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Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs  Search this
Extent:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Drawings
Posters
Color photographs
Date:
1972, 1978-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records maintained by Lisa Stevens, Collections Manager and, later, Curator, documenting public support of the pandas. The majority of the records consist of letters, cards, postcards, posters, and artwork sent by the public, especially schoolchildren, to the pandas or their keepers. Some of these materials were displayed in the Panda House. Records also consist of letters requesting information about the pandas; visitor surveys commenting at length on the pandas; letters expressing dissatisfaction with a visit to see the pandas or with a particular policy related to the pandas; photographs sent by the public of pandas at other zoos; letters expressing gratitude or support of a particular issue related to the pandas; and newspaper clippings related about the pandas. The response letter from the zoo is sometimes included.
Topic:
Pandas  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo keepers  Search this
Zoo visitors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Drawings
Posters
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-102, National Zoological Park. Department of Animal Programs, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-102
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-102