Inventory of the Linda Lear Collection of Rachel Carson, Box 23

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Box 23A: Published and unpublished materials on pesticides in general, 1965-1986

23A Clement, Roland. "Education in the use of pesticides." National Resources Conference. 1965 Mar 24.
Clement, Roland. "Those pesky pests and pesticides." National Resources Conference. 1965 Mar 24.
"Hearing before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate." 1966 Apr 27
Westcott, Cynthia. "Experts review pesticide progress," NYTimes 1965 Nov 17.
"Pesticides found possible cause of birth defects," Health Bulletin. 1965 Mar 27.
Wallace, George and Richard Bernard. "Tests show 40 species of birds poisoned by DDT," Audubon Magazine. 1965 Jul-Aug.
Mapes, Glynn. "Producers work to cut chemical contamination of crops, soil, water," Wall Street Journal. 1965 Aug 16.
"Fire ant troubles," Agricultural Research Service. 1967.
Peterson, Gale. "The discovery and development of 2,4-D," Agricultural History. 1967.
Youngblood. Cartoon. Pittsburgh Press. 1967 May 7.
Jukes, Thomas H. and Charles F. Wurster. "DDT - Menace to mankind and wildlife or vital ingredient?" Philadelphia Inquirer. 1969 Aug 24.
Higdon, Hal. "Well, if not DDT, then what?" NYTimes 1970 Jan 11.
Jukes, Thomas. "DDT, human health, and the environment," Environmental Affairs. 1971.
Davis, Kenneth. "The deadly dust: the unhappy history of DDT," American Heritage. 1971.
Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides. 1972.
Weinberg, Alvin M. "Technology and ecology - is there a need for confrontation?" Bioscience. 1973.
Blodgett, J.E. "Pesticides: Regulation of an evolving technology," Consumer Health and Product Hazards. 1974.
Bookchin, Murray. "Introduction," Our Synthetic Environment. 1974
Wharton, James. "Preface and bibliography," Before Silent Spring. 1974.
Perkins, John H. "Reshaping technology in wartime: The effects of military goals on entomological research," Technology and Culture. 1978.
Headley, J.C. "The economic milieu of pest control: Have pest priorities changed?" Pest Control: Cultural and Environmental Aspects. 1980.
Perkins, John H. "The quest for innovation in agricultural entomology, 1945-1978," Pest Control: Cultural and Environmental Aspects. 1980.
Rachel Carson Trust. "Federal Regulation of Pesticides," 1981.
Jellinck offers pesticide warnings to successor," and FIFRA, pipe dream," Pesticide and Toxic Chemical News. 1981 Jan 17.
Dunlap, Thomas. DDT: Scientists, Citizens, and Public Policy. 1981.
Woodwell, George M. "Broken eggshelsl: The miracle of DDT was short-lived, but it helped launch the environmental movement," Science. 1979.
Perkins, John H. Insects, Experts, and the Insecticide Crisis. 1982.
Sandler, Ross. "EPA's secret science carts," Environment. 1982.
Davis, Lee. "Pesticides," The Corporate Alchemists: Profit Takers and Problem Makers in the Chemical Industry. 1984.
Perkins, John. "Insects, food and hunger: The paradox of plenty for US entomology," Environmental History: Critical Issues in Comparative Perspective. 1985.
Edwards, J. Gordon. "DDT effects on bird abundance and reproduction." 1985.
Environmental National Resource Policy. Major Environmental Legislation. 1986.
Articles defending pesticide use.
Articles critical of pesticide use and controls. 1964-1965.
Risks of prohibition of DDT. 1969-1975.
Defence of DDT use. 1970-1975

Box 23B: Published and unpublished materials on pesticides in general, 1987-

23B Bosco, Christopher. "The pesticides paradigm," and "Sea change in the Sixties," Pesticides and the Political Life Cycle of a Public Issue. 1987.
Achilladelis, Basil, et al. "A study of innovation in the pesticide industry: Analysis of the innovation record of an industrial sector," Research Policy. 1987.
Bernstein, Barton. "The birth of the US biological warfare program," Scientific American. 1987.
MacIntyre, Angus. "Why pesticides received extensive use in America," National Resources Journal. 1987.
Hounshell, David. "Biological chemicals: Agricultural chemicals," 1988.
"Pesticides on trial: Miracle chemicals or environmental scourge?" Exhibition catalog, National Museum of American History. 1988.
New pesticide policy. NY Times. 1990s.
Citations on agricultural chemicals. 1991.
"Cornell's grass," Cornell Countryman. 1991.
Norton, Bryan. "Pollution control," Towards Unity among Environmentalists. 1991.
Crone, Hugh. "The factual basis for concern about herbicides," and "The public's perception of the herbicide problem," Chemicals and Society. 1991.
Pimentel, David, et al. "Environmental and economic effects of reducing pestivide use," Bioscience. 1991.
Stine, Jeffrey. "Engineering a better environment," paper at Technology and Environment conference. 1991.
Russell, Edmund. "What made DDT miraculous in World War II?" National Museum of American History Tuesday Colloquium. 1991.
Dold, Catherine. "Study casts doubt on belief in self-revival of cleared forests," NYTimes. 1992 Sep 1.
Pimentel, David, et al. "Assessment of environmental and economic impacts of pesticide use," The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics, and Ethnics. 1992.
Edwards, Clive. "The impact of pesticides on the environment" and Frederick Buttel. "Socioeconomic impacts and social implications of reducing pesticide and agricultural chemical use in the United States," The Pesticide Question. 1993.
Russell, Edmind. "Swords and plowshares: Chemical weapons, insecticides, and environmental change," Society for the History of Technology Meeting. 1993.
Russell, Edmund. "Safe for whom? Safe for what?: Testing insecticides and repellants in World War II," American Society for Environmental History Meeting. 1993.
Pimentel, David and Kelsey Hart. "Ethical, environmental, and public health implications of pesticide use." 1998.
Snyder, Lyme Page. "The death dealingsmog over Donora, Pennsylvania: Industrial air pollution, public health policy, and the politics of expertise, 1948-1949," Environmental History Review. 1994.
Leary, Warren. "Natural weapons against an ancient plague," NYTimes. 1994 Jan 4.
Lee, Gary. "EPA study links dioxin to cancer," Washington Post. 1994 Sep 12.
Suplee, Curt. "DDT component is suspect in apparent rise of male reproductive abnormalities," Washington Post. 1995 Jun 15.
Line, Les. "Old nemesis, DDT, reaches remote Midway albatross," NYTimes 1996 Mar 12.
Russell, Edmund. "Speaking of annihiliation: Mobilizing for war against human and insect enemies, 1914-1945," Journal of American History." 1996.
Pimentel, David, et al. "Ecology of increasing disease," Bioscience. 1998.
Reviews of Theo Colburn, Our Stolen Future. 1998.
Easterbrook, Gregg. "Science fiction," New Republic. 1999.
Anderson, Jack and Dale Van Atta. "Who's checking pesticides at EPA," Washington Post.