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

 

The Nora Stirling Collection

Randolph-Macon Woman's College Archives
RS 40/19/3

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
bullet   Contents of Box 3
bullet   Contents of Box 4
bullet   Contents of Box 5
bullet   Contents of Box 6
bullet   Contents of Box 7
bullet   Contents of Box 8
bullet   Contents of Box 9
bullet   Contents of Box 10
bullet   Contents of Box 11
bullet   Contents of Box 12
bullet   Contents of Box 13
bullet   Contents of Box 14
bullet   Contents of Box 15
bullet   Contents of Box 16
bullet   Contents of Box 17

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Contents of Box 1

bullet   Folder labeled "Stirling papers, etc. correspondence, 1985"

Papers relating to the donation of Nora Stirling's papers related to her biography, Pearl S. Buck: A Woman in Conflict, to the Lipscomb Library, Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Note to Dr. Spivey and the Librarian, containing a brief description of the contents of the papers and a key to the code of abbreviations used to document sources in drafts of the manuscript

bullet   The remaining folders in this box, labeled ONE through FIFTEEN contain early drafts of the biography with corrections and annotations identifying sources.

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Contents of Box 2

bullet   Folders labeled SIXTEEN through TWENTY-NINE and EPILOGUE contain the remainder of early drafts of the biography. The remaining folders are labeled ONE through TWELVE with chapter numbers added to each one. They contain a later draft of chapters 2 through 21.

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Contents of Box 3

bullet   Folders labeled THIRTEEN through SEVENTEEN and EPILOGUE contain chapters 22 through 29 and the Epilogue of the later draft.
bullet   The remainder of this box contains reviews of PSB's writings in folders labeled alphabetically.

A—material related to All Men are Brothers, American Argument, and American Unity and Asia

B—material related to A Bridge for Passing

C—material related to China Past and Present, The Child Who Never Grew, China as I See It, and China Sky

D—material related to Dragon Seed, including an essay by R-MWC Professor of English, Roberta Cornelius

E—material related to East Wind: West Wind and The Exile

F—material related to Flight into China, Friend to Friend, The First Wife and Other Stories (including a letter from Fanny Hurst), and For Spacious Skies

G—material related to The Goddess Abides

H—material related to A House Divided, How It Happens, and the biography, Pearl S. Buck, by Theodore F. Harris

I—material related to Imperial Woman, including an essay by Roberta Cornelius

J—material related to works for juvenile readers with a list of titles on the folder cover

L—material related to Letter from Peking (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius), and one item on Kinfolk

M—material related to The Mother (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius and a handwritten review without an author given), Mandala, and Of Men and Women

N—material related to The New Year

P—material related to The Patriot, The Promise (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius), and Portrait of a Marriage (including a letter from PSB's sister, Grace S. Yaukey confirming ties between this novel and the life of their brother Edgar Sydenstricker, and a handwritten essay by Roberta Cornelius)

Miscellaneous Reviews—material related to The Big Fight, Mrs. Starling's Problems, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The Christmas Ghost, God's Men, Peony, Pavilion of Women, Command the Morning, Come, My Beloved, The Living Reed, Yulan: Flying Boy of China, The Water Buffalo Children, and The Big Wave. This folder includes a letter from Grace S. Yaukey on PSB's beliefs, an article by PSB, "About China's Flying Boy, Yulan," from the Juvenile Supplement to the Fall 1945 issue of Four Star Final: Book News from Putnam's, Coward-McCann, John Day & Minton, Balch, and article, "The Background for "'The Big Wave'" from the Fall 1947 issue of the same publication

R—material related to The Rainbow

S—material related to Satan Never Sleeps, My Several Worlds, Sons, and The Story Bible (in Sons folder)

T—material related to Talk about Russia, Tell the People, This Proud Heart (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius), The Three Daughters of Madame Liang, The Time Is Noon, To My Daughters, and Today and Forever (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius)

W, Y—material related to Words of Love, What America Means to Me, and The Young Revolutionist (including an essay by Roberta Cornelius)

PLAY, GE MASTERS—material related to the 1932 production of the play The Good Earth and a review of PSB's "first play," Flight into China, produced in 1939

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Contents of Box 4

bullet   Folder labeled "THREE, 1910-1916"

Envelope labeled "Three: College Years"

Envelope labeled "Soph, 1911, Fall"

Envelope labeled "Soph, 1912, Spring"

Envelope labeled "Fall, 1912, Junior; Spring, 1913, Junior"

Envelope labeled "Fall, 1913, Senior"

Envelope labeled "First half of 1914, Spring, Senior, Graduation"

Envelope labeled "Material, chap. III, Last 1/2 1914, all 1915, first half 1916"

bullet   Folder labeled "FOUR, 1916 Summer & Fall"

Includes photocopies of a number of letters from John Lossing Buck to his mother

bullet   Folder labeled "FIVE, Material Used 1917-1919"

Includes photocopies of letters from PSB and John Lossing Buck

bullet   Divider sheet labeled "FOUR, Misc. Harris, Religion, Glimpses, Missionaries, Aftermath, 1974"
bullet   Folder labeled "GLIMPSES, PSB"

Includes selections from interviews, photocopies of letters from and about PSB

bullet   Folder labeled "RELIGION and PEARL BUCK"

Materials on PSB's religious and philosophical stance

1918 edition of The Weekly of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church with letter from Marian Gardner, missionary at Nanshuchou, referring to Bucks

bullet   Folder labeled "MISSIONARIES"

Material on American missionary experience in China

bullet   Folder labeled "HISTO—MAP"

Chart of dates with columns headed PSB, JLB, EH [?], HCM, RW, TD, TFH

bullet   Folder labeled "AFTERMATH, LEGAL PRESS"

