Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
 
Photograph of Buck
 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Class of 1914

 

The Jane Rabb Collection

Randolph-Macon Woman's College Archives
RS 40/19/6

Compiled by
Elizabeth Johnston Lipscomb
Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 and William E. Thoresen Professor of English, Emerita

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bullet   Introduction to the Collection
bullet   Contents of Box 1
bullet   Contents of Box 2

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Contents of Box 1

bullet   Folder

Letter of Transmittal to Theodore Hostetler, Director, Lipscomb Library

bullet   Box labeled "Letters" on Spine

Typescript containing memories of PSB, headed "Richmond, 1954"; internal evidence indicates that the author is Emma Edmunds White

Printed brochure, "A Biographical Sketch of Pearl S. Buck," prepared by The John Day Company

Photocopy of portions of the Alumnae Bulletin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, February 1939:
       The Nobel photograph
       "Nobel Prize Winner," editorial reprinted from the New York Times, November 11, 1938
       "Pearl S. Buck" by Emma Edmunds White

Photocopy of twelve-page letter from PSB to Eleanor Roosevelt, March 22, 1943, Perkasie, which comments on China and the Soong family

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Roberta Cornelius, July 24, 1943

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Roberta Cornelius, August 30, 1948, Perkasie

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Roberta Cornelius, May 11, 1943, Perkasie

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Roberta Cornelius, July 29, 1943, Perkasie

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Bess [Wright?], May 13, 1938, Pierre, South Dakota stating that "my most important manuscripts, at least, are willed to the college for their collection--always presuming, of course, that they want them!"

Copy of "Commencement Address delivered by Pearl S. Buck at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, June 7, 1964. Miss Buck earned her A.B. degree at R-MWC 50 years ago." Title: "You and Your Miracle - by Pearl S. Buck"

Randolph-Macon Alumnae Bulletin, Spring 1977, containing a letter from PSB to the Class of 1932, page 19

Photocopy of portions of the Alumnae Bulletin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, November, 1948:
       Photograph of PSB
       "Windows to the World" by PSB

Photocopy of portions of the Alumnae Bulletin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, September, 1943, containing "Message to Randolph-Macon" by PSB [on the College's Fiftieth Anniversary]

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Roberta Cornelius for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Inc.

Photocopy of The Angelos of Kappa Delta, May, 1933, dedicated to Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, Theta:
       "The Interpretation of China to the West" by PSB
       "Twenty Years Ago: The Disadvantages of Sophomore Pledging by Pearl Sydenstricker, Theta"
       Drawings illustrating The Good Earth

Clipping of "GI Children Face Stateless Future" by Lewis M. Simons, labeled in pencil "Manchester Guardian Weekly 12/24?/77"

"The New Children - The Amerasians," the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Incorporated [brochure]

"The New Children" by PSB (1892-1973), letter sent by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation

Copies of Insight/Asia, magazine distributed by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation:
       Spring 1976
       Summer 1976
       Fall 1976
       Winter 1977
       Spring 1977
       Fall 1977
       Winter 1978 (2 copies)
       August 1979
       March 1980

Fundraising letter from Grace S. Yaukey [PSB's sister] for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Inc.

Envelope labeled Ruth Cadieu, containing PSB Foundation materials

PSB Foundation envelope with handwritten notes on budget, numbers of children, staff

Additional brochures and fund-raising materials for the PSB Foundation

Photocopy of "A Walking Tour of Pearl S. Buck's Home in the words of Pearl S. Buck" ["transcribed from a tape made by PSB on April 8, 1972 at Green Hills Farm, in Dublin, Pennsylvania"]

"The Universal Harmony" by Li Chi from "The Book of Ceremonies, published about 300 years B.C. containing Meditation on Justice with end notation: "Miss Pearl S. Buck/Please kindly to keep./ Calligraphy by Hsieh Shun-Tsu/at age 73

Photocopy of Insight, Spring 1974

"My Sister's Gifts to Me . . ." by Grace S. Yaukey

Portions of the New York Times Magazine, March 2, 1980, containing "The Plight of the Children Abandoned in Vietnam" by Bill Kurtis

"U.S. Post Office Special Cancellation" envelope, dated May 4, 1974, the Grand Opening of the Pearl S. Buck Museum in Hillsboro, West Virginia

Obituary for David Burpee, New York Times, June 26, 1980

Page of handwritten notes

"My Mother's House, An Audio-Visual Presentation produced by the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Inc., March 1980":
       Introduction to the presentation by Ann V. Wyatt
       Resume of Participants
       Consultants

"Guidelines for Research on the Pearl S. Buck Manuscripts Currently Stored at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV, but Owned by the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Inc."

