Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964

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Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was a biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries before becoming a successful author. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. It inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.

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referencedIn Paul Jones Chapman papers, 1940-1983. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Society of Woman Geographers. Society of Woman Geographers records, 1925-1998. Library of Congress
creatorOf Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Letter, 1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Chapman, Paul Jones, 1900-. Paul Jones Chapman papers, 1940-1992. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
creatorOf Rachel Carson papers, 1921-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
contributorOf Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 1928 - 2008. Logbooks National Archives at Boston
referencedIn Rachel Louise Carson and Margaret Robb Correspondence (MS 184), 1962 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Titled "Silent Spring," which contains a variety of reviews of Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring," including an issue of The New Yorker magazine, excerpts from the Congressional record, memoranda from HEW, etc. regarding this subject. Circa 1962 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989. Philip Sterling papers, 1947-1969. University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn John Collier papers Yale University Library
referencedIn Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. Papers, 1865-1968 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. Papers, ca. 1907-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Robert Cushman Murphy journals, 1907-1971, 1907-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Society of Woman Geographers. Records, 1925-1987. Library of Congress
referencedIn Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Rachel Carson papers 1921-1989. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Fr. 2-15; Vice-President Walter and Joan Mondale, Fr. 16-19; Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, Fr. 20-26; Charles Brown Fisk - Performing on piano, Fr. 27-29
referencedIn Westcott, Cynthia, 1898-1983. Cynthia Westcott papers, 1922-1983. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1998 (Inclusive) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
referencedIn Cynthia Westcott papers, 1922-1983. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pesticides and "Silent spring" : miscellaneous articles, 1962-1963. Water Resources Collections and Archives
creatorOf Darling, Lois. Silent spring : production material, 1962. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
creatorOf Freeman, Dorothy, 1898-1978. Papers, 1891-1982 (bulk 1952-1977). Bates College Library, George and Helen Ladd Library
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
referencedIn 4/15/1964 Statement of the President on Hearing of the Death of Rachel Carson Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Society of Woman Geographers Records, 1910-1998 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VII., Other Department Files, 1916-1996 (bulk 1943-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Beverly Sills Greenough, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
creatorOf Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Rachel L. Carson letter to Karl Goedecke, 1952 July 10. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Betts, Edwin Morris, 1892-1958. Papers regarding Thomas Jefferson [manuscript] 1933-1960. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mays, Victor, 1927-. Rachel Carson, who loved the sea : production material, ca. 1973. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lees, Carlton B. Papers, 1962. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Abrams, Rochonne Weintraub. Good earthkeeping : American women pioneers in ecology, 1843-1993 : typescript, 1994. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1880-1968. Millicent Todd Bingham papers, 1865-1968 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lalley, J. M. (Joseph Michael), 1896-1980. J.M. Lalley papers 1895-1981. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Rachel Carson collection, 1940-1972. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990. Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994, bulk 1966-1990. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Papers, 1799-1995 and undated Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Philip Sterling papers, 1947-1969 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams
creatorOf White, Joseph B. C. Joseph B.C. White papers 1945-1998 [papers]. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Carter White House Photographs Collection. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Carter White House Photographs: Presidential. 1/20/1977 - 1/22/1981. Jimmy Carter - Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Honorees; Ansel Adams, Rachel Carson, (deceased), Lucia Chase, Hubert Humphrey (deceased), Archbishop Iakovos, Lyndon Baines Johnson (deceased), Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., Roger Tory Peterson, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Robert Penn Warren, John Wayne (deceased), Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Fr. 3-27; Vice-President Walter Mondale and Ansel Adams, Fr. 28-32
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referencedIn Photographs from the National Digital Library, ca. 1998 - 2011 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Rachel L. Carson United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Silver Spring MD US
Springdale PA US
Subject
Marine pesticides
Conservation of natural resources
Pesticides industry--UnitedStates
Soils--Pesticidecontent
Pesticides and wildlife
Pesticides industry
Birds--Conservation--United States
Marine biologists--Archives
Bird banding
Pollution--Environmental aspects
Conservation of natural resources--United States
Pesticide residues in food
Seashore biology
Women scientists--Archives
Air--Pollution--United States
Dutch elm disease
DDT (Insecticide)--Environmental aspects
Marine ecology
Pesticide resistance
Women ecologists--Correspondence
Birds--Conservation
Pesticides--Environmental aspects
Air--Pollution
Occupation
Ecologists--UnitedStates
Marine biologists
Geophysicists
Aquatic biologists--United States
Oceanographers
Women scientists--United States
Marine biologists--UnitedStates
Conservationists
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Birth 1907-05-27

Death 1964-04-14

Americans

English

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