Clippings on PSB's death

Eulogy, note on top "Dolmatch"

Copy of death certificate

Inserted folder headed "Foundation," containing printed material, clippings, correspondence

bullet   Folder labeled "Misc. Letters, 1972"

Material on suggested PSB projects in connection with proposed China trip

bullet   Folder labeled "HARRIS—about Comments on"

Selections from interviews related to PSB's attitude toward Theodore F. Harris

bullet   Folder labeled "INTRO & 1ST EIGHT MATERIAL"

Nora Stirling's handwritten notes

Cuttings from My Several Worlds on PSB's early years

bullet   Folder labeled "SECOND EIGHT MATERIAL USED"

Nora Stirling's handwritten notes

Interviews, cuttings from printed books related to PSB's life in China

bullet   Folder labeled "CARIE"

Cuttings from interviews, book

Nanjing Theological Seminary tribute to Absalom Sydenstricker

bullet   Folder labeled "ABSOLOM" [sic]

Material on Absalom Sydenstricker's life

Photocopy of PSB's 18-page tribute to her father, headed "IN MEMORIAM"

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Contents of Box 5

bullet   Envelope, no heading

Materials related to 1920

bullet   Folder labeled "1921"

Copies of letters, printed materials related to 1921

Selections from interview with Grace and Jesse Yaukey

bullet   Folder labeled "GRACE, 1918-1927"

Nora Stirling's notes

Selections from interview with Grace and Jesse Yaukey

bullet   Folder labeled "SEVEN, Mrs. Lu"

Material on Chinese woman who worked for the Bucks and later the James Claude Thomson family

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Grace Yaukey

bullet   Folder labeled "Adoption in USA—Liang"

Materials on 1924, 1925

Janice's adoption

Copies of letters from PSB to Emma Edmunds White and Lossing Buck's mother

bullet   Folder labeled "SIX, MATERIAL 1921-1924"

Cuttings from books, interviews

Copies of letters from PSB and Lossing Buck to his family

bullet   Folder labeled "EIGHT"

Typescript of "Data from Nanking Station Report, 1926-27, 'A Year of Tragedy and Triumph' by Pearl Buck"

Folder headed "Nanking Life, 1925-27":
       Cuttings from books, interviews

Folder headed "Back to Nanking, 1928":
       Cuttings from books, interviews
       Copies of letters from Lossing Buck to his family

Untitled folder:
       Material related to 1927-28
       Printed essay by PSB entitled "Christmas Away from Home"

Folder headed "JLB used, 1928-29:
       Material on Lossing Buck's work
       Typescripts of letters from PSB to Emma Edmunds White

bullet   Folder labeled "Hsu Chih-Mo letters, related to Chinese poet, possible lover of PSB"

Nora Stirling correspondence with Shau Wing Chan, Cyril Birch

NS notes on possible relationship

bullet   Folder labeled "LOAN—VINELAND, USED"

Material related to Dr. and Mrs. John Finley's loan to enable PSB to place Carol at the Vineland Training Center

bullet   Folder labeled "EAST WIND—1929-1930"

Material related to the publication of East Wind/West Wind

bullet   Folder labeled "LIN YUTANG—1936-1937"

Material related to PSB's work and friendship with Chinese author who lived in New York

bullet   Folder labeled "NINE"

Materials related to 1929-1930

Copy of PSB letter, June 10, 1929, describing funeral of Sun Yat Sen

bullet   Folder labeled "TEN, 1931, G.E. Published, FLOOD, ABSALOM"

Copies of correspondence nominating The Good Earth for the Pulitzer Prize

Material related to publication, floods in China and meeting with Charles and Anne Lindbergh, death of Absalom Sydenstricker

bullet   Folder labeled "ELEVEN, Material used, Hsu Chih-mo"

Material related to Chinese poet, possibly PSB's lover

bullet   Folder labeled "TWELVE, Winter 1931-Fall 1932," followed by a list of topics included

Material related to screen rights to The Good Earth, play based on it

"Peking Refugeeing" from Japanese attacks on Nanking

PSB's visit to New York

Copies of PSB letters

bullet   Folder labeled "THIRTEEN"

Material related to 1933, conflict with Board of Foreign Missions

bullet   Envelope labeled "1932"

Materials related to 1932-1933

Copy of "On the Writing of Novels" from the R-MWC Alumnae Bulletin

Copy of "Chinese War Lords" from April 22, 1933, Saturday Evening Post

bullet   Envelope labeled "Part of 13, Material Used, Spring 1933"

Copies of letters from PSB to Richard Walsh

bullet   Folder labeled "HSU CHIH MO, NOT USED"

Correspondence, biographical and literary material related to Chinese poet, possibly PSB's lover

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Contents of Box 6

bullet   Folder labeled "WALSH"

Materials related to Richard J. Walsh

Nora Stirling's note that some materials from this file have been placed in 1932 file

bullet   Folder labeled "FOURTEEN"

List of contents of folder

Materials related to June 1933-Spring 1934

bullet   Folder labeled "FIFTEEN, Material Used, 1934, June to December"

List of contents stapled to folder

Photocopy of letter from Lossing Buck to his brother Clifford about the divorce

bullet   Folder labeled "MATERIAL USED, JAN-JULY 1935"

"Postlude" by Dorothy Moomaw Miles, article from R-MWC Alumnae Bulletin on PSB's visit to the College in June, 1933

bullet   Envelope, labeled "Good Earth Film 1937"

Cuttings from interviews

Newspaper reviews

bullet   Folder labeled "SIXTEEN"

