Inventory of the Linda Lear Collection of Rachel Carson

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Biography of Rachel Carson

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Creator:Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Title:Linda Lear Collection of Rachel Carson Papers
Abstract: Research materials gathered by Linda Lear during the writing of her book, "Rachel Carson: Witness to Nature".

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Biography of Rachel Carson

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of copies of correspondence, vital records, articles, reviews, and photographs that chronicle the life and career of the biologist and science writer Rachel Carson.

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Organization of the Collection

The collection is organized into four sections:
Chapter boxes
Frank Egler materials
Shirley Briggs materials
Paul Brooks materials

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Arrangement of the Collection

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings at the Charles E. Shain Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Lear, Linda J., 1940-
Organizations:
Chatham College
Johns Hopkins University
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Places:
Boothbay Harbor (Me.)
Springdale Township, Pa.
Subjects:
DDT (Insecticide)
Environmentalism
Pesticides
Document Types:
Correspondence
Occupations:
Biologists--United States--Biography
Environmentalists--United States--Biography
Science writers--United States--Biography

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Related Material

Many of the original documents are located at the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Witness for Nature; Chapter 1, "Wild Creatures Are My Friends"

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11Outline and research notes ( p.)
2Chronologies and bibliographies
3Rachel Carson biographical information
4Springdale, PA and Rachel Carson homestead
6Maria McLean Carson
7Female Seminary movement
8Nature study movement
9History of childrens magazines
10Little Folks and St. Nicholas magazines
11Rachel Carson stories and drawings
13Legal papers re. marriage and divorce of Marion Frampton (nee Carson) and Lee Frampton; 1915-1919

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 2, "The Vision Splendid"

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21Chapter 2 outline and notes
2Photocopy and transcript of birthday letter from Rachel Carson to Maria Carson (2 p.) 1929 Feb
3Robert and Meredith Carson
4Marion Carson Williams and Burton P. Williams
5Pennsylvania College for Women
7Mary Frye and Dorothy Thompson
8Correspondence from Mary Scott Skinker to Mary Frye; 1928
9Rachel Carson's Freshman college writings; 1925 Sep - 1926 May
10Rachel Carson's Sophmore college writings; 1926 Sep - 1927 May
11Rachel Carson's Junior and Senior college writings; 1927 Sep - 1929 May
12Rachel Carson's undated college writings
13Selections from the PCW newspaper The Arrow, and the literary supplement The Englicode
14Rachel Carson publication rejection letters;
15Indenture and deeds between Rachel Carson and the Pennsylvania College for Women
16Rachel Carson and Johns Hopkins University; 1928

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 3, "The Decision for Science"

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31Chapter 3 outline and notes
2Women in science
3Robert W. Carson obituaries
4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
5 Johns Hopkins University
6 Faculty at Johns Hopkins
7 Rachel Carson at Johns Hopkins
8 Rachel Carson and the Pennsylvania College for Women
9Dorothy Thompson and Mary Frye correspondence
10 Correspondence from Mary Scott Skinker to Dorothy Thompson; 1929 Jul - 1935 Dec
11Papers regarding a proposed publication by Dorothy Thompson Seif, Letters from Rachel Carson: A Young Scientist Sets Her Course

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 4, "Something to Write About"

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41Chapter 4 outline and notes
2Rachel Carson writings; 1936
3Rachel Carson writings; 1937
4Rachel Carson writings; 1938
5Rachel Carson writings; 1939
6Rachel Carson writings; 1940-1943
7Woods Hole
8Federal employment
9 Dorothy Hamilton Algire
10Ira N. Gabrielson
11Hendrik Willem van Loon
12Photocopy, newspaper clippings about Mark S. Watson of the Baltimore Sun; ca. 1964 (8 p.)
13Nature writing
14Henry Beston

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 5, "Just to Live by Writing"

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51Chapter 5 outline, notes, etc.
2Simon and Schuster
4Ada Govan
5Job searches
6Shirley Briggs
7Katherine Howe
8Maria Carson
9Lionel A. Walford
10Early research on pesticides; 1946-1950

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 6, "Return to the Sea"

