Guide to the Dorothy Freeman collection, 1891-1991 | MC041

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Freeman, Dorothy, 1898-1978
Title
Dorothy Freeman collection
ID
MC041
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1952-1977
Date [inclusive]
1891-2012
Extent
24.5 Linear feet 1 oversize box
General Physical Description note
24 linear feet; 1 oversize box
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence and other material documenting the close friendship between ecologist, biologist and author Rachel Carson and her summer neighbor Dorothy Freeman from their first meeting to Carson's death in 1964. Their letters portray in great detail the genesis of their friendship and of Carson's work, including the conception, creation, and impact of Silent Spring which exposed the dangers of pesticides. The letters also discuss details of everyday life, friends, and associates; The Edge of the Sea (which Carson dedicated to Dorothy and her husband Stan); and the progression of Carson's breast cancer (diagnosed in 1960). The collection also contains early drafts of some of Carson's writings, speeches, and research materials; some of Dorothy Freeman's writings, including drafts of short stories, observations of the natural world, and notes pertaining to talks she gave about Rachel Carson; and a variety of Freeman family materials, including letters written by Stanley Freeman, Jr. when he was a student at Bates College (1944-1948) and diaries kept by Dorothy and her husband, Stanley Freeman, Sr.

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Freeman collection, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The collection documents the friendship of Dorothy Freeman and Rachel Carson. In the summer of 1951, Stanley Freeman Sr., Dorothy Freeman's husband, was given a copy of Rachel Carson's book The Sea Around Us for his birthday, and that summer the family took turns reading it aloud to each other. In 1952, when Dorothy Freeman learned Carson was building a cottage on Southport she wrote to Carson. That winter, the two women exchanged letters. The following summer, 1953, the Freemans met Rachel Carson and began what would become, for Rachel and Dorothy, a profound and intimate friendship. Dorothy was 55 years old; Rachel was 46. These letters document this friendship.

During the twelve years they knew each other, Carson wrote two books, The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. These letters provide details about these writing projects, as well as details of everyday life, friends, and associates. Rachel and Dorothy shared many things but most especially they shared a deep connection and an uninhibited appreciation of the natural world-its beauty and power-and often their letters are filled with their observations.

Carson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1960 and for four years she battled the disease. The letters also provide details about the progression of the disease and the ways in which the two friends chose to confront the inevitable.

While Carson and the Freeman's summered on Southport, their primary residences were in Silver Spring, Maryland and West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. They wrote to each other frequently, sometimes several times in a single day, and they also spoke often on the telephone. In writing, they often mailed several letters together, sometimes one letter was meant for sharing with family while another letter was to be read alone. These private letters they called "apples". They named and made private references to some of their letters, such as "the hyacinth letter" and "the butterfly letter". Other letters were designated "for the strongbox" which signified the letter was to be destroyed. Both Carson and Freeman did destroy some correspondence.

Prior to her death, Rachel arranged for Dorothy's letters to be returned. Consequently, both Rachel's and Dorothy's letters to each other are part of same collection-the Dorothy Freeman Collection.

These letters were kept by the family after Dorothy died in 1978. Martha Freeman, granddaughter to Dorothy Freeman, published the bulk of these letters in 1995. The Freeman family also provided access to the letters to Linda Lear for her biography of Rachel Carson. In November 1997, Stanley Freeman Jr. donated these letters, along with a variety of other materials which together constitute the Dorothy Freeman Collection, to Bates College.

Dorothy Murdoch Freeman (1898-1978)

Dorothy Murdoch was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. She grew up in the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Her mother's family (Whitney) was one of the first families to settle in Southport (in the 1880's) and Dorothy and her family spent their summers there. From 1916-1919 Dorothy attended the Framingham State Normal School. She taught home economics in high school until 1921 when she found a job with the Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service in Amherst. In 1924 she became a regional director of 4H. Dorothy married Stanley Freeman in 1924. Stanley Freeman was studying animal nutrition at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now University of Massachusetts) and when he graduated he found a job as an agricultural agent. Since married women were prohibited from teaching, Dorothy resigned her job. Stanley Jr., their only child, was born in 1926. Stan Sr. began working for the Wirthmore Feed Company and rose to become manager of the service department. Stanley Jr. attended Bates College (Class 1947), interrupting his study when he joined the Navy. Stanley Jr. married Madeleine Richard, (Bates Class 1947) in 1948. They had two children-Martha, born in 1953, and Richard, born in 1955. Stanley Freeman Sr. died in January 1964. Rachel Carson died in April 1964. In 1968, Dorothy married Arthur Rand. In 1970 Arthur Rand died. Dorothy Murdoch Freeman Rand died in August 1978.

Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

This biographical note courtesy of Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (1997).

Rachel Carson was a biologist, ecologist, and science writer. Born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, she won scholarships to attend Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College), intending to major in English, but was inspired to become one of a handful of science majors, graduating in 1929. She received an MA in zoology in 1932 from The Johns Hopkins University, and taught there and at the University of Maryland Dental School while she finished her studies.

Carson saw the sea for the first time as a graduate student at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and continued her studies there for the next decade. She found employment as a free-lance writer for the Baltimore Sun, won a part time position at the Bureau of Fisheries as a writer of radio scripts, and was appointed aquatic biologist there in 1936 as one of the first two women scientists hired by the Bureau. In 1939 the Bureau was reorganized into the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Carson worked her way up the bureaucracy primarily as an editor rather than a field scientist. In 1949 she became Editor-in-Chief of all U.S. Fish and Wildlife publications, retiring in 1952 to devote herself to her writing.

She published Under the Sea Wind in 1941 which was critically acclaimed but eclipsed by World War II, and a decade later followed it with The Sea Around Us which brought her international acclaim as a best-selling science writer. She was awarded the National Book Award in non-fiction, the John Burroughs Medal, and the medal of the American Geographic Society. A Guggenheim Fellowship supported her research for the final volume of her sea trilogy, The Edge of the Sea, which like her previous book was serialized in The New Yorker and also made the best-seller lists.

Carson made her home in Silver Spring, Maryland but in 1952 built a cottage on the Sheepscot River on Southport Island, Maine. The following summer she met Dorothy and Stanley Freeman, neighbors on Southport, and a deep friendship was forged. She dedicated The Edge of the Sea, published in 1955, to the Freemans. Carson spent every subsequent summer through 1963 in Southport at her cottage.

Although she was committed to numerous other projects, the misuse of pesticides dominated Carson's thinking after 1957. Unsuccessful in trying to interest other writers to examine the subject, Silent Spring was published in 1962 after four years of grinding research. It was serialized in The New Yorker, read by President John F. Kennedy, and initiated a national controversy over the use of chemical pesticides, particularly DDT. Carson was attacked by government scientists, the chemical industry, and many in the health and food industries as an extremist and an alarmist. But her findings were vindicated by a report issued by the President's Science Advisory Committee in 1963. She testified before the U.S. Senate on two occasions in July 1963, recommending the creation of an independent regulatory agency to oversee the use of pesticides. Although DDT was not banned in the U.S. until 1972, Carson's work initiated the contemporary environmental movement and aroused public opinion to a variety of environmental concerns.

Silent Spring was an act of courage on two levels: during its writing Carson battled a rapidly metastasizing breast cancer; at the same time, she dared to take on the scientific and governmental establishment to warn the public about a pernicious danger. Hers was a singular testament to the power of the committed individual to bring about change. Rachel Carson died in April 1964 in Silver Spring, Maryland at the age of 56.

Works Consulted

Freeman, Martha, ed. Always Rachel : The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.

Lear, Linda. Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997.

Lear, Linda. Dorothy Murdock Freeman Rand: A Chronology of Her Life and Friendship with Rachel Carson. [Unpublished: 1993].

Scope and Content Note

The Dorothy Freeman Collection contains several series of material related to the biologist, conservationist, and writer Rachel Carson. Included are two series of correspondence: Dorothy Freeman's Letters to Rachel Carson (1954-1964) and Rachel Carson's Letters to Dorothy Freeman (1952-1964).

The Dorothy Freeman Collection also contains a variety of other materials related to the life and career of Rachel Carson. Included are early drafts of some of Carson's writings-a portion of the manuscript of The Edge of the Sea and drafts of four chapters for the book Silent Spring; speeches and papers, including a copy of the paper Carson presented at the AAAS Symposium held in Boston in December, 1953; text and recording of a speech made before the Women's National Press Club in December, 1962; and a transcript of her statement before the Subcommittee on Reorganization and International Organizations of the Committee on Government Operations on June 4, 1963. Some of Carson's research materials are also included, as well as book reviews, magazine articles and newspaper clippings relating to the life and work of Rachel Carson.

Also housed in this collection are some of Dorothy Freeman's writings. Included are drafts of short stories, notes and notebooks she kept, primarily recording observations of the natural world. Freeman wrote a number of short pieces about Rachel Carson, and later gave talks to local clubs about Carson. The collection includes typed transcripts and handwritten notes pertaining to these talks and a large body of correspondence between Dorothy and her friends.

In addition, the collection contains a variety of family materials, including letters and diaries written by George "Fred" Murdock, Dorothy Freeman's father, when he was serving with the YMCA in Europe (1918-1919); letters written by Stanley Freeman Jr. when he was a student at Bates College (1943-1944; 1946-1948); diaries kept by Dorothy Freeman (1938-1966); diaries kept by Stanley Freeman Sr. (1961-1964); and correspondence between several family members including Dorothy, Stanley Freeman Sr. and Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr.

The collection also contains a few photographs, primarily of the Freeman family and a few of Rachel Carson.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized in eight series: I. Letters of Dorothy Freeman to Rachel Carson (1954-1964); II. Letters of Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman (1952-1964); III. Rachel Carson materials (1937-1982); IV. Dorothy Freeman materials (1927-1991); V. Freeman family material (1891-1979); VI. Photographs (1924-1971); VII. Always Rachel material and VIII. Restricted material (1952-1964)

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Copyright of Carson and Freeman letters published in Always, Rachel, is owned by Beacon Press and researchers must contact the Permissions Department at Beacon Press for permission to publish these letters.