List of contents stapled to folder

Materials related to Jan. 1935-Dec. 1935

Six-page letter from Theodore F. Harris to Richard J. Walsh, Jr. about biography

Letter from PSB to Margaret Thomson, January 8, 1936

bullet   Folder labeled "CORNELL-BUCK LETTERS"

Photocopies of original PSB letters to actress Katharine Cornell, now removed to Rare Book Room

Copies of letters from Cornell to PSB

bullet   Folder labeled "SIXTEEN, PART TWO"

List of contents of folder

Material on Fighting Angel and The Exile

Material on PSB's brother Edgar Sydenstricker

bullet   Envelope, labeled "Empress-to 1937"

Photocopies of correspondence with Katharine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic about PSB plays

bullet   Envelope, labeled "NOBEL, (17), April, 1938"

Material on awarding of Nobel Prize and ceremonies in Sweden

bullet   Envelope, labeled "PB. Loneliness, Depression (17)"

Material from interviews

Nora Stirling's handwritten copies of passages from letters from PSB to Grace Yaukey

bullet   Envelope, labeled "U.S. Women (17)"

Material from interviews, letters, printed articles on PSB's views on the American woman

bullet   Envelope, labeled "Speaking (17)"

Material on PSB's public speeches and her skills as a speaker

bullet   Envelope, labeled "CHINA History, 1937-1938 (17)"

Materials on Japan's invasion of China

bullet   Folder labeled "SEVENTEEN" [empty]

List stapled to cover includes headings of most of the envelopes described above

bullet   Folder labeled "EIGHTEEN"

List stapled to cover headed "Material (19)"

Materials used related to 1939 and "Summer before war"

bullet   Folder labeled "18, EIGHTEEN"

Material related to PSB plays, The Empress and Flight into China (China Flight)
       Copies of letters between PSB and Katharine Cornell

bullet   Folder labeled "MATERIAL 19"

List of topics covered in folder

Material related to 1940-41

bullet   Folder labeled "SNOWS MATERIAL"

Material related to Edgar and Helen Foster Snow

bullet   Folder labeled "NINETEEN"

Material related to PSB's private life and writing of the 1940's

bullet   Folder labeled "PB as WRITER, 18"

Materials by and about PSB on writing and her writing in particular
       Article by George Cevasco, "Pearl Buck and the Chinese Novel"
       Essay by Roberta Cornelius, "Pearl Buck's Style"

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Contents of Box 7

bullet   Folder labeled "COMMIES, 1949-1956"

List stapled to cover, headed "Material Used"

Material related to the McCarthy hearings

Transcript of February 15, 1972 interview of PSB by John Chancellor of WNBC-TV, program entitled "China Lost and Found"

bullet   Folder labeled "Carol Material Used (21)"

Stapled to cover, chronology of significant dates related to Carol, Welcome House, writings of late 1940's, 1950's

Interviews, letters related to Carol, The Child Who Never Grew

Photocopy of original letter from PSB to Carol Johnstone Sharp, daughter of Vineland founder, November 13, 1950

bullet   Envelope labeled "K, material used"

Material related to Kinfolk

bullet   Envelope labeled "The Angry Wife"

Material related to The Angry Wife, PSB's second John Sedges novel

bullet   Envelope labeled "Peony"

Material related to Peony

bullet   Envelope labeled "P, Pavilion of Women"

Material related to Pavilion of Women
       Notes on the novel by Helen Foster Snow
       Letters on the novel from Marian Gardner Craighill

bullet   Envelope labeled "The Townsman" (20)

Material related to The Townsman, PSB's first John Sedges novel

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY"

Material related to PSB's play, My Indian Family and, briefly, her play Christine

bullet   Folder labeled "LIN"

Material related to Lin Yutang

bullet   Folder labeled "(21) Vermont"

Material related to PSB's life in Vermont, chiefly in the 1950's

bullet   Folder labeled "1948 Welcome House"

Material related to the origins of Welcome House

bullet   Folder labeled "1949 Welcome House"

Material related to the history of Welcome House

bullet   Folder labeled "1950 Welcome House"

Further development, fund raising

bullet   Folder labeled "1951 Welcome House"

Additional material on Welcome House

Lois Burpee's comments on PSB's personality

bullet   Folder labeled "SCOUTING, COURSES, WRITING"

PSB's enrollment in course in writing for radio

Searches for promising writers for John Day Company

bullet   Folder labeled "TSUTA, BUSINESS"

PSB's communications with Tsuta Walsh, her secretary, later wife of Richard Walsh, Jr., chiefly about her writing, publication

bullet   Envelope labeled "(21) God's Men"

Material related to God's Men

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY-ONE"

Material related to The Hidden Flower

Essay on The Hidden Flower by Roberta Cornelius

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY-TWO"

Material on Welcome House after 1952

bullet   Envelope labeled "Come My Beloved"

Material related to Come, My Beloved, Letter from Peking, John Sedges novels

Essay on Come, My Beloved by Roberta Cornelius

bullet   Folder labeled "STROKE (22)"

Material on Richard Walsh's stroke in 1953

Family newsletter describing 1953 trip to the American West

bullet   Folder labeled "(22) 1954-1955"

Correspondence between PSB and Richard Walsh, Jr.

