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Rachel Carson Collection Finding Aid


Rachel Carson, 1907 - 1964
Papers, 1925 - 1999
5 manuscript boxes

Processed by Jennifer Aronson, 2002
Processed by Colleen Reilly, 2006

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Biographical Notes

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, one of the most influential environmental books published was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1907. Rachel, the youngest of three children, spent her childhood on 65 acres of woods and farm land about 14 miles outside of Pittsburgh. Her career as a writer began early when St Nicholas Magazine published her story "A Battle in the Clouds" in September 1918.

After graduating from Parnassus High School, Rachel received a partial scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College). Rachel began school in 1926 as an English major. In an essay written during her first year at PCW, she remarked, "I believe I will have time to think and to come to a fuller realization of my self, and that the training I receive here will help me to play my part on the stage of life." Due in part to biology professor Mary Skinker, she decided to switch her major from English to Science during the middle of her junior year. Rachel graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Science in 1929 and a scholarship to study for a Masters in Zoology at Johns Hopkins University. On May 26, 1952 PCW presented Rachel with an honorary Doctor of Literature.

Rachel was considered by her classmates to be a serious student who was not interested in socializing, but she did find time to be involved in several activities at college. During her senior year, Rachel founded Phi Mu, a club for advanced science students.. She was a writer and proofreader for The Arrow, the school newspaper and also wrote essays, short stories, and plays for The Englicode, the literary magazine. Rachel became a member of the Omega Club when she won the 1927 Omega Short Story Contest with a story entitled "Broken Lamps." She also participated in sports, playing field hockey throughout her college years and basketball her freshman year.

During her studies at Johns Hopkins, Rachel spent her summers as a researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. It is here that she became enchanted with the sea. After she completed her Masters, Rachel taught part-time at both Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. She began to work at the Bureau of Fisheries (now the Fish and Wildlife Service) writing radio scripts. During this time she also wrote articles for The Baltimore Sun. She continued to be promoted at the Bureau, first as an information specialist in 1946 and then to chief editor of publications in 1949.

Rachel tried to publish her writings outside of the Bureau of Fisheries. An article she had intended for a Bureau publication was published in Atlantic Monthly in September 1937. She was able to publish her first book Under the Sea Wind in 1941. Although 15 magazines rejected the material that would later be published as The Sea Around Us, William Shawn of the New Yorker decided to publish it in a serialized version. The Sea Around Us became a bestseller and winner of the National Book Award. Under the Sea Wind was republished soon after and quickly became a bestseller as well.

The success of her writing career allowed Rachel to retire from the Bureau of Fisheries in 1952. After the publication of her next book The Edge of the Sea, Rachel Carson began to focus her attention on the wide use of pesticides after World War II. Rachel spent four and a half years researching the material for her book Silent Spring. The book, first serialized in the New Yorker in June 1962, caused an uproar. The book and Carson were attacked by the chemical industry. However, the book had a profound effect on the public and government. President John F. Kennedy formed a special government group to investigate the use and control of pesticides under the direction of the President's Science Advisory Committee. Carson testified before Congress in 1963 about new policies to protect the environment and the population. Honors bestowed upon the book include the Audubon Medal from the National Audubon Society, the Cullum Geographical Medal from the American Geographical Society, the Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a Carey-Thomas Honorable Mention for the most distinguished publication of 1962. DDT, a pesticide discussed in the book was banned in the United States in 1974.

Rachel Carson died at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland after a long battle with breast cancer on April 14, 1964. As a writer, environmentalist, and crusader, Carson is considered one of the most influential people of the century.

