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Productions

Topic:
Enormous Egg (Television program : 1967)
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 2001)
As They Really Are (Video recording : 1991)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Bengal Tiger (Documentary film: 1976)
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : circa 1979)
First Look at Kumari (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Enormous Egg;" "National Zoo: Think Tank;" "As They Really Are;" "Big Cats and How They Came to Be;" "Bengal Tiger;" "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation;" and "First Look at Kumari." "Enormous Egg" is a story for children about a pet dinosaur. The production is 1 hour long and aired on National Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. in 1967. "National Zoo: Think Tank" consists of videos played on multiple screens in the Think Tank exhibition at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The original videos were produced in 1995. A second version of the exhibition videos was created in 2001. Updates may have also been made in 1998. "As They Really Are" accompanied the NZP exhibition, "Human Attitudes Toward Animals." The 5 minute videotape was produced in 1991. "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" is the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India.

"Bengal Tiger" is a general description of the endangered animal's lifestyle. The 9 minute film was produced in 1976 and accompanied a National Museum of Natural History exhibition. It won a CINE Golden Eagle in 1977 and received a first prize Audio Visual Award from the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation" was used by the NZP, Office of Education to teach speciation. The 7 minute film was animated by Film Polski. "First Look at Kumari" is a 15 minute souvenir video about Kumari, NZP's Asian Elephant, and the Asian Elephant Species Survival Plan. Kumari was born in December 1993 and the video was likely produced in 1994. This accession also includes videos about NZP in general, the Friends of the National Zoo, and NZP's pandas. Materials include submasters, edited masters, masters, dubbing masters, film transfers, and viewing copies on a variety of videotape formats as well as release prints on 16 mm film.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Dinosaurs -- Juvenile fiction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Species  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Kumari (Elephant)  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-082, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-082
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-082

Records

Creator::
Friends of the National Zoo  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Maps
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Date:
1923, 1951, 1958-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the history of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and its activities in support of the National Zoological Park (NZP) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). As a nonprofit partner of NZP and SCBI, FONZ raises funds for mission support, manages a large volunteer force, and creates and conducts a wide variety of educational products and programs. Many of the materials in this accession document not just the history of FONZ, but the history of NZP and SCBI as well. Materials include images, clippings, brochures, maps, books, informational packages, educational activities, volunteer training materials, event invitations, meeting agendas, videotapes, development files for educational exhibits, patches, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Maps
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-156, Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-156
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-156

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Photographs

Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Extent:
78 cu. ft. (78 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
circa 1955-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the National Zoological Park's (NZP) photograph collection. Images document the zoo and its animals, veterinary care, staff, exhibits, facilities, events, and research. The majority of images were taken by staff such as Jessie Cohen, NZP's official staff photographer from 1979 through 2009. Materials include slides, negatives, contact sheets, prints, and transparencies. A small number of images are accompanied by textual information.
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Zoos -- Employees  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Special events  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-065, National Zoological Park, Photographs
Identifier:
Accession 16-065
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-065

Smithsonian in Your Classroom

Topic:
Art to Zoo (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Serials (publications)
Date:
1976-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes a reference set of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, with earlier issues dating back to when the publication was known as Art to Zoo (1976-1997) and was published by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) and the Smithsonian Office of Education (SOE), respectively. The publication includes Smithsonian news for schools and lesson plans for teachers.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-029, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, Smithsonian in Your Classroom
Identifier:
Accession 11-029
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-029

Productions

Topic:
Reptiles and Amphibians (Motion picture : 1982)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1981-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Reptiles and Amphibians." This 20 minute film was produced in 1982 to prepare third through sixth graders for their visit to the National Zoological Park. Materials include source materials and titles on 16 mm film.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Reptiles  Search this
Amphibians  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-085, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-085
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-085

Productions

Topic:
Supertour (Video production)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2.96 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession contains audiovisual materials from "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection series. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include Betacam SP, VHS, D1 videotapes, and one 1/4 inch sound recording tape.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 01-003
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-003

Website Records

Topic:
Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution (Website)
Forces of Change (Website)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of four websites maintained by the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as they existed in June and July 2011.

