Zoological Society of Milwaukee County: Records, 1910-2000

Summary Information

Title: Zoological Society of Milwaukee County: Records
Inclusive Dates: 1910-2000

  • Zoological Society of Milwaukee County (Wis.)
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 204; PH Milwaukee Mss 204; AD 333-335; VBC 102-103; VHA 519; VCA 259-266

Quantity: 17.2 c.f. (44 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, and 1 tube), 476 photographs and 74 transparencies in 4 boxes, 3 negatives and 45 negatives on 11 negative strips in 9 negative envelopes, 3 films (16 mm), and 10 videorecordings (1 1/2" VHS, 2 3/4" [U-Matic], and 7 1/2" open reel)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee County, a non-profit organization established in 1910 to support the Washington Park Zoo, and its successor, the Milwaukee County Zoo. The records document the zoological society, not the zoo itself, which is an agency of Milwaukee County government. In general, the records focus on policy, membership, fundraising, public outreach, and development of the animal collection; some correspondence and blueprints also document building projects and exhibits constructed during the 1970s and fundraising efforts for the new Milwaukee County Zoo during the 1950s. Photographs include images of activities and views of both Milwaukee County Zoo and Washington Park Zoo, personnel, and animals and their zoo habitats. Several photographs of television personality Marlin Perkins are included. Also included is moving image material related to the zoo.


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Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mil00204
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