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New York Zoological Society


Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

New York Zoological Park. Office of General Curator and General Curator Emeritus. Lee S. Crandall records and papers

Identifier: 1019
Abstract Lee Saunders Crandall (1887-1969) began his sixty-one year association at the New York Zoological Society's Bronx Zoo in June 1908 as a student keeper in the animal departments, and was thereafter steadily promoted through the ranks, eventually becoming the Zoo's General Curator in charge of mammals and birds in 1943. Following his 1952 retirement, Crandall continued coming in to work for another 17 years, as the Zoo's General Curator Emeritus. Crandall was lauded for his collecting trips...
Dates: 1898 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1969

New York Zoological Park. Offices of Director and Department of Herpetology Curator. James A. Oliver records

Identifier: 2027
Abstract After having received his doctorate at the University of Michigan, James A. Oliver was hired as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History. In 1948 Oliver left the Museum for the University of Florida's Biology Department; after three years the New York Zoological Society hired him to be the Bronx Zoo's Curator of Herpetology. Under his direction the Zoo's herpetological collections and research efforts flourished; Oliver also renovated and modernized the...
Dates: Circa 1926-1963; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1959

New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees. Office of President. Madison Grant and W. Redmond Cross records

Identifier: 1030
Abstract Madison Grant (1865-1937) was President of the New York Zoological Society from 1925 until his death in 1937. W. Redmond Cross (1874-1940) succeeded Grant in 1937 and served as President until his retirement in 1940. The bulk of this collection reflects the activities of Grant and Cross during their respective tenures as President. Among the subjects represented here are the Society's art gallery, wildlife conservation, and the Save the Redwoods League. The bulk of the records deal with...
Dates: 1906 - 1940

New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees. Office of President. Madison Grant. Zoological History Project records

Identifier: 1036

Madison Grant (1865-1937) initiated the collecting and writing of these memoirs regarding the formation and development of the New York Zoological Society. The writers represented are Madison Grant, DeForest Grant, C. Grant LaFarge, and William White Niles.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1901 and 1923-1939

New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees. Office of Secretary. Madison Grant records

Identifier: 1002
Abstract Madison Grant was the first Secretary to the Board of Managers (Trustees) of the New York Zoological Society. He became Secretary in 1895 and resigned in 1925 to assume the office of President of the New York Zoological Society. These records document a portion of the duties of the Secretary, including serving as member, ex-officio, of the Executive, Auditing, and Aquarium Committees and Scientific Council. Additionally, as Secretary, Grant maintained records about a variety of Society...
Dates: 1895-1905

New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees. Office of Secretary/Chairman of the Executive Committee. Madison Grant records

Identifier: 1003
Abstract This collection includes correspondence collected, received, and composed by Madison Grant during portions of his tenure as Secretary of the New York Zoological Society from 1895 to 1925 and as Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1909 to 1937. As Secretary, after 1897 Grant served as official correspondent of the Society and this collection includes his outgoing correspondence in that role. Also present is Grant's correspondence as Chairman and President of the Bronx River Parkway...
Dates: 1897 - 1912

New York Zoological Society. Center for Field Biology and Conservation records

Identifier: 4062
Abstract Collection contains records produced by the Center for Field Biology and Conservation, a department of the New York Zoological Society, as well as some records produced by its predecessor institution, the Institute for Animal Research and Behavior. From 1972 to 1979, the Center was responsible for managing the field research and conservation activities of staff researchers Roger Payne, George Schaller, and Thomas Struhsaker and their assistants. The collection includes records concerning...
Dates: 1962 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1979

New York Zoological Society. Department of Animal Health. Office of Chief Veterinarian. Emil P. Dolensek, DVM records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2025
Abstract Emil P. Dolensek, DVM (1941-1990), was the Chief Veterinarian for the New York Zoological Society from 1969 to 1990. This collection includes animal records (which are restricted), correspondence, reports, research notes, architectural diagrams, manuscripts, and a small number of photographs. The majority of records in this collection concentrate on the daily activities of the Department of Animal Health headed by Dr. Dolensek as Chief Veterinarian. Other records in the collection relate to...
Dates: 1958-1998

New York Zoological Society. Department of Education. Audio-Visual Office records

Identifier: 2008
Abstract In the mid-to-late 20th century, audio-visual service functions at the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) were not centralized, but were instead performed by a variety of different departments, divisions, and individual staff members. NYZS's Department of Education played a significant role in the delivery of audio-visual services in the Society from the 1940s through the 1980s. By the 1940s the Department of Education's provision of audio-visual services included a visual aids service...
Dates: 1941 - 1981

New York Zoological Society. Department Of Education. National Collection Of Heads And Horns records.

Identifier: 2031
Abstract The National Collection of Heads and Horns was established by Bronx Zoo Director William T. Hornaday and New York Zoological Society (NYZS) Secretary Madison Grant in 1906. The Heads and Horns Museum building was opened in 1922. By the early 1970s, the collection was closed and the building was being used for other purposes. The collection primarily contains correspondence and inventories documenting the attempts of the Society to transfer specimens from the National Collection of Heads and...
Dates: 1912, 1960-1978 (bulk 1974-1978)

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Wildlife conservation 15
Zoos -- Administration 14
Zoo animals 11
Public aquariums 7
Aquarists 6
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Public aquariums -- Design and construction 6
Aquarium animals 5
Aquatic animals 5
Zoo directors 5
Zoo exhibits 5
Zoos -- Employees 5
Wildlife conservation -- Law and legislation 4
Wildlife research 4
Animal dealers 3
Herpetology 3
Marine laboratories 3
Scientific expeditions 3
Wildlife management 3
Zoo veterinarians 3
Zoo visitors 3
Birds -- Conservation 2
Endangered species 2
Herpetologists 2
Ichthyologists 2
Marine biologists 2
New York Zoological Society -- History 2
Public aquariums -- Administration 2
Scientific expeditions -- Trinidad and Tobago 2
Wildlife conservation -- Fieldwork 2
Wildlife conservationists 2
Zoos -- Design and construction 2
Zoos -- Educational aspects 2
American bison 1
Aquarium visitors 1
Bathysphere 1
Birds -- New York State -- Bronx County 1
Birds of paradise (Birds) 1
Captive mammals 1
Electrophorus (Fish) 1
Endangered species -- Law and legislation -- United States 1
Giant panda 1
Mammalogists 1
Mammalogy 1
Mammals -- Research 1
Marine ecology 1
Marine natural products 1
Motion picture film collections 1
Museum exhibits 1
National parks and reserves 1
New York Zoological Park -- History 1
Ornithologists 1
Primates -- Africa 1
Protected areas 1
Public aquariums -- Educational aspects 1
Public aquariums -- Employees 1
Reptiles 1
Rodents -- Canada 1
Scientific expeditions -- Bermuda Islands 1
Scientific expeditions -- Costa Rica 1
Scientific expeditions -- Guyana 1
Scientific expeditions -- Labrador (N.L.) 1
Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea 1
Scientific expeditions--Asia 1
Snakebites 1
Snakes 1
Veterinary medicine 1
Veterinary medicine -- Research 1
Whale sounds 1
Whales 1
Wild animal collecting 1
Wildlife art 1
Wildlife conservation -- Africa 1
Wildlife conservation -- Madagascar 1
Wildlife conservation -- Sudan 1
Wildlife management -- Madagascar 1
Xiphophorus 1
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation 1
Zoos -- Administration -- Economic aspects 1
Zoos -- Public relations 1
Zoos -- Publicity 1
Zoos -- Administration 1
Zoos in motion pictures 1
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