Container List Box 1
  • FFA Administrative File for the Rachel Carson Collection
Pennsylvania College for Women / Chatham College
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—Who I Am and Why I Came to PCW—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—n.d.
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Misc.—Map of College (Late 1920’s/Early 1930’s)—PCW/Chatham College—n.d.
  • FF3 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Commemorations—Misc.—Rachel Carson Memorial Award—PCW/Chatham College—n.d.
  • FF4 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Miscellaneous from the Arrow—The Arrow—1925-1929
  • FF5 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Yearbook—The Pennsylvanian—PCW—1926
  • FF6 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—The Master of the Ship’s Light—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1926
  • FF7 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—Why I Am A Pessimist—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1926
  • FF8 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Navy Defeats Army, 7-2—The Arrow—1925
  • FF9 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—Broken Lamps—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1927
  • FF10 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—Keeping an Expense Account—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1927
  • FF11 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—The Golden Apple—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1927
  • FF12 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Rachel Carson: PCW-Tuition Payments—1927
  • FF13 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Misc.—Yearbook Pages—PCW—1927
  • FF14 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essay—Let’s Raise Chickens—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1927
  • FF15 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Yearbook—The Pennsylvanian—PCW—1928
  • FF16 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Mu Sigma—The Arrow—1928
  • FF17 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions—Essays—Homecoming/ Let’s Go Coasting —Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1928
  • FF18 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Compositions— Poems—Triolet/March—Carson, Rachel—The Arrow—1928
  • FF19 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Transcript—Rachel Carson—PCW—1929
  • FF20 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Author Awarded Degree—The Arrow—1952
  • FF21 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Misc.—Honorary Doctor of Literature Degree, Rachel Carson—PCW—1952
  • FF22 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Rachel L. Carson—McBride, Mary Ellen Leigh—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1954
  • FF23 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Chatham College: Dorothy Seif—1954
  • FF24 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Distinguished Science Awards Made to Chatham Alumnae—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1956
  • FF25 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Misc.—Rachel Carson: Chatham College—1956-1961
  • FF26 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Rachel Carson and Silent Spring—Swisshelm, Ruth Hunter—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1962
  • FF27 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Chatham College: Houghton Mifflin—1962
  • FF28 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Misc.—Bio of Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—1962
  • FF29 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Rachel Carson: General—1962-1963
  • FF30 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Rachel Carson: Bob Hines—1963
  • FF31 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Rachel Carson: Chatham Visitors—1963-1964
  • FF32 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Rachel Carson—Chatham College Bulletin—1964
  • FF33 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Rachel Carson ’29—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1964
  • FF34 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—PCW/Chatham: General—1964-1999
  • FF35 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Correspondence—Letters—Robert M. Carson: Chatham College—1964-1966
  • FF36 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Commemorations—Misc.—Rachel Carson Memorial Reading Room—1964-1966
  • FF37 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—A Memorial to Rachel Carson—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1966
  • FF38 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Commemorations—Articles—I Remember Rachel (Draft)—Fifer, Margaret—PCW/Chatham College—1973
  • FF39 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Rachel Carson—Seif, Dorothy Thompson—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1977
  • FF40 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Commemorations—Articles—Chatham’s Rachel—Anderson, Kristine—Matrix—1981
  • FF41 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—Commemorations—Misc.—Do You Know Who Rachel Carson Is?—Stewart, Linda—PCW/Chatham College—1982
  • FF42 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—How I Remember Rachel—Seif, Dorothy Thompson—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1985
  • FF43 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—The Flight of Rachel Carson—Norman, Geoffrey—1985
  • FF44 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Articles—Allegheny County Honors Rachel Carson—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1987
  • FF45 Rachel Carson—PCW/Chatham—College Publications—Misc.—Rachel Carson Portrait—Chatham Alumnae Recorder—1988
Box 2
Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Misc. Citations—n.d.
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Cartoons—n.d.
  • FF3 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Covers—The Sea Around Us—Oxford University Press—1951
  • FF4 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—The Sea Around Us—1952
  • FF5 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—The Edge of the Sea—1955