For unpublished Freeman letters, or other Freeman materials, copyright and literary rights are owned by the Freeman family. Researchers may quote portions of the Freeman letters in unpublished papers prepared as part of the academic and related programs of Bates College and make photocopies of up to ten letters for research purposes only without the written consent of the family. Researchers must contact Dr. Stanley L. Freeman, 7 Longwood Court, Orono, Maine 04473 for all other requests to photocopy, quote from, or publish this material.

For unpublished Rachel Carson letters, copyright and literary rights are owned by the Carson Estate. Researcher must contact Frances Collin, Trustee u-w-o Rachel Carson, PO Box 33, Wayne, PA 19087-0033 for permission to photocopy, quote from, or publish this material.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Stanley Freeman, Jr., 1997. Additional family material was received in 1999. Seven letters from Dorothy Freeman to Jean Reller were received from Linda Lear in 2000 and 2001. Stanley Freeman, Jr. gave his letters from World War II in 2001 and additional Dorothy Freeman "Round robin" correspondence in 2003. Accession No.: 98-001.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Southport (Me.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964--Correspondence
  • Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964--Writings
  • Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
  • Freeman, Dorothy, 1898-1978--Correspondence
  • Freeman, Dorothy, 1898-1978--Writings

Subject(s)

  • Breast--Cancer--Patients--Biography
  • Nature
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Pesticides--Environmental aspects
  • Pesticides--Toxicology
  • Women biologists--Correspondence
  • Women environmentalists--Correspondence

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Collection Inventory

 MC041/01 Letters of Dorothy Freeman to Rachel Carson 1954-1964   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Letters, notes, and cards written by Dorothy Freeman to Rachel Carson. This correspondence was returned to Dorothy Freeman at the request of Rachel Carson. Freeman annotated some of these materials, often on the envelopes, with notes regarding the content, context, or date of the letters.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological with undated materials filed last.

Box Folder

December 20, 1954   

1 1

December 23, 1954   

1 2

December 24, 1954   

1 3

Christmas Eve 1954 [draft]   

1 4

Christmas Eve 1954   

1 5

Christmas cards 1954   

1 6

December 26, 1954   

1 7

December 27, 1954   

1 8

December 28, 1954   

1 9

December 29, 1954   

1 10

December 30, 1954   

1 11

January 6, 1955   

1 12

January 6, 1955   

1 13

January 7, 1955   

1 14

January 12, 1955   

1 15

January 14, 1955   

1 16

January 31, 1955   

1 17

March 25, 1955   

1 18

May 30, 1955   

1 19

June 1955 [fragment]   

1 20

[August 11, 1955]   

1 21

August 12, 1955   

1 22

August 16, 1955   

1 23

August 20, 1955   

1 24

August 21, 1955   

1 25

[August 22, 1955]   

1 26

[August 26, 1955]   

1 27

October 26, 1955   

1 28

November 24, 1955   

1 29

Christmas 1955 [draft]   

1 30

March 30, 1956   

1 31

April 6, 1956   

1 32

April 11, 1956   

1 33

April 15, 1956   

1 34

October 26, 1956   

1 35

November 23, 1956   

1 36

Christmas 1956 [draft]   

1 37

Christmas 1956   

1 38

Christmas cards 1956   

1 39

April 23, 1957   

1 40

July 14, 1957   

1 41

January 5, 1958 [fragment]   

1 42

February 8, 1958   

1 43

April 2, 1958   

1 44

April 8, 1958   

1 45

June 10, 1958   

1 46

June 12, 1958   

1 47

November 30, 1958   

1 48

December 1, 1958 [includes draft]   

1 49

September 13, 1959   

1 50

September 30, 1959   

1 51

October 3, 1959   

1 52

October 13, 1959   

1 53

November 6, 1959   

1 54

Christmas 1959 [draft]   

1 55

Christmas 1959   

1 56

January 9, 1960   

1 57

February 8, 1960   

1 58

March 24, 1960   

1 59

March 25, 1960   

1 60

April 4, 1960   

1 61

April 5, 1960   

1 62

April 29, 1960 [fragment]   

1 63

April 30, 1960   

1 64

September 1960   

1 65

October 1960   

1 66

November 22, 1960   

1 67

November 25, 1960   

1 68

November 27, 1960   

1 69

December 3, 1960   

1 70

December 4, 1960   

1 71

December 5, 1960   

1 72

December 6, 1960   

1 73

December 9, 1960   

1 74

December 10, 1960   

1 75

December 14, 1960   

1 76

December 15, 1960   

1 77

December 16, 1960   

1 78

December 17, 1960   

1 79

December 18, 1960   

1 80

December 23, 1960   

1 81

Christmas 1960 [draft]   

1 82

Christmas 1960   

1 83

December 27, 1960   

1 84

December 29, 1960   

1 85

December 31, 1960   

1 86

January 13, 1961   

2 1

January 31, 1961   

2 2

February 7, 1961   

2 3

February 22, 1961   

2 4

March 28, 1961   

2 5

March 30, 1961   

2 6

March 31, 1961   

2 7

April 3, 1961   

2 8

April 5, 1961   

2 9

April 8, 1961   

2 10

April 10, 1961   

2 11

April 12, 1961   

2 12

April 14, 1961   

2 13

May 5, 1961   

2 14

May 18, 1961   

2 15

May [19], 1961 [fragment]   

2 16

May 20, 1961   

2 17

May 24, 1961   

2 18

June 2, 1961   

2 19

June 3, 1961   

2 20

June 4, 1961   

2 21

June 5, 1961   

2 22

June 7, 1961   

2 23

June 8, 1961   

2 24

July 6, 1961 [fragment]   

2 25

July 12, 1961   

2 26

September 1961 [fragment]   

2 27

September 1, 1961   

2 28

September 17, 1961   

2 29

September 24, 1961   

2 30

October 9, 1961 [fragment]   

2 31

October 10, 1961   

2 32

October 11, 1961 [fragment]   

2 33

Christmas Eve 1961   

2 34

Christmas 1961 [draft]   

2 35

January 2, 1962   

2 36

January 18, 1962   

2 37

January 23, 1962   

2 38

January 26, 1962   

2 39

February 23, 1962   

2 40

March 1962   

2 41

April 6, 1962   

2 42

May 31, 1962   

2 43

September 1962 [fragment]   

2 44

September 1962; nature notes   

2 45

September 9, 1962   

2 46

October 8, 1962   

2 47

October 12, 1962   

2 48

October 1962   

2 49

Christmas Eve 1962 [draft]   

2 50

Christmas Eve 1962   

2 51

February 1, 1963   

2 52

February 6, 1963   

2 53

February 17, 1963   

2 54

March 6, 1963   

2 55

March 31, 1963   

2 56

May 8, 1963   

2 57

May 12, 1963   

2 58

May 15, 1963   

2 59

May 20, 1963   

2 60

May 22, 1963   

2 61

May 25, 1963   

2 62

June 6, 1963   

2 63

September 12, 1963   

2 64

September 14, 1963   

2 65

September 16, 1963   

2 66

September 23, 1963   

2 67

September 26, 1963   

2 68

September 29, 1963   

2 69

October 2, 1963   

2 70

October 4, 1963   

2 71

October 5, 1963   

2 72

October 11, 1963   

2 73

October 14, 1963   

2 74

October 17, 1963   

2 75

October 30, 1963   

2 76

November 16-17, 1963   

2 77

November 26, 1963   

2 78

December 9, 1963   

2 79

December 17, 1963   

2 80

December 18, 1963   

2 81

December 19, 1963   

2 82

December 20, 1963   

2 83

Christmas 1963 AC   

2 84

December 26, 1963   

2 85

January 4, 1964   

3 1

January 5, 1964   

3 2

January 7, 1964   

3 3

January 12, 1964   

3 4

January 22, 1964   

3 5

January 26, 1964   

3 6

February 2, 1964   

3 7

Valentines 1964   

3 8

February 25, 1964   

3 9

February 26, 1964   

3 10

February 27, 1964   

3 11

February 29, 1964 [morning]   

3 12

February 29, 1964 [evening]   

3 13

March 3, 1964   

3 14

March 5, 1964   

3 15

March 7, 1964   

3 16

March 9, 1964   

3 17

March 22, 1964   

3 18

March 24, 1964   

3 19

March 25, 1964   

3 20

March 25, 1964   

3 21

March 26, 1964   

3 22

March 27, 1964   

3 23

March 28, 1964   

3 24

March 30, 1964   

3 25

March 31, 1964   

3 26

April 2, 1964   

3 27

April 12, 1964   

3 28

April 13, 1964   

3 29

April 14, 1964   

3 30

Christmas letter [draft] Undated   

3 31

Letter [fragment] Undated   

3 32

Letter [fragment] Undated   

3 33

Letter [fragment] Undated   

3 34

Letter [fragment] Undated   

3 35

Letter Undated   

3 36

Letter Undated   

3 37

September 21 [fragment] Undated   

3 38

September 25 Undated   

3 39

Thursday morning Undated   

3 40

Birthday cards to Rachel Carson Undated   

3 41

Christmas cards to Rachel Carson Undated   

3 42

Get well cards/other cards to Rachel Carson Undated   

3 43

Valentine's Day cards to Rachel Carson Undated   

3 44

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 MC041/02 Letters of Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman 1952-1964   4.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Letters, cards, and notes written by Rachel Carson to Dorothy Freeman. Freeman annotated some of these materials, often on the envelopes, with notes regarding the content, context, or date of letters.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological with undated letters filed last.

