Other Special Collections

The Rachael Carson PapersBlack and White Portrait of Rachel Carson
Given by the estate of Rachel Carson in 1965 to The Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The Rachel Carson Papers consist of manuscripts, notebooks, letters, newspaper clippings, photos, and printed material relating to the life and career of Rachel Carson. The collection spans the years 1921 to 1981, with the bulk of the material covering the period from 1950 to 1964. The collection is divided into three series: I. Writings, II. General Correspondence, and III. Personal Papers. Oversize material is placed at the end of the collection.

The Aldo Leopold ArchivesAldo Leopold Sitting on a Cliff in the Sierra Madres Mountains of Mexico
Aldo Leopold is considered by many to have been the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th Century.  Leopold’s legacy spans the disciplines of forestry, wildlife management, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, restoration ecology, private land management, environmental history, literature, education, esthetics, and ethics.  He is most widely known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, one of the most beloved and respected books about the environment ever published.  The Leopold Collection houses the raw materials that document not only Leopold’s rise to prominence but the history of conservation and the emergence of the field of ecology from the early 1900s until his death in 1948.  The digitization of the Leopold Collection will serve scholars, policy leaders and the general public who look to Aldo Leopold for insight and inspiration on how to deal with complex conservation challenges facing society in the 21st Century.

The Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive
Tom Regan taught at North Carolina State University Tom regan With a Pet Dog and a Pet Cat(NTSU) beginning in 1967, and became well-known for his work in the field of animal rights. In 2000, the NTSU Libraries received funding from an anonymous donor to establish the Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive. The library is using this funding to organize, preserve, and provide access to the Tom Regan Collection, which consists of Regan’s personal papers and books documenting his key role in the animal rights movement. The gift was also used to fund this animal rights research site, and a library exhibit featuring the collection.  Regan’s gift, coupled with support from the donation, marks the first attempt in the world to establish a single central repository for rare and unique materials relating to the animal rights movement.