Letters from Richard Walsh, Jr. to his father

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY THREE"

Envelope labeled "Dan'l intro, TV shows, Atom idea, "Imp. Woman" rev'd, "Letter from Peking," Play projected, Scientists—(Compton) visited

Material on work with Tad Danielewski on play, A Desert Incident

Material related to PSB's children, daughter-in-law (Tsuta Walsh)

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY FOUR"

Material on 1959 trip to Europe, Command the Morning, Death in the Castle, A Desert Incident

PSB's personal relationship with Tad Danielewski

Letter from Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune drama critic, to Mrs. Margaret R. Fischer

bullet   Folder labeled "MASTER PRINCETON FILES"

Nora Stirling's notes (214 pages) on PSB material in Princeton University Library, including files from the John Day Company, transcriptions of correspondence between PSB and Richard Walsh

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Contents of Box 8

bullet   Envelope labeled "25, Material Used"

Material related to early 1960s, PSB's work and personal relationship with Tad Danielewski

bullet   Folder labeled "Compton"

Material on Command the Morning

Letters between Nora Stirling and Laura Fermi, widow of Enrico Fermi

bullet   Folder labeled "Rowe"

Interviews with and about Sara Rowe, who worked for PSB and acted as governess for her children for a time

bullet   Folder labeled "26 A, Hocking"

Material on William Ernest Hocking and his friendship with PSB

bullet   Folder labeled "Hocking, 26 A"

Copies of "love letters" from PSB to Hocking

Material on their relationship

bullet   Folder labeled "TWENTY SIX"

List on folder of topics included

Material on Welcome House and the PSB Foundation

Material on The Living Reed

bullet   Folder labeled "26"

Material related to 1960's, labeled by Stirling "not used"

bullet   Folder labeled "27" [envelope attached to folder labeled 27]

List on folder of topics covered

Material related to exposure of mismanagement of PSB Foundation

bullet   Folder labeled "27"

Materials related to late 1960's

bullet   [Folder added for collection of material not in a folder]

Material labeled "not used for 25"

Material on A Bridge for Passing, Christine

bullet   Folder labeled "29, NOT USED"

Material on PSB's last days

bullet   Folder labeled "THE FIASCO"

List on folder of topics included

Material related to 1969-70

bullet   Folder labeled "28 (2)"

Additional material on Foundation scandal

bullet   Folder labeled "28" [labeled on cover "1969-1970, Settling in Danby"]

Material related to PSB's years in Danby, Vermont, founding of Creativity

bullet   Folder labeled "28" [labeled on cover "China plan, 1970-June 1972"]

PSB article, "Essay on Life" from Modern Maturity

Nixon trip to China

Material on All Under Heaven

Eightieth birthday celebration

Text of John Chancellor program, "China Lost and Found" for WNBC-TV, Feb. 15, 1972, including PSB interview

bullet   Folder labeled "29"

List on folder of topics included

Material on PSB's last years, death

Proposals for writing to be done in conjunction with PSB trip to China

Inserted folder:
       Material on PSB's funeral
       Conflict over her estate
       Short biography and newspaper article on John Lossing Buck

bullet   Folder labeled "REJECT LAST YEARS"

Additional material on last years, personality

bullet   Folder labeled "1937 FARM"

Material on Green Hills Farm

Article (October 1961) by PSB, "The Friendly Homes of Bucks County" from The American Home

bullet   Folder labeled "RACE, 1948-1950"

PSB's views on race over several decades

PSB letter to the editor of the New York Times, November 15, 1941, on racism

bullet   Two loose sheets of topics for 24 and 25
bullet   Folder labeled "Earnings & Honors"

John Day Company short biography of PSB with list of publications, awards

Bibliography of works consulted by Nora Stirling

Bibliography of PSB articles

Bibliography of PSB short stories to 1935

List of PSB books selected by the Book of the Month Club

Bibliographies of PSB books

NS list of Buck earnings

Essay, "Pearl Buck, Rebel against Time" by Nora Stirling

Acknowledgements

Nora Stirling's biographical information for New Century Publishers

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Contents of Box 9

bullet   Folder labeled "Anderson, John—worked for Stratton Productions with Tad Danielewski"

Interview January 7, 1980

Telephone conversation March 7, 1980

Interview March 22, 1976

Telephone conversation June 18, 1976 (2 copies)

Telephone conversations July 19, 1976 [Note that this is the third part of the interview, two sides of tapes defective]

Interview December 5, 1976 [transcript seems to begin in middle of conversation; second copy later in folder has additional page at beginning]

NS pencilled note of questions, topics to discuss with Anderson

Interview August 19, 1977

Interview September, 1978 ("Last Interview")

Telephone conversation March 7, 1980 (2 copies)

Fragment of interview

Fragment of interview

bullet   Folder labeled "Akins, Dana—resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania"

Interview March 27, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Baldwin, Roger—Chairman of American Civil Liberties Union"

Notes on conversation—no date

Letter November 16, 1979, Barbara Richman (ACLU Librarian) to NS

bullet   Folder labeled "Barnouw, Erik, teacher of radio writing at Columbia University"

Copy of letter from NS to EB, October 29, 1977

Interview November 7, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Bates, Lilieth (Mrs. Searle), acquaintance of Pearl and Lossing Buck in China in 1920's"

Letters from NS to Lilieth Bates, July 13, 1976, and January 16, 1979

Copy of excerpts from this letter

Fragments cut from copies of interviews

Telephone Interview April 19, 1975

Telephone Interview May 1, 1975

Telephone Interview January 28, 1976

Interview May 31, 1976

Telephone Interview June 13, 1976

Telephone Interview June 14, 1976

Telephone Interview June 15, 1976

Interview July 21, 1976

Notes on August 7, 1977, conversation

Index card noting Mrs. Bates' request not to have her name used in book

bullet   Folder labeled "Bear, Margaret and James—acquaintances of Pearl and Lossing Buck in China"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Mrs. Bear

Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Bear December 1, 1975 (2 copies)

Excerpts from the Bears' letters home in 1923

bullet   Folder labeled "Blodgett, Cornelia Otis Skinner," actress and writer, reader in The Empress

two fragments, apparently from interview March 24, 1976

Letter from NS to Cornelia Otis Skinner Blodgett

Interview March 24, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Berger, Marvella D., John Day Company employee in late 1960's"

Interview October 18, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Biester, Muriel, member of the East-West Association and supporter of Welcome House"

Correspondence between NS and Judge and Mrs. Biester

Interview June 27, 1976 with Muriel and (Judge) Edward Biester (2 copies)

bullet   Folder labeled "Buck, John Lossing, PSB's first husband"

Handwritten pages (6) headed "Lossing's corrections of Harris Bio."