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61Rachel Carson writings : "The Great Red Tide Mystery"
2Rachel Carson writings : conservation pledge
4Rachel Carson writings : Conservation in Action series (CIA)
5CIA: Chincoteague
6CIA : Parker River
7CIA : Mattamuskeet
8CIA : Western trip
9"Guarding our Wildlife Resources," of the Conservation in Action series (n.5), published by the Fish and Wildlife Service; 1948 (1 booklet)
10Photocopy, "Bear River: A National Wildlife Refuge," of the Conservation in Action series (n.8), published by the Fish and Wildlife Service; 1950 (16 p.)
11Miscellaneous writings
12Shirley Briggs
14Louis J. Halle
15Miscellaneous correspondence
16Briggs drawings and notes from Chincoteague

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 7, "Such a Comfort to Me"

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71Chapter 7 chronology, notes, etc.
2Writings; 1948-1949
3The Sea Around Us
5Shirley Briggs
6Paul Brooks
7Charles H. Alldredge
8Dr. William Beebe
9Woods Hole
10Oceanographic research and researchers
11Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust; 1948-1950

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 8, "A Subject Very Close to My Heart"

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81Chapter 8 chronology, notes, etc.
2Correspondence between Rachel Carson and Marie Rodell; 1949 Aug-1951 Oct
3 Notes and correspondence relating to the Fuertes bird book
4Correspondence and notes pertaining to The Edge of the Sea; 1950
5"The Birth of an Island"
6Miscellaneous correspondence; 1950-1951
7Oxford University Press and The Sea Around Us
8Shirley Briggs diaries; 1950-1951
9Richard Pough
10Articles from the newsletter of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia and notes on Howard Zahniser
11Guggenheim Fellowship and the AAAS-George Westinghouse Science Writing Award

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 9, "Kin This Be Me?"

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91Chapter 9 bibliographies, chronologies, notes, summaries, etc.
2Reviews and best seller charts relating to The Sea Around Us and (reissued) Under the Sea Wind; 1951-1952
3Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1951
4Rachel Carson/Maria Carson correspondence; 1951
5Awards and public speaking; 1951-1953
6Oxford University Press
7Interviews with Rachel Carson and other press coverage
8Rachel Carson's other writings; 1951-1952

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 10, "An Alice in Wonderland Character"

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101Chapter 10 chronology, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1952 Mar-Nov
3Oxford University Press and Fon Boardman correspondence and related papers; 1951-1952
4Edwin Way Teale correspondence
5Robert Hines
6N. J. Berrill
7 Other articles by Rachel Carson 1952-1953
8Awards, honorary degrees, speeches; 1952-1953
9Research for The Edge of the Sea;
10Fish and Wildlife Service records; 1948-1952
11Guggenheim Fellowship
12RKO and The Sea Around Us
13Re-release of Under the Sea Wind
14Roger Revelle and Operation Capricorn; 1952

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 11, "Nothing Lives to Itself"

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111Chapter 11 chronology, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1953-1954
3Rachel Carson/Dorothy Freeman correspondence; 1953
4Rachel Carson/Henry and Elizabeth Beston correspondence and related papers; 1954
5Paul Brooks correspondence; 1953-1955
6Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; 1953-1954
7Awards and speeches; 1953-1954
8Conservation issues, Albert Day dismissal
9Miscellaneous

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 12, "Between the Tide Lines"

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121Chapter 12 chronologies, outline, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1955
3Rachel Carson/Dorothy Freeman correspondence; 1955-1956
4Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1955-1956
5Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; 1955
6Shirley Briggs diary; 1955-1956
7The Edge of the Sea
8Omnibus and "Something About the Sky"
9"Help Your Child to Wonder"
10Ruth Nanda Anshen and the World Perspective Series
11Introduction to the Biological Sciences section of Good Reading
12Awards, speeches, lectures; 1955-1956
13Early table of contents and prospectus for Silent Spring
14Miscellaneous correspondence; 1956

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 13, "One Must Dream Greatly"

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131Chapter 13 chronology, outline, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1956-1958
3Rachel Carson/Dorothy and Stan Freeman correspondence; 1956-1957
4Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1957
5Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; 1956
6Shirley Briggs diary; 1957-1958
7Lost Woods
8"Our Ever Changing Shore"
9National Council of Women award; 1956 Nov 26
10Curtis Bok
11Bok Tower Gardens
12Nature Conservancy
13Film version of The Edge of the Sea; 1957
14Marjorie Christie, Roger Christie, rights to the Jr. edition of The Sea Around Us;
15Letters from Archibald Rutledge to Maria Carson; 1954-1958
16Miscellaneous correspondence; 1957

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 14, "I Shall Rant a Little, Too"