Photocopy of notice of publication of edition of The Analects of Confucius

"Pearl S. Buck Manuscript Exhibit, Pfeiffer Library, West Virginia Wesleyan College, June 9, 1979, including a list of eighteen manuscripts exhibited, with annotations

Photocopy of article, "Pearl S. Buck Manuscripts To Be Exhibited at Wesleyan June 9," The Inter-Mountain, Elkins, W. VA., May 23, 1979

Clipping: "Local woman writes Pearl Buck bibliography" [source unidentified]

Photocopy of article, "Rare Pearl Buck 'All Men Are Brothers'" from Book Chats, The West Virginia Hillbilly [date illegible]

Copy of "Pearl Buck Activities of the Buckhannon Woman's Club, 1979-80" by Mrs. J. C. Huffman, Chairman, Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Committee

Photocopy of newspaper article, "Locals to participate in panel for Pearl Buck Birthplace Foundation" [source unidentified]

Photocopy of typescript, "The Seidenstrickers in Pennsylvania" by Rudolf Hommel

Photocopy of portrait of John M. Sydenstricker

Selection from History of Greenbrier County: "The Sydenstricker Family" by Rev. C. Sydenstricker

Photocopy of newspaper article "Manuscripts To Be Catalogued," The West Virginia Daily News, Lewisburg, W.VA, March 1, 1976, about the cataloging of PSB manuscripts held at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Clipping: "Pearl Buck's estate settled after 6 years," [Boston Globe, penciled date of 11/27/79]

Clipping: "A Memory of Miki Sawada" by Donald P. Berger, annotated "Japan Times, May-1980"

Clipping: "New Pearl Buck will found, complicating estate fight," Boston Sunday Globe, September 17, 1978

Clipping: "America Is All They Know, But They're Not Quite at Home," New York Times, March 1, 1977, a study of Asian orphans with reference to the PSB Foundation

Newspaper photograph of PSB

Clipping: "Pearl Buck at 76: More Books to Write, More Children to Help," New York Times, December 7, 1968

Clipping: "Oiso Orphanage Founder Mrs. Miki Sawada Dies," Japan Times, May 14, 1980

Clipping: "Notes on People/ Long-Running Battle Over Pearl Buck's Estate Ends," New York Times, May 17, 1980

Letter from Merloyd Lawrence of Seymour Lawrence Incorporated to Jane Rabb Cohen, April 5, 1979, concerning a discussion of possible biography of PSB by Jane Rabb

Letter from Mary Grace Smith, Executive Editor, Garland Publishing, Inc to Jane Rabb Cohen, December 14, 1979, concerning an inquiry about publishing an annotated bibliography of Buck's work

Carbon copy of Jane Rabb Cohen's response to the previous letter, January 3, 1980

Clipping: "Pearl Buck's estate settled after 6 years" [unidentified source]

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's Student's Record at Randolph-Macon Woman's College [courses taken, no grades listed]

Photocopies of catalogue descriptions of the courses PSB took at R-MWC

bullet   Folder labeled "Notable American Women"

Three copies of a draft entitled "Pearl S. Buck entry for Notable American Women, 1607-1975, Volume 4 by Dr. Jane R[abb] Cohen

PSB Draft for Notable American Women, with penciled annotation, "Nora's draft" [presumably a draft for PSB biographer Nora Stirling] with marginal corrections and suggestions

Biographical Checklist on Pearl Buck with penciled note "Nora" on top of first page

PSB Draft for Notable American Women with penciled annotation, "Ted Harris," with marginal notes

PSB Draft for Notable American Women with penciled annotation, "Sarah" [folder cover lists Sarah Rowe as recipient of draft]:
       Marginal notes
       four additional pages of suggestions signed "Sarah Rowe"

Draft with cover page, "Pearl S. Buck, Notable American Women, Volume 4, Jane R. Cohen, Summer, 1978:
       Ten-page article
       Pearl S. Buck: Selected Bibliography
       Sheet of biographical data
       "Pearl S. Buck: Major Events and Turning Points"
       "Pearl S. Buck: Honors and Awards"
       Two additional sheets of biographical data
       "Pearl S. Buck: Children"

bullet   Folder labeled "Randolph-Macon Materials"

New York Times advertisement announcing the 1948 Child Study Association Award for "The Big Wave"

Photocopy of article from the New York, NY, West Side News, September 12, 1954, "Pearl Buck Will Teach Fiction at Columbia School"

Photocopy of article from the Charlotte News, November 4, 1965, "Davidson Lady: She and Pearl Buck Friends for 55 Years," an interview with Emma Edmunds White

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's story, "By the Hand of a Child," from the 1912 Helianthus of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's story, "When 'Lof' Comes" from the 1914 Helianthus of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's senior picture from the 1914 Helianthus

Photocopy of letter from Richard J. Walsh to Mildred Munday, December 9, 1942, detailing PSB's war efforts [penciled note from JR "RMWC"]