Correspondence between NS and Lomay Chang, Lossing's second wife

Fragment on Lomay's background, her meeting with Lossing

Fragment on their marriage, Lossing's career 1946-1957, residence on farm in New York

Brief fragments cut from interviews

Fragment on JLB's award from Chinese Embassy in Washington, 1939

Fragment on snapshot of JLB in Nanking after PSB departure

Handwritten questions related to Harris Book and My Several Worlds

Handwritten questions related to interview of October 11, 1972

Handwritten answers to questions about October 11 interview

NS notes on Lossing and Lomay

Handwritten notes from Tape IV, side I

Interview December 3-4, 1971

NS revision of report on December 3-4 interview

Interview January 27, 1972

Index of interview June 27, 1972

Chronology of major events from meeting with PSB in 1917 to 1933

Interview October 11, 1972

Handwritten "Index of Buck Tapes 6-27-72"

Handwritten "Index to Lossing Buck manuscript"

Handwritten "Index to Lossing Buck Interviews Sept. 15—1972"

Handwritten questions for LB on June 27, 1972, interview

"Amplification of Typed Tapes" of June 27, 1972, interview

Interview September 15, 1972

bullet   Folder labeled "Breen, George and Jackie, Vermont neighbors"

Handwritten chronology from 1949 to 1966

Fragment from interview in reference to Foundation benefit, Harris

Correspondence between NS and Breens

Photocopy (?) of letter from PSB to Breens from the Savoy Hotel in London, September 18, 1959

Interview with Jackie Breen, July 24, 1976 (Phyllis Fenner also comments) (2 copies)

Interview with George and Jackie Breen, Phyllis Fenner, and Grace Shannon July 24, 1976 (2 copies)

Page headed "Breens' background" (2 copies)

Interview with George Breen, July 24, 1976 (2 copies)

Fragment with Jackie Breen's views on PSB's response to Walsh illness

Fragment with Jacked Breen's comment on PSB's letters

Letter from George Breen to NS

Interview Jackie and George Breen "Late in Vermont," no date

bullet   Folder labeled "Buck, Paul, son on John Lossing Buck and Lomay Chang"

Christmas card to NS from Lomay Buck and Paul

Interview June 26, 1975 (2 copies)

Fragment of June 26, 1975 interview

Interview May 1, 1976

Correspondence between NS and Paul and Lomay about letters, albums, JLB's mother's diaries

Fragment of June 26, 1975 interview about Carol

Photograph of young man, negatives

bullet   Folder labeled "Burpee, Lois (Mrs. David), Pennsylvania neighbor and Welcome House supporter"

Fragment of interview on "blowup" following Philadelphia magazine article on Foundation

Correspondence between NS and Lois Burpee

Handwritten notes on information sent by Lois Burpee and filed in Welcome House File

Handwritten note from Lois Burpee headed pg. 21

Interview February 24-25, 1976 (2 copies)

Interview April 12, [1976] (2 copies)

Interview April 13, [1976] (2 copies)

bullet   Folder labeled "Carabeau, Georgia, principal, Currier Memorial School, Danby, Vermont"

Correspondence between NS and Georgia Carabeau

Copy of letter from PSB to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Carabeau, January 3, 1973

Interview July 25, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Carter, John Mack," editor-in-chief, Good Housekeeping

Interview February 23, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Cevasco, G.A., professor at St. John's University"

Brochure for "Second conference on Chinese Culture" May 3, 1969
       PSB speaker

Correspondence between NS and Cevasco

Book Review of The Image of the Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels by Doan-Cao-Ly (reviewed by Cevasco)

Book Review of Pearl S. Buck: a Biography by Theodore F. Harris (reviewed by Cevasco)

Book Review of China As I See It by PSB (reviewed by Cevasco)

Photocopy of Foreward by PSB to The Terrible Choice: The Abortion Dilemma

Photocopy of letter from PSB to Cevasco, March 28, 1966

bullet   Folder labeled "Chen Chi, artist who lived in the United States after World War II"

Interview December 2, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Churchill, Betty (Walsh), daughter of Richard Walsh, and Josephine Churchill, daughter of Betty"

Correspondence between NS and Betty and Josephine Churchill

Interview with Josephine Churchill August 11, [1976]

bullet   Folder labeled "Cohen, Jane Rabb, scholar"

Correspondence between NS and Jane Rabb Cohen

bullet   Folder labeled "Buck, Clifford, brother of John Lossing Buck"

Correspondence between NS and Clifford Buck

Fragment of interview in reference to ability of the retarded to remember certain details

Copy of letter from PSB to her parents-in-law, Nanhsuchow, Feb. 2, 1918

Copy of letter from PSB to her parents-in-law, March 15, 1919

Copy of letter from PSB to her parents-in-law, Sept., 1920

Copy of page from guest book signed by Janice Buck and Adaline Bucher

Interview May 1-2, 1976

Letter from Clifford Buck to NS

Fragment marking references to Dr. Paul R. Hickok's help in adoption of Janice

bullet   Folder concerning Colvin, Zerrita, Vermont resident, also known as Anna Hallagan, from Canton, China, nurse to PSB in her last months [heading lost]

Interview September 9, 1977

Notes on September 9 interview

Interview October 16, 1977 (2 copies)

bullet   Folder labeled "Congdon, Helen W. (Mrs. Herbert W.), acquaintance of writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher"