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141Chapter 14 chronology, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell/Joan Daves correspondence; Joan Daves miscellanea; 1958
3Rachel Carson/Dorothy and Stan Freeman correspondence; 1958
4Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1958
5Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; 1958
6Rachel Carson/Maria Carson/Marjorie Spock correspondence; 1958
7Rachel Carson/Edward O. Wilson correspondence; 1958
8Robert Rudd correspondence and articles;
9Silent Spring; 1958
10Edwin Diamond; 1958
11Robert Cushman Murphy, et al, and Archibald B. Roosevelt, et al vs. Ezra Taft Benson, etc., et al; 1957-1960
12Beatrice Trum Hunter/R. C. Codman/Olga Owens Huckins correspondence with Rachel Carson and letters to the editor of the Boston Herald; 1957-1958
13Maria Carson death; 1958
14Pesticide research; 1951-1958
15Rachel Carson correspondence relating to pesticide research
16Miscellaneous correspondence; 1958

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 15, "The Red Queen"

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151Chapter 15 outline, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1959
3Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1959
4Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; 1959
5Rachel Carson/Shirley Briggs correspondence, entries from Shirley Briggs' diary; 1959
6Rachel Carson/Maria Carson/Marjorie Spock correspondence; 1959
7Rachel Carson/Clarence Cottam correspondence; 1959
8Rachel Carson/Lois Crisler correspondence and papers; 1958-1959
9Rachel Carson/Beverly Knecht correspondence, Beverly Knecht papers;. 1958-1959; 1964; 2001
10Rachel Carson/Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cushman Murphy correspondence, etc.; 1959
11Rachel Carson/Christine Stevens/Animal Welfare Institute correspondence and related papers; 1959
12Silent Spring; 1959
13The Magic of the Sea; 1959
14Vanishing Americans; 1959
15Help Your Child to Wonder; 1958-1959
16Morton Biskind
17Wilhelm Carl Heinrich Hueper
18Reece Sailer
19Pesticide articles; 1959
20Fire ant program
21Cranberry scare; 1959
22Awards and public speaking; 1959
23Miscellaneous correspondence and papers; 1959

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 16, "If I Live to Be 90"

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161Chapter 16 chronology, outlines, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell correspondence; 1960-1961
3Rachel Carson/Dorothy and Stan Freeman correspondence and diaries
4Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1960-1961
5Rachel Carson/Edwin Way Teale correspondence; Dorothy Freeman letter to Edwin Way Teale; 1960-1961
6Shirley Briggs diary; 1960-1961
7Rachel Carson/Marjorie Spock correspondence; 1960-1961
8Rachel Carson/Clarence Cottam correspondence; 1960-1961
9Rachel Carson/Lois Crisler correspondence
10Rachel Carson/Dr. George Crile, Jr./Dr. Michel M. Healy correspondence; 1960-1961
11Rachel Carson/Frank Egler correspondence; 1955, 1960-1961
12Rachel Carson/Ruth Scott correspondence and related papers; 1961-1962
13Rachel Carson/ Harold Peters correspondence and related papers; 1959-1960
14 Rachel Carson/Christine Stevens/Animal Welfare Institute correspondence and related papers; 1960
15Rachel Carson/ Malcolm Hargraves correspondence and related papers; 1958-1961
16Rachel Carson/Olaus Murie correspondence; 1960-1961
17Louis and Lois Darling
19Silent Spring
20Notes on Rachel Carson's health during the writing of Silent Spring; 1959-1962.
21Bette Haney Duff
22Notes by Roger Christie; 1960 Apr 21
23Correspondence and clipping regarding Magic of the Sea and the new edition of The Sea Around Us; 1960
24Letter to the editor of the Boothbay Register, and related correspondence; 1961 Jul-Aug
25Preface to Humane Biology Projects; 1960
26Foreword to Animal Machines, and related papers; 1962-1963
27The Sea (from the Johns Hopkins Magazine), and related papers; 1961
28Pesticide articles and papers; 1960
29Pesticide articles and papers; 1961
30Natural Resources Committee of the Democratic Advisory Council; Women's Committee for New Frontiers; 1960
31Jean Rostrand; 1960
32Miscellaneous correspondence and related papers; 1959-1961

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 17, "A Solemn Obligation"

