The Paul Brooks Collection: A Finding Aid

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Creator: Paul Brooks
Title: Paul Brooks papers, 10 April 1852 - 12 December 1998, undated
Call Number: TI-2
Extent: 13 records center cartons, 17 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 9 oversized folders, 6 envelopes, and 7 medals/plaques.
Abstract: This collection consists of the personal papers and research files of Paul Brooks.
Access and Use: This collection is open to the public. One item, a manuscript leaf from Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson, has been removed
and is permanently on display in the reading room.
Language: Materials mainly in English. There is one folder in Series 2, subseries 2.7 that contains materials written in Japanese; there are no English translations for these materials at this time.
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply.
Permission to Publish: Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Curator.
Preferred Citation: [item], [folder], [box number], Paul Brooks papers, The Walden Woods Project's Thoreau Institute Library.

PROCESSING INFORMATION

Processed: December 2014
By: Chloe Morse-Harding

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Biographical Note

A New York City native, Paul Brooks (1909-1998) earned an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University in 1931. He worked as the editor of the Harvard Lampoon, later becoming a trustee. After graduating, Brooks was offered a position as an editorial reader at the Boston Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company. He accepted, and rose through the editorial ranks, eventually becoming editor-in-chief and a director in 1943, and then a vice president of the company.

He worked for the publishing house for 40 years, and was editor-in-chief of the General Book Department for twenty-five years, during which time he edited works by Winston Churchill, Rachel Carson, and Roger Tory Peterson, among others. Brooks was also a prolific writerin his own right and published several books related to nature, as well as a memoir of his years at Houghton Mifflin:

  • Roadless Area (1971)
  • The Pursuit of Wilderness (1971)
  • The View from Lincoln Hill: Man and the Land in a New England Town (1976)
  • Speaking for Nature: How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America (1980)
  • The Old Manse and the People Who Lived There (1983)
  • Two Park Street: a Publishing Memoir (1986)
  • The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work (1989)
  • The People of Concord: One Year in the Flowering of New England (1990).

A passionate environmental activist, Brooks traveled extensively with his wife, Susan (Susie), and took leadership roles in numerous organizations, such as the Sierra Club and Massachusetts Audubon Society. He was asked to lecture all over the United States throughout his career. In recognition of his work, Brooks was awarded the John Burroughs Medal, the Sierra Club's John Muir Medal, the Thoreau Society Medal, the National Audubon Society's Hal Borland Award, and an honorary doctorate by the University of Massachusetts.

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents Brooks’ role as an environmental activist, a writer, and an editor. Materials are mainly textual, consisting of news clippings, manuscripts for books written by Brooks, correspondence, diaries, and other printed matter. Other formats include photographs, artwork (mostly pen and ink, and pencil), and awards (medals and plaques) that Brooks was given throughout his lifetime. For more detailed descriptions, please see the container list for each individual series.

