As we reported back in August 2015, the WCS Archives received a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We’re pleased now to report the completion of the project, in which we developed a Conceptual Preservation Design Plan for a new WCS Archives space. Situated in the Bronx Zoo’s Heads and Horns Building, this space would include a large collections storage area to provide safe, sustainable preservation conditions for our historical materials, proper fhich we currently lack) to host those consulting the collections as well as classes and small lectures, and a small exhibition area to showcase WCS’s historical treasures to invited audiences. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2016
Society Letterhead: Press Releases, 1938-1979
This is the fourth blog post in our series on graphic design in letterhead.
For this post, we will be showcasing examples of design found in letterhead of press releases closer to home, from the Society as a whole, as well as releases from the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium. Continue reading
Celebrating Over a Century of Zoological Health
In fall of 1916, the Bronx Zoo opened its Animal Hospital—the first such facility to open at a US zoo. To celebrate this centennial, we’re looking back on some WCS Zoological Health Program images and materials from the WCS Archives.
WCS Archives Awarded Grant from the Leon Levy Foundation
We’re very excited to start work on a one-year project funded by the Leon Levy Foundation [LLF] to ingest and process our legacy digital removable media! This project builds directly on the success of last year’s National Digital Stewardship Residency [NDSR] Project. However, while that work focused on electronic records that are just now being transferred to the Archives, the LLF project will allow us to work with digital materials that had been previously transferred to the Archives as part of predominantly paper-based collections. Continue reading