Photocopies of numerous newspaper articles on PSB [penciled note "R-MWC" on each one]

Photocopy of PSB obituary from the Tennessean, March 7, 1973 [penciled note "RMWC"]

Photocopy of PSB article, "On the Writing of Novels: Alumnae Address June, 1933" from the June, 1933 Alumnae Bulletin

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's story, "The Hour of Worship," from the March, 1914 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's article, "America's Position in Music and Art," from the May, 1911 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's story, "The Hour of Worship," from the March, 1914 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's poem, "A Chinese Nursery Rhyme," from the March, 1914 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's poem, "An Eastern Lullaby," from the April, 1914 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's poem, "Song of the Sun," from the May, 1914 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of Pearl Sydenstricker's story, "The Village by the Sea," from the March, 1911 Tattler of R-MWC

Photocopy of PSB's "Letter to Randolph-Macon Students" from the June, 1932 Alumnae Bulletin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Photocopy of selections from the April, 1953 Alumnae Bulletin of Randolph-Macon Woman's College reporting on a conference on "The Function of a Liberal Education in the Contemporary World," at which PSB spoke

Photocopy of PSB article, "Notes on Welcome House," from the November, 1955 Alumnae Bulletin, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Photocopy of PSB's article, "Of Men and Women: The Phi Beta Kappa Address of April 16, 1959" from the June, 1959 Alumnae Bulletin of Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Photocopy and transcription of "Message delivered [by PSB] to the New York Chapter of Alumnae at its Founders' Day meeting, 1935

Photocopy of newspaper article, "Pearl Buck to Give R-M PBK Day Talk," the News, Lynchburg, VA, April 12, 1959

Photocopy of cover page, review of Imperial Woman, and brief article on PSB from the Saturday Review, March 31, 1956 [penciled note, "R-MWC"]

Photocopy of illustrated article, "'We Destroy the Heroes We Create,'" from the Bulletin [no place or date given] [penciled note, "R-MWC"]

Photocopy of articles on R-MWC conference on "Liberal Education . . ." from the News, Lynchburg, VA, March 13, 1953

Photocopies of five additional newspaper articles from the R-MWC archives

bullet   Folder labeled "Buck Miscellany"

Newspaper clipping, obituary for Lyle Kenyon Engel, literary agent

Page from newspaper magazine, "Children of the Dust: A Photographer Seeks Out Hidden Amerasians"

Photocopy of letter from Hsu Ho-Ping to Dr. James C. Thomson, January 28, 1991

Report on symposium on PSB in Zhenjiang, China in January, 1991

Reviews of John Hersey's The Call from Time and The New Republic

Syllabus for Humanities 112, "Classics of the Far East," Spring Term 1960-61

Review and advertisement of The China Memoir of Grace Service

Profile of David Henry Hwang, author of M. Butterfly, from Time, August 14, 1989

Reading list of works related to Asia

Numerous newspaper clippings advertising books on Asia, commenting on Amerasian children, interracial adoptions, and other topics

Syllabus for Professor James Thomson's class, "American Observers and the Chinese Revolution, 1928-Present, semester I, 1986-87

Newspaper clipping, "Museum Exhibition Depicts Life of an Extinct Jewish Community in China," New York Times, March 2, 1986

Newspaper clipping, "Stamps: For the Author Who Portrayed Life in China," New York Times, June 19, 1983

Wonderful West Virginia, June, 1983, an eight-page illustrated article on PSB and the PSB Birthplace Museum

Photocopies of three letters from PSB to Hendrik Van Loon from the Cornell University Library:
       March 7, 1933 [?]
       Nov. 16, 1938 [?]
       April 11, 1933

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Mrs. A.F. Patience, March 5, 1954

Copy of Insight/Asia, July 1980

Invitations to "Pearl Buck Celebration Dinner" and "Ceremony Dedicating the Pearl Buck Stamp" in Hillsboro, West Virginia

The West Virginia Hillbilly, issue of June 21, 1980, containing photographs of PSB manuscript with handwritten corrections

Photocopy of one-page essay on what Charles Dickens meant to PSB [no author identified]

New York Times obituary [1993] for Tad Danielewski

Negatives of photographs of unidentified houses

Brochures describing Notable American Women

Handwritten notes on 3" by 5" cards

Copy of Insight/Asia, March, 1982

Letter and attachments from Patricia M. King, Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, to Jane M. Rabb, September 4, 1985, accepting transcripts of oral histories

Documents governing access from John Hersey, James C. Thomson, Jr., Diana Thomson, and Anne Thomson Waller

Copy of Insight/Asia, June, 1982

Clipping from West Virginia Clubwoman, Winter, 1980, announcing slide presentation, "My Mother's House"

Page headed "Pearl S. Buck Commemorative Postal Stamp Campaign"