Arrangement Note

  • Series 1: Biographical Information, 18 June 1931 - 12 December 1998, undated
  • Series 2: Books
    • Subseries 2.1: Roadless Area, 22 June 1954 - 12 June 1992, undated
    • Subseries 2.2: The Pursuit of Wilderness, 1950 - 30 June 1996, undated
    • Subseries 2.3: The View from Lincoln Hill: Man and the Land in a New England Town, 5 November 1921 - 24 March 1992, undated
    • Subseries 2.4: Speaking for Nature: How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America, 29 August 1975 - 15 December 1997, undated
    • Subseries 2.5: The Old Manse and the People Who Lived There, 10 April 1852 - 25 January 1995, undated
    • Subseries 2.6: Two Park Street: a Publishing Memoir, 15 July 1942 - 15 December 1997, undated
    • Subseries 2.7: The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work, 1947 - April 2007, undated
    • Subseries 2.8: People of Concord: One Year in the Flowering of New England, July 1880 - 30 October 1998, undated
  • Series 3: Publications, 1 October 1933 - November 1997, undated
  • Series 4: Speeches and Conferences, 5 June 1959 - 16 July 1998, undated
  • Series 5: Research/Subject Notes, October 1901 - August 2008, undated
  • Series 6: Extra Professional Memberships, 28 October 1931 - 1997, undated
  • Series 7: Awards and Medals, 1957 - 11 July 1998, undated
  • Series 8: Correspondence
    • Subseries 8.1: Professional Correspondence, 25 June 1952 - 18 December 1985, undated
    • Subseries 8.2: Personal Correspondence, 28 August 1942 - 9 November 1998, undated
  • Series 9: Travel
    • Subseries 9.1: Vacation Files, 1941 - 1985, undated
    • Subseries 9.2: Diaries, 1960 - 1985, undated
  • Series 10: Wildlife Sightings, May 1920 - 10 May 1996, undated
  • Series 11: Artwork
    • Subseries 11.1: Original Artwork, 14 May 1972 - February 1994, undated
    • Sunseries 11.2: Greeting Cards, 1954 - 1996, undated
    • Subseries 11.3: Amelia Watson Watercolors, undated
  •  Series 12: Photographs
    • Subseries 12.1: Publicity Photographs, April 1963, undated
    • Subseries 12.2: Historical Photographs, May 1885 - May 1986, undated

Original order of materials has been kept when known; alphabetical and chronological arrangement has been imposed when there is a lack of determinable and usable original order.

Appraisal Note

Duplicates have been deaccessioned.

Series 1: Biographical Information, 18 June 1931 - 12 December 1998, undated

Extent: 1 Manuscript box
Arrangement: Chronological
Material in this series documents the overall life of Paul Brooks, both professionally and personally. Included in this series is also miscellaneous material that Brooks collected throughout his life relating to his professional career as an editor and author. Also included in this series are professional photographs of Paul Brooks. Material is arranged chronologically within each folder.
  • Personal History (8 February 1960 - 16 February 1994, undated)
  • Interviews (May 1982; 1996)
  • Obituary and Service (9 - 12 December 1998, undated)
  • Articles about Paul Brooks (7 March 1963 - 1 November 1990, undated)
  • Photographs of Paul Brooks
    • Paul Brooks. Photographer: Unattributed; Paul Brooks presented with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Ecology Award. Photographer: Unattributed
    • Paul Brooks presented with the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Ecology Award. Photographer: Unattributed
    • Paul Brooks. Photographer: Kranzler Studio [2 copies]
    • Paul Brooks in group portrait. Photographer: Unattributed
    • Paul Brooks speaking at Audubon’s America Meeting. Photographer: Unattributed [3 images]
    • Paul Brooks onstage with David McCord, Archibald MacLeish, Peter Temple, and Carl Sandburg at a Boston Arts Festival event. Photographer:Unattributed [3 images]
    • Clipping from periodical of above image with caption
    • Paul Brooks. Photographer: Kate Brooks. [2 copies]
    • Paul Brooks. Photographer: Sue McWilliams
    • Paul Brooks at formal event. Photographer: Richard B. Fischer
    • Paul Brooks at formal event with two others. Photographer: Richard B. Fischer
    • Photocopies of images of Paul Brooks (12 June 1955 - 1993, undated)
  • Miscellaneous financial documents (5 June 1967 - 28 September 1995, undated)
  • Houghton Mifflin materials (18 June 1931 - January 1977, undated)
  • Retirement (15 August 1967 - 18 June 1975)
  • Miscellaneous book reviews (3 November 1957 - Summer 1971, undated)
  • Publication, “The Living Wilderness - 25 year Index” (Spring 1960)
  • Publication, “Wild Rivers” US Departments of Agriculture and The Interior (May 1965)
  • Publication, “Completing a Conservation Corridor” (Massachusetts Audubon Society) (undated)
  • Publication, fragment of a play about Thoreau and Emerson (undated)
  • Miscellaneous Poetry (undated)
  • Miscellaneous News clippings and essays (7 August 1969 - 29 January 1993, undated)
  • Miscellaneous, general (15 April 1977, undated)

Series 2: Books

Extent: 6 manuscript boxes, 5 records center cartons, 1 oversized folder

Arrangement: This series is arranged into subseries. Each subseries relates to a book written by Paul Brooks; they are arranged chronologically by publication date. Within each subseries, subjects are arranged alphabetically, articles and reviews are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically by author, and correspondence is arranged alphabetically and chronologically within each folder.

