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Archival description
Curators and Keepers
CUR · Fonds · 1856-1962

Papers relating to curators and keepers from ZSL's history.

Zoological Society of London
Staff
STA · Fonds · 1831-2001

Staff records of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
Legal
LEG · Fonds · 1830-2009

Legal records of ZSL

Zoological Society of London
Visitors
VIS · Fonds · 1828-1999

London Zoo opened in April 1828 as the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London, in the first instance only to fellows of the society. It opened to the general public in 1847, in an effort to boost funds for the Zoo.

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Presidents
PRE · Fonds · 1821-2003

Letters and papers relating to the position of President at Zoological Society of London

Zoological Society of London
Reports
REP · Fonds · 1829-2021

Reports both internal and externally published by the society.

Zoological Society of London
Committees
COM · Fonds · 1843-2008

Records of the committees of London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo

Zoological Society of London
Architecture and buildings
ARC · Fonds · 1827-2004

ZSL had an in-house architecture department for many years, which was responsible for building of many of the iconic buildings still extant onsite today.

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
WHI · Fonds · 1928-1981

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London. A disastrous fire in Whipsnade's Administration block in 1962 destroyed most of the archives held at Whipsnade (except for the Whipsnade Daily Occurrences). The files listed here were the ones kept in the Offices at Regent's Park, and were therefore not lost in the fire.

Zoological Society of London