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17A1Chapter 17 chronologies, outlines, notes, drafts, etc. n.d.
2Rachel Carson/Dorothy Freeman correspondence; 1962
3Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell/Joan Daves correspondence; 1962
4Rachel Carson/Houghton Mifflin (Paul Brooks/Anne Ford) correspondence; 1962
5Marie Rodell/Houghton Mifflin (Paul Brooks/Anne Ford/Lovell Thompson) correspondence; 1962
6Shirley Briggs diary; 1962
7Rachel Carson/Frank Egler correspondence; 1962
8Rachel Carson/Ruth Scott correspondence; 1962
9 Rachel Carson/Lois Crisler correspondence; 1962
10Paul Knight
11Miscellaneous correspondence; 1962
12Houghton Mifflin papers concerning publication of, and public relations materials for Silent Spring; 1962-1963
13Book-of-the-Month Club materials; New York Times Book Review Christmas issue article; 1962
14Speeches and appearances: Kennedy group; 1962
15Speeches and appearances: Scripps College; 1962 Jun
16Speeches and appearances: National Parks Association; 1962 Oct 2
17Speeches and appearances: Audubon Naturalist Dinner; 1962 Oct 5
18Speeches and appearances: National Council of Women; 1962 Oct 11
19Speeches and appearances: Associated Clubs of Virginia for Roadside Development; 1962 Nov
20Speeches and appearances: Women's National Press Club; 1962 Dec 5

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 17, "A Solemn Obligation"

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17B 21 Speeches and associated notes: Special Libraries, 1962
  22 Helen Taussig, "The Thalidomide Syndrome" Scientific American, v. 207:2 (August 1962)
23 Shirley Briggs correspondence, 1962-1963
24 "The Gentle Storm Center," Life Magazine profile, v. 53:5 (Oct 12, 1962), p. 105
25 Forest Service and Pesticides, US Dept of Agriculture
26 Rachel Carson, "A Beetle Scare, Spray Planes - and Dead Wildlife" and "Poisoned Waters Kill Our Fish and Wildlife" Audubon Magazine 1962
27A Rachel Carson, "A Reporter at Large: Silent Spring 1" New Yorker, June 16, 1962
27B Rachel Carson, "A Reporter at Large: Silent Spring 2" New Yorker, June 23, 1962
27C Rachel Carson, "A Reporter at Large: Silent Spring 3" New Yorker, June 30, 1962
28 Lord Shackleton's Introduction to British ed. of Silent Spring
29 Shawn-Rodelle-Carson correspondence about Silent Spring, 1962
30 Early reviews, presentation copies, unsolicited comments
31 Misc. correspondence 1962 (Meyer, Ford, Brooks, Rodelle, Carson)
32 Misc. honors, 1962
33 Velsicol letters to Houghton Mifflin, 1962
34 Norman Cousins (Saturday Review) to Rachel Carson, August 29, 1962
35 Patuxent Wildlife Research Center correspondence, 1962-1964
17Speeches and appearances: Audubon Naturalist Dinner; 1962 Oct 5
18Speeches and appearances: National Council of Women; 1962 Oct 11
19Speeches and appearances: Associated Clubs of Virginia for Roadside Development; 1962 Nov
20Speeches and appearances: Women's National Press Club; 1962 Dec 5
21 Taussig, Helen B. "The Thalidomide Syndrome" Scientifit American. Vol. 207 #2 (August 1962), pp. 29-35

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 18, "Rumblings of an Avalanche"