Series 2 is divided into eight subseries. Items in each subseries relates to eight individual books written by Paul Brooks, and contains any and all material relating to each individual book (such as photographs, notes, research, and manuscript drafts) or its publication (such as correspondence and reviews). Oversized materials are housed in map drawers; these materials have been marked with a dagger (†).

Subseries 2.1, Roadless Area, contains a scrapbook; the material and pages have been removed from the original binding and have been arranged in such a way so as to maintain original order.

Subseries 2.4, Speaking for Nature: How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America, contains items that may have dead mold spores on the documents; these items have been marked with an asterisk (*).

Subseries 2.5, The Old Manse and the People Who Lived There, contains a scrapbook; the images from the scrapbook have been removed from the original binding and arranged in such a way so as to maintain original order. One item, a manuscript leaf from Under the Sea Wind, has been removed from Subseries 2.7, The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work, and is on permanent display in the Reading Room. This item has been marked with an asterisk (*).

There are materials in Subseries 2.7 that are written in Japanese; there are no English translations available at this time for these materials. The folder containing materials written in Japanese is marked with a double asterisk (**). This subseries also contains a scrapbook; the material and pages have been removed from the original binding and have been arranged in such a way so as to maintain original order. Subseries 2.7 also includes material relating to and created by Rachel Carson, her book Silent Spring (for which Brooks was the editor), and Silent Spring: 25th Anniversary Edition.

Subseries 2.1: Roadless Area, 22 June 1954 - 12 June 1992, undated

  • The Atlantic printing (22 June 1954 - 14 April 1955, undated)
  • “A Roadless Area Revisited” (12 January 1973 - 24 June 1976)
  • Correspondence, Knopf Inc. (20 February 1961 - 4 August 1978, undated)
  • Correspondence (7 December 1960 - 12 June 1992, undated)
  • Scrapbook [original order] (undated)
  • Reviews (27 July 1964 - 18 April 1965, undated)
  • Miscellaneous (undated)

Subseries 2.2: The Pursuit of Wilderness, 1950 - 30 June 1996, undated

  • Correspondence (28 August 1970 - 30 June 1996, undated)
  • Book Reviews (21 January - 27 November 1971, undated)
  • Financial Documents (18 May 1971 - 15 December 1979, undated)
  • Material relating to “The Making of a Park” (17 January - 7 June 1967, undated)
  • Research Files, Everglades Jetport (19 July 1968 - 2 December 1970, undated)
  • Publication: “Superjetport or Everglades Park?” (15 April - July 1969, undated)
  • Research Files, Dade County Port Authority (19 February 1968 - 12 March 1969)
  • Articles about Everglades Jetport (September 1965 - 4 August 1969, undated)
  • Research Files, Annual Water Resources Meeting (25 January 1966)
  • Florida Maps (1964 - July 1969, undated)
  • Publication: “Oklawaha: ‘The Sweetest Water-lane in the World” (2 November 1969 - 21 January 1971, undated)
  • Research Files, Oklawaha [general] (13 September 1963, undated)
  • Correspondence relating to Oklawaha Canal [copies] (4 August 1969 - 11 May 1970, undated)
  • News Releases about Oklawaha Canal (20 August - 5 November 1969)
  • Research Files, Pro-Oklawaha Canal (17 June 1959 - October 1969, undated)
  • Research Files, Oklawaha Canal Lawsuit (24 December 1968 - March 1970, undated)
  • Articles and Newsletters about Oklawaha Canal (February 1963 - 24 August 1970, undated)
  • Research Files, Rhinoceros at Bay (February 1962 - 26 May 1967, undated)
  • Research Files, Kennecott Copper Corporation (December 1966 - 27 August 1967, undated)
  • Maps, North Cascades (1950 - March 1970, undated)
  • Research Files, North Cascades Notes (undated)
  • Research Files, North Cascades-general (October 1956 - June 1967, undated)
  • Research Files, Conservation (1962 - 20 May 1968)
  • Research Files, The Wild Cascades (1963 - January 1966, undated)
  • Research Files, Senate Bill No. 424 [copy] (April 1967)
  • Research Files, North Cascades Hearings (October 1959 - 2 August 1968, undated)
  • Research Files, North Cascades Legislation (4 June 1958 - 3 June 1970, undated)
  • Sierra Club Bulletins (January 1959 - January 1961)