Box Folder

December 15, 1952   

1 1

September 3, 1953   

1 2

September 10, 1953   

1 3

September 28, 1953   

1 4

October 5, 1953   

1 5

October 11, 1953   

1 6

October 18, 1953   

1 7

October 30, 1953   

1 8

November 4, 1953   

1 9

November 5, 1953   

1 10

November 14, 1953   

1 11

November 16, 1953   

1 12

November 19-20, 1953   

1 13

November 22, 1953   

1 14

December 2, 1953   

1 15

December 6, 1953   

1 16

December 11, 1953   

1 17

December 14, 1953   

1 18

December 16, 1953   

1 19

December 19, 1953   

1 20

December 21, 1953   

1 21

December 24, 1953   

1 22

December 26, 1953   

1 23

Thoughts on time; note, 1954   

1 24

Two years since start of correspondence, [1954]   

1 25

January 1, 1954   

1 26

January 2, 1954   

1 27

January 4, 1954   

1 28

January 17, 1954   

1 29

January 21, 1954   

1 30

January 25, 1954   

1 31

January 26-29, 1954 (several letters, one fragment)   

1 32

January 30, 1954   

1 33

February 3, 1954 [fragment]   

1 34

February 6, 1954   

1 35

February 6, 1954 [Hyacinth letter]   

1 36

February 13, 1954   

1 37

February 14, 1954   

1 38

February 17, 1954   

1 39

February 20, 1954   

1 40

February 21, 1954   

1 41

February 24, 1954   

1 42

March 1, 1954   

1 43

March 3, 1954   

1 44

March 9, 1954   

1 45

March 11, 1954   

1 46

March 12, 1954   

1 47

March 20, 1954   

1 48

March 24,1954   

1 49

April 3, 1954   

1 50

April 7, 1954   

1 51

April 11-12, 1954   

1 52

April 14, 1954   

1 53

April 21, 1954   

1 54

April 23, 1954   

1 55

April 26, 1954   

1 56

April 28, 1954   

1 57

May 1, 1954   

1 58

May 3-4, 1954   

1 59

May 6, 1954 [fragment]   

1 60

May 13, 1954   

1 61

[May 6-13], 1954   

1 62

May 23, 1954   

1 63

May 27, 1954   

1 64

May 30, 1954   

1 65

June 1, 1954   

2 1

June 2, 1954 [fragment]   

2 2

June 3, 1954   

2 3

June 5, 1954   

2 4

June 7, 1954   

2 5

June 8, 1954 [fragment]   

2 6

June 10, 1954   

2 7

June 12, 1954   

2 8

June 13, 1954   

2 9

June 15, 1954 [Dorothy's birthday]   

2 10

June 16, 1954 [fragment]   

2 11

June 17, 1954   

2 12

June 18, 1954   

2 13

June 20, 1954   

2 14

June 22, 1954   

2 15

June 26, 1954   

2 16

June 27, 1954   

2 17

July 24, 1954   

2 18

July 26, 1954   

2 19

July 28, 1954   

2 20

August 2, 1954   

2 21

August 3, 1954   

2 22

August 21, 1954   

2 23

Summer 1954   

2 24

End of summer 1954   

2 25

September 18, 1954   

2 26

September 18, 1954   

2 27

September 22, 1954   

2 28

September 30, 1954   

2 29

October 6, 1954   

2 30

October 17, 1954   

2 31

October 23, 1954   

2 32

October 25, 1954   

2 33

October 30, 1954   

2 34

Fall 1954; note to Aunt Dorsey (Dorothy) from Jeffie (Rachel)   

2 35

November 5, 1954   

2 36

November 8, 1954   

2 37

November 11, 1954 [fragment]   

2 38

November 12, 1954   

2 39

November 17, 1954; from Jeffie (Rachel) to Willow (Dorothy)   

2 40

November 20, 1954   

2 41

November 24, 1954   

2 42

Thanksgiving 1954   

2 43

November 27, 1954   

2 44

December 1, 1954   

2 45

December 2, 1954   

2 46

December 3, 1954   

2 47

December 11, 1954   

2 48

December 14, 1954   

2 49

December 16, 1954   

2 50

December 17, 1954   

2 51

December 17, 1954; Christmas card   

2 52

December 18, 1954   

2 53

December 21, 1954   

2 54

December 21, 1954; notes written December 17-18, 1954   

2 55

December 21, 1954   

2 56

For Christmas Eve 1954   

2 57

For Christmas Eve 1954   

2 58

December 24, 1954   

2 59

December 26, 1954   

2 60

December 27, 1954   

2 61

December 28, 1954   

2 62

December 28-29, 1954   

2 63

1955; Coatesworth   

2 64

January 6, 1955   

2 65

January 8, 1955   

2 66

January 12, 1955   

2 67

January 14, 1955   

2 68

January 16-17, 1955   

2 69

January 19, 1955   

2 70

January 21, 1955   

2 71

January 24, 1955   

2 72

January 28, 1955   

2 73

January 29, 1955   

2 74

Early February 1955   

2 75

February 2, 1955   

2 76

February 3, 1955   

2 77

February 4, 1955   

2 78

February 7, 1955   

2 79

February 9, 1955   

2 80

February 16, 1955   

2 81

February 19, 1955   

2 82

February 20, 1955   

2 83

February 22, 1955   

2 84

February 22, 1955   

2 85

February 23, 1955   

2 86

February 25, 1955   

2 87

February 26, 1955   

2 88

February 28, 1955   

2 89

March 5, 1955   

3 1

March 8, 1955   

3 2

March 10, 1955; includes note to Stanley   

3 3

March 11, 1955   

3 4

March 16, 1955   

3 5

March 17, 1955   

3 6

March 18, 1955   

3 7

March 20, 1955   

3 8

March 23, 1955   

3 9

March 24, 1955   

3 10

March 30, 1955   

3 11

Spring 1955   

3 12

April 1, 1955   

3 13

April 4, 1955   

3 14

April 5, 1955   

3 15

April 6, 1955   

3 16

April 9, 1955   

3 17

April 11, 1955   

3 18

April 12, 1955   

3 19

April 12, 1955   

3 20

April 15, 1955   

3 21

April 17, 1955   

3 22

April 18, 1955   

3 23

April 19, 1955   

3 24

April 26, 1955   

3 25

April 1955   

3 26

May/November 1955; thoughts on writing [fragments]   