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181Chapter 18 chronology, notes, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Dorothy Freeman correspondence; 1963
3Rachel Carson/Marie Rodell/Houghton Mifflin correspondence; 1963
4Rachel Carson/Frank Egler correspondence; 1963
5Rachel Carson/Clarence Cottam, correspondence, Cottam correspondence with others; 1963
6Rachel Carson/Christine Stevens/Animal Welfare Institute correspondence and related papers; 1963
7Miscellaneous correspondence; 1963
8President's Science Advisory Committee papers; 1962-1963
9"The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson", CBS Reports, transcript and notes; 1963
10"The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson", CBS Reports, pre-broadcast articles, publicity, correspondence, notes, reaction to broadcast; 1962-1963
11"The Verdict on the Silent Spring of Rachel Carson", CBS Reports; 1963
12Rachel Carson's statement before the Senate Committee on Commerce, and related papers; 1963 Jun
13Rachel Carson testimony before the Subcommittee on Reorganization and International Organizations of the Committee on Government Operations; 1963 Apr-Jun
14Speeches and awards: Schweitzer Medal, Animal Welfare Institute; 1963 Jan 7
15Speeches and awards: Garden Club of America; 1963 Jan 8, May 9
16Speeches and awards: New England Wildflower Preservation Society; 1963 Jan 17
17Speeches and awards: Women's National Book Association, Constance Lindsay Skinner Award; 1963 Feb 15
18Speeches and awards: Rod and Gun Association Award, accepted for Rachel Carson by Marie Rodell; 1963 Feb 21
19Speeches and awards: Conservationist of the Year Award, National Wildlife Federation; 1963 Mar 2
20Speeches and awards: Spirit of Achievement Award, Women's Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 1963 Apr 1
21National Council of Women, Woman of Conscience Award; 1963 Jun
22"The Living Ocean", The World Book Year Book, special report; 1963
23"Help Your Child to Wonder"
24 "Beyond the Dreams" National Parks Magazine, Oct 1962
25 "Make Spring Silent" Garden Club Federation of PA, March 1963
26 "Rachel Carson answers her critics" The New Englander. April, 1963
27 "Rachel Carson answers her critics" Audubon. September/October, 1963
28Miscellaneous papers concerning post-Silent Spring legislation and lawsuits; 1963
29 Awards and Honors for Rachel Carson, 1963-1964
30 "She started it all, Here's her reaction" NY Herald Tribune, May 19, 1963
31 "The Sense of Wonder" McCall's June 1965

For a complete listing of items in boxes 18 A-C, "Pesticide articles and reactions to Silent Spring" see http://collections.conncoll.edu/carson/18abc.html.

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Witness for Nature; Chapter 19, "I Shall Remember the Monarchs"

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191Chapter 19 outlines, notes, drafts, etc.
2Rachel Carson/Paul Brooks/Anne Ford correspondence and related papers; 1963-1964
3Marie Rodell/Paul Brooks correspondence; 1963-1964
4Shirley Briggs diary; correspondence with Clarence Cottam; 1964
5Rachel Carson/Ruth Scott correspondence and related papers; 1962-1964
6Rachel Carson/Frank Egler correspondence and related papers; 1963-1964; 1966
7Dr. George Crile and Helga Sandburg correspondence and related papers; 1962-1963; 1987; 1994
8Letters to, or regarding Lois Crisler, and related notes; 1963; 1971
9Letters from Rachel Carson or Dorothy Freeman to Jeanne Davis; 1963-1964
10Rachel Carson/Stewart Udall correspondence, and related papers; 1963
11Miscellaneous correspondence; 19633.-1964
13Notes and copies of "The Myth of the 'Pesticide Menace'" by Edwin Diamond; 1963 Sep 28
14Speeches and awards; 1963-1964
15Notes regarding Rachel Carson's bequest of papers to Yale University; n.d.
16Articles regarding the Mississippi River fish kills; 1964
17Cleveland Clinic medical records for Rachel Carson, and related papers; 1964 Mar-Apr
18Obituaries and tributes to Rachel Carson; 1964
19Notes regarding, and copies of Rachel Carson's last will and testament; 1964
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20Epilogue
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21Published materials on Rachel Carson and Silent Spring since 1965

For a complete listing of items in Box 21, "Published materials on Rachel Carson and Silent Spring since 1965" see http://collections.conncoll.edu/carson/21.html.

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22Speeches and unpublished materials on Rachel Carson and Silent Spring since 1965

For a complete listing of items in Box 22, "Speeches and unpublished materials on Rachel Carson and Silent Spring since 1965" see http://collections.conncoll.edu/carson/22.html.

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23Published and unpublished materials on pesticides in general since 1965

For a complete listing of items in Box 23, "Published and unpublished materials on pesticides in general since 1965" see http://collections.conncoll.edu/carson/23.html.

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24Published materials on miscellaneous related topics since 1965

For a complete listing of items in Box 24, "Published materials on miscellaneous related topics since 1965" see http://collections.conncoll.edu/carson/24.html.

