Collection 008 - Dan Bender Zoo collection

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Reference code

CA UTSC 008

Title

Dan Bender Zoo collection

Date(s)

  • [193-]-1966 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

27 postcards : b&w and col.
2.2 cm of textual records.
6 photographs : b&w.
6 posters.
5 books.
4 objects
1 board game.

Context area

Name of creator

(b. 1973)

Biographical history

Daniel E. Bender, born in 1973, is the Canada Research Chair in Cultural History and Analysis and a professor of history at the University of Toronto Scarborough (Toronto, ON). He is the author or editor of three books: Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Global an Historical Perspective (edited, 2003), Sweated Work, Weak Bodies: Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns and Languages of Labor (2004), and American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry (2009).

His articles have appeared in International Labor and Working-Class History, Radical History Review, Journal of Women's History, American Studies, and Journal of Social History.

He is currently working on a book length and digital project on the histories of zoos and the American empire, entitled "Animal Empire: Zoos and the American Exotic." He is the recipient of the UTSC Principal's Research Award (2009).

At UTSC, he teaches classes in American, food, and animal history and in the Intersections, Exchanges, and Encounters program.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of movie posters, ads, trading cards, postcards, books, magazines and journals, related to Frank Buck (Frank Howard Buck (1884-1950), a renowned American hunter, animal collector, film director, actor author and producer. The collection also consists of material related to zoo displays and architecture, catalogues and books related to zoo and animal collecting, photographs off various zoo related animals found in different parts of America and a board game. The material is divided into five series:
1. Frank Buck
2. Chimpanzee performance
3. Zoo Architecture and display
4. Miscellaneous printed materials.
5. Zoo photographs

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Restrictions may be placed on material for preservation reasons.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright reside with the creator of the material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

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Note

Citation of the material should include the following elements:

University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections, Fonds/Collection title, Series Name - Box # File # - Item # (if applicable).

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2013-001

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