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Animal acquisitions
AQA · Fonds · 1936-1968

Extant files describing animal acquisitions that took place between 1936 and 1968

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
CHA · Fonds · 1829-1996

Whilst we do not use the 'Royal' prefix in our official title, ZSL received its first royal charter in 1829, from King George IV. We have had the patronage of the English monarchy since then, with Queen Elizabeth II being our current Royal patron.

Previous and current royal charters of ZSL, and items relating to revisions of said Charters and Bylaw.

Zoological Society of London
COM · Fonds · 1843-2008

Records of the committees of London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo

Zoological Society of London
CON · Fonds · 1932-2007

Records of conservation work undertaken by ZSL

Zoological Society of London
ZSL Council
COU · Fonds · 1826-2019

Council is the governing body of the Zoological Society of London. It is made up of three elected Officers - the President, Secretary and Treasurer – and twelve elected members. Council members are the Trustees

Zoological Society of London
Curators and Keepers
CUR · Fonds · 1856-1962

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

Zoological Society of London
DEV · Collection · 1959-2000

Records of ZSL's fundraising work (the fundraising function used to be called Development)

Zoological Society of London
DOC · Fonds · 1828-2002

Books filled in daily, listing the arrivals and departures, births and deaths of animals at London Zoo and Whipsnade. Other details mentioned in some of the books are numbers of visitors and money taken, particular visitors, keepers absent, unwell animals, building works, temperatures in the animal houses, weather. Also referred to as 'day books'.

Zoological Society of London
EDU · Fonds · 1958-1999

Files relating to the education department of ZSL.

Zoological Society of London