3 27

May 7, 1955   

3 28

May 14, 1955   

3 29

May 28, 1955   

3 30

June 1, 1955   

3 31

June 4, 1955   

3 32

June 12, 1955; Dorothy's birthday   

3 33

Summer 1955   

3 34

July 26, 1955   

3 35

August 25, 1955   

3 36

August 29, 1955   

3 37

September 21, 1955   

3 38

September 26, 1955   

3 39

September 28, 1955   

3 40

October 1, 1955   

3 41

October 2, 1955   

3 42

October 20, 1955; telegram   

3 43

October 25, 1955; also includes note to Dorothy and Stan   

3 44

October 26, 1955   

3 45

October 27, 1955   

3 46

October 29, 1955   

3 47

October 31, 1955   

3 48

November 1,1955   

3 49

November 3, 1955   

3 50

November 10-12, 1955   

3 51

November 12, 1955   

3 52

November 14, 1955   

3 53

November 16, 1955   

3 54

November 19-20, 1955   

3 55

November 23, 1955   

3 56

November 23, 1955   

3 57

November 26, 1955   

3 58

November 27, 1955   

3 59

November 30, 1955   

3 60

December 2, 1955   

4 1

December 6, 1955   

4 2

December 7, 1955   

4 3

December 15, 1955   

4 4

December 18, 1955   

4 5

December 20, 1955   

4 6

December 21, 1955   

4 7

December 27, 1955   

4 8

December 29, 1955   

4 9

December 31, 1955   

4 10

December 31, 1955   

4 11

January 4, 1956   

4 12

January 7, 1956   

4 13

January 10, 1956   

4 14

January 14, 1956   

4 15

January 18, 1956   

4 16

January 19, 1956   

4 17

January 25, 1956   

4 18

January 25, 1956   

4 19

January 28, 1956   

4 20

February 1, 1956   

4 21

February 1, 1956   

4 22

February 2, 1956   

4 23

February 3, 1956   

4 24

February 4, 1956   

4 25

February 6, 1956   

4 26

February 7, 1956   

4 27

February 8, 1956   

4 28

February 9, 1956   

4 29

February 12, 1956   

4 30

February 14, 1956   

4 31

February 18, 1956   

4 32

February 25, 1956   

4 33

February 27, 1956   

4 34

February 28, 1956   

4 35

March 2, 1956   

4 36

March 3, 1956   

4 37

March 8, 1956   

4 38

March 9, 1956   

4 39

March 10, 1956   

4 40

March 12, 1956   

4 41

March 13, 1956   

4 42

March 15, 1956   

4 43

March 16, 1956   

4 44

March 18, 1956   

4 45

Easter 1956   

4 46

March 21, 1956   

4 47

March 22, 1956   

4 48

March 30, 1956   

4 49

March 31, 1956   

4 50

April 2, 1956   

4 51

April 3, 1956   

4 52

April 8, 1956   

4 53

April 9, 1956   

4 54

April 10, 1956   

4 55

April 11, 1956   

4 56

April 12, 1956   

4 57

April 14, 1956   

4 58

April 16, 1956   

4 59

April 17, 1956   

4 60

April 18, 1956   

4 61

April 19, 1956   

4 62

April 19, 1956   

4 63

April 20, 1956   

4 64

May 1, 1956   

4 65

May 1, 1956   

4 66

May 2, 1956   

4 67

May 3, 1956   

4 68

May 6, 1956   

4 69

May 7, 1956   

4 70

May 8, 1956   

4 71

May 10, 1956   

4 72

May 12, 1956   

4 73

May 14, 1956   

4 74

May 17, 1956   

4 75

May 27, 1956   

4 76

June 4, 1956   

5 1

June 12, 1956   

5 2

June 15, 1956   

5 3

June 23, 1956   

5 4

August 3,1956   

5 5

August 7, 1956   

5 6

August 8, 1956   

5 7

August 10, 1956   

5 8

August 13, 1956   

5 9

End of summer 1956   

5 10

September 20, 1956   

5 11

September 21, 1956   

5 12

September 23, 1956   

5 13

October 5, 1956   

5 14

October 7, 1956   

5 15

November 15, 1956   

5 16

November 18, 1956   

5 17

November 26, 1956   

5 18

December 1, 1956   

5 19

December 5, 1956   

5 20

December 8, 1956   

5 21

December 11, 1956   

5 22

December 14, 1956   

5 23

December 19, 1956   

5 24

Christmas 1956   

5 25

December 25, 1956   

5 26

December 26, 1956   

5 27

December 28-29, 1956   

5 28

December 1956   

5 29

January 7, 1957   

5 30

January 14, 1957   

5 31

January 24, 1957   

5 32

January 25, 1957   

5 33

March 23-28, 1957   

5 34

April 9, 1957   

5 35

April 11, 1957   

5 36

April 20, 1957   

5 37

April 22, 1957   

5 38

May 18, 1957   

5 39

May 22, 1957   

5 40

June 15, 1957   

5 41

June 18, 1957   

5 42

November 2, 1957   

5 43

November 4-5, 1957   

5 44

November 7, 1957   

5 45

November 11, 1957   

5 46

November 12, 1957   

5 47

November 13, 1957   

5 48

November 25, 1957   

5 49

December 1, 1957   

5 50

December 2, 1957   

5 51

December 11, 1957   

5 52

December 12, 1957   

5 53

December 20, 1957   

5 54

Christmas 1957   

5 55

December 31, 1957   

5 56

February 1, 1958 [fragment]   

5 57

February 5, 1958   

5 58

February 8, 1958 [fragment]   

5 59

Valentine 1958   

5 60

April 2-3, 1958   

5 61

April 30, 1958   

5 62

April 1958   

5 63

May 2, 1958   

5 64

June 12, 1958   

5 65

June 15, 1958   

5 66

June 28, 1958   

5 67

July 2-5, 1958   

6 1

July 9, 1958   

6 2

August 22, 1958   

6 3

August 29, 1958   

6 4

August 30, 1958   

6 5

September 2, 1958   

6 6

September 11, 1958   

6 7

October 20, 1958   

6 8

November 24, 1958   

6 9

December 4, 1958   

6 10

December 9, 1958   

6 11

Christmas 1958   

6 12

January 10, 1959   

6 13

January 12, 1959   

6 14

February 6, 1959   

6 15

February 11, 1959   

6 16

May 18, 1959   

6 17

October 2-3, 1959   

6 18

October 4, 1959 [fragment]   

6 19

October 17, 1959   

6 20

October 22, 1959   

6 21

November 19, 1959   

6 22

December 7, 1959   

6 23

Mid-December 1959   

6 24

December 29, 1959   

6 25

January 14, 1960   

6 26

January 21, 1960 [fragment]   

6 27

January 27, 1960   

6 28

February 10, 1960   

6 29

July 10, 1960   

6 30

September 8, 1960   

6 31

Mid-September 1960   

6 32

September 1960   

6 33

October 8, 1960   

6 34

October 12, 1960   

6 35

October 1960   

6 36

November 25, 1960   

6 37

December 14, 1960   

6 38

December 20, 1960   

6 39

December 28, 1960   

6 40

January 3, 1961   

6 41

January 4, 1961   

6 42

January 9, 1961   

6 43

January 13, 1961   

6 44

January 17, 1961   

6 45

January 31, 1961   

6 46

January 1961   

6 47

February 2, 1961   

6 48

February 5, 1961   

6 49

February 6, 1961   

6 50

February 6, 1961   

6 51

February 8, 1961   

6 52

February 12, 1961   

6 53

February 15, 1961   

6 54

February 16, 1961   

6 55

February 19, 1961   

6 56

February 23, 1961   

6 57

February 24-25, 1961   

6 58

February 25, 1961   

6 59

March 2, 1961   

6 60

March 4, 1961   

6 61

March 4, 1961   

6 62

March 6, 1961   

6 63

March 11, 1961   

6 64

March 13, 1961   

6 65

March 14, 1961   

6 66

March 17, 1961   

6 67

March 23, 1961   

6 68

March 25, 1961   

6 69

March 25, 1961   

6 70

March 30, 1961   

6 71

April 1, 1961   

6 72

April 7, 1961   

6 73

April 13, 1961   

6 74

May 25, 1961   

6 75

Mid-1961   

6 76

June 13, 1961   

6 77

September 26, 1961   

6 78

October 1961   

6 79

Christmas 1961   

6 80

Christmas 1961   

6 81

January 6-7, 1962   

7 1

January 23, 1962   

7 2

February 27, 1962   

7 3

March 5, 1962   

7 4

Mid-March 1962   

7 5

March 26, 1962   

7 6

March 28, 1962   

7 7

March 1962   

7 8

Easter 1962   

7 9

April 1, 1962   

7 10

April 4, 1962   

7 11

April 5, 1962   

7 12

April 10, 1962   

7 13

May 20, 1962   

7 14

June 11, 1962   

7 15

June 13, 1962   

7 16

June 13, 1962   

7 17

June 27, 1962   

7 18

Summer 1962   

7 19

October 4, 1962   

7 20

October 25, 1962   

7 21

November 3, 1962   

7 22

December 6, 1962   

7 23

December 12, 1962   

7 24

December 19, 1962   

7 25

December 21, 1962   

7 26

Christmas 1962   

7 27

December 27, 1962   

7 28

January 1, 1963   

7 29

January 6, 1963   

7 30

January 19, 1963   

7 31

January 23, 1963   

7 32

January 29, 1963   

7 33

January 31, 1963   

7 34

February 4, 1963   

7 35

Hyacinth time [February 1963]   

7 36

February 14, 1963   

7 37

February 18-20, 1963   

7 38

February 26, 1963   

7 39

March 2, 1963   

7 40

March 2, 1963   

7 41

March 3, 1963   

7 42

March 12, 1963   

7 43

March 15, 1963   

7 44

March 19, 1963   

7 45

March 21, 1963   

7 46

March 26, 1963   

7 47

March 27, 1963   

7 48

March 28, 1963   

7 49

April 1, 1963   

7 50

April 7, 1963   

7 51

April 17, 1963   

7 52

April 20, 1963   

7 53

April 22, 1963   

7 54

April 23, 1963   

7 55

April 23, 1963   

7 56

April 25, 1963   

7 57

May 2-5, 1963   

7 58

May 16, 1963   

7 59

May 16, 1963   

7 60

May 1963   

7 61

June 13, 1963   

7 62

June 17, 1963   

7 63

Summer 1963   

7 64

September 10, 1963 [Butterfly letter]   

7 65

September 16, 1963   

7 66

September 18, 1963   

7 67

September 19, 1963   

7 68

September 24, 1963   

7 69

September 25, 1963   

7 70

September 29, 1963   

7 71

October 3, 1963   

7 72

October 8, 1963   

7 73

October 15, 1963   

7 74

October 17, 1963   

7 75

October 21, 1963   

7 76

October 23, 1963   

7 77

October 25, 1963   

7 78

October 26, 1963   

7 79

October 31, 1963   

7 80

[October] 1963   

7 81

November 3, 1963   

8 1

November 5, 1963   

8 2

November 10, 1963   

8 3

November 14, 1963   

8 4

November 19, 1963   

8 5

November 20, 1963   

8 6

November 27, 1963   

8 7

December 8, 1963   

8 8

December 12, 1963   

8 9

December 17-18, 1963   

8 10

December 21, 1963   

8 11

Christmas 1963   

8 12

January 2, 1964   

8 13

January 4-6, 1964   

8 14

January 9, 1964   

8 15

January 14, 1964   

8 16

January 18, 1964   

8 17

January 18, 1964   

8 18

January 20, 1964   

8 19

January 24, 1964   

8 20

January 26, 1964   

8 21

January 29, 1964   

8 22

February 5, 1964   

8 23

March 10, 1964   

8 24

Letters delivered to Dorothy Freeman after Rachel Carson's death January 24- April 30, 1963   

8 25

4:15 Undated   

8 26

December 26 Undated   

8 27

[fragment] Undated   

8 28

Letter Undated   

8 29

Letter to Dorothy and Stan; card Undated   

8 30

Letter to Dorothy and Stan; fragment of letter Undated   

8 31

Thursday morning Undated   

8 32

Tuesday Undated   

8 33

Birthday cards to Dorothy Undated   

8 34

Cards to Dorothy and Stanley Undated   

8 35

Christmas cards to Dorothy Undated   

8 36

Valentine cards to Dorothy Undated   

8 37

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 MC041/03 Rachel Carson materials 1937-1982, n.d.   1.5 linear feet; 1 oversize box

Scope and Content Note

Writings, lectures, articles, reviews, clippings, award citations, speeches, and other materials related to Rachel Carson.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into four subseries: Published and unpublished works by Rachel Carson; Published material about Rachel Carson; Achievements, awards and tributes; and Research and other material.

 MC041/03.01 Published and unpublished works by Rachel Carson 1937-1962, n.d. 