Copy of Insight/Asia, October, 1981

bullet   Red Notebook labeled "Buck-Libraries" on Spine

Inside cover: letter from Jane Rabb to Wendy Conklin, June 20, 1978, with pencil note from THH [Ted Harris] giving permission for JR to use personal copies of PSB books in Danby, Vermont

"Appalachian Diarist: Hillbilly Heaven," article from Saturday Review [?], November 18, 1981

Divider labeled "Bibliography":

   Secondary works on PSB

   Bibliographies and Reference Books

   Other Literary Works

   Other Related Books

   Photocopy of typescript of Biobibliographical Data on PSB for Notable American Women

   Pearl S. Buck Books and Original Publication Dates

   Separate pages headed "Pearl Buck Bibliography" by year, beginning with 1902

   References to writing about as well as by PSB (reviews, articles, etc.)

Divider labeled "Libraries":

   Unopened letter from Jane Rabb to Clarissa Rowland, reference librarian at R-MWC

   Photocopies of Harvard College Library Interlibrary Loan requests for PSB books

   Form letter requesting information about library holdings on PSB attached to list of libraries

   List of Allentown [Pennsylvania] holdings on PSB

   Photocopies of letters from PSB to Ida M. Tarbell from Allegheny College library:
       PSB to IMT, April 28, 1934, New York
       PSB to IMT, June 12, 1942, Perkasie
       PSB to IMT, August 22, 1943, Perkasie
       PSB to IMT, July 27 [no year given], Perkasie
       PSB to IMT, March 11, 1942, New York [East and West Association mailing]

   American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters correspondence with Jane Rabb

   Photocopy of Dorothy Canfield Fisher's "Thoughts on Pearl Buck" from American Academy

   Berea College letter to Jane Rabb listing three letters from PSB to Francis Hutchins, Berea president

   Correspondence with libraries at Colby College, Columbia University

   Correspondence with William Owen about PSB's writing workshop at the School of General Studies at Columbia University

   Correspondence with libraries at Cornell University; Dartmouth College; Witter Bynner Foundation; Haverford College; and the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

   Reviews of the film, "The Guide," screenplay by PSB

   Photocopies of PSB letters from the Newberry Library:
       PSB to Mrs. [Stern?], December 30, 1936, New York
       PSB to Eunice Tietjens, August 6 [no year given], New York
       PSB to Eunice Tietjens, October 18, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. Cloyd Head, October 25, 1940, Perkasie, on the condition of women

   Correspondence with Newark Public Library, New York Public Library

   Handwritten notes on New York Public Library material

   Correspondence with Pack Memorial Public Library of Asheville, North Carolina; Humanities Library at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Lipscomb Library, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

   Photocopies of 31 letters from PSB in Vassar College Collection:
       PSB to Alma Lutz, August 16, 1938, New York
       PSB to Alma Lutz, August 8, 1939, New York
       PSB to Alma Lutz, November 1, 1939, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, November 29, 1939, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. Davis, February 18, 1941, New York
       PSB to Alma Lutz, March 2, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, March 22, 1940, Perkasie, on support for "Lucretia Mott amendment"
       PSB to Alma Lutz, April 15, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, July 15, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, August 19, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, October 15, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. S. R. Benedict [Ruth Benedict], October 24, 1940, Perkasie, on women's rights
       PSB to Alma Lutz, October 31, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, November 11, 1940, Berlin, New York [postcard]
       PSB to Alma Lutz, December 14, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, February 14, 1941, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, February 18 [?], 1941, [no place]
       PSB to Alma Lutz, February 20, 1941, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, April 29, 1941, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, July 14, 1941, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, March 20, 1942, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, July 17, 1942, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, April 2, 1943, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, July 1, 1950, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, June 17, 1955, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, March 10, 1956, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, June 7, 1960, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, January 20, 1961, Doylestown, PA [Welcome House thanks with handwritten note]
       PSB to Alma Lutz, September 1, 1964, Perkasie
       PSB to Alma Lutz, September 12, 1967, Jamaica, VT

   Correspondence with University of Virginia Library containing a list of letters and other items in Clifton Waller Barrett Library