Subseries 2.3: The View from Lincoln Hill: Man and the Land in a New England Town, 5 November 1921 - 24 March 1992, undated

  • Manuscript [“Marked Copy”] (undated)
  • Research Files, Bronson Alcott (undated)
  • Research Files, Eleazer Brooks (undated)
  • Research Files, Codman House (22 March - September 1973, undated)
  • Research Files, Ralph Waldo Emerson (6 February 1964, undated)
  • Research Files, Flint family (undated)
  • Research Files, Nathaniel Hawthorne (undated)
  • Research Files, Indians (24 December 1972, undated)
  • Research Files, Land Use (5 November 1921 - 10 September 1973, undated)
  • Research Files, Lincoln, MA (13 January - April 1970, undated)
  • Research Files, Natural History (1936 - July 1972, undated)
  • Research Files, Revolutionary War (8 July 1973 - 30 May 1974, undated)
  • Research Files, Sumner Smith (21 October 1974, undated)
  • Research Files, Henry David Thoreau (undated)
  • Research Files, Miscellaneous (April 1966 - July 1975, undated)
  • Sources and References (undated)
  • Sources and References, citation cards (undated)
  • Book Jacket Material (undated)
  • Reviews (12 March 1976 - May 1977, undated)
  • Correspondence - production and prospectus (17 March 1972 - 24 March 1992)
  • Correspondence (2 August 1976 - 14 February 1983, undated)
  • Financial Documents (4 October 1976 - 13 June 1986)
  • List of Copies Sent (undated)

Subseries 2.4: Speaking for Nature: How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America, 29 August 1975 - 15 December 1997, undated