Scope and Content Note

Includes typed manuscript of part of The Edge of the Sea; an early outline of work that became Silent Spring; four draft chapters of Silent Spring; and two other works: "The Treasure Chest of Favorite Sea Books" and "Poetry and the Sea." Both The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring were serialized in the New Yorker, August 20 & 27, 1955 and June 16, 23, & 30 respectively. These five issues are housed in this sub-series as well as other articles published by Rachel Carson in the Atlantic, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and others.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

"The Edge of the Sea" (Part I), New Yorker August 20, 1955   

1

"The Edge of the Sea" (Part II), New Yorker August 27, 1955   

1

"The Edge of the Sea." Typescript of partial draft Undated   

1

"Help Your Child to Wonder," Women's Home Companion (OVERSIZE) July 1956   

4

Letter to the editor, [Boothbay Register] July 27, 1961   

1

"Mattamuskeet: a National Wildlife Refuge," Conservation in Action 1947   

1

"Our Ever Changing Shore," Holiday [OVERSIZE] July 1958   

4

"Poetry and the Sea" Undated   

1

"Poisoned Waters Kill Our fish and Wildlife," Audubon Magazine September-October 1962   

1

Record album which includes recording of Debussy's "La Mer" conducted by Arturo Toscanini with back notes written by Rachel Carson [OVERSIZE] 1951   

4

"Remembrance of Earth." Excerpts from a file for possible book with this title ca. 1953   

1

"The Sea," Johns Hopkins Magazine May-June 1961   

1

"Shallow Waters," Cape Cod Compass Undated   

1

"The Sense of Wonder," McCall's (OVERSIZE) June 1965   

4

"Silent Spring" (Part I), New Yorker June 16, 1962   

1

"Silent Spring" (Part II), New Yorker June 23, 1962   

1

"Silent Spring" (Part III), New Yorker June 30, 1962   

1

"Silent Spring." Published excerpts Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typescript of acknowledgements Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typscript of draft of chapter 8 Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typescript of draft of chapter 14 Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typescript of draft of chapter 16 Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typescript of early outline entitled "Man Against the Earth" Undated   

1

"Silent Spring." Typescript of text on jacket Undated   

1

"A Treasure Chest of Favorite Sea Books" Undated   

1

"Undersea," Atlantic September 1937   

1

 MC041/03.02 Published materials about Rachel Carson and her work 1952-1982 Bulk dates: 1962-1965 

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews of Under the Sea Wind, (originally published in 1941 and reprinted in 1952), Edge of the Sea, (published in 1955) and Silent Spring, (published in 1962); reactions to Silent Spring published in a variety of sources; reviews upon the 10th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring; biographical information; newspaper clippings; and newspaper comics (Mark Trail, Peanuts).

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Advertisement for "Silent Spring" (OVERSIZE) 1962   

4

Cartoons 1962-1963, n.d.   

1

Clippings (1 of 2) 1962-1982, n.d.   

1

Clippings (2 of 2) (OVERSIZE) 1989   

4

Excerpts from "Some Are Born Great," by Adela Rogers St. John 1975   

1

"The Gentle Storm Center," Life (OVERSIZE) October 12, 1962   

4

"Heirs of a Great Tradition," Life (OVERSIZE) December 21, 1961   

4

Reactions to "Silent Spring" 1962   

1

Reactions to "Silent Spring" 1963   

1

Reactions to "Silent Spring" 1964-1976, n.d.   

1

Reviews--"The Edge of the Sea" 1954-1956, n.d.   

1

Reviews--"Under the Sea-Wind" 1952-1953   

2

Typescript of untitled paper by Carol Hutton ca. 1972   

2

Tenth anniversary of publication of "Silent Spring," program report September 27, 1972   

2

 MC041/03.03 Achievements, awards, and tributes to Rachel Carson 1952-1981, n.d. 

Scope and Content Note

Contains a variety of press releases, newspaper clippings, and articles concerning awards and tributes to Rachel Carson. Included are the texts of Carson's acceptance speeches for the AAUW Achievement Award (June 1956); award presented by the National Council of Women (November 1956), the Schweitzer Medal (January 1963), the Audubon Medal (December 1963), and the Cullum Medal (January 1963). Also includes a copy of Carson's paper presented before AAAS in December 1953; text of Audubon lecture; text of lecture given in Wiscasset (for which Carson used slides by Stanley Freeman Sr.); text and recording of a speech given before the Women's National Press Club in December 1962; and Carson's statement made before a Congressional subcommittee in June 1963.

Materials relating to memorials and tributes after Carson's death include the Rachel Carson Committee (Marie Rodell); the Rachel Carson Trust; the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and others.

This subseries also includes transcripts of the CBS Report "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson" (April 1963); CBS Report "The Great Farm Vote of '63: the Verdict on the Silent Spring of Rachel Carson (May 1963); ABC-TV "The Sense of Wonder" (June 1968) and revised transcript of "The Sense of Wonder" (September 1968); and a reel-to-reel tape of a National Public Radio program labeled "Dorothy Rand Presentation (undated).

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Distinguished Service Award, Department of the Interior. Citation September 23, 1952   

2

"The Edge of the Sea." Typescript of paper presented at AAAS General Symposium December 29, 1953   

2

Audubon lecture. Typescript December 13, 1954   

2

"Between Tide Lines on the Maine Coast," Wiscasset, Maine. Typescript of lecture, correspondence and publicity May 27-July 13, 1955   

2

Honorary fellow, Museum of Science. Clippings November 9, 1955   

2

American Association of University Women Achievement Award. Typescript of speech and publicity June 22, 1956   

2

National Council of Women Book Award. Typescript of speech and invitation November 27, 1956   

2

"Of Man and the Stream of Time." Scripps College commencement address given on June 12, 1962. Published in Scripps College Bulletin July 1962   

2

Women's National Press Club. Address (audiocassette and CD) December 4, 1962   

2

Women's National Press Club. Address (LP recording) (OVERSIZE) December 4, 1962   

4

Women's National Press Club. Typescript of address December 5, 1962   

2

Schweitzer Medal. Typescript of speech January 7, 1963   

2

Women's National Book Association, Constance L. Skinner Award dinner. Program February 15, 1963   

2

CBS Report , "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson." Advertisements and articles April 1963   

2

CBS Reports, "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson." Transcript April 3, 1963   

2

CBS Reports, "The Great Farm Vote of '63" and "The Verdict on the Silent Spring of Rachel Carson." Transcript May 15, 1963   

2

Statement before Congress concerning environmental hazards and control of pesticides and other chemical poisons June 4, 1963   

2

Marshfield Conservation Commission, honorary membership. Clipping June 17, 1963   

2

Boothbay Harbor Region Garden Club, honorary membership. Clipping July 1963   

2

Exhibition. Barker-Wright Memorial, Patten Free Library, Bath, Maine. Brochure August 19-September 20, 1963   

2

Award citations December 3-6, 1963   

2

Audubon Medal. Typescript of speech and publicity material December 3, 1963   

2

American Geographical Society Cullen Medal. Typescript of speech December 5, 1963   

2

American Geographical Society Cullen Medal. Memorabilia ca. December 5, 1963   

2

Election to American Academy of Arts and Letters December 6, 1963   

2

Rachel Carson Committee June-August 1964   

2

Mayo Centennial Symposium. Brochure September 16-18, 1964   

2

Rachel Carson Trust 1966   

2

ABC-TV--"The Sense of Wonder." Transcript June 14, 1968   

2

ABC-TV--"The Sense of Wonder." Revised transcript September 13, 1968   

2

ABC-TV--"The Sense of Wonder." Clippings 1968   

2

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge (1 of 2) 1969-1970   

2

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge (2 of 2) (OVERSIZE) July 1, 1970   

4

Nature Conservancy-Maine Chapter. Tribute to Rachel Carson August 1970   

3

Rachel Carson Trust 1970-1975   

3

Rachel Carson Intermediate School 1973   

3

American Association of University Women, Rachel B. Carson Fellowship November 1974   

3

NPR--Dorothy Rand presentation: talk on Rachel Carson given at University of Southern Maine, Gorham (audiocassette and CD) September 24, 1975   

3

NPR--Dorothy Rand presentation: talk on Rachel Carson given at University of Southern Maine, Gorham (reel-to-reel tape) (OVERSIZE) September 24, 1975   

4

Rachel Carson Homestead Association. Photographs and brochure 1964, 1976   

3

Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve 1977   

3

Commemorative Stamp. Clippings 1981   

3

 MC041/03.04 Research and other material 1942-1970, n.d. Bulk dates: 1962-1964 

Scope and Content Note

Contains an assortment of research material including clippings, articles and publications, many of which are on the use of pesticides. Also includes the Report of the President's Science Advisory Committee on the use of pesticides and an issue of the Saturday Evening Post, published about the same time as Silent Spring, containing an article on thalidomide babies.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Articles and publications on the use of pesticides 1959-1964   

3

Articles and reprints collected by Rachel Carson 1942-1955, n.d.   

3

Blueprint of floor plans for house at Quaint Acres, Silver Springs, Maryland (OVERSIZE) ca. 1957   

4

Letter from Rachel Carson to Felicia Geffen, National Institute of Arts and Letters, re: Lois Crisler June 5, 1961   

3

Letter to Rachel Carson from Charles Simmons June 18, 1962   

3

Letter to Rachel Carson from Helen Mitchell Undated   

3

Letter to Rachel Carson from Jeanne June 3, 1961   

3

Letters to Rachel Carson from Ruth and Anne Aldrich June 2-3, 1963   

3

Miscellaneous articles and publications re: environment, nature and assorted subjects 1954, 1961-1963, 1970, n.d.   

