Zoological Society of Milwaukee County records, 1910-2000

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Zoological Society of Milwaukee County records, 1910-2000

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Zoological Society of Milwaukee County

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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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Wisconsin Historical Society

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