Correspondence between NS and Helen Congdon

bullet   Folder labeled "Letters MGC, Craighill=NS, Marian Gardner (Mrs. Lloyd) Craighill, friend and neighbor of PSB in China"

Correspondence between NS and Marian Craighill

Excerpt from letter from Marian Gardner to her family, June 3, 1917

Excerpt from letter from Marian Gardner to her family, January 31, 1917

Transcriptions of letters from Marian Craighill to NS (2 copies)
       December 4, 1975
       December 9, 1975
       January 18, 1976
       January 26, 1976
       February 7, 1976
       February 25, 1976
       March 8, 1976
       May 25, 1976
       April 20, 1976

Letter from Marian Craighill to NS, August 27, 1977

Transcription of letter from Marian Craighill to NS, October 3, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Craighill, DONE"

Typescript of "Congratulatory Poem, PSB to Marian Gardner" on her engagement

Interview July 19, 1977

Typescript (see above as well) of letter from M. Craighill to NS, October 3, 1977

Letter from M. Craighill to NS, Dec. 21, 1980

Letter from M. Craighill to NS, June 1, 1980

bullet   Folder labeled "Craighill, NS letters"

Correspondence between NS and Marian Gardner Craighill

Transcript of part of letter January 18, 1976

Transcript of part of letter January 26, 1976

Transcript of part of letter February 7, 1976

Transcript of part of letter June 21, 1976

Transcript of part of letter May 25, 1976

Transcript of part of letter December 4, 1975

Transcript of part of letter December 9, 1975

Transcript of part of letter January 18,1976

Transcript of part of letter January 26, 1976

Transcript of part of letter February 7, 1976 (see above)

Transcript of part of letter June 21, 1976 (see above)

Transcript of part of letter May 25, 1976 (see above)

Interview November 29, 1975

Transcript of part of letter February 14, 1976 (see Folder 1)

Transcript of part of letter March 8, 1976

Transcript of part of letter December 9, 1975 (see above)

Transcript of part of letter December 4, 1975 (see above)

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Contents of Box 10

bullet   Folder labeled "Coltman, Natalie Walsh (Mrs. Robert), daughter of Richard Walsh"

Correspondence between NS and Natalie Coltman

Fragment of interview

Interview May 8, 1976 (2 copies)

bullet   Folder labeled "Connelly, Marc P., playwright"

Letter from NS to Marc Connelly

Interview February 10, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Danielewski, Tad, head of Stratton Productions, worked with PSB on film and theatre projects"

Correspondence between NS and Danielewski

Pencil list of questions about Danielewski's work with PSB

Notes on telephone call from NS to John Anderson, May 16, 1976

Second list of questions on Danielewski

Interview with Christopher Kane January 14, 1977

Notes on this interview

Copy of review of play directed by Kane

Vita for Kane

Fragment with notes from New York Times article on Danielewski project

Fragment on Release by Dorfman Associates on Danielewski/PSB trip to Europe

Chronology of Danielewski's career

Additional fragments on Danielewski

Typed copy of Dorfman Release of PSB interview

Typed copy of article from Variety, January 29, 1964

Notes on Danielewski background based on Dorfman publicity release

NBC Television News release on Danielewski's directing children's series

Notes on publicity release from Dorfman on Desert Incident

bullet   Folder labeled "Daniels, Helen, neighbor and acquaintance of PSB in Nanjing, Presbyterian missionary"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Daniels

Letter, November 1, 1976, on her experiences with PSB in China

Letter, December 11, 1976, answering NS questions

bullet   Folder labeled "Drake, William, husband of Beverly Drake, PSB's secretary in Danby, Vermont"

Pencil notes on September 10, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Droutman, Jane, member of Quaker committee"

Notes on interview March 24, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Eva F. Eshleman, PSB's French teacher, beginning in 1963; resident of Kutztown, PA"

2 letters to NS

Interview August 27, 1976

Copy of speech PSB gave in Montreal

bullet   Folder labeled "Emma Edmunds White, Randolph-Macon Woman's College classmate and lifelong friend"

Interview November 2, 1975

Typed copies of letters
       April 17, 1917, PSB to EEW
       June 14, 1911, PSB to Mrs. Edmunds (EEW's mother), Asheville, NC
       August 29, 1918 PSB to EEW, Kuling
       November 1924, PSB to EEW, Ithaca, NY
       July 5, 1926, PSB to EEW, University of Nanking
       May 19, 1927, PSB to EEW, Unzen, Japan
       January 4, 1928, PSB to EEW, Shanghai
       January 4, 1929, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       January 27, 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       January 10, 1930, PSB to EEW, San Francisco
       May 26, 1930, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       March 7, 1927, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       March 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       May 2, 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       May 29, 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       June 18, 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       September 24, 1931, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       December 29, [1931], PSB to EEW, [no place given]
       February 24, 1932, PSB to EEW, The Language School, Peiping
       August 15, 1932, PSB to EEW, La Grangeville, NY
       October 7, 1932, PSB to EEW, Ithaca, NY
       May 21, 1932, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       September 13, 1933, PSB to EEW, Conte Ross, Spet [sic ???]
       April 29, 1933, PSB to EEW, Hankow
       May 12, 1934, PSB to EEW, Nanking
       Undated [June 1934?], PSB to EEW, New York
       Undated [1934?], PSB to EEW, New York
       September 10, 1934, PSB to EEW, New York
       October 21, 1934, PSB to EEW, New York
       Undated [1934?], PSB to EEW, New York
       April 15, 1935, PSB to EEW, New York
       June 9, 1935, PSB to EEW, Reno, NV
       July 3, 1935, PSB to EEW, Perkasie, PA
       Undated [1936?] PSB to EEW, New York
       Undated [December 1936?] PSB to EEW, New York
       February 13, 1937, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       July 23, 1937, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       October 21, 1937, PSB to EEW, [no place given]
       July 18, 1939, PSB to EEW, Vineyard Haven, MA
       November 3, [1939], PSB to EEW, "At Home"
       Undated [October 31, 1940], PSB to EEW, [no place given]
       May 12, 1941, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       December 4, 1944, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       [December] 1945, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       October 10, 1968, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       March 22, 1964, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       July 3, 1948, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       May 27, 1948, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       January 8, 1948, PSB to EEW, Perkasie
       December 1, 1946, PSB to EEW, [no place given]