3

National Symphony Orchestra. Program March 28, 1956   

3

Notes on three manuscript pages of "Under the Sea Wind" Undated   

3

Report on the Use of Pesticides by the President's Science Advisory Committee May 15, 1963   

3

"The Untold Story of the Thalidomide Babies," Saturday Evening Post (OVERSIZE) October 20, 1962   

4

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 MC041/04 Dorothy Freeman materials 1927-1991, n.d.   4.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a large body of correspondence from Dorothy's friends as well as Dorothy's writings and notes. Includes short stories; texts and notes of talks Freeman gave to local organizations; also includes clippings, articles (some annotated by Rachel Carson), notebooks and other materials collected by Freeman and related to a variety of interests.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into two subseries: Letters and Writings and Lectures

 MC041/04.01 Letters 1927-1991 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence from a large number of Dorothy's friends and includes some of Dorothy's letters returned to the family after her death in 1978. Correspondents include: Paul Brooks, Rachel Carson's editor, (1969-1977); Marie Rodell, Rachel Carson's literary agent (1964); Anne Cottrell Free, journalist (1969-1978), Helen Hayes, actress (1968), Robert Hines, artist (1967-1977) and Nona Schurman, modern dance teacher and choreographer (1974-1978). This subseries also includes letters written by Dorothy as part of a 'round-robin', a group of her classmates at Framingham State College who shared letters as well as a few letters she wrote to her husband's Lambda Chi round-robin after his death.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by correspondent or subject, then chronological.

Box

A-B 1964, 1970-1978   

1

Anderson, Kathleen 1968-1977   

1

Beauchesne, Helen 1977-1978   

1

Bernoras, Alvina 1977-1978   

1

Berrill, Jacquelyn 1974, n.d.   

1

Bigelow Preserve 1976, n.d.   

1

Bingham, Millicent 1964, 1968   

1

Breault, Sandra Murdock 1977-1978   

1

Briggs, Shirley 1970-1977, n.d.   

1

Brooks, Paul 1955, 1968-1978, n.d.   

1

Burr, Beatrice 1977-1978   

1

C 1963-1978, n.d.   

1

Cards, sympathy; from unidentified persons 1978-1979   

1

Carlson, Jan and Stanley 1977, n.d.   

1

Carson, Robert 1977   

1

Champagne, Edward 1970   

1

Cheever, Constance 1972, 1977-1979   

1

Childs, Gladys 1973, 1978, n.d.   

1

Clarke, Helen 1978, n.d.   

1

Clifford, Harold 1973-1975   

1

Coon, Bob and Judy 1977-1978   

1

Cretien, Annette 1970-1977, n.d.   

1

Cullinan, Marguerite 1964, 1974   

1

Cutler, Louis 1976-1979   

1

D 1971-1977, n.d.   

1

Davis, Jeanne 1964, 1970, 1977-1978   

1

Dix, Tillie and Edward 1977-1978   

1

E-F 1940, 1968, 1977-1978, n.d.   

1

Egger, Dorothy 1947, 1977-1978, n.d.   

1

Ford, Francesca 1972-1978, n.d.   

1

Free, Ann Cottrell 1969-1978   

1

Freeman, Stanley Jr. re: notifying Dorothy's friends of her death 1978   

1

G 1974, 1977, n.d.   

2

Gallagher, Miriam 1964, 1977   

2

Gifts/donations in honor of Dorothy Freeman 1978   

2

Gilbert, Eleanor and Frank 1973, 1977   

2

Goodhue, Janet 1978, n.d.   

2

Grant, Katherine 1978, 1991   

2

Gray, Bess 1978   

2

Group letters to unknown recipients 1956   

2

Group letters to unknown recipients 1959   

2

Group letters to unknown recipients 1960-1961   

2

Group letters to unknown recipients 1962   

2

Group letters to unknown recipients 1964   

2

H-J 1955, 1964-1978, n.d.   

2

Hamilton, Millicent undated   

2

Hayes, Helen 1968, 1978   

2

Hines, Bob [includes Christmas cards illustrated by him] 1967-1969, 1977, n.d.   

2

Holm, Ginny and Janet 1974-1978   

2

Holm, Sally 1974-1975   

2

Holm, Sally 1976   

2

Holm, Sally 1977   

2

Holm, Sally 1978   

2

Holm, Sally Undated   

2

Howlett, Duncan 1964, 1970-1971   

2

Huffington, Marguerite 1978, n.d.   

2

Huhn, Richard and American Security and Trust Company; re: Rachel Carson's will 1964-1965   

2

Hunt, Beatrice 1955, 1976-1979   

2

Ideals Publishing Company 1950   

2

Johnson, Helene and Joe 1976-1978, n.d.   

2

Kelley, Marion Murdock 1971-1972   

2

Kemp, Nettie and Austin 1973   

2

Kester, Bronya 1978   

2

Kilde, Clarence 1935-1944, 1971-1979   

2

Klein, Tena B. 1977-1979   

2

L 1975-1978, n.d.   

2

Law, Henry and Bea 1968, 1977-1978   

2

Lawson, Myrtle 1978, n.d.   

2

Layne, Marion 1977-1978   

2

Little, Walter and Flora 1937, 1955, n.d.   

2

Lyons, Tom 1964, 1970-1979   

2

M 1968, 1974-1978   

3

Marmelstein, Linda 1968-1978   

3

Miner, Merle 1977-1978   

3

Mitchell, Helen 1927, 1970-1981, n.d.   

3

Mitchell, Muriel 1964-1979, n.d.   

3

Moody, Ken and Bertha 1964, 1977-1978   

3

Moore, Gratia 1951, 1974-1978   

3

Moore, Peggy 1975-1977, n.d.   

3

Morgner, Chris 1975-1978   

3

Nash, Marion 1974-1978   

3

Nelson, Eleanor 1978   

3

Newcombe, Jessie 1973-1978   

3

Nolde, John and Nancy 1971-1978, n.d.   

3

Norcross, Dorothy 1955, 1973-1978   

3

Nye, Mildred 1952, 1977-1978, n.d.   

3

Oestrike, Joyce 1970-1971, 1977, n.d.   

3

Otterson, Lois 1973-1978   

3

P 1955, 1973-1980   

3

Petit, Corinne 1970, 1975-1977, n.d.   

3

Phelps, Dorothy 1973, 1978, n.d.   

3

Poole, Arthur 1977-1978, n.d.   

3

Porter, Dorris 1973-1974   

3

Pratt, Charles 1965-1976, n.d.   

3

R 1958-1978, n.d.   

4

Reller, Jean (originals and some copies) 1968-1979, n.d.   

4

Resignation as library trustee 1974   

4

Roberts, Janet and Walter 1956-1978, n.d.   

4

Roberts, Monica 1973-1979   

4

Rodell, Marie 1964   

4

Round Robin--Framingham State College 1934-1939   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1940-1949   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1950-1959   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1960-1965   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1966-1969   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1970-1975   

4

Round Robin-Framingham State College 1976-1978   

4

Round Robin-Lambda Chi 1967-1970   

4

S 1968-1978, n.d.   

5

Scacciotti, Bea and Arnold 1955, 1977, n.d.   

5

Schurman, Nona 1974   

5

Schurman, Nona January-June 1975   

5

Schurman, Nona July-December 1975   

5

Schurman, Nona January-April 1976   

5

Schurman, Nona May-October 1976   

5

Schurman, Nona 1977-1978   

5

Schurman, Nona--news clippings 1974-1977   

5

Schurman, Nona--photographs 1942-1944, 1969, 1973, n.d.   

5

Schurman, Nona--programs 1975-1977, n.d.   

5

Shenton, Karyl 1973-1976   

5

Shoemaker, Alice Undated   

5

Slapik, Michael 1968-1972, n.d.   

5

Sober, Angeline 1976   

5

Sterling, Philip 1969, 1971   

5

Stockbridge, Agnes 1968, 1978, n.d.   

5

Stevens, Anne Tilton 1972-1979   

5

T 1964, 1977-1978   

6

Taylor, Jim and Vera 1977-1978   

6

Teale, Edwin and Nellie 1964, 1975-1978, n.d.   

6

Tilton, Tom 1973-1978, n.d.   

6

Towne, Millie and Merrill 1975-1978   

6

Unknown correspondents 1964-1978, n.d.   

6

V-Y 1964, 1977, n.d.   

6

Vaandrager, Annie 1977   

6

VandenBrink, Agatha 1948-1950   

6

Warren, Edwin 1975-1981   

6

Weber, Debby Hawkins 1975, 1977-1978   

6

White, E.B. 1955-1956   

6

Wiedemann, Betty 1964-1965, 1978   

6

Wijngaert, Johanna van de 1947   

6

Wijngaert, Johanna van de 1948   

6

Wijngaert, Johanna van de 1949-1953   

6

Wijngaert, Johanna van de 1965-1972   

6

Wijngaert, Johanna van de 1976-1978, n.d.   

6

Winslow, David 1963, 1978   

6

Wright, Olive 1977-1978   

6

 MC041/04.02 Writings and lectures 1940-1975, n.d. 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains drafts of 20 short stories written by Dorothy Freeman between 1951-1962. Also contains extensive notes about Rachel Carson for a talk Freeman gave to the Coastal Club of the Boothbay area (1975), and notes Freeman made about her experience of scattering Carson's ashes. Also includes notes for talks Freeman gave to the Campfire Girls (1975), and the Boothbay Garden Club (1963); a variety of notes and clippings collected by Freeman, some of which are annotated by Rachel Carson; and a number of Dorothy's notebooks containing addresses, Christmas card lists, bird sightings and notes on a variety of subjects.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Boothbay Garden Club talk entitled "Magical Moments with Birds" (1 of 2) July 10, 1963   

6

Boothbay Garden Club talk entitled "Magical Moments with Birds" (2 of 2) July 10, 1963   

6

Campfire Girls talk January 22, 1975   

6

Celebrities and Cats Undated   

6

Clippings re writing--sent to Dorothy from Rachel Carson Undated   

6

Coastal Club talk on Rachel Carson February 18, 1975   

6

Dawn Chorus and Sunrise Undated   

6

A Day to Remember or July in February February 22, 1961   

6

A Dish of Raspberries Undated   

7

Drama at Sea--Boy Size 1957   

7

Excerpts from Rachel Carson letters November 5, December 11-12, 1953   

7

How Shall I Be Remembered? Undated   

7

In the Dew of Little Things the Heart Finds Its Morning and is Refreshed Undated   

7

[Letter to Rachel Carson] [unsent?] September 22, 1962   

7

Miscellaneous notes Undated   

7

Mrs. Alice Winslow mother of Capt. Eliot Winslow of the Argo September 1961   

7

Night of Phosphorescence 1954   

7

Notebooks (1 of 6) 1955, 1962, 1971-1979   

7

Notebooks (2 of 6) Undated   

7

Notebooks (3 of 6) Undated   

7

Notebooks (4 of 6) Undated   

7

Notebooks (5 of 6) Undated   

8

Notebooks (6 of 6) Undated   

8

Notes re: Stanley Freeman Sr. possibly for eulogy Undated   

8

Notes about and copies of Rachel Carson's butterfly letter and of letter re: gift of first edition of "The Sea Around Us" November 8, 1954, September 10, 1963   

8

Notes re: visiting Rachel Carson at home April 7, 1964   

8

Notes on Rachel Carson Undated   

8

Notes on the Rachel Carson hyacinth letter February 6, 1954   

8

Notes on scattering Rachel Carson's ashes Undated   

8

Notes on writing a book about Rachel Carson Undated   

8

Notes, quotations and clippings re: miscellaneous ca. 1954-1975, n.d.   