   Copies of PSB letters in University of Virginia Collection:
       PSB to Mrs. Samuel T. Schroetter, May 5, 1959, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. Maud Carter Clement, January 14, 1937, New York
       PSB to "Gentlemen," December 29, 1951 [no place listed] concerning opposition to permanent military conscription
       PSB to Mrs. Maud Carter Clement, January 7, 1937, New York
       PSB to Miss Law [?], Easter Sunday [no year], Ithaca, New York
       PSB to Dr. Hamilton Holt, October 3, 1947, Perkasie
       Rollins College official [letter unsigned] to PSB, September 23, 1947, Woodstock, CT
       Rollins College official [letter unsigned] to PSB, December 17, 1946 [no place listed]
       PSB to Mr. Hamilton Holt, December 13, 1946, Perkasie
       Rollins College official [letter unsigned] to PSB, December 1, 1946
       PSB to Mr. Charles H. Towne, August 31, 1942, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. Emerson, December 26, 1940, New York
       PSB to Mr. Wooley, December 2, 1940, New York
       PSB to Mr. Jenkins, November 23, 1940, New York
       PSB to Mr. Clifton Fadiman, March 20, 1939, New York
       PSB to Mr. Clifton Fadiman, August 25, 1938, New York
       PSB to Mr. Clifton Fadiman, August 10, 1938, New York
       PSB to Mr. A. N. Bowler, November 10, 1937, New York
       PSB to Mrs. Milbank Johnson, March 18, 1936, New York
       PSB to Mr. Harry P. Burton, May 15, 1933 [no place listed]
       PSB to Miss Lola L. Kovner, August 9, 1938, New York
       PSB to Mr. Bean [?], April 26, 1966, Perkasie
       PSB to Mrs. C. P. Franklin, October 15, 1943, New York
       PSB to Mr. James V. Barrett, October 16, 1933, Nanking, China

   Correspondence with Yale University Library

   Copies of PSB letters in the Yale University Library:
       PSB to Dr. B. Malinowski, May 19, 1933, Ithaca, New York
       PSB to Mrs. Williams, Wednesday [no year given, 1933 in brackets at top of page], Philadelphia
       PSB to Mr. Pruden, November 23, 1942, New York
       John Collier to PSB, April 26, 1945
       John Collier to PSB, April 11, 1946, Washington, D.C.
       PSB to Mr. John Collier, April 15, 1946
       Telegram from Betty Winquest to PSB, April 17, 1946
       Telegram from PSB to Betty Winquest, April 17, 1946
       PSB to "The Editor Of the New York Times," reprinted in The Crisis as "Democracy and the Negro," 1941
       Unsigned letter to PSB, December 10, 1941
       Response to letter reprinted in The Crisis
       PSB to Dr. Anson P. Stokes, December 16, 1941
       Unsigned letter [from Dr. Anson P. Stokes] to PSB, October 6, 1942
       PSB to Dr. Anson P. Stokes, October 9, 1942
       Alfred M. Bingham [editor of Common Sense] to PSB, December 15, 1942
       PSB to Alfred M. Bingham, December 23, 1942
       Alfred M. Bingham, December 28, 1942
       PSB to Alfred M. Bingham, January 8, 1943, Perkasie
       Alfred M. Bingham to PSB, January 14, 1943
       Alfred M. Bingham to PSB, July 8, 1943
       PSB to Alfred M. Bingham, July 20, 1943, Perkasie
       Alfred M. Bingham to PSB, July 29, 1943
       PSB to Mr. Alfred M. Bingham, October 1, 1943
       Sidney Hertzberg [editor of Common Sense] to PSB, October 7, 1943
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, December 9, 1943
       PSB to Sidney Hertzberg, December 15, 1943
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, December 30, 1943
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, January 6, 1944
       PSB to Sidney Hertzberg, January 10, 1944
       Katrina McCormick [publisher of Common Sense] to PSB, April 20, 1944
       PSB to Katrina McCormick, April 28, 1944
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, May 4, 1944
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, May 12, 1944
       Sidney Hertzberg to PSB, July 5, 1944
       PSB to Sidney Hertzberg, July 21, 1944, Perkasie
       PSB to Sidney Hertzberg, September 8, 1944, New York
       PSB to Wilbur Cross [editor of The Yale Review], October 8, 1936, New York
       PSB to Helen McAfee, October 21, 1940
       PSB to Helen McAfee, October 27, 1940
       [Helen McAfee?] to PSB, October 29, 1940
       PSB to Helen McAfee, December 17, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Helen McAfee, May 16, 1941, Perkasie
       PSB to "Mr. Lewis" [Sinclair?], November 16, 1938, New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps [William Lyon], April 14 [1939 in brackets at top of letter], New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, March 19, 1933, Ithaca, NY
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, April 12, 1933, Ithaca, NY
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, August 16, 1934, New York
       PSB to Dr. William Lyon Phelps, November 22, 1934, New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, [no date, no place]
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, November 27, 1934, New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, Tuesday [no date], New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, Friday [no date], New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, Monday [no date], New York
       PSB to Mrs. Phelps, Monday [no date], New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, November 13, 1933, Nanking, China
       PSB to Mr. Phelps, November 27, 1934, New York
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, Tuesday [no date], New York [typescript of letter listed above]
       PSB to Dr. Phelps, November 13, 1933, Nanking, China [typescript of letter listed above]
       [Ezra Pound?] to PSB, January 31 [1940? On top of letter]
       PSB to Ezra Pound, February 23, 1940, Perkasie
       Ezra Pound to PSB, March 12 [1940]
       Ezra Pound to PSB, Marcy 20, 1940
       PSB to Arthur Davison Ficke, October 3, 1937, New York
       PSB to Ezra Pound, April 5, 1940, Perkasie
       PSB to Mr. Bernhard Knollenberg [Yale University Librarian], September 25, 1942, Perkasie
       PSB to Mr. Knollenberg, October 1, 1942
       PSB to Mr. Knollenberg, April 1, 1943, Perkasie
       PSB to Mr. Morris, February 18, 1941, New York
       PSB to Mr. Morris, December 2, 1940, New York
       PSB to Mr. Fichte[?], November 16, 1938, New York

