Though Marjorie gave up her formal career as an academic to raise her family, she remained a scientist at heart and an essential sounding board for her husband's work. Later, Marjorie Harris Carr would have had an esteemed career as a published author and a university professor. In the early 1960s, however, she found a higher calling in defense of the Ocklawaha.
Marjorie Harris Carr’s interest in the natural world began in the early 1920’s during a childhood spent in beautiful Bonita Springs in Lee County. It was nurtured by parents who were both naturalists and who, as Marjorie states, “knew the answers to the questions I had about the natural world.” Early in her childhood she also saw the devastation thoughtless people could wreak upon their surroundings. From childhood, Marjorie recognized both the beauty and the fragility of Florida’s environment.
This collection includes the digital archives of the organization's records and activities from 1943 to 1994, including Marjorie Harris Carr's membership, personal papers, and the original documents pertaining to the fight to halt construction of the Cross Florida Bridge Canal.