunberg, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Francisco Valenzuela, 1957-, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Golden, Colorado

Dennis Vroman, 1943-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Grants Pass, Oregon

Linda Wadleigh, 1961-, Camp Foodways, Fire Camp, and Tree Doctors participant, Flagstaff, Arizona

Lee Webb, 1943-, Protecting Forests and Wildlife Habitats participant, Grants Pass, Oregon

Neil Weintraub, 1964-, Forest Landscapes participant, Williams, Arizona

Chuck Williams, 1934-, Forest Service History participant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Don Wilson, Water, Woods, and Mountains participant

Marta Witt, 1955-, Forest Landscapes participant, Wilmington, Illinois

Keith Wolferman, Smokejumper Base participant, Missoula, Montana

Pat York, 1957-, Community Stage and Water, Woods, and Mountains participant, Jonesboro, Illinois

J.P. Zavalla, Smokejumper Base participant, Santa Ynez, California

Pete Zavalla, 1944-, Community Stage participant, Solvang, California

Tony Zavalla, 1970-, Fire Camp participant, Santa Barbara, Californiab
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2005, Series 3
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c3c43a5b-ed9f-4112-ba75-036421ad96e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2005-ref25

Records

Extent:
38.22 cu. ft. (39 document boxes) (1 half document box) (5 12x17 boxes) (23 16x20 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Brochures
Picture postcards
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Posters
Drawings
Illustrations
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Architectural drawings
Date:
1899-1988 and undated, with material from 1805
Descriptive Entry:
The records of the National Zoological Park, Office of Public Affairs were for the most part created and maintained by Sybil E. Hamlet, Public Information Officer at NZP for over twenty years. Also included are some general correspondence and memoranda created by Hamlet's predecessor, Marion McCrane.

As Public Information Officer, Hamlet was responsible for gathering and disseminating information about NZP's events, collections, and programs to the media and the general public. She garnered a great deal of information about animal births, deaths, breeding, and acquisitions from the daily and weekly animal reports written by the keepers, which are included in these records as series 1. Other data that Hamlet collected about animals at NZP and other zoos, including clippings, photographs, and manuscripts, can be found in the animal information files. This series (4) is an especially rich source of information on the arrival of and the public reaction to the two giant pandas, "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing Hsing."

A large portion of Hamlet's job was answering requests for information about animals and zoos from both the public at large and from other members of the zoo profession. Samples of incoming correspondence and the replies of Hamlet, her predecessor Marion McCrane, and other staff in the Public Affairs Office, can be found in series 5 and 6. Series 5 contains requests for information solely about animals, while series 6 is concerned with requests for photographs, guidebooks, maps, and more general information about NZP and zoo careers.

The general subject files (series 3) document the research and activities of the Office of Public Affairs not directly related to the animal collections at NZP. Other aspects of Hamlet's work as Public Information Officer can be seen in the memoranda and correspondence in this series concerning the planning and execution of special events at the zoo. Writing signs and labels for the zoo was another duty of the Office of Public Affairs until the Office of Graphics and Exhibits was created in 1974; series 2 contains drafts of text for those signs, including maps showing the geographic range of the animals described.

The more administrative side of the Office of Public Affairs is documented in series 7, which contains internal memoranda concerning such things as chain of command during leaves of absence, personnel issues, and commendations for exceptional performance by Public Affairs staff and other NZP staff assisting with Public Affairs activities.

In 1978, Sybil Hamlet was delegated a two-year assignment of researching and writing the history of the National Zoological Park. Series 8 contains all the notes, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and clippings she used in order to create her manuscript, "The National Zoological Park from Its Beginnings to 1973." Three drafts of the manuscript are included, along with an index to one of the drafts. The manuscript was never published.