  • Manuscript, Ch. 1 - 2 (circa 1978)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 3 - 4 (circa 1978)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 5 - 6 (circa 1978)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 7 - 8 and notes (circa 1978)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 9 - 10 and Introduction (circa 1978)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 1 - 2 (circa 1980)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 3 - 4 (circa 1980)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 5 - 6 (circa 1980)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 7 - 8 (circa 1980)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 9 - 10 (circa 1980)
  • Manuscript, Ch. 11 - 13 (circa 1980)
  • “Additions?" (undated)
  • Title Ideas (undated)*
  • Chapter Titles (undated)
  • Quotes (undated)*
  • Sources (undated)
  • Research Files, Mary Austin (undated)
  • Research Files, Florence Merriam Bailey (undated)
  • Research Files, Frank Bolles (undated)
  • Research Files, William Brewster (undated)
  • Research Files, John Burroughs (undated)
  • Research Files, Rachel Carson (3 September 1975 - 9 January 1977)
  • Research Files, Frank M. Chapman (undated)
  • Research Files, Elliott Coues (undated)
  • Research Files, Neltje Blanchan De Graff Doubleday (undated)
  • Research Files, René J. Dubos (undated)
  • Research Files, Clarence Edward Dutton (undated)
  • Research Files, Thomas Wilson Flagg (undated)
  • Research Files, Edward Howe Forbush (undated)
  • Research Files, Thomas Wentworth Higginson (undated)
  • Research Files, William T. Hornaday (undated)
  • Research Files, Clarence King (undated)
  • Research Files, Thomas Starr King (undated)
  • Research Files, Joseph Wood Krutch (undated)
  • Research Files, Sidney Lanier (undated)
  • Research Files, Aldo Leopold (undated)
  • Research Files, Robert Marshall (undated)
  • Research Files, Harriet Mann [Olive Thorne] Miller (undated)
  • Research Files, Enos Abijah Mills (undated)
  • Research Files, John Muir (undated)
  • Research Files, Nature (undated)
  • Research Files, Frederick Law Olmstead (undated)
  • Research Files, Henry Fairfield Osborn(undated)
  • Research Files, John C. Phillips (1976, undated)
  • Research Files, John Wesley Powell (undated)
  • Research Files, Theodore Roosevelt (undated)
  • Research Files, Paul B. Sears (undated)
  • Research Files, Ernest Thompson Seton (undated)
  • Research Files, Dallas Lore Sharp (undated)
  • Research Files, Gene Stratton-Porter (undated)
  • Research Files, Edwin Way Teale (undated)
  • Research Files, Bradford Torrey (undated)
  • Research Files, William Vogt (undated)
  • Research Files, Mabel Osgood Wright (undated)
  • Research Files, Yosemite (undated)
  • Research Files, Miscellaneous Authors (January 1977, undated)
  • Research Files, Miscellaneous Notes (undated)
  • Correspondence, professional (29 August 1975 - 15 June 1984, undated)
  • Press Releases (circa October 1980 - 5 August 1983)
  • Correspondence, personal (24 April 1980 - 24 February 1991, undated)
  • Reviews (18 September 1980 - 13 February 1985, undated)
  • Financial Documents (17 December 1980 - 15 December 1997)

Subseries 2.5: The Old Manse and the People Who Lived There, 10 April 1852 - 25 January 1995, Undated

  • Research Files, History of The Old Manse (27 May 1965 - 30 April 1981, undated)
  • Research Files, Allen French (5 January 1935 - 8 January 1936, undated)
  • Research Files, Dwight’s Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature
    • Vol. 1, No. 1
    • Vol. 1, No. 8
    • Vol. 1, No. 17
    • Vol. 1, No. 21
    • Vol. 1, No. 25 [2 copies]
    • Vol. 1, No. 26
    • Vol. IV, No. 2
    • Vol. IV, No. 6
    • Vol. IV, No. 9
    • Vol. IV, No. 16
    • Vol. IV, No. 20
    • Vol. IV, No. 22
    • Vol. IV, No. 23 (10 April 1852 - 11 March 1854)†
  • Research Files, general (undated)
  • Trustees of Reservations/Friends of the Old Manse documents and correspondence (5 November 1979 - 25 January 1995, undated)
  • “Master Plan” (December 1993)
  • Publication Material (18 August 1981 - circa May 1986, undated)
  • Correspondence, Personal (1 November 1982 - 28 March 1986, undated)
  • Photographs of Paul Brooks (18 May 1983)
  • Scrapbook of the Publication party (14 May 1983)

Subseries 2.6: Two Park Street: A Publishing Memoir, 15 July 1942 - 15 December 1997, undated

  • Research Materials (15 July 1942 - 6 December 1962, undated)
  • Publication Materials (17 February 1984 - 19 December 1986, undated)
  • Personal Correspondence (7 November 1986 - 10 April 1990, undated)
  • Reviews (December 1986 - December 1987, undated)
  • Financial Documents (15 June 1987 - 15 December 1997)

Subseries 2.7: The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work, 1947 - April 2007, undated

