Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Zoo Library

Wildlife Conservation Society 5234a Library Administration Building BZ 12 00 10From its inception, the Bronx Zoo has been home to a library as well as to its many wonderful animals.  In fact, in the first annual report, 1896 of the New York Zoological Society (today the Wildlife Conservation Society), gifts of books were solicited, “especially those on mammals, birds and reptiles, books of travel and exploration, and files of scientific journals in which zoological subjects have a place.”  Continue reading

WCS Luminaries, Wikipedia, and Increasing Access to Archives

Wildlife Conservation Society_35307_Jocelyn Crane Griffin With Crab_BZ_01 20 66 One way to trace the history of an organization is through the people who worked for it.

Recently, I’ve been working on a project to write biographies of some key figures in the history of WCS and upload these to Wikipedia. This has the advantage of not only providing a historical resource about the person but also broadening awareness of WCS’s history.   Continue reading