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New York Zoological Society. Director of Conservation. F. Wayne King records

 Fonds
Identifier: 4050
The collection is composed of the correspondence, subject files, and administrative files of F. Wayne King while he held the positions within the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) of Herpetology Department Curator, Chairman of Educational Programs, Director of Conservation and Environmental Education, Director of Conservation, and Director of Zoology. While in these positions, King focused particularly on conservation, which reflects in the materials related to the IUCN and U.S. Department of the Interior.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1973 - 1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

30.65 Linear Feet (73 Hollinger boxes, 1 Half Hollinger box)

1.42 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Overview

During his career at NYZS, F. Wayne King held positions as Curator of Herpetology, Chairman of Educational Programs, Director of Conservation and Environmental Education, Director of Conservation, and Director of Zoology. This collection contains the correspondence, subject files, and administrative files of F. Wayne King’s work at NYZS.

Biographical / Historical

Frederic Wayne King received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Miami. He came to the New York Zoological Society (NYZS) in 1967 as an Associate Curator of Herpetology. While in the Department of Herpetology, King took part in two NYZS research trips to Indonesia and Sarawak in 1968 and 1969 to gather information and meet with officials for the conservation of Komodo monitor lizards.



King proceeded to hold several positions during his career at NYZS: Curator of Herpetology (1968-1975), Chairman of Educational Programs (1971-1972), Director of Conservation and Environmental Education (1973-1974), Director of Conservation (1974-1979), and Director of Zoology (1975-1979). In 1979, King’s Department of Conservation and George Schaller’s International Center for Field Biology and Conservation merged into the Center for Wildlife Conservation and Research, where King and Schaller held parallel positions before the department became the Animal Research and Conservation Center (ARC). King served as a Scientific Fellow for ARC.



King was Chair of both the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquarium’s Wildlife Contraception Center and the American Committee for International Conservation, and he was Deputy Chair for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Survival Services Commission. He was also Scientific Editor of NYZS’s technical publication Zoologica from 1971 to 1974.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series, and Series 3 is arranged into six sub-series:
Series 1:
Correspondence, 1960-1979
Series 2:
Subject Files, 1961-1979
Series 3:
Administrative, 1950-1980
Sub-Series 3.A:
Reptile Department, 1950-1979
Sub-Series 3.B:
Department of Zoology, 1974-1979
Sub-Series 3.C:
Education Department, 1971-1973
Sub-Series 3.D:
Conservation Department, 1973-1978
Sub-Series 3.E:
Center for Wildlife Conservation and Research, 1974-1980
Sub-Series 3.F:
New York Zoological Society, 1971-1979

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Internal transfers, Acc. 1979.012, 1979.014, 1980.102, 1980.136, 1981.225.

Related Materials

Collection 1028: Wildlife Conservation Society. Office of General Director. William G. Conway records.

Collection 2043: Wildlife Conservation Society. Department of Herpetology. Office of Curator. John Behler records, 1924-2005 (bulk 1969-2001).

Collection 2079: New York Zoological Society. Department of Herpetology. General records, 1899-2001.

Collection 4041: New York Zoological Society. International Conservation bluebooks, 1962-1993 (bulk 1973-1989).

Collection 4008: New York Zoological Society. Conservation Division. Animal Research and Conservation Center records, 1977-1984.

Collection 4014: New York Zoological Society. Wildlife Conservation International records, 1980-1994.

Collection 4062: New York Zoological Society. Center for Field Biology and Conservation records, 1962-1982 (bulk 1969-1979).

Title
Guide to the Records of Department of Conservation Director F. Wayne King, 1960-1980 (bulk 1973-1979).
Status
Published
Author
Sana Masood
Date
September 2017
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
Collection processing and finding aid creation for this collection was made possible through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Access to Historical Records grant program.

Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

Contact:
WCS Library/Archives
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx New York 10460 United States