bullet   Folder labeled "Farrell, James and Dorothy, Acquaintances of PSB in Danby, VT after 1969"

Correspondence between NS and Farrells

Interview August 14, 1976

Interview September 9, 1977

Interview August 14, 1976, pages 16 ff. [separated from beginning]

Note from EJL: There are multiple copies of sections of these interviews; pages seem muddled.

bullet   Folder labeled "Fenner, Phyllis, writer, Vermont resident"

Extensive correspondence between NS and Phyllis Fenner

Interview February 22, 1976

Interview September 9, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Ferguson, Mary E., student in Miss Jewell's school in Shanghai 1903-1907"

Interview December 3, 1975 "chez Yaukey"

bullet   Folder labeled "Finley-Kiser, Dr. John Finley, editor of the New York Times, PSB benefactor in 1929, his daughter, Dr. Ellen Finley Kiser, and his son, Dr. John Finley, Jr."

Correspondence between NS, Dr. Ellen Kiser, Dr. John Finley, Jr., and Callie Efird, friend of NS and Dr. Ellen Kiser
       Note that Finley letter is in LOAN-Vineland file

Handwritten notes on telephone conversation with Dr. John Finley, Jr. May 16, 1978

Handwritten notes on elder Dr. Finley and his wife

bullet   Folder labeled "Fordin, Hugh"

Interview, October 31, 1976, relating to unpublished book by PSB, Oscar Hammerstein, and James Michener

bullet   Folder labeled "Galla, George and Florence, gardener/chauffeur and housekeeper at Green Hills Farm"

Interview August 28, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Goldstein, Corinna (Sharcoff), PSB correspondent in 1947"

Draft of letter from Corinna Goldstein to PSB

Copy of letter from PSB to Corinna Goldstein, May 16, 1947, Perkasie

bullet   Folder labeled "Glover, Fay G., employee of the East and West Association, later of the John Day Company"

Interview February 15, 1976

Interview March 7, 1976

Interview March 22, 1976 [? Date unclear]

bullet   Folder labeled "Graves, Mary L., executive director of Welcome House"

Correspondence with NS

Interview June 27-28, 1976

Interview November 13, 1976

Interview with Mary Graves' housemate, Terry Doran, November 13, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Haines, Elizabeth T., teacher of Walsh children at Buckingham Friends School"

Interview February 23, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Hansen, Harry, Hastings House Publishing, member of the East and West Association"

Letter [misfiled?] from NS to Richard Hocking, son of Ernest Hocking

Interview June 3, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Hill, Robert, employee of John Day Company from 1955"

Interview March 25, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Itkis, Sania, piano teacher to Richard Walsh, Jr., and later to PSB"

Interview February 15, 1976

Interview March 22 [no year]

Handwritten list of Itkis material on PSB in newspapers and letters

bullet   Folder labeled "Johnson, Emily K., Danby, Vermont resident"

Correspondence with NS

Interview July 25, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Jones, Dorothy, Danby, Vermont resident and PSB acquaintance"

Notes on Interview, 1977

Follow Up Questions to Mrs. Jones "next day"

bullet   Folder labeled "Joseph, Nannine, acquaintance of PSB in 1930s"

Interview April 5, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Kamins, Jeannette, employee of Stratton Productions"

Interview September 19, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Kelsey, Dean and Rey, acquaintances of Sydenstrickers and Bucks in China"

Correspondence between Margaret K. Greer, Kelseys' daughter, and NS

Interview September 5, 1972

Handwritten notes on first part of interview September 5, 1972

bullet   Folder labeled "Kennedy, Mary, acquaintance of PSB in New York in 1930s, involved with The Empress"

Extensive correspondence with NS

Interview July 16, 1976

Interview October 12, 1976

Copy of letter from PSB to Mary Kennedy, January 11, 1940

Copy of letter from PSB to Mary Kennedy, January 5, 1939

bullet   Folder labeled "Landry, Bob, Variety, member [?] of Authors' Guild with PSB"

Interview October 28, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Leedom, Kenneth, colleague of Tad Danielewski at Television Academy"

Interview September 28, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Lewis, Ardron B., colleague of Lossing Buck on study of Land Utilization in China and acquaintance of Bucks in Nanking"

Letter (5 pages) assessing J. Lossing Buck's contributions to study of agriculture in China

Interview March 18, 1975

Interview with Ardron and Christine Lewis April 12, 1975

Correspondence with NS

bullet   Folder labeled "Lewis, Freeman, 1930's employee at the John Day Company, the first to see Wang Lung manuscript"

Correspondence with NS

Interview May 20, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Lewis, Naomi, editor of PSB material for Good Housekeeping"

Interview February 22, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Lloyd, Andrea M., daughter of David Lloyd, PSB's longtime literary agent"

Interview March 30, 1976

Letter from Andrea Lloyd to NS, April 7, 1977, on disposition of PSB files from David Lloyd Agency