The education section of the main NMNH website, crawled on June 2, 2011, provides information about field trip planning, teacher workshops, and volunteer opportunities as well as lesson plans, activity worksheets, and links to online resources. Also included is information about facilities and exhibitions administered by the Office of Education and Outreach, including the Discovery Room, the Naturalist Center, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, and the Butterfly Pavilion.

The "Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution" website, crawled July 18, 2011, is dedicated to two permanent exhibitions, "Partners in Evolution" and the Butterfly Pavilion. The website includes information about the exhibitions, a butterfly identification guide, fact sheets, and press releases.

The "Forces of Change" website, crawled July 18, 2011, highlights climate change research and includes research findings, multimedia presentations, news stories, activity guides for teachers, and links to external resources, all organized by topic.

The Department of Paleobiology website, crawled July 20, 2011, includes multimedia educational presentations on a variety of topics as well as collection and staff information and links to external resources. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
School field trips  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Butterflies  Search this
Climatic changes  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-290, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-290
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-290

Records

Topic:
Zoogoer (Serial)
Creator::
Friends of the National Zoo  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1967-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs collected by the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) for use or possible use in "Zoogoer" and other FONZ publications. The photographs were obtained from a variety of sources and most document National Zoological Park animals, staff, and facilities. Materials include prints, negatives, and transparencies.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Employees  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-167, Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-167
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-167

Audiovisual Recordings

Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Extent:
51.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (13 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1974-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual recordings featuring the National Zoological Park (NZP) and its animals, staff, activities, events, research, medical procedures, and exhibitions. Some materials were created by NZP and others were created by news media and radio, television, and video production companies. Included in this accession are original footage, news segments, interviews with staff, public service announcements, B-roll footage, educational videos, television productions, and related media types. Materials include video as well as a small amount of film and audio and a study guide. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Zoos -- Employees  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Special events  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-064, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 16-064
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-064

Program Records

Creator::
Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park) Office of Education  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1992-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes collected and maintained by the Conservation and Research Center, Office of Education. Some videotapes document electronic field trips and other educational programs, primarily with Fairfax County Public Schools. Footage of some of those programs was also used in television programs. Many of these programs feature the NOAHS (New Opportunities in Animal Health Sciences) Center. Some videotapes in this accession were used as part of an educational program and may not have been produced by the National Zoological Park. In addition, this accession includes videotapes of television segments about the Conservation and Research Center or in which National Zoological Park veterinarians and zoologists were featured. Materials consist of VHS videotapes.
Topic:
Environmental education  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoos  Search this
School field trips  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Zoo veterinarians  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-238, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park) Office of Education, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-238
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-238

Website Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on April 17, 2015. It includes information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, educational programs, and visiting as well as image galleries and press releases. Live animal cams do not function properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-224, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-224
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-224

Audiovisual Recordings

Topic:
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage boxe)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1971, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the film "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" which was created for display at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The film is the story of the evolution of the genus panther and was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India. Two prints of different lengths are dated 1971 and may represent an earlier version of the film. Materials include film and videotapes.
Topic:
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-160, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 16-160
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-160

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
Supertour (Video production)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
1988-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes used in the production of "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include original camera footage, stills, window dubs, component edited master, edited master, and a reference copy, on an assortment of videotape formats including Betacam, Betacam SP, 3/4" U-matic, and VHS.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-217, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-217
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-217

Productions

Topic:
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
1995, 2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production "National Zoo: Think Tank," a multiscreen video shown in the National Zoological Park's Think Tank exhibition. Also included is a dub of "Big Cats and How They Came to Be," the story of the evolution of the genus panther originally produced in 1976 and animated by Film Polski. Materials include masters and dubs on videotape. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-260, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-260
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-260

Paw Prints

Topic:
Paw Prints (Serial)
Creator::
Friends of the National Zoo  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Serials (publications)
Date:
1977-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a reference set of Paw Prints, a bimonthly educational publication for junior members, schools, and libraries published by the Friends of the National Zoo. The serial includes articles about both National Zoological Park animals and animals in general; educational and arts and crafts activities; and information about educational opportunities at the National Zoological Park. Materials include serial publications.
Topic:
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Animals  Search this
Publications  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-090, Friends of the National Zoo, Paw Prints
Identifier:
Accession 12-090
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Paw Prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-090

