"Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thought and action. Libraries ensure the preservation of the history of our culture.”
We are pleased to present the Zoo & Aquarium Video Archive.
The archive is a collection of interviews with individuals that have played a key role in developing zoos and aquariums across the country. The archive will include the following:
• Videotaped interviews of Directors and Director Emeritus, as well as Curators and others who have spent their lives in the service of animals.
• Videotaping of any notable photographs or memorabilia
• Transferring of old films or videotapes to DVD that contain footage of the zoos or aquariums.
• Pre-existing interviews with other notable leaders.
If there ever was a way to honor and preserve a legacy, the Zoo & Aquarium Video Archive is a complete and multifaceted way to do so. Books can be written, but the power of listening to someone speak, to see their face, watch their expressions and hear their stories first hand has great power and connection that no other medium can duplicate. Unless we preserve these memories, the link to the past will be lost for generations to come.