The Environmental Movement

The Peel library offers numerous resources of potential interest to environmental researchers, including materials in the Dr. Ronald B. Madge Entomology Collection, the Martin S. Garretson Bison Archive, the Grey Owl Collection, and the Gregory S. Javitch Collection of books about the Indigenous peoples of North and South America. In addition to the several named collections, the library has other books of importance to the environmental movement, including first editions of the best-selling sea trilogy – Under the Sea Wind (1941), The Sea Around Us (1951), and The Edge of the Sea (1955) – by Rachel Carson (1907–1964), the pioneering marine biologist whose writings helped to inspire an international environmental movement in the latter half of the twentieth century.  

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From the papers of an early conservationist, now housed in the Peel library in the Martin S. Garretson Bison Archive.