  • Manuscript, illustrations and acknowledgements (undated, circa 1971)
  • Manuscript, Author’s Proof (21 September 1971)
  • Manuscript, Author’s Proof (12 November 1971)
  • Manuscript, Preface - Ch.5 (undated)
  • Manuscript, Ch.6 - 14 (undated)
  • Manuscript, Ch.15 - 21 (undated)
  • Reviews and Mentions (1 January 1972 - 5 October 1989, undated)
  • Correspondence, Personal: pre-publication (5 July 1970 - 18 October 1971)
  • Correspondence: Manuscript editing (24 February 1970 - 25 February 1972)
  • Correspondence: Contracts, rights, and other financial documents (10 December 1971 - 8 September 1998, undated)
  • Correspondence, Personal: post-publication(5 January 1972 - 5 November 1984, undated)
  • Scrapbook Contents (13 December 1971 - 16 April 1977)
  • Scrapbook (undated)
  • Last Will and Testament of Rachel L. Carson [copy] (13 February 1964, undated)
  • Publications: “A Quest in Tribute to Rachel Carson” [2 copies] (undated)
  • Publications: Order of Service [3 copies] (13 March 1988)
  • Publications: Shirley A. Briggs
    • “Your Role for a Quality Environment”(Transactions of the 36th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, March 1971)
    • “A Decade after Silent Spring” (Friends Journal, 1 March 1972)
    • “Rachel Carson’s life interpreted with varying results” (Naturalist Results, Winter 1989)
    • “The Heritage of Silent Spring” (undated)
  • Publications: Paul Brooks
    • “Rachel Carson” (Book-of-the-Month Club News, September 1962)
    • The Nature Conservancy News,September 1964); “Rachel Carson” (circa 1972)
    • “The Life of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (Intellectual Digest, June 1972)
    • “The Impact of Silent Spring” (The Boston Globe, 5 October 1983)
    • “Courage of Rachel Carson” (Audubon, January 987)
    • “Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (The Lincoln Review, May - June 1993)
    • “Carson’s Warning on Pesticides Founded in Facts” (undated)
  • Publications: Rachel Carson
    • “Parker River—A New England Conservation Project” (1947)
    • Speech given at the AAAS General Symposium: The Sea Frontier (undated)
  • Publications: Donald Fleming
    • “Roots of the New Conservation Movement” (1972)
  • Publications: Ann Cottrell Free Articles
    • Untitled Article (McClure Newspaper Syndicate, 1 January 1962)
    • “The Real Rachel Carson” (The Izaak Walton Magazine, 1963)
    • “Silent Spring peaks Loud” (The Izaak Walton Magazine, April 1963)
    • “Rachel Carson, 1907 - 1964” (Defenders of Wildlife News Bulletin, May - July 1964)
    • “Why We Listened to Silent Spring” (The Washington Post, 15 April 1965)
    • “The Great Awakening” (This Week Magazine, 13 April 1969)
    • “The Opening of the Door” (Defenders of Wildlife News, July - August 1972)
    • “In the 10th Year of Silent Spring” (24 December 1972)
    • “Rachel Carson’s Living Legacy” (The Washington Post, 3 September 1975)
    • “Area Owes Big Debt to Gentle Naturalist” (EnviroSouth, 1977)
    • “Albert Schweitzer and ‘Silent Spring’” (The Courier, 1988)
  • Publications: Linda Lear
    • “Bombshell in Beltsville: The USDA and the Challenge of Silent Spring” (Agricultural History, Spring 1992)
  • Publications: Stewart Udall
    • “The Legacy of Rachel Carson” (Saturday Review, circa May 1964)
  • Publications: Terry Tempest Williams
    • “The Spirit of Rachel Carson” Audubon, July/August 1992)
  • Publications: General Publications about Rachel Carson (9 November 1955 - April 2007, undated)
  • Speeches/Publications: “Rachel Carson and Silent Spring” (3 October 1995, undated)
  • Speeches about Rachel Carson written by Paul Brooks (undated)
  • Correspondence: Rachel Carson (7 June 1951 - 16 January 1964, undated)
  • Correspondence: Bob Hines (7 June 1951 - 27 April 1955)
  • Correspondence: Frank E. Egler (18 March 1963 - 21 December 1964)
  • Correspondence: rights, invitations, and professional requests for help (20 October 1970 - 14 February 1996)
  • Correspondence: Houghton Mifflin Company (1 April 1970 - 7 June 1994)
  • Correspondence: Louise J. Beauchamp (20 August 1976 - 3 February 1977)
  • Correspondence: Student Requests (18 October 1982 - 11 November 1998)
  • Correspondence: Linda Lear (3 August 1992 - 15 November 1997)
  • Correspondence: Port Washington Public Library (6 August 1992)
  • Correspondence: Priscilla Coit Murphy (22 April 1997 - 25 July 1998, undated)
  • Correspondence: Shirley Briggs (30 December 1975 - 13 December 1996, undated)
