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New York Zoological Park. Office of Director. William T. Hornaday and W. Reid Blair incoming correspondence and subject files

Identifier: 1001
Overview William T. Hornaday (1854-1937) was the first Director of the New York Zoological Park, from 1896 until his retirement in 1926. W. Reid Blair (1875-1949), Veterinarian from 1902 to 1922 and Assistant Director beginning in 1922, directed the Zoo from 1926 until 1940. These records consist of incoming correspondence (and sometimes carbon copies or drafts of outgoing correspondence), staff memoranda, reports, and working papers reflecting the planning, policies, and day-to-day operations...

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

Identifier: 1029
Overview 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 several...

Wildlife Conservation Society. Central Park Zoo. Office of Director. Richard L. Lattis records

Identifier: 3010
Overview The collection contains the records of Richard Lattis, primarily in his roles as director of the New York Zoological Society’s City Zoos Project and of the Central Park Zoo. In these capacities, Lattis spearheaded the Society’s takeover of the Central Park, Prospect Park, and Flushing Meadows Zoos, which had previously been run by New York City. Lattis coordinated the closure of the old zoos, their redesign, and their construction, and was Director of the Central Park Zoo from its reopening in...

Wildlife Conservation Society. City Zoos collection

Identifier: 3003
Overview In the mid 1970s, conditions at the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Children’s Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Queens Zoo were declining, and after several years of negotiations, the New York City Parks Department, which had run the city zoos, transferred them to the New York Zoological Society (now the Wildlife Conservation Society). The collection consists of a variety of materials pertaining to the city zoos and to the Society’s City Zoos Project, which, under Richard L. Lattis,...

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

Identifier: 1028
Overview The collection contains the records of William G. Conway, General Director and President of the New York Zoological Society (which became the Wildlife Conservation Society) and Ornithology Curator and Director of the Society’s Bronx Zoo. During his 43 years at the Society, Conway oversaw the growth of the organization’s international conservation programs, a wave of development at the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, the acquisition of the Wildlife Survival Center on Saint Catherines...

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