   Correspondence with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

   Copies of PSB letters from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin:
       PSB to Miss Bascom, November 29, 1951 [no place listed]
       PSB to Dr. Edward A. Ross, April 30, 1945, Perkasie
       PSB to Erik Barnouw, March 26, 1945, Perkasie
       PSB to Erik Barnouw, May 14, 1945, Perkasie
       David Lloyd [PSB's literary agent] to Erik Barnouw, May 16, 1945, New York
       Erik Barnouw to David Lloyd, November 4, 1945, Larchmont, NY
       Erik Barnouw to PSB (Mrs. Walsh), March 21, 1945, New York
       Erik Barnouw tyo PSB (Mrs. Walsh), March 29, 1945, New York

   Correspondence with Duke University's William R. Perkins Library

   Copy of Richard J. Walsh's application for marriage license, June 11, 1935

   Copy of marriage certificate for Richard J. Walsh and Pearl Comfort Buck, June 11, 1935

   Copy of divorce decree for Pearl Comfort Buck and John L. Buck, June 11, 1935

   Copy of death certificate of Pearl S. (Buck) Walsh, March 6, 1973

   Correspondence with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

   List of "Pearl S. Buck Books and Original Publication Dates"

   Six-page sketch of PSB's life and work

   Additional notes by Jane Rabb on PSB

bullet   Red Notebook labeled "Buck-Letters" on Spine

Miscellaneous papers in flap inside front cover:

   Jane Rabb Cohen itinerary for interviews

   Material from National Endowment for the Humanities

   Notes on manuscript material at "West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia

Divider labeled "Acknowldgmts" containing a handwritten list of individuals with identification

Divider labeled "Individuals" containing a handwritten list of individuals with identifying details, addresses, relationship with PSB

Divider labeled "A":

   Correspondence with Herbert Alexander

   Correspondence with Mrs. Ethel Anderson

Divider labeled "B":

   Correspondence with Erik Barnouw

   Letter to Mrs. Sydney Brown (daughter of Claude and Margaret Thomson)

   Letter to Mrs. David (Lois) Burpee

   Letter to and handwritten notes on conversation with Art Buchwald, May 12, 1980

   Correspondence with James Kraft of New School for Social Research about Bynner archives at Harvard; handwritten notes on this collection

Divider labeled "C":

   Correspondence with Jeannette B. Cheek

   Correspondence with Mrs. Lloyd R. Craighill (Marian), PSB's friend in China

   Letter to Dolphus Crowe

   List of questions for Betty Churchill, Richard John Walsh's daughter

   Notes on interview with Elizabeth (Betty) Walsh Churchill, May 24, 1978

   Notes on telephone interview with Wendy Conklin, PSB's Vermont secretary, June 9, 1978

   Correspondence with Wendy Conklin

   Notes on telephone interview with Wendy Conklin, July 11, 1978

   Notes on interview with Wendy Conklin, July 18, 1978

   Letter to Mr. Chen Chi, PSB friend

Divider labeled "D":

   Letters to Tad Danielewski, film producer with PSB, with handwritten notes on responses to questions

   Correspondence with Paul Doyle, author of book on PSB

Divider labeled "E":

   Letter to Lyle Kenyon Engel, literary agent

   New York Times clipping on Engel, August 28, 1979

   Folder of materials on Engel

   Handwritten notes on conversation with Engel

Divider labeled "F":

   Correspondence with John K. Fairbank, scholar on China

   Correspondence with William P. Fenn, friend of Lossing Buck

   Correspondence with John H. Finley, Harvard professor, son of PSB benefactors

   Letter to Margaret Fischer

Divider labeled "G" containing correspondence with L. Carrington Goodrich, friend of PSB and Lossing Buck in China

Divider labeled "H":

   Handwritten notes headed 15th July, Hyannis

   Notes on interview with Theodore Harris, July 15, 1978, Hyannis

   Letters to Mrs. Dorothy Hammerstein

   Correspondence with John Hersey

   List of questions for John Hersey

   Article from The New Republic, May 2, 1983, "Henry Luce's China Dream" by John Hersey