Smithsonian World, Records

Topic:
American Dream at Groton (Television program : 1988)
American Pie (Television program : 1986)
A Certain Age (Television program : 1991)
Crossing the Distance (Television program : 1984)
Designs for Living (Television program : 1984)
Desk in the Jungle (Television program : 1985)
Doors of Perception (Television program : 1991)
The Elephant on the Hill (Television program : 1991)
Filling in the Blanks (Television program : 1984)
From Information to Wisdom (Television program : 1991)
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (Television program : 1991)
Heroes and the Test of Time (Television program : 1985)
Islam (Television program : 1987)
The Last Flower (Television program : 1984)
The Living Smithsonian (Television program : 1988)
Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits (Television program : 1990)
On the Shoulders of Giants (Television program : 1986)
The Promise of the Land (Television program : 1987)
The Quantum Universe (Television program : 1990)
Selling the Dream (Television program : 1991)
Speaking Without Words (Television program : 1984)
Tales of Human Dawn (Television program : 1990)
Time and Light (Television program : 1984)
A Usable Past (Television program : 1984)
The Vever Affair (Television program : 1989)
Voices of Latin America (Television program : 1987)
The Way We Wear (Television program : 1988)
Web of Life (Television program : 1989)
Where None Has Gone Before (Television program : 1985)
The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Television program : 1986)
Zoo (Television program : 1990)
Smithsonian Treasures (Television program : 1987-1988)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
99.46 cu. ft. (97 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of production elements and records, maintained by Sandra Wentworth Bradley, created for "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced by WETA-TV for broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service. The series consisted of 6 seasons, each with 5-7 episodes. Each episode ran approximately 1 hour. Season 1 (1984-1985) episodes include "Time and Light;" "Crossing the Distance;" "Speaking Without Words;" "Designs for Living;" "Filling in the Blanks;" "The Last Flower;" and "Desk in the Jungle." Season 2 (1985-1986) episodes include "Heroes and the Test of Time;" "A Usable Past;" "Where None Has Gone Before;" "On the Shoulders of Giants;" and "American Pie." Season 3 (1986-1987) episodes include "The Wyeths: A Father and His Family;" "Voices of Latin America;" "The Elephant on the Hill;" "The Promise of the Land;" and "Islam." Season 4 (1988-1989) episodes include "The Living Smithsonian;" "American Dream at Groton;" "The Way We Wear;" "Web of Life;" and "The Vever Affair." Season 5 (1990) episodes include "Zoo;" "A Moveable Feast;" "Tales of the Human Dawn;" Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits;" and "The Quantum Universe." Season 6 (1991) episodes include "Gender: The Enduring Paradox;" "Selling the Dream;" "From Information to Wisdom;" "A Certain Age;" and "Doors of Perception." This accession also includes records documenting episodes that were never completed and "Smithsonian Treasures," one and two hour versions of "Smithsonian World" that were created for commercial television.

Production records include budget reports, copyright records, intellectual property records, interview transcripts, editing logs, notebooks, scripts, production bibles, credits information, research files, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, and related materials. Production elements include narration, dialogue, music, and related materials, for each episode, on 16 mm and, for promos, on videotape. This accession also includes final productions on a variety of videotape formats.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Television in education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Humanities -- Study and teaching  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-164, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Smithsonian World, Records
Identifier:
Accession 91-164
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Smithsonian World, Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-164

Website Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on July 27, 2016, and again on September 8, 2016, shortly after it was redesigned. Both versions of the website include information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, educational programs, and visiting as well as image galleries and press releases. Due to technical issues, some features, such as the live animal cams, do not function as expected. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-111, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-111
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-111

Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research  Search this
Extent:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1979-1985, with related material from 1969
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
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.
Historical Note:
The Office of Animal Programs (OAP) was established in 1979, replacing the Office of Animal Management at the National Zoological Park (NZP). 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.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Administration  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoology -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 404, National Zoological Park. Assistant Director for Research, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 404
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0404

Website Records

Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on July 16, 2013. It includes information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, publications, visiting, and professional training as well as educational resources and image galleries. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Occupational training  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-055, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 14-055
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-055

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