WCS Archives, Ephemera Collection

This digital collection includes 112 items from the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives’ extensive collection of publications and printed ephemera created by WCS, which began in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society. Within this digital collection are materials related to exhibits and events at WCS’s Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium and souvenirs from the New York Aquarium. Materials date from 1911 to 1992, with the bulk dating from the 1950s through the 1980s.

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Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, June 10, 1984, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on June 10, 1984
Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 19, 1985, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on May 19, 1985
Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 23, 1982, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on May 23, 1982
Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 31, 1981, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on May 31, 1981
Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 6 and 7, 1978, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on May 6 and 7, 1978
Invitation to Breakfast by the Sea event, September 27 and 28, 1980, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on September 27 and 28, 1980
Invitation to Dedication of The Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences at the New York Aquarium
Invitation to the Dedication Ceremony of The Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences at the New York Aquarium held on September 28, 1967
Invitation to Eleventh Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance event, for the benefit of New York Aquarium
Invitation to the Eleventh Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science held on October 17, 1986 honoring Robert F. Smith
Invitation to Nite Under the Stars event, August 21, 1980, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Nite Under the Stars' held on August 21, 1980 at the New York Aquarium
Invitation to Opening Ceremony of new Shark Tank at New York Aquarium
Invitation to Opening Ceremony of new Shark Tank at New York Aquarium held on March 27, 1980
Invitation to Spring 1978 Breakfast by the Sea event, New York Aquarium
Invitation to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' including a tour of the Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences held at the New York Aquarium
Invitation to Twelfth Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance event, for the benefit of New York Aquarium
Invitation to the Twelfth Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science held on October 7, 1987 honoring Irving Zeidman
Invitation to a special morning at the New York Aquarium with the Brooklyn Delegation
Invitation to a special morning to the New York Aquarium on May 20, 1990 with the Brooklyn Delegation. Includes list of members of the Brooklyn Delegation and transportation directions to the Aquarium.
Invitation to exhibit opening The Hudson River at the New York Aquarium
Invitation to opening reception of new exhibit at the New York Aquarium 'The Hudson River' on June 20, 1991
Invitation to opening of African Plains exhibit
Invitation to the opening of the African Plains exhibit at the New York Zoological Park held on May 1, 1941
Invitation to opening of Elephant House
Invitation to the opening of the new Elephant House at the New York Zoological Park on November 19, 1908
Invitation to preview of Platypusary exhibit
Invitation to special preview for members and friends of the New York Zoological Society of new Platypusary exhibit, April 29, 1947
Invitation to the Dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium
Invitation booklet to the dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium on June 5, 1957
Leaflet for Breakfast at the Aquarium event September 12, 1981, New York Aquarium
Leaflet for event 'Breakfast at the Aquarium' held at the New York Aquarium on September 12, 1981 detailing information about exhibits and activities at the event
Leaflet for Piscine Cuisine gourmet cookery course at the New York Aquarium
Leaflet for Piscine Cuisine gourmet cookery course at the New York Aquarium held in Fall 1981 including return slip for interested parties to apply for the course
Leaflet for the New York Aquarium, Winter 1985
Leaflet for the New York Aquarium from Winter 1985 detailing exhibits, news about certain animals and schedule for daily events
Map and Directions to the New York Aquarium
Map and directions to the New York Aquarium including car routes and public transportation options
Map for tour of opening of new Great Apes House exhibit
Small map of tour route for the new Great Apes House at the New York Zoological Park on October 12, 1950
My Trip to the Aquarium, A Visit to the New York Aquarium
Small book about fishes and other creatures that live in the water. Descriptions include physical appearance of the creature and its habitat.
Oceans Festival 1976 Calendar of Events, New York Aquarium
Booklet for the June 1976 Ocean Festival that took place at the New York Aquarium, detailing daily events in the grandstand and science stand and a map of the Aquarium
Pamphlet by the Membership Committee for prospective members of the New York Zoological Society
A pamphlet by the Membership Committee for prospective members of the New York Zoological Society detailing a small map of the Bronx Zoo and upcoming Spring events at the Bronx Zoo and Aquarium