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25Photographs
1Photographs of Rachel Carson as a child;
2Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, Pennsylvania; n.d. (1 photograph)
3Mary Scott Skinker (5 photographs, 2 photocopies)
4Johns Hopkins University; Professor R.P. Cowles; n.d. (4 photocopies)
5Photographs of Rachel Carson as an adult
6 Photographs by Shirley Briggs
6Cobb Island, Virginia; 1947 (2 photographs)
6Florida; 1949 (7 photographs)
6Todd Wildlife Sanctuary Dedication; 1960 (3 photographs)
6Hawk Mountain; 1945, 1946 (11 photographs)
6Maine tide pool, Fish and Wildlife Service; painting, sculpture; n.d. (5 photographs)
7Slides taken by Stanley Freeman of Freeman family and Rachel Carson in West Southport, Maine; 1955-1963
8Carson cottage, Freeman cottage in Maine; n.d. (44 images, 77 photographs, negatives)
9West Southport, Maine; 1994 July (29 photographs, 15 images, negatives)
10West Southport, Maine; (35 images, 71 photographs, negatives)
11West Southport, Maine; n.d. (19 photographs, 3 postcards, negatives)
12Newagen Point, West Southport, Maine; n.d. (23 photographs, negatives)
13Rachel Carson's house in Silver Spring; Jeanne Davis; n.d. (25 images, 43 photographs, negatives)
14Rachel Carson's pets; n.d. (7 photocopies)
15Shirley Briggs; n.d. (2 photocopies)
16Paul Brooks; n.d. (3 photocopies)
17Roland Clement; ca. 1960 (1 photocopy)
18Clarence Cottam; 1939, n.d. (2 photocopies of 3 images)
19Lois Crisler; n.d. (1 photocopy)
20Lois and Louis Darling; 1968 (1 photocopy)
21Jeanne Davis; n.d. (1 photocopy of 3 images)
22Frank Egler; ca. 1950,1992 (5 photographs, 1 photocopy)
23Anne Ford; n.d. (1 photocopy of 2 images)
24Elmer Higgins; n.d. (1 photocopy)
25Bob Hines; n.d. (2 photocopies)
26Beverly Knecht; 1939-1947 (1 photograph; 2 scanned images)
27Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy; ca. 1940-1960 (6 photocopies)
28Robert Rudd; 1960 (1 photocopy)
29Christine Stevens; 1958 (1 photocopy)
30Edwin Way Teale; n.d. (3 photocopies)
31Lovell Thompson; n.d. (1 photocopy)
32Stewart Udall; n.d. (2 photocopies)
33U.S.S. Albatross III n.d. (1 photocopy)
34unidentified (3 photocopies)

