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New York Zoological Society


Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

New York Zoological Society. Department of Herpetology and Department of Mammalogy. Office of Curator. Raymond L. Ditmars records

Identifier: 1022

One of the Bronx Zoo's earliest staff members, Raymond L. Ditmars (1876-1942) served as Curator of Reptiles, Curator of Mammals and Reptiles, and Curator of Insects and Reptiles. These records deal primarily with his work in the Department of Herpetology. Included is correspondence with reptile specialists, animal traders, and the interested public. Notable correspondents include Thomas Barbour and Gifford Pinchot.

Dates: 1925 - 1940

New York Zoological Society. Department of Ornithology. Office of Curator. William Beebe records

Identifier: 1008
Abstract William Beebe (1877-1962) was among the earliest of the curatorial staff of the Bronx Zoo, joining the Zoological Park in 1899 as Assistant Curator of Birds. He was Curator of Birds from 1902 through 1918, Honorary Curator of Birds from 1919 to 1962, and founding Director of the Department of Tropical Research. Portions of this collection, predating Beebe's tenure with the Zoological Park, include catalogs of birds collected and skinned, 1896-1897, and student course notes from lectures by...
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1894-1932

New York Zoological Society. Department of Publications. Office of Curator. William Bridges records

Identifier: 2006
Abstract William Bridges (1901-1984) was appointed Editor and Curator of Publications of the New York Zoological Society in 1935 and Curator of Publications Emeritus in 1966. This collection consists of papers relating to the Department of Publications while headed by Elwin R. Sanborn (1901-1935) and William Bridges (1935-1966). The collection also contains correspondence, notes, research articles, typescripts, revisions, production notes, and page proofs pertaining to articles and books written by...
Dates: 1933-1977

New York Zoological Society. Department of Tropical Research. Research Associate. Gloria Hollister Anable papers

Identifier: 1006
Abstract Gloria Hollister Anable, nee Gloria Hollister, was a naturalist and ichthyologist who, from 1928-1941, was employed as a Research Associate under Dr. William Beebe in the New York Zoological Society’s Department of Tropical Research. As a Research Assistant, she specialized in preparing ichthyological specimens, and she developed a new technique for preparing fish specimens in which the skin and internal organs of the fish were made transparent, rendering their skeletons far more useful for...
Dates: 1914 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1947

New York Zoological Society. Departments of Birds and Mammals. Office of Assistant Curator. Grace Davall records

Identifier: 2069

Collection contains correspondence and subject files kept by Grace Davall, who served first as a secretary at the Bronx Zoo from 1923-1952 and as then the Zoo’s Assistant Curator for Birds and Mammals from 1952-1970. It includes correspondence between Davall and the public and records pertaining to the acquisition and transport of zoo animals, including legal aspects. Also included are records pertaining to the offspring of Dacca, the zoo’s long-lived female tiger.

Dates: 1938 - 1973

New York Zoological Society. International Conservation bluebooks

Identifier: 4041
Abstract The collection holds of the records of the international programs of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS), with records relating to NYZS sponsorship of field research and wildlife conservation projects carried out from the 1970s to the early 1990s. These grants funded ecological studies of animals and regions, as well as projects promoting wildlife conservation education, conservation legislation, and the creation of protected areas. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1989; 1962 - 1993

New York Zoological Society. Office of Assistant Secretary. Harold C. Palmer records

Identifier: 2023

Harold Cornelius Palmer joined the staff of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) in 1961 and held the position of Assistant Secretary for the Society from 1968 to 1979. This collection contains correspondence between Palmer and people and organizations related to NYZS while he was Assistant Secretary.

Dates: 1960 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1975

New York Zoological Society. Office of General Director. Allyn R. Jennings records

Identifier: 1034

Allyn R. Jennings was appointed General Director in June 1940. He resigned from the position in December 1941. These records consist primarily of correspondence and subject files created by the General Director in 1940. Also included are some correspondence and other records of W. Reid Blair, who retired from the position of Director and General Curator of the Zoological Park in May 1940.

Dates: 1939 - 1940

New York Zoological Society. Office of General Director. John Tee-Van records

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2024
Abstract John Tee-Van (1897-1967) worked for the New York Zoological Society for 51 years, starting as Assistant Keeper of Birds in 1911 and working his way up to General Director of the New York Zoological Park and Aquarium in 1956, and General Director Emeritus in 1962. This collection consists of Tee-Van’s papers relating to the Office of the General Director (1939-1962), his trip to China in 1941 to bring back two giant pandas, and the Zoo’s proposed Conservation Exhibit (1942-1958). The...
Dates: 1939-1964

New York Zoological Society. Office of President. Fairfield Osborn records

Identifier: 1029
Abstract This collection contains the records of Fairfield Osborn, who served as President of the New York Zoological Society from 1940 to 1968. Considered one of the foremost conservationists of his era, Osborn was a driving force behind the expansion of the Society’s international wildlife conservation efforts, and he founded the Conservation Foundation as an offshoot of the Society to promote environmental education and research. During his presidency, Osborn also oversaw the development of...
Dates: 1933 - 1973

Additional filters:

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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