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

 Fonds
Identifier: 1034
These records consist primarily of correspondence and subject files created by the Allyn R. Jennings in the position of 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. Jennings's records for 1941 are not held by the WCS Archives.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1940

Creator

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Extent

2.2 linear feet (5 Hollinger boxes and 1 half-Hollinger box)

Overview

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.

Biographical

Allyn R. Jennings was the first General Director of the New York Zoological Society and served in this position from 1940 to 1941. Subject to the guidance of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, the Honorary Chairman, and the President, the General Director is the chief officer of the New York Zoological Society and exercises overall supervision of its operating divisions. Born in 1892, Jennings was a licensed engineer. He followed his NYZS career with service in the Coast Guard during World War II and then as a principal associate to Robert Moses (1888-1891), the so-called "Master Builder" of New York. Jennings died in 1978.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:
Series 1
Correspondence, 1939-1940
Series 2
Subject files, 1939-1940

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer.
Title
Guide to the Records of the New York Zoological Society General Director Allyn R. Jennings, 1939-1940
Status
Published
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Revision Statements

  • August 2012: Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists’ Toolkit by Nicholas Kennedy.
  • January 2018: Finding aid revised and entered into ArchivesSpace by Sana Masood.

Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

Contact:
WCS Library/Archives
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