Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection holds records from Charles M. Breder and Christopher W. Coates, who were, respectively, the last Director of the New York Aquarium in its original building in Battery Park on Manhattan (where it was located from 1896 to 1941) and the first Director of the New York Aquarium in its current facility on Coney Island in Brooklyn (where it has been located from 1957 until the present). Breder's records pertain primarily to the work of Myron Gordon at the Aquarium's Fish Genetics...
New York Zoological Park. Office of Director. William T. Hornaday and W. Reid Blair incoming correspondence and subject files
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 Park. Office of Director. William T. Hornaday and W. Reid Blair outgoing correspondence
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 carbon copies of outgoing correspondence reflecting the planning, policies, and day-to-day operations administered by the director and general curator of the New York Zoological Park. These letterpress...
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...
Abstract The New York Zoological Society’s (NYZS) communications, marketing, publications, government affairs, community affairs, photography and media production, and other public relations functions historically have been divided among several different departments and units. In the late 20th century, these function were eventually united in the Society’s Public Affairs Division, but prior to that they were performed by numerous predecessor units, including, among others, the Department of...
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...
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,...
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...