8

Notes, quotations and clippings re: Rachel Carson's death Undated   

8

Notes, quotations and clippings re: writing and language 1954, 1962, n.d.   

8

Poetry 1940-1943, n.d.   

8

Project Impact talk at University of Maine Portland-Gorham September 24, 1975   

8

Publications and writings by others Undated   

8

Rainbow in the Morning Undated   

9

Rewards of Early Rising July 1, 1959   

9

Sailing Undated   

9

The Silver Fish Ballet September 12, 1959   

9

Snake Eggs for Rachel Undated   

9

Sparrow for Stan August 1959   

9

Stanley Jr.'s 33rd Birthday November 6, 1959   

9

Sunset and Evening Star August 4, 1959   

9

Talk re: her life and 4-H job Undated   

9

Under the Drier Undated   

9

Veeries Undated   

9

[Walk with Martha] Undated   

9

What Is So Rare? June 19, 1959   

9

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 MC041/05 Freeman family materials 1891-2012, n.d.   4.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, diaries and assorted papers of Freeman family members.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into four subseries: Diaries, Correspondence, Other papers and Madeleine Freeman papers.

 MC041/05.01 Diaries 1891, 1918-1966 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains diaries and travel journals of several family members including Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr., Stanley Freeman Jr., Dorothy's father, George F. Murdock and her mother, Vira Whitney Murdock.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by author and then chronological.

Box

Freeman, Dorothy 1934-1938   

1

Freeman, Dorothy 1939-1943   

1

Freeman, Dorothy 1944-1948   

1

Freeman, Dorothy 1949-1953   

2

Freeman, Dorothy 1954-1958   

2

Freeman, Dorothy; travel journal re: western train trip August 7-28, 1955   

2

Freeman, Dorothy 1960   

2

Freeman, Dorothy 1964   

2

Freeman, Dorothy 1965   

2

Freeman, Dorothy 1966   

3

Freeman, Dorothy; travel journal re: trip to British Isles Undated   

3

Freeman, Stanley Jr. re: World War II experience February 22- September 9, 1945   

3

Freeman, Stanley Jr. [fragment] Undated   

3

Freeman, Stanley Sr. 1961   

3

Freeman, Stanley Sr. 1962   

3

Freeman, Stanley Sr. 1963   

3

Freeman, Stanley Sr. 1964   

3

Freeman, Stanley Sr. and Freeman, Dorothy Murdock; account of wedding and honeymoon October 1924   

3

Murdock, George F. re: World War I experience August 21, 1918-July 7, 1919   

4

Murdock, George F.; papers found in diary 1918-1919, n.d.   

4

Murdock, George F.; photographs/postcards found in diary Undated   

4

Whitney, Vira 1891   

4

 MC041/05.02 Correspondence 1913-1978, n.d. 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the correspondence of various family members including letters written between George F. Murdock, his wife Vira and others, during his World War I service with the YMCA (1917-1919); letters written by Stanley Freeman Jr. during his years as a Bates College student (1943-1944; 1946-1948) and during his service in World War II (1945-1946). Also contains correspondence between Dorothy and Stanley and Madeleine Freeman and letters between Rachel Carson and Stanley Freeman Sr.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological with undated material filed last.

Box

Dorothy Murdock to father, George F. Murdock June 13, 1913   

4

Dorothy Murdock to mother, Vira Murdock September 7, 1916   

4

Dorothy Murdock to parents March 27, 1917   

4

Dorothy Murdock to mother, Vira June 1917   

4

Dorothy Murdock to parents June 13, 1917   

4

Clarence Murdock to uncle, George Murdock December 26, 1917   

4

George F. Murdock to wife, Vira January 13, 1918   

4

Phanuel B. Covell to Vira Murdock January 16, 1918   

4

YMCA National War Work Council to George F. Murdock June 24, 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira August 22- September 30, 1918   

4

Vira Murdock to husband, George October 2, 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira October 3- 6, 1918   

4

Dorothy Murdock to father, George Murdock October 10, 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira October 10, 1918   

4

Vira Murdock to husband, George October 10-11, 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira October 22-23, 1918   

4

George Murdock to daughter, Dorothy October 26, 1918   

4

Dorothy Murdock to father, George Murdock October 27, 1918   

4

Vira Murdock to husband, George November 9, 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira November 27, 1918   

4

Dorothy Murdock to father, George Murdock November 29, 1918   

4

George Murdock to Mr. Webber (published in the "Now and Then News") ca. December 1918   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira December 10-19, 1918   

4

George Murdock to daughter, Dorothy December 23, 1918- January 22, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira January 27-February 21, 1919   

4

Carl to Uncle George [Murdock] March 13-26, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira March 29-April 13, 1919   

4

George Murdock to daughter, Dorothy April 13, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira April 17, 1919   

4

Hattie to brother, George [Murdock] May 4, 1919   

4

Carl to Uncle George [Murdock] May 14, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira May 17-29, 1919   

4

Guy C. Roberts to George Murdock ca. June 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira June 1-7, 1919   

4

Vira Murdock to husband, George June 8, [1919]   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira June 14-17, 1919   

4

Vira Murdock to husband, George June 29, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira and daughter, Dorothy July 29, 1919   

4

George Murdock to wife, Vira August 5, 1919   

4

[ ] Woolston to George Murdock August 27-September 8, 1919   

4

Envelopes 1917-1919   

4

Dorothy Murdock to parents ca. 1920-1921   

4

Dorothy Murdock to mother, Vira Murdock August 1922   

4

Stanley Freeman to Dorothy Murdock ca. 1923   

5

J. Collie Freeman to son, Stanley February 25, 1923   

5

Letters re: Dorothy Murdock's resignation from Junior Extension Service June 10-11, 1924   

5

Thomas Roy to Stanley Freeman December 12, 1928   

5

Aunt Gladys [Childs] to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. and Stanley Jr. May- June 1937   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to father, Stanley Freeman Sr., for Father's Day 1937   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to father, Stanley Sr. August 1937   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents ca. June 1939   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to father, Stanley Sr. June 13, 1939   

5

Stanley Freeman Sr. to son, Stanley Jr. October 31, 1939   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents July 27, 1942   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents ca. Summer 1942   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. and grandmother, Vira Murdock to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. Summer 1942   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents October 31-November 13, 1943   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] November 8-13, 1943   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents November 20-December 28, 1943   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents January 2- February 18, 1944   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents March 3- June 26, 1944   

5

Madeleine Richard to Dorothy Freeman October 10, 1944   

5

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. November 6, 1944   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents November 11-15, 1944   

5

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. November 21, 1944   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents November 25- December 30, 1944   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents January 4-7, 1945   

5

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. January 9, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents January 11-25, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Sr. to son, Stanley Jr. January 28, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents January 28- February 11, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents April 11- May 3, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] May 7- June 8, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents May 8- June 5, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents June 9- July 1, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] July 3, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents July 4- August 7, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] August 11, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents August 12- September 17, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] September 19, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy September 22, 1945   

5

Stanley Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] September 23, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents September 26- December 15, 1945   

5

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. December 17, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents December 25, 1945- April 15, 1946   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Gayee [grandmother, Vira Murdock] April 22, 1945   

5

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents April 25- July 17, 1946   

5

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. July 19-20, 1946   

6

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy to Stanley Freeman Jr. August 13, 1946   

6

National Air Transportation Service to Stanley Freeman Jr. August 5- 23, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents October 9-25, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Mrs. Sanborn (copy) October 29, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents October 30- November 13, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to Aunt Marione November 19, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents November 20-27, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. and Madeleine Richard to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. December 1, 1946   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents December 5, 1946- March 19, 1947   

6

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. May 26, 1948   

6

Dorothy Freeman to mother, Vira Murdock re: Bermuda trip April 1949   

6

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. August 1948- February 1949   

6

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. May- November 1949   

6

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. January 31- November 1950   

6

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Jr. August 31, 1951   

6

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Jr. re: western trip June 16-28, 1952   

6

Dorothy Freeman to mother, Vira Murdock re: western trip June 18- July 10, 1952   

6

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. August 1952- April 1953   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to wife, Dorothy September 8, 1953   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. April 3, 1954   

6

Dorothy Freeman to husband, Stanley August 31, 1954   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. November 1, 1954   

6

E.B. White and Harper and Brothers to Stanley Freeman Sr. November 26- December 2, 1954   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. December 8, 1954   

6

Dorothy Freeman to husband, Stanley March 30, 1955   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Bradford Washburn, Museum of Science May 12, 1955   