   Undated article from New York Times Book Review, "Hersey's China Story" by Herbert Mitgang

   Correspondence with Robert W. Hill, Editor-in Chief of the Association Press, Follett Publishing Company

   Correspondence with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hocking, son and daughter-in-law of PSB's friend William Ernest Hocking

   Notes on telephone interview with Richard Hocking, May 20, 1978

   Notes on letters between PSB and William Ernest Hocking

   Typescripts of two poems-by PSB?--, one dated Nov. 5, 1962

   Correspondence with Michael H. Hunt, Yale University history professor

Divider labeled "I"

Divider labeled "J":

   Letter to Penny Janeway, daughter of author Elizabeth Janeway

   Letter from Michael Janeway, son of Elizabeth Janeway

   Correspondence with Elizabeth Janeway

   Notes on conversation with Eliot Janeway, January 1, 1982

   Notes on conversation with Elmer Johnson and wife of Danby, Vermont, April 16, 1978

   Correspondence with Walter Jacob, at one time Director of the Vineland School

   Letter to "Mr. Jedlicka," friend of James Thomson

Divider labeled "K"

Divider labeled "L":

   Correspondence with Harry Levin, professor of English at Harvard University

   Correspondence with Dr. and Mrs. Harold Loucks

   Letter to Mrs. Joseph Lippincott, PSB's adopted daughter

   Three letters to Mrs. Mary Loun

Divider labeled "M":

   Correspondence with Mrs. William Mayer, daughter of missionaries to China

   Letter to Margaret Mead, anthropologist

   Letter to James Michener, author

   Correspondence with Harriet Mills, professor and daughter of missionaries to China, "editorial trainee" with the John Day Company

   Correspondence with Lina Mainiero, senior editor at Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.

Divider labeled "Mc" containing a portion of letter to Frank McShane, chairman Writing Division, School of the Arts, Columbia University

Divider labeled "N"

Divider labeled "O":

   Letter to Dorothy Olding, PSB's agent at Harold Ober Associates

   Letter of permission to photocopy PSB letter from William A. Owens

   Letter to Patricia Powell, Harold Ober Associates

Divider labeled "P":

   Memo to "SJ" with questions about PSB will, stapled to handwritten notes

   Letter to Frederick Pope, Jr., attorney in Brattleboro, Vermont

   Correspondence with Patricia Powell, Harold Ober Associates

   Letter to Ida Pruitt, writer with background in China; handwritten notes by Jane Rabb on conversation with Ida Pruitt on back of letter

Divider labeled "Q"

Divider labeled "R":

   Letter to Gael Raphael, attorney in Boston

   Notes on information given by "Gael Reyfield"

   Notes on PSB's children

   Index card asking questions of "SJ," [similar to memo under "P"]

   Letter from Frederick Pope, attorney, saying that he is enclosing transcript of testimony on probate of PSB's will

   Correspondence with Edgar Rosenberg, English professor at Cornell University

   Extensive correspondence with Sarah Rowe, for a time an employee and companion of PSB at Green Hills Farm

   Notes on telephone interview with Sarah Rowe

   Letter labeled "Copy, approx. Aug. 30, 1956" from PSB to Sarah Rowe

   Letter to Simone Reagor, Radcliffe College

Divider labeled "S":

   Notes on telephone conversation with Mrs. Warren Shaddinger about PSB children

   Letters to Mrs. Shaddinger

   Letter to Mr. Paul Fargis, the John Day Company

   Correspondence with Helen Foster Snow, author and friend of PSB

   Five-page commentary on PSB by Helen Foster Snow

   Letter to Charles M. Solomon, attorney in Philadelphia

   Letter to Jane Rabb from Andrea Rosen, Thomas Y. Crowell Company

   Correspondence with Nora Stirling, PSB biographer

   Notes on interview with Nora Stirling, May 13, 1978

   List of questions for Nora Stirling

   List of answers to these questions, telephone interview May 21, 1978

   Correspondence with Michael Straight, member of family that sold Asia Magazine to PSB and Richard Walsh

Divider labeled "T":

   Correspondence with Michael L. Temin

   Letters to Mrs. Henriette Teush, PSB's adopted daughter

   List of questions for interview with James C. Thomson, Jr., November 26, 1977

   Letter to James C. Thomson, Jr.

