Accessing the Linda Lear Collection of Rachel Carson Books and Papers

The Lear-Carson collection is noncirculating and may be used only within the reading room of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives. Advance notice is helpful in ensuring that research materials will be available, but is not required. A detailed finding aid is available.

Photocopies may be requested from the collection's papers. For copying fees, please consult our fee schedule. In some cases, digital reproductions from the collection's photographs may be available. For reproduction fees and permission to republish photographs from the collection, please contact the Director of Special Collections.

Researchers wishing to quote from the writings of Rachel Carson must obtain permission from Ms. Frances Collin, Trustee of the Estate of Rachel Carson. She is the only person who can give permission. She can be contacted at P.O. Box 33, Wayne, PA 19087-9998.