6

Caroline Harrison, Director of Public Relations, Museum of Science to Stanley Freeman Sr. May 13, 1955   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Mildred Burrage, Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Association re: Rachel Carson lecture June 1, 1955   

6

Mildred Burrage to Stanley Freeman Sr. re: Rachel Carson lecture June 5- July 20, 1955   

6

Dorothy Freem to mother, Vira Murdock re: western train trip August 8-22, 1955   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Stanley Jr. and family re: western train trip August 11-20, 1955   

6

Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson re: western train trip August 13-17, 1955   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. December 4, 1955   

6

Martha and Richard Freeman to grandparents, Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. 1956-1960, n.d.   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. August 6-7, 1956   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to father, Stanley Sr. November 28, 1956   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to McDonough School re: Roger Christie, Rachel Carson's nephew May 14, 1957   

6

William McKinney, National Dairy Council to Stanley Freeman Sr. re: pesticides February 10, 1958   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson re: sources on pesticides for her research February 11, 1958   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents July 3, 1958   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to wife, Dorothy Christmas 1958   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents; includes drawings by Martha Freeman April 5, 1959   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson March 9- April 17, 1960   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to grandchildren, Martha and Richard Freeman and Rachel Carson's nephew, Roger Christie ca. February 5, 1961   

6

Rachel Carson to Stanely Freeman Sr. August 23, 1961   

6

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. September 15, 1961   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson December 12, 1961   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to U.S. Government Printing Office December 28, 1961, n.d.   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Winston Pierce, Wirthmore Feeds re: Rachel's research ca. February 1962   

6

Winston Pierce, Wirthmore Feeds Inc. to Stanley Freeman Sr. February 20, 1962   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson February 22, 1962   

6

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. November 28, 1962   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Sen. Margaret Sproul January 25, 1963   

6

Monroe Lorimer to Stanley Freeman Sr. May 21, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Monroe Lorimer May 27, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Dr. Harry Keener, Dean College of Agriculture, University of New Hampshire March 31, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to A. A. Spielman, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst March 31, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Office of the Secretary of Interior re: Stuart Udall speech; includes copy of speech April 27, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson November 6, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Sr. to son, Stanley Jr. December 27, 1963   

6

Stanley Freeman Jr. to parents ca. January 1964   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson and Roger Christie January 5, 1964   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Lambda Chi "round robin" January 13, 1964   

7

George Billias to Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. 1964   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Stanley Jr. and family October 3, 1968   

7

Martha Freeman to grandmother, Dorothy ca. November 2, 1970   

7

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy ca. March 31, 1974   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. March 4, 1974   

7

Martha Freeman to Dorothy Freeman September 3- October 16, 1974   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. January 8, 1975   

7

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy January 12, 1975   

7

Martha Freeman to grandmother, Dorothy ca. January 16, 1975   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. January 20- March 9, 1975   

7

Dorothy Freeman to son, Stanley Jr. and family re: disposition of Rachel Carson materials March 13, 1975   

7

Martha Freeman to grandmother, Dorothy ca. April 14, 1975   

7

Edie to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. May 27, 1975   

7

Jean Sampson to Stanley Freeman Jr. June 12, 1975   

7

Dave to Stanley Freeman Jr. June 24, 1975   

7

Barnett Shur to Stanley Freeman Jr. June 26, 1975   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. July 10, 1975   

7

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy ca. December 1975   

7

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy ca. February 1, 1976   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. March 10- May 17, 1976   

7

Richard Freeman to grandmother, Dorothy ca. January 30, 1977   

7

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy Freeman ca. September 26, 1977   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. October 20, 1977- January 6, 1978   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. January 30, 1978   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. February 2- 8, 1978   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. February 8, 1978   

7

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy ca. February 11, 1978   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. February 20, 1978   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. February 27- March 6, 1978   

7

Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. to Dorothy Freeman March 13-15, 1978   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. ca. April - June 18, 1978   

7

Stanley Freeman Jr. to mother, Dorothy ca. June 26, 1978   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. ca. June 27, 1978   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman ca. July 1978   

7

Cards (1 of 2) Undated   

7

Cards (2 of 2) Undated   

7

Connie to Stanley Freeman Jr. Undated   

7

Dorothy Freeman to unidentified Undated   

7

Dorothy Freeman to Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. Undated   

7

Madeleine Freeman to Dorothy Freeman; includes fragment Undated   

7

George Murdock and Stanley Freeman Sr. to Vira, Dorothy and Stanley Undated   

7

Rachel Carson to Stanley Freeman Sr. Undated   

7

Ralph Bedell, Department of Health, Education and Welfare to Stanley Freeman Jr. Undated   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Harriet Undated   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to wife, Dorothy Undated   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Lois Crisler Undated   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Rachel Carson re: birthday poem Undated   

7

Stanley Freeman Sr. to Roger Christie Undated   

7

 MC041/05.03 Other papers 1918-1979, n.d. 

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains assorted material either written by or about or belonging to, members of the Freeman family. Includes articles, newsclippings, essays, reunion booklets, and assorted World War I and World War II material.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

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Account of Sunday morning Masonic trip taken by George F. Murdock in Paris ca. 1918   

7

Animal Husbandry Award citation given to Stanley Freeman Sr. February 1956   

7

Article about Stanley Freeman Sr. and his work at Wirthmore Feeds published in "Spatters" January- February 1959   

7

A Christmas Letter to My Husband by Dorothy Freeman December 22-23, 1949   

7

Christmas service program. Bates College chapel December 19, 1943   

7

Draft of eulogy for Stanley Freeman Sr. ca. 1964   

8

Eleventh Conference of Overseas YMCA War Workers, Columbia University; roster and photograph booklet July- August 1918   

8

Essays by Stanley Freeman Jr. 1943-1944   

8

Framingham State College class reunion material and clippings 1918, 1955-1979, n.d.   

8

Lecture on the Sea Cucumber by Stanley Freeman Sr. August 7, 1960   

8

Marriage announcement for Madeleine Richard and Stanley Freeman Jr. August 14, 1948   

8

Memorial service for Dorothy Freeman Rand August 10, 1978   

8

Miscellaneous 1949-1976, n.d.   

8

Newsclippings re: George Murdock's YMCA work during World War I Undated   

8

Newsclippings re: Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr. 1924-1933, 1970, n.d.   

8

Newsclippings re: Madeleine and Stanley Freeman Jr. 1948, 1976-1977, n.d.   

8

Newsclippings re: Stanley Freeman Jr. and tenure at University of Maine, Orono 1973-1977, n.d.   

8

"Southport," poem by George F. Murdock (published in his memory, 1938) 1935   

8

Stanley Freeman Jr.'s high school commencement program June 14, 1943   

8

Stanley and Dorothy Freeman's wedding booklet and related material 1924, n.d.   

8

Story Grammer School, class of 1912 reunion program June 12, 1937   

8

Supplement to the D.F.H. Lastly by the Editor's Wife [Vira Murdock] Undated   

8

World War I notebook belonging to George F. Murdock 1918, n.d.   

8

World War I scrapbook belonging to George F. Murdock ca. 1918   

8

World War I scrapbook belonging to George F. Murdock; loose post cards and photographs ca. 1918   

8

World War II ration books 1942-1945   

8

World War II Red Cross material 1943-1944   

8

Madeleine Freeman papers 1943-2012 

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains newsclippings, correspondence, publications and several photographs documenting the college years and public service career of Bates College graduate Madeleine Richard Freeman '47.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Bates College 1946-1947, 1950 

9

Bates College honorary degree 1978 

9

Bates College trustee 1981 

9

Board of Overseers of the Bar 1978-1980 

9

Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices 1976-1977 

9

Committee on Responsiblility and Disability 1986-1994 

9

Eastern Area Agency on Aging 1980-1999 

9

Freeman Forest housing 1992-1993 

9

League of Women Voters 1967-1974 

9

Maine Bar Association Distinguished Service Award 1980-1981, 1988 

9

Orono Town Council/Maine Municipal Association 1976-1978 

9

People's Heritage Bank 1991-1992 

9

Public Service/Resume 1996, 2012 

9

Transcripts/Letter of recommendation 1943, 1950 

9

Westbrook College/Deborah Morton Award 1980, 1991-1996 

9

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 MC041/06 Photographs 1924-1971, n.d.   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs of members of the Freeman family and a few of Rachel Carson. Also includes photographs taken by Rachel Carson near her home in Southport, Maine and photographs of the dedication of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

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Dedication of Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge June 1970   

1

Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr.'s honeymoon and first anniversary 1924-1925, n.d.   

1

Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr.'s western trips 1952, 1955   

1

Eastern Grain Company Christmas party December 18, 1944   

1

Freeman family (prints and negatives) ca. 1935-1971, n.d.   

1

The green pool ca. 1955   

1

Helen Hayes and Dorothy Freeman during filming of "A Sense of Wonder," based on Rachel Carson's book August 1968   

1

Nurses at New England Baptist Hospital caring for Stanley Freeman Sr. July-August 1956   

1

Rachel Carson and Dorothy and Stanley Freeman Sr., New York City for Audubon Medal (prints and negatives) December 5, 1963   

1

Rachel Carson in garden behind house Fall 1956   

1

 Free, Ann Cottrell Rachel Carson summer home, Southport, ME June 1970   

1

Roger Christie Undated   

1

 Carson, Rachel Shoreline near Rachel Carson cottage in Southport, ME ca. 1953   

1

 Carson, Rachel Woods near Deep Cove, Southport, ME Fall 1955   

1

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 MC041/07 Always Rachel material   4.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

These are materials related to the writing and publication of the book "Always, Rachel" by Martha Freeman.

Organization and Arrangement

Unprocessed.

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 MC041/08 Restricted material 1952-1964   4.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the original letters of Rachel Carson, copies of which are found in Series II and Series V, subseries 2.

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