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Linda Lear Papers

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Writing "Rachel Carson: Witness For Nature"
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271Book proposal n.d.
2Outline and chronology; n.d.
3Notes on first Beinecke visit; 1989 Jul
4Inventories and photocopying orders; 1989-1994
5Author's questions regarding the material; n.d.
6Freedom of Information Act request; 1993 Oct 21
7Beinecke research; 1994 Apr-May
8Address book of contacts
9Final checklists; n.d.
10Chapter comments by Sandra Loving Linder; n.d.
11Footnotes; n.d.
12Author's Q & A for Holt; 1997
13Reviews of "Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature"
14History of Science Society Prize; 1999 Nov 6
15Correspondence and related papers
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281Carson Homestead staff; 1997
2Roland Clement
3Robin Jones; 1997-1998
4Mrs. John (Margaret) Kieran
5Marjorie Spock/Judith Krischik 1998-1999
6Ben Yagoda/Mimi Bolling; 1995
7Christina Young; 1997-1998
8Correspondence with authors of juvenile works on Rachel Carson
9Miscellaneous correspondence; 1982-1996
10Miscellaneous correspondence; 1997, ca. 1997
11Miscellaneous correspondence; 1998
12Miscellaneous correspondence; n.d.
13Lectures, workshops,book signings, essays and other writings, etc. 1991-1996
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291Lists of appearances, speeches, etc.; n.d.
2Encyclopedia of New England Culture; n.d.
3Encyclopedia of Conservation and Environmentalism; n.d.
4Encyclopedia of the American West; n.d.
5"In Search of the Sources of Ecological Consciousness: The Case of Rachel Carson", American Society for Environmental History; 1991 Feb 28
6"Bombshell in Beltsville: The USDA and the Challenge of 'Silent Spring'", Symposium on the History of Agriculture and the Environment; 1991 Jun 22
7"Bombshell in Beltsville: The USDA and the Challenge of 'Silent Spring'", Agricultural History (vol. 66, no. 2); 1992 Spring
8"War in the Garden?: Rachel Carson, Gender, and Pesticides", Carnegie Mellon University; 1993 Mar 6
9"Rachel Carson's Silent Spring", Environmental History Review (vol. 17, no. 2); 1993 Summer
10Article for American National Biography; 1994
11Chatham College, Environmental Conference "More Than Aware: Women Making a Difference for the Environment"; 1995 Apr 18-19
12Brochure for Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, Maine; 1995
13"Struggling With an Icon", Smithsonian Seminar; 1996 Feb 7
14"Lost and Found: Rachel Carson's Dream Woods", Newagen Inn; 1996 Sep 15
Lectures, workshops,book signings, essays and other writings, etc. 1997-1998
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301"What Rachel Carson Couldn't or Wouldn't Say in 'Silent Spring'", ASEH Conference; 1997 Mar 6
2"Been There! Done That!", Washington Cathedral; 1997 Apr 25
3Invitation to book party for "Rachel Carson: Witness For Nature"; 1997 Sep 27
4"The World Took a New Direction: Rachel Carson's Legacy"; History News (vol. 52, no. 3); 1997 Summer
5"The Politics Behind Silent Spring: The Smithsonian's Role" 1997 Sep 9
6"Liberties", Boca Raton, Florida; 1997 Oct 16
7Lunchtime Author talk at the Martin Luther King Library; 1997 Dec 9
8"Rachel and Goliath: Or Why the World Listened to Rachel Carson"; Oberlin College; 1997 Oct 28-30
9Talk at Carson Homestead, Springdale, Pennsylvania for C-Span; 1997 Nov
10Introduction to new edition of "The Sense of Wonder"; 1998
11"Afterword: Searching for Rachel Carson", afterword to "And No Birds Sing"; ca. 1998
12"Defiant Spirit: The Legacy of Rachel Carson", Caduceus Journal; 1998
13"Rachel Carson and Goliath: Or Why the World Listened to Rachel Carson", George Washington University; 1998 Jan 21
14Talk at the London Science Museum; 1998 Mar 23
15Fox Books, Philadelphia; 1998 Apr 7
16Thiel College; 1998 Apr 22
17"The Power of Place: From Springdale to Silent Spring", Rachel Carson Homestead Association; 1998 Apr 23
18Woodrow Wilson Center; 1998 May 13
19Borders Books, Pittsburgh; 1998 May 16
20Mattress Factory; 1998 May 17
21American Women Nature Writers Conference; 1998 Jun 18
22U.S. Department of the Interior slideshow; 1998 Jun 23
23U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service slideshow; 1998 Jun 26
24"Rachel Carson's Marginal World", New England Aquarium; 1998 Sep 27
25"Rachel Carson and Her Legacy", Providence College 1998 Sep 28
26"Home to Her Heart", RCHA Newsletter; 1998 Oct
27Friends of the Library, Johns Hopkins University Libraries; 1998 Oct
28Friends of the Montgomery County Library; 1998 Oct 15
29Chatham College; 1998 Nov 9
30Book and Author Dinner, Pittsburgh; 1998 Nov 10
31National Conservation Training Center; 1998 Nov 19
Lectures, workshops,book signings, essays and other writings, etc. 1999-2001