Another fine source for information about past events and animals at NZP is the large number of scrapbooks that make up series 12. Clippings about NZP people, animals, collection expeditions, and events were saved from 1924 to 1978, along with original photographs (black and white and color) in some albums. Twelve of these scrapbooks are devoted to the giant pandas, and four solely to obituaries for "Smokey Bear." A small collection of glass lantern slides and photographs can be found in series 9. The lantern slides were probably taken in the London Zoological Gardens at the turn of the century, and the photographs (both black and white and color) are images of NZP and its animals. Original artwork, primarily of "Smokey Bear" and of the giant pandas, make up series 10; series 11 contains architectural drawings and maps of NZP grounds and buildings.
Historical Note:
The Office of Public Affairs did not exist as an administrative entity at the National Zoological Park (NZP) until 1978. Prior to the early 1960s, dissemination of information about NZP programs, activities, and animals to the public and the media was carried out by the staff of the Office of the Director. In 1962, zoologist Marion McCrane was hired to head the Information and Education Division at NZP. In addition to handling public affairs, the division also created signs and labels for NZP exhibits. When McCrane resigned in December 1968, Sybil E. Hamlet was named acting head and later head of the office.

In 1972, Information and Education was reorganized and became the Division of Interpretation, with Saul W. Schiffman as chief of the division. The new division's duties were expanded to include exhibit production. In 1974, information and education work was again separated from exhibits production by the creation of the Office of Education and Information and the Office of Graphics and Exhibits. Judith White was named chief of the Office of Education and Information in 1975. This office was renamed the Office of Education in 1978, when information duties were transferred to the newly established Office of Public Affairs.

The Office of Public Affairs was headed by Patricia Hurley in 1978, and Robert J. Hoage became chief of the office in 1979. With the assistance of Sybil Hamlet and Michael Morgan, the Office of Public Affairs continued to provide general information about NZP programs and activities to the public and the media, as well as organizing and coordinating special events at NZP.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Smokey Bear  Search this
Giant panda  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Brochures
Picture postcards
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Posters
Drawings
Illustrations
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 365
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0365

Folder 3 Bear, black--newspaper and magazine articles, 1933, 1941, 1944, 1949, 1952

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e2860

Folder 4 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" correspondence, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973-1978, 1981, 1983

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e2879

Folder 5 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" information, 1952, 1956, 1962, 1965, 1970, 1974-1977, 1981 and undated. Includes clippings, press releases, and fact sheets about "Smokey," "Goldie," and "Little Smokey."

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e2891

Folder 6 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" material, 1965, 1971, 1972 and undated. Includes brochures, photographs, and Junior Forest Ranger kit.

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e2902

Folder 7 Bear, black--"Smokey Bear" memoranda and official correspondence, 1970, 1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1982. Includes information on "Smokey's" retirement party, and death of "Smokey" and his mate "Goldie."

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e2913

Folder 4 Photograph of illustration of "Smokey Bear" and family welcoming the pandas to NZP, 1972. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, the official artist for "Smokey Bear."

Container:
Box 42 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 9: LANTERN SLIDES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1957, 1972, 1974 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 42
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0365-refidd1e6075

Original illustration of "Smokey Bear" explaining his history to other animals of the forest, 1961. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, official artist for "Smokey Bear."

Container:
Oversize
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 10: ARTWORK, 1950, 1961, 1972-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Oversize
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Original illustration of "Smokey Bear" and family welcoming the pandas to NZP, 1972. Painted by Rudolph Wendelin, official artist for "Smokey Bear."

Container:
Oversize
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records / Series 10: ARTWORK, 1950, 1961, 1972-1973 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Oversize
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SCRAPBOOKS, 1899-1901, 1903, 1905, 1924-1978 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
These scrapbooks contain magazine and newspaper clippings, invitations and pamphlets, and a few original photographs in both black and white and color. Clippings came from newspapers all over the United States and some foreign countries as well. Except for one scrapbook devoted to clippings about elephants, all of the books document events, animals, and people at the National Zoological Park. Twelve scrapbooks are filled with clippings about the giant pandas "Ling-Ling" and "Hsing-Hsing," and four books deal exclusively with the death of "Smokey Bear." Also included are some loose newspaper clippings in folders, dating from 1899 to 1905.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 365, Series 12
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Folder 2 Bear, black--"Little Smokey" reception, 1971

Container:
Box 21 of 69
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 365, National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records / Series 4: ANIMAL INFORMATION FILES, 1855-1986 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 21
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