Divider labeled "U"

Divider labeled "V"

Divider labeled "W":

   Correspondence with Nancy T[homson] Waller, neighbor of Bucks in China

   Letters to Edgar Walsh

   List of questions for Edgar Walsh, Henriette Teush

   Letters to Janice Walsh

   Letter to "Mrs. Warren" about locating Buck books

   Correspondence with Mrs. Locke White (Emma Edmunds), PSB's long-time friend

   Correspondence with Mrs. George E. Wight, acquaintance of PSB in China in 1927

Divider labeled "XYZ":

   Correspondence with Grace Yaukey, PSB's sister

   List of books by Cornelia Spencer, pseudonym for Grace Yaukey

   Brochure on Friends House, the retirement community where Grace Yaukey lived

   Correspondence with Lucille Zinn, PSB bibliographer

   Clipping on Jane Rabb's work with PSB manuscripts at West Virginia Wesleyan College

   Clipping on Pearl S. Buck Memorial Award by the West Virginia Educational Association

   Clippings from the West Virginia Hillbilly on PSB-related matters

   Letter to Philip Zimet requesting interview with Dorothy Hammerstein

   Information on PSB's family in China, compiled by Lucille Zinn

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret [Thomson], August 26, 1931

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, August 22, 1932

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, October 21, 1932, Ithaca

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, October 29, 1932, Ithaca

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, Nov. 8 [1932?]

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, no date, New York

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, July 1, 1935, Perkasie

   Photocopy of letter from PSB to Margaret, January 8, 1936, New York

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Contents of Box 2

bullet   Folder labeled "Pearl S. Buck-Jane M. Rabb Collection, Interviews"

List of those interviewed by category

bullet   Audiotapes

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Barnouw, Columbia University professor and wife, May 21, 1980

Pearl S. Buck and Tsuta O. Walsh [undated]

Lois Burpee (Mrs. David), neighbor and Welcome House supporter, May 27, 1980

Mrs. Lloyd Craighill (Marian Gardner), China friend of PSB, May 24, 1980

Lyle Kenyon Engel, literary agent, notes on telephone interview July 2, 1980

Margaret Fischer, May 27, 1980, 2 tapes

Florence Galla, Green Hills Farm, May 27, 1980

Dorothy Hammerstein (Mrs. Oscar), supporter of Welcome House, June 9, 1978

John Hersey, author, September 18, 1983

Robert Hill, editor-in-chief of the Association Press, Follett Publishing Company, June 18, 1980, 2 tapes

Richard and Kay Hocking, son and daughter-in-law of PSB's friend William Ernest Hocking

Dr. Walter Jacob, former director, the Vineland Institution, May 25, 1980, 2 tapes

Mary Loun, Doylestown, PA, May 27, 1980

Dorothy Olding and Patricia Powell, literary agents, Harold Ober Associates, July 28, 1981

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation panel, June 25, 1978

Patricia Powell, literary agent, Harold Ober Associates, October 2, 1980

Noble Prettyman, Carol Buck's attendant, Vineland Training School, May 25, 1980

Sarah Rowe, PSB companion in late 1950's, early 1960's, May 26, 1978, 2 tapes

John Shade, Executive Director, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, May 26, 1978, 3 tapes

Helen Foster Snow (Mrs. Edgar), author, writer on China, friend of PSB, June 18, 1980, 2 tapes

Charles M. Solomon, attorney, Pearl S. Buck Foundation, May 26, 1978

Charles M. Solomon, attorney, May 26, 1978, and Sarah Rowe, PSB companion, May 26, 1978

Jim (James C., Jr.) Thomson, November 26, 1977, 3 tapes

Diana and Jim (James C., Jr.) Thomson, daughter-in-law and son of Claude and Margaret Thomson, April 23, 1978, 2 tapes

Nancy Thomson Waller, daughter of missionary friends of PSB, Claude and Margaret Thomson, June 2, 1980, 2 tapes

Janice Walsh, PSB's adopted daughter, May 26, 1980, 2 tapes

Edgar Walsh and Henriette Teush, PSB's adopted children, Jane Rabb's recollections of conversation, June 11, 1980

Emma Edmunds White (Mrs. Locke White), Randolph-Macon Woman's College classmate and friend of PSB, May 24, 1980

Grace S. Yaukey, PSB's sister, May 22, 1980

Grace Yaukey and Jesse Yaukey, PSB's sister and brother-in-law, May 22, 1980

Lucille Zinn, PSB bibliographer and supporter of PSB Birthplace Foundation, May 8, 1980

Lucille Zinn and Polly Reynolds, PSB Birthplace Foundation, May 10, 1980

?Sheila and Robert Hartman [Hertman?], May 26, 1978

bullet   Pink Notecards

Bibliographic references

Notes behind dividers labeled 1928-38, 1938-1945, 1945-1960, 1960-1973

Notes behind dividers labeled by categories:
       Appearance/Photos
       Youth
       Marriage to J. Lossing Buck
       The Good Earth
       Walsh
       Nobel Prize
       Awards
       War Activities
       China
       America
       Writing
       Post-War
       Theatre/Radio/Films
       Foundation
       Vermont
       ????? [sic]
       Motivation
       Death
       Achievement [no cards follow]

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and
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