  • FF6 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Covers—Silent Spring—Houghton Mifflin—1962
  • FF7 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Disturbing Book About Poisons Around Us—Alexander, James E.—Saturday Review—1962
  • FF8 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Using a Plague to Fight A Plague—Eiseley, Loren—Saturday Review—1962
  • FF9 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—There’s Poison All Around Us Now—Milne, Lorus and M.—New York Times—1962
  • FF10 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Booklets—Silent Spring by Rachel Carson: A Report—Douglas, William O.—Book of the Month Club—1962
  • FF11 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Pesticides: The Price for Progress—Time Magazine—1962
  • FF12 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Silent Spring—1962-1963
  • FF13 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Magazines—Book of the Month Club News—Scherman, Harry—Book of the Month Club—1962
  • FF14 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Silent Spring—1964-1992
  • FF15 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Silent Spring/Pesticides—1962-1991
  • FF16 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Art and Nature Bookshelf—Jennings, O.E.—Carnegie Magazine—1963
  • FF17 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Pollution is a Matter of Personal Responsibility—Carson, Rachel—Pittsburgh Press—1963
  • FF18 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson Writes on Pesticide Report—Carson, Rachel—New York Herald Tribune—1963
  • FF19 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—CBS Reports on “The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson”—1963
  • FF20 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—For Many a Spring—Time Magazine—1964
  • FF21 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Follow Directions—Hanson, Dick—Successful Farming—1964
  • FF22 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Sense of Wonder—Pittsburgh Press—1965
  • FF23 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Misc.—1969-1994
  • FF24 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Since Silent Spring by Frank Graham—Borland, Hal—Saturday Review—1970
  • FF25 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Silent Spring: The Genesis and the Storm—Graham, Frank—Audubon—1970
  • FF26 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Twentieth Anniversary of Silent Spring—1982
  • FF27 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Catalysts of the American Environmental Movement—Hynes, Patricia H.—Women Studies International Forum—1985
  • FF28 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—The Courage of Rachel Carson—Brooks, Paul—Audubon—1986
  • FF29 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Silent Spring—1987
  • FF30 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Magazines—“Silent Spring” Revisited—Williams, Ted—Modern Maturity—1987
  • FF31 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—And No Birds Sing And More: Remembering Silent Spring—Carson, Rachel—Journal of Pesticide Reform—1991
  • FF32 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Pamphlet—Remembering Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring—de Steiguer, J.E.—North Carolina State University—1991
  • FF33 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Silent Spring: Thirty Years Later—Kruth, Jerry—Carnegie Magazine—1992
  • FF34 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Legacy—Brodeur, Paul—The New Yorker—1993
  • FF35 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Misc.—Press Release: American Experience—American Experience—1993
  • FF36 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Clippings—Averting a Death Foretold—Newsweek—1994
  • FF37 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Always Rachel by Martha Freeman—1995
  • FF38 Rachel Carson—Bibliographic Sources—Book Reviews—Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature by Linda Lear—Fisher, Bradley—Pittsburgh History—1998
Box 3
Biographical Secondary Source Materials
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Nature—Woman’s World—n.d.
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Misc.—Postcard: Southport Island, Maine—P. Montley—n.d.
  • FF3 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Misc.—Parnassus High School Graduating Thesis—Carson, Rachel—1925
  • FF4 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—The Gentle Storm Center—Life Magazine—1962
  • FF5 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Awards—1963-1964
  • FF6 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—The Legacy of Rachel Carson—Udall, Stewart—Saturday Review—1964
  • FF7 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Obituaries—1964
  • FF8 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Calendar Portrait of Rachel Carson—1976
  • FF9 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Journals—A Tribute to Rachel Carson—Graham, Frank—EPA Journal—1978
  • FF10 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson: Famous Men and Women of Pittsburgh—White, Joseph B.C.—Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation—1981
  • FF11 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson Stamp—1981
  • FF12 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Booklets—Pennsylvania’s Women in History Week—Waters, Bertha—Pennsylvania Department of Education—1983
  • FF13 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Magazines—Rachel Carson’s Early Years—Wareham, Wendy—Carnegie Magazine—1986
  • FF14 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson: Dreamers and Defenders—Strong, Douglas H.—University of Nebraska Press—1988
  • FF15 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson’s “House of Life in the Boothbay Region” –Logan, Jennifer—Boothbay Register—1989
  • FF16 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Bayer USA/Mobay—Time Magazine—1990
  • FF17 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Misc.—House Bill for Designation of Rachel Carson Day—General Assembly of PA—1991
  • FF18 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Correspondence—Article by High School Classmate—Williams, Gail—1995