Pamphlet for Jungle World exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, 1985
Pamphlet for Jungle World exhibit at the Bronx Zoo with floorplan of exhibit, information about the exhibit and list of NYZS trustees and advisors
Pamphlet for exhibit 'Animals in Art'
Pamphlet for an exhibition 'Animals in Art' on display at the Bronx Zoo May-June 1970 by the members of the Society of Animal Artists
Pamphlet for opening of Children's Zoo exhibit
Pamphlet and invitation for opening of new Children's Zoo exhibit at the New York Zoological Park on May 18-21, 1981.
Pamphlet introducing Jungle World exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, 1985
Pamphlet introducing the Jungle World at the Bronx Zoo, the last element of the Wild Asia exhibit to be completed with an explanation of the planning and organization of Jungle World, a map of the location of the exhibit within Wild Asia and a floorplan with brief descriptions of the species present in Jungle World.
Plan of proposed enlargement of New York Aquarium
Plan depicting front elevation and first and second floor plans of the proposed enlarged New York Aquarium.
Postcard announcing to NYZS members the ground-breaking for the new Aquarium on October 24, 1954
Postcard inviting New York Zoological Society members to the ground-breaking at Coney Island for the new Aquarium to be held on October 24, 1954
Poster for new Children's Zoo exhibit, Bronx Zoo
Poster for the new Children's Zoo exhibit at the Bronx Zoo depicting layout of exhibit and location of animals
Program for Breakfast at the Aquarium event, August 6, New York Aquarium
Program for event 'Breakfast at the Aquarium' held at the New York Aquarium on August 6th detailing list of activities and schedule of events for the day
Program for Breakfast at the Aquarium event, May 31, 1981, New York Aquarium
Program for event 'Breakfast at the Aquarium' held at the New York Aquarium on May 31, 1981, detailing schedule of events for the day and information about the Aquarium's facilities
Program for Breakfast at the Aquarium event, September 27 and 28, 1980, New York Aquarium
Program for event 'Breakfast at the Aquarium' held at the New York Aquarium on September 27 and 28, 1980, detailing schedule of events for the day and information about the Aquarium's facilities
Program for Breakfast by the Sea event, May 6 and 7 1978, New York Aquarium
Program for event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium on May 6 and 7, 1978 detailing schedule of events for the day
Program for Cornerstone Laying Ceremony of the Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences at the New York Aquarium
Program for the ceremony of laying the cornerstone for the Laboratories of Marine Sciences at the New York Aquarium, June 29, 1965 detailing schedule for the ceremony
Program for Dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium
Program for the dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium on June 5, 1957
Program for Dr. W. Reid Blair Commemoration Dinner
Program for dinner commemorating Dr. W. Reid Blair's 30 years of service to the NYZS including list of guests of honor, committee member names and menu for the dinner. Held on April 16, 1932 at the Boat House Restaurant.
Program for Night Under the Stars event, August 21, 1980, New York Aquarium
Program for event 'Night Under the Stars' held at the New York Aquarium on August 21, 1980, detailing schedule of events for the evening R146and information about the Aquarium and a list of acknowledgements
Program for opening day of African Plains exhibit
Program to the opening day of the African Plains exhibit at the New York Zoological Park on May 1, 1941
Program for preview of Discovery Cove exhibit, New York Aquarium
Program to the preview and dinner event for the new Discovery Cove exhibit at the New York Aquarium including details about the new exhibit, a list of planners, designers and builders, dedication information and a schedule of events for the evening.
RSVP card for Dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium
RSVP card for members of the New York Zoological Society for the dedication of Stage One of the New York Aquarium, June 5, 1957
RSVP card for Seventh Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of New York Aquarium
RSVP card for the Seventh Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science held on October 22, 1982 honoring Nicholas D. Zigo
RSVP card for Tenth Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of New York Aquarium
RSVP card for the Tenth Annual Testimonial Dinner-Dance for the benefit of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science held on October 18, 1985 honoring Nicholas D. Zigo
RSVP card to Breakfast by the Sea event May 19, 1985, New York Aquarium
RSVP card to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held on May 19 1985, at the New York Aquarium
RSVP card to Breakfast by the Sea event, June 10, 1984, New York Aquarium
RSVP card to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held on June 10 1984, at the New York Aquarium
RSVP card to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 22, New York Aquarium
RSVP card to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held at the New York Aquarium
RSVP card to Breakfast by the Sea event, May 23, 1982, New York Aquarium
RSVP card to event 'Breakfast by the Sea' held on May 23 1982, at the New York Aquarium

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