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311"Witness for Nature: The Life of Rachel Carson", Exhibit of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art; 1999 Jan 22-Apr 26
2"Home To Her Heart: Rachel Carson in Maine", The Spring; 1999 Spring
3Office of Pesticide Programs, Honor Awards Ceremony; 1999 Mar 1
4"Rachel Carson: Voice for Nature", UMBC; 1999 Mar 3
5Rachel Carson Middle School; 1999 Mar 23
6"A Life in Nature: My Search for Rachel Carson", Concord Museum; 1999 Apr 20
7"The Power to Change: Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement", Connecticut College; 1999 Apr 21
8"A Life in Nature: Searching for Rachel Carson", Bruce Museum; 1999 Apr 22
9"Rachel Carson: Woman of the Century", Reynolda House, Winston-Salem, NC; 1999 May 4
10"Beyond Science: Rachel Carson and the Destruction of Nature", Unity College; 1999 Oct 6, 7
11"Rachel Carson: Woman of the Century", College of the Atlantic; 1999 Oct 8
12"What Rachel Carson Did", Fairfield University, Olin Lectures on the Environment; 1999 Oct 19
13Fox Chapel Garden Club book signing/lecture; 1999 Oct 27
14Consultant materials for permanent exhibit on Rachel Carson, United States Department of the Interior; 2000 Mar
15"Rachel Carson: Making Science Public", St. Mary's College of Maryland, Women of Science/Science of Women Colloquium; 2000 Mar 23
16"The Value of Archival Sources in Undergraduate Education", Connecticut College; 2000 Mar 28
17"Rachel Carson and the Impact of Patuxent Wildlife Refuge"; 2000 May 13
18"Rachel Carson and the Awakening of Environmental Consciousness", Nature Transformed; 2000 Aug
19"Rachel Carson's Vision", Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education; 2000 Sep 22, 23
20"Confessions of a Snoop: The Art and Craft of Writing Biography", Penn State University; 2000 Nov 3
21Comments on session "Revisiting 'Silent Spring': Lessons about Gender, Health, and Environment for the 21st Century", Joint meeting of the American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society; 2001 Mar 30
22Keynote address, The First Annual Writers' Conference and Workshop in honor of Rachel Carson; 2001 Jun 13
23National Conservation Training Center Conference: Rachel Carson and the Conservation Movement; 2001 Aug 11
Reviews by Linda Lear of "Always, Rachel"
Other reviews of "Always, Rachel"
Reviews by Linda Lear of other works
Interviews by Linda Lear and others; related correspondence
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321Interview list
2Notes from Neil Goodwin on Peace River Films interviews; n.d.
3Dr. Ruth Nanda Anshen; 1996 Jun 3
4Shirley Briggs; 1992 Feb 20
5Paul Brooks; 1991 Apr 4
6Paul Brooks; 1992 Mar 4
7Paul Brooks; 1994 May 31
8Frances Carson Hoerner; 1993 Aug 27
9Stanwood Cath; 1991 Oct 4
10Stanwood Cath; 1992 Feb 21
11Roger Christie; 1991 Jun 4, Oct 5
12Roger Christie; 1992 May 30
13Roland Clement; 1994 Apr 13, 21, 22
14Barry Commoner; 1989 Sep 19
15Anne Cottrell Free; 1990 Oct 23
16Jeanne Davis; 1991 Jan 10, Nov 15, Nov 18
17Dr. Frank Egler; 1992 Jul 3
18F. Raymond Fosberg; Obituaries, Biography; 1991 Oct 16
19Frank Graham, Jr.; 1992 Summer
20John George; 1991 Jul 30, Aug 1; 1992 Apr 9
21Richard Goodwin; 1990 Oct 17
22Wayne Hanley; 1996 Jun 8
23Dr. Gideon Hill; 1991 Nov 4, 20
24Rev. Duncan Howlett; 1994 Apr 21
25Dr. Thomas Jukes; 1992 May 19
26Eugene Kenaga; 1992 May 17
27Edward F. Knipling; 1991 Nov 26
28Helen Myers Knox; 1992 Feb 11
29Grace L. Lippy; 1994 May 26
30Maine contacts; 1994
31Jay McMullen; 1992 Feb 27
32Dorothy Appleby Musser; 1993 Dec 6
33NACA Personnel (John McCarthy and Christopher Klose); 1991 Oct 28
34Abraham Ribicoff; 1992 Mar 2
35Robert L. Rudd; also additional correspondence 1991 Nov 6
36Robert Rudd; 1992 May 18
37Mike Smith; 1991 Oct 25
38Frances Staley Skinker; 1994 Mar 13
39Jerome Sonosky; 1992 Jun 17
40Christine Stevens; 1993 Sep 13
41Ruth Hunter Swisshelm; 1993 Nov 29
42Roger Tory Peterson; 1995 Sep 28
43Stewart Udall; 1992 Mar 8
44Mr. and Mrs. Robert Urich; Registration form for National Register of Historic Places for Rachel Carson home in Silver Spring; Correspondence; Obituary for Mrs. Julia Urich; 1991 Oct 27, Nov 16
Miscellaneous
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331Papers regarding Frank Egler probate hearings in which Linda Lear was involved; 1999

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Ruth Jury Scott Papers

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341Biographical materials
2Correspondence
3Correspondence with Rachel Carson
4Tributes and Remembrances
5Obituaries and memorials
6Living Will and Power of Attorney
7Honors and Awards
8Newspaper Clippings
9Tribute at NEW-CUE, 2008
10Family Photographs
11Marriage Certificate and Photographs
12Raven's Roost and Powder Mill Nature Reserve Photographs
13Rachel Carson Council
14Rachel Carson Homestead
15Powder Mill Nature Reserve
16.1Fox Chapel Garden Club Scrapbook 1
16.2Fox Chapel Garden Club Scrapbook 2
17J. Lewis Scott
18Joe White