  • FF19 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Clippings—Breaking Nature’s Silence: Pennsylvania’s Rachel Carson—Budwig, Lisa—Rachel Carson Homestead—1998
  • FF20 Rachel Carson—Biographical Sources—Magazines—Rachel Carson—Matthiessen, Peter—Time Magazine—1999
Box 4
Organizational Secondary Source Materials—
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Misc.—Rachel Carson Homestead Association—n.d.
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Booklets—Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment/Rachel Carson Preserve—n.d.
  • FF3 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Correspondence—Rachel Carson Collection— Chatham College—1967-1971
  • FF4 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Correspondence—Rachel Carson Collection: Philip Sterling—Chatham College—1967-1971
  • FF5 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson Homestead—1973-1990
  • FF6 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Correspondence—Rachel Carson Homestead Association—Rachel Carson Homestead—1973
  • FF7 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Correspondence—Rachel Carson Council—1980
  • FF8 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Booklets—Rachel Carson Day—Landscape Design Society of Western PA—1983
  • FF9 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Correspondence—Rachel Carson College—SUNY, Buffalo—1985
  • FF10 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Correspondence—Rachel Carson Remembrance Committee—Chatham College—1986
  • FF11 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Clippings— Rachel Carson Remembrance Committee: Chatham Honors Rachel Carson—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—1987
  • FF12 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Programs—Rachel Carson Remembrance Committee: Chatham College Celebrates Spring and Rachel Carson—Chatham College—1987
  • FF13 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Manuscript—Letters from Rachel Carson—Seif, Dorothy Thompson—Rachel Carson Council—1987
  • FF14 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Clippings—Carson: We Consider Her One of Our Own—Portland Press Herald—1989
  • FF15 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Clippings—Rachel Carson Conference—Underwood, Julia and John Fahnley—Boothbay Register—1989
  • FF16 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Misc.—Beyond Environmentalism—Mainewatch News—1990
  • FF17 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources— Misc.—Earth Day Speech—Logan, Jennifer—Boothbay Maine—1991
  • FF18 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Misc.—Japan Rachel Carson Council—1993-1997
  • FF19 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Clippings—More Than Aware: Misc. Articles—1995
  • FF20 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Programs—More Than Aware: Conference Programs—Chatham College—1995
  • FF21 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Programs—More Than Aware: Opus Earth Concert—Chatham College—1995
  • FF22 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Publications—More Than Aware: Conference Authors—JKML—1995
  • FF23 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Publications—More Than Aware: The Facts About More than Aware—Chatham College—1995
  • FF24 Rachel Carson—Organizational Sources—Audio Tape—More Than Aware: Conference Speeches and Concert—Chatham College—1995
Box 5
Photographs
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photocopies—PCW/Chatham College—1925-1929
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Slides and Negatives—PCW/Chatham College—Yearbook Photographs—1925-1929
  • FF3 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Freshman Class—1925
  • FF4 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Rachel Carson on PCW Campus—1926
  • FF5 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Rachel Carson with Parents Robert and Maria on PCW Campus—1926
  • FF6 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Honorary Field Hockey Team—1928
  • FF7 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Yearbook Photo/Omega Club—1928
  • FF8 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Yearbook Portrait—1928
  • FF9 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Graduation Photograph—1929
  • FF10 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Carson on Pony with Friends—n.d.
  • FF11 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Mary Skinker—n.d.
  • FF12 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Dorothy Floyd Warren—n.d.
  • FF13 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—PCW/Chatham College—Carson with Four Classmates—n.d.
  • FF14 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photocopies— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials — 1930-1967
  • FF15 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Rachel Carson with her Dog Rags (Maryland)—1945
  • FF16 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson with Binoculars on Hawk Mountain (Pennsylvania) —1945
  • FF17 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson on the Dock at Woods Hole Biological Laboratory (Massachusetts)—Edwin Gray—1950
  • FF18 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —The Sea Around Us Press Photo—Brooks Photography—1951
  • FF19 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Brooks Photography Press Photograph Proofs—1951
  • FF20 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Rachel Carson and James Jones at National Book Award Ceremonies—1952
  • FF21 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Rachel Carson with Microscope—n.d.
  • FF22 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Rachel Carson Looking Over her Shoulder in the Forest—Erich Hartmann—Rachel Carson Council—n.d.
  • FF23 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials —Rachel Carson with Binoculars in the Forest—Erich Hartmann—Rachel Carson Council—n.d.
  • FF24 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Microfilm—Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials—Correspondence/Rachel Carson: Houghton Mifflin—n.d.
  • FF25 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photocopies—Biographical Secondary Source Materials—1907-1924