  • Correspondence: Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment, Inc./Rachel Carson Council (23 September 1964 - 13 November 1997, undated)
  • Correspondence: Japan Rachel Carson Council (December 1992 - 24 February 1998, undated)**
  • Correspondence: Rachel Carson Homestead Association (15 October 1974 - 6 September 1979)
  • Correspondence: regarding R. Carson’s papers (16 August 1970 - 12 December 1975)
  • Correspondence: Foxboro Productions, Inc./Phoenix Entertainment Group (26 October 1986 - 25 April 1988, undated)
  • Correspondence and Documents: Kaiulani Lee (4 October 1989 - 4 December 1996, undated)
  • Correspondence: Craig Waddell (13 November 1995 - 1 January 1997)
  • Correspondence and Documents: Publication of Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952 - 1964 – The story of a Remarkable Friendship (29 July 1991 -22 March 1995, undated)
  • Publications: Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952 - 64 – An Intimate Portrait of a Remarkable Friendship [Sampler Printed by Beacon Press](undated)
  • Correspondence: Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman [photocopies; includes notes]—FOLDER 1 (18 October 1953 - 11 May 1963, undated)
  • Correspondence: Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman [photocopies; includes notes]—FOLDER 2 (18 October 1953 - 11 May 1963, undated)
  • Correspondence and Documents: Silent Spring 25th Anniversary Edition (28 May 1987 - 11 March 1994, undated)
  • Correspondence and Documents: Miscellaneous productions about Rachel Carson (15 April 1963 - 15 October 1998, undated)
  • Correspondence, Personal: Miscellaneous (30 April 1963 - 15 February 1993)†
  • Research Files: Pesticides (July 1962 - 23 March 1987, undated)
  • Contract for Silent Spring (22 May 1958 - 26 June 1962)
  • Correspondence: between Rachel Carson and Curtis Bok [photocopies](29 November 1955 - 15 December 1956, undated)
  • Correspondence: between Rachel Carson and Robert Cushman Murphy[photocopies](28 March 1958 - 5 November 1959)
  • Miscellaneous: Rachel Carson [includes a manuscript leaf of Under the Sea Wind](9 November 1955 - Winter 1993, undated)*
  • Photographs: Rachel Carson
    • Rachel Carson. Undated. Brooks Studio
    • Bulls Island, driftwood covered with barnacles. Undated. Edwin Way Teale. [“Coconut Island” and “Rachel Carson” written on reverse]
    • Bulls Island, beach. Undated. Edwin Way Teale. [“Coconut Island” and “Rachel Carson” written on reverse]
    • Bulls Island, river with canoes. Undated. U.S. Forest Service
    • Bulls Island, forested path. Undated. Edwin Way Teale
    • Handwritten note from Edwin Way Teale. Undated. [Note reads, “To remind you of the Bulls Island vacation”]
    • Bulls Island, beachgrass and beach. Undated. Edwin Way Teale. [“Coconut Island” and “Rachel Carson” written on reverse]
    • Bulls Island, forested path. Undated. Edwin Way Teale
    • Bulls Island, path leading to beach. Undated. Edwin Way Teale
    • Rachel Carson on pier at Woods Hole, Mass., Pathfinder Magazine. Undated. Norman J. Driscoll
    • Rachel Carson by seashore. Undated. Unattributed
    • Rachel Carson at Woods Hole, Mass. 1951. Edwin Gray
    • Man drawing starfish. Undated. Unattributed
    • Rachel Carson using homemade water-glass, Florida Keys. Undated. Rex Gary Schmidt. [2 copies]
    • Rachel Carson with microscope. Undated. Brooks Studio
    • Handwritten note from three different people. Undated.
    • Typewritten letter from Anne Ford to Marie Rodell. 19 July 1962
    • Rachel Carson. Undated. Harris & Ewing Studio
    • Rachel Carson holding a copy of Silent Spring with Warren G. Magnuson and Maurine B. Neuberger. Undated. Unattributed.
    • Rachel Carson and two others with book The Sea Around Us at Drexel Institute of Technology. June, 1952. Photo-Arts, Philadelphia
    • Display at a Saks Fifth Avenue store featuring mannequin holding book The Edge of the Sea. Undated. Unattributed
    • Bronze bust of Rachel Carson by Una Hanbury. Undated. Shirley Briggs. [2 copies]
    • Rachel Carson at desk. Undated. Brooks Studio
    • Rachel Carson and sketches of sea life. Undated. Brooks Studio
    • Rachel Carson and Robert W. Hines collecting specimens at Missouri and Ohio Keys, Florida. Undated. Rex Gary Schmidt. [2 copies]
    • John Kieran and Rachel Carson with taxidermied Bald Eagle. Undated. Charles Rossi. (1951 - June 1952, undated)
  • Miscellaneous, general (1962 - 23 March 1995, undated)

Subseries 2.8: The People of Concord: One Year in the Flowering of New England, July 1880 - 30 October 1998, undated

  • Publicity and Reviews (28 October 1990 - May 1991, undated)
  • Correspondence: Globe Pequot Press (10 March 1986 - 3 November 1993, undated)
  • Correspondence: Claiborne W. Dawes (20 June 1987 - 2 October 1989, undated)
  • Correspondence: Credits and Rights (20 December 1989 - 20 June 1990, undated)
  • Correspondence, personal (21 July 1989 - 23 December 1996, undated)
  • Correspondence: Charles Everitt Literary Agency, Inc. (1 December 1997 - 30 October 1998, undated)
  • Research files: Abolitionism (undated)
  • Research files: Alcott Family (undated)
  • Research files: George Bradford (undated)
  • Research files: Brook Farm (undated)
  • Research files: Concord
  • Churches (14 May - 12 August 1987, undated)
  • Research files: Concord Lyceum (undated)
  • Research files: Lidian Emerson (undated)
  • Research files: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Spring 1986 - 14 April 1988, undated)
  • Research files: Farming (27 March 1987, undated)
  • Research files: Margaret Fuller (undated)
  • Research files: Elizabeth Hoar (October 1985 - 27 April 1991, undated)
  • Research files: Edmund Hosmer (undated)
  • Research files: Irish immigrants (undated)
  • Research files: Mexican War (undated)
  • Research files: Railroads (undated)
  • Research files: Reading (undated)
  • Research files: George Ripley (July 1880)
  • Research files: Sarah Ripley (1 July 1987 - 9 February 1995, undated)
  • Research files: Schools (undated)
  • Research files: Social Circle (undated)
  • Research files: Henry David Thoreau (November 1981 - November 1988, undated)
  • Research files: Town meeting minutes and Town records (undated)
  • Research files: Miscellaneous Biographies (Men) (undated)
  • Research files: Miscellaneous Biographies (Women)(undated)
  • Research files: Miscellaneous Handwritten Notes (undated)
  • Research files: Negatives (undated)
  • Research files: Sources, ideas, and page corrections (undated)
  • Possible manuscript additions (undated)

Series 3: Publications, 1 October 1933 - November 1997, undated