  • FF26 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson as Infant with Siblings Marian and Robert at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania) —n.d.
  • FF27 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson with Siblings Marian and Robert at the Beach along the Allegheny River (Pennsylvania) —n.d.
  • FF28 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Carson Family Pets on Carson Homestead Porch Steps (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF29 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson and Her Dog Candy at the Carson Homestead in Winter (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF30 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Springdale Elementary School Photo (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF31 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials—Parnassus High School Photo (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF32 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson with Horse and Buggy at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF33 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson with Horse in Winter at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF34 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Maria Carson in Automobile next to Rachel Carson with Dog Pat at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF35 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson with sister Marian and dogs Don, Pat, and Candy at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania)—n.d.
  • FF36 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Biographical Secondary Source Materials— Rachel Carson with Dog Candy in her Arms at Carson Homestead (Pennsylvania) —n.d.
  • FF37 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Organizational Secondary Source Materials—Presentation of Rachel Carson Bust from Rachel Carson College at SUNY Buffalo —1990
  • FF38 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Organizational Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson Portrait and Bust from Rachel Carson College at SUNY Buffalo—1990
  • FF39 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Organizational Secondary Source Materials— Ruth Scott—Rachel Carson Homestead —n.d.
  • FF40 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph— Organizational Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson Homestead—Rachel Carson Homestead —n.d.
  • FF41 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Biographical Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson Holds a Bouquet of Spring Flowers—Pennsylvania —n.d.
  • FF42 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Biographical Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson with Puppy, Candy, at the Rachel Carson Homestead—Pennsylvania —n.d.
  • FF43 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson in Forest with Children —n.d.
  • FF44 Rachel Carson—Photographs—Photograph—Bibliographic Secondary Source Materials—Rachel Carson Kneels in Knolls of Grass —n.d.
Box 6
  • FF1 Rachel Carson—Oversize Materials—Clipping—Pittsburgh Press--1928
  • FF2 Rachel Carson—Oversize Materials—Poster—25th Anniversary of Silent Spring—1987
Monographs
  • M1 Brooks, Paul. The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. 574 C23zb c.2
  • M2 Brooks, Paul. The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. 574 C23zb c.3
  • M3 Brooks, Paul. Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1972. c. 2
  • M4 Brooks, Paul. Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1972. c. 3
  • M5 Brooks, Paul. Speaking for Nature. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. 333.95 B76sh
  • M6 Brooks, Paul. Speaking for Nature. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. 333.95 B76sh c. 2
  • M7 Carson, Rachel. The Edge of the Sea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 591.92 C23e c3
  • M8 ---- The Edge of the Sea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 591.92 C23e c4
  • M9 ---- The Edge of the Sea (French). Transl. Anne de Cambiasy. Paris : Bibliothèque Amiot-Dumont, 1957. Signed by Bob Hines. (illustrator)
  • M10 ---- The Edge of the Sea (German). Transl. Margaret Auer. München: Biederstein, [c1957]. Signed by Bob Hines. (illustrator)
  • M11 ---- The Edge of the Sea (Japanese). Transl. Keiko Kamito. Tokyo : Takarajimasha, 1993. Signed by Keiko Kamito.
  • M12 ---- Lost Woods: The Discovered Writings of Rachel Carson. Ed. Linda Lear. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. c. 3 Signed by Linda Lear.
  • M13 ---- Lost Woods: The Discovered Writings of Rachel Carson. Ed. Linda Lear. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. c. 4
  • M14 ---- The Rocky Coast. New York: McCall Publishing Co., 1977. 591.92 C23r c. 2
  • M15 ---- The Rocky Coast. New York: McCall Publishing Co., 1977. 591.92 C23r c. 3
  • M16 ---- The Sea Around Us. New York: Oxford UP, 1951. Signed by Rachel Carson.
  • M17 ---- The Sea Around Us. New York: Oxford UP, 1951. c. 2
  • M18 ---- The Sea Around Us. Adapted by Anne Terry White. New York: Golden Press, 1958. 551.46 C23a3
  • M19 ---- The Sense of Wonder. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. 574 C23 c. 2
  • M20 ---- The Sense of Wonder. New York: Harper Collins, 1998. 574 C23 1998
  • M21 ---- The Sense of Wonder (Japanese). Transl. Keiko Kamito. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1996. Signed by Keiko Kamito.
  • M22 ---- Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. 632.9 C23 Signed by Rachel Carson in dedication to Bob Hines.
  • M23 ---- Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. 632.9 C23 c. 2
  • M24 ---- Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. 632.9 C23 c. 3 Signed by Rachel Carson in dedication to Bob Hines.
  • M25 ---- Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. 632.9 C23 1994
  • M26 ---- Under the Sea Wind: A Naturalist’s Picture of Ocean Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. 591.92 C23
  • M27 ---- Under the Sea Wind: A Naturalist’s Picture of Ocean Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. c.2
  • M28 ---- Under the Sea Wind: A Naturalist’s Picture of Ocean Life. New York: Oxford UP, 1952. 591.92 C23a c. 3
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