Undated letter from AL to NS

Telephone interview June 10, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "MacMahon, Aline, stage and film actress, considered for O-lan, appeared in Dragon Seed"

Interview February 17, 1977

Interview May 3, 1977

Copies of NS's correspondence with Aline MacMahon in relation to script for My Indian Family

Copy of letter from PSB to AM, June 6, 1946

Correspondence between NS and Norman Philbrick about My Indian Family

bullet   Folder labeled "Macy, Gertrude, theater manager, friend of actress Katherine Cornell, acquaintance of PSB"

Interview March 24, 1976

Correspondence with NS

bullet   Folder labeled "Mathias, Alice, daughter of Oscar Hammerstein, Welcome House adoptive parent"

Correspondence with NS

Interview October 27, 1977

Page from Walsh children's newsletter with writings by John Walsh and Alice Mathias

Copy of letter from PSB to Melinda, Alice and Phil Mathias, May 26, 1953

Copy of letter from PSB to Alice Mathias, April 3, 1956

Copy of letter from PSB to Alice Mathias, June 15, 1955

bullet   Folder labeled "Merusi, Aldo, photographer for Rutland [Vermont] Herald, acquaintance of PSB"

Correspondence relating to ceremony honoring PSB at Castleton State College

Interview August 13, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Nash, Mrs. Kathryn L., employee of Walshes, caregiver to the children ca. 1937-40"

Correspondence between NS and Kathryn Nash

Interview February 22, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Newson, Mrs. Earl, widow of Richard Walsh's partner in the John Day Company in the 1930s"

Interview May 23, 1976

bullet   Separate sheet with a note that Harold Ober Associates material comes from Firestone Library at Princeton University
bullet   Folder labeled "Ober Files, material from files of the agency that served PSB after death of David Lloyd"

Copies of letters to and from PSB 1950s and 1960s

Two pages of interview with Dorothy Ober Olding, Ober agent, June 3, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Olding, Dorothy Ober, PSB's agent with Harold Ober Associates"

Interview June 3, 1976

Interview June 12, 1976

Telephone interview January 19, 1977

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Contents of Box 11

bullet   Folder labeled "Peich, Michael, researcher for Nora Stirling, West Chester State College Department of English "

Correspondence with NS on PSB books, articles and reviews

Bibliography of reviews of PSB works

bullet   Folder labeled "Porter, Kenneth, Department of History, University of Oregon, and John Day author"

Correspondence with Nora Stirling about PSB's background for The Townsman

bullet   Folder labeled "Powell, Patricia, representative of PSB's publishing interests"

Interview June 9, 1976

Interview March 18. 1977

Telephone interview April 7, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Robbins, Charles"

Letter from NS requesting interview

bullet   Folder labeled "Randolph-Macon" [Woman's College]

Notebook with cover "Alumnae College" R-MWC 1958 containing handwritten notes apparently by Roberta Cornelius, Professor of English

Correspondence between NS and Roberta Cornelius

Interview with Roberta Cornelius October 27-28, 1975

Handwritten notes, apparently by Roberta Cornelius, on May 5, 1960 "Welcome House Dinner and Music Festival"

Carbon copy of manuscript headed "Parentage and Place," biographical materials on PSB apparently by Roberta Cornelius

Carbon Copy of manuscript headed "PEARL BUCK: A Biographical Study, Introduction," apparently by Roberta Cornelius

Handwritten notes, apparently by Roberta Cornelius on PSB play, Sun Yat-sen, and lecture at Columbia by Dr. Hu Shih

Interview with Nan Craddock, student at R-MWC with PSB

Two pages from R-MWC Alumnae Bulletin on Harriet Fitzgerald, artist

Telephone interview with Harriet Fitzgerald, June 11, 1973

Correspondence between NS and Annie Kate Gilbert, student at R-MWC with PSB

Transcript of letter from Annie Kate Gilbert to NS, March 22, 1976

Interview with Annie Kate Gilbert, January 14, 1972

Interview with Dorothy Hughes, student at R-MWC with PSB, October 28, 1975

Interview with Ruth Kennedy Osborn, R-MWC classmate of PSB, November 26, 1975

Correspondence between NS and Nan Thornton, student at R-MWC with PSB and later science faculty member there

Interview with Nan Thornton, October 30, 1975

bullet   Folder labeled "Reisner, Bertha Betts, wife of agricultural missionary John Reisner, Dean of the College of Agriculture at Nanking University"

Interview February 28, 1976

Correspondence between NS and Bertha Reisner, her son John Reisner, and his wife

Typescript of letter from PSB to Bertha Reisner, September 16, 1931 [second page only; the full letter follows the undated letter below]

Typescript of letter from PSB to Bertha Reisner, February 22, 1932, headed "Peiping, The Language School"

Typescript of letter [undated] from PSB to Bertha Reisner with NS note that it is filed in 1932 folder

Copy of letter from PSB to Bertha Reisner, September 16, 1931 [original now in Rare Book Room]

bullet   Folder labeled "Renshaw, Charles, editor-in-chief of socioeconomic publications of the American Medical Association"

Correspondence between NS and Charles Renshaw about PSB article "Awakening the Land" from the 1965 edition of the World Book Yearbook

bullet   Folder labeled "Roebling, Paul V., actor in A Desert Incident"

Copies of letters from NS to Paul Roebling and his mother Mary Roebling

Interview March 4, 1977

Telephone interview May 2, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Rowe, Sarah L., teacher, employee at Green Hills Farm for two years"

Correspondence between NS and Sarah Rowe

Telephone interview December 7, 1976

Telephone interview February 6, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Sadowski, Sheila (Mrs. Thomas), teacher at English Language Center in Vermont"

Correspondence between NS and Sheila Sadowski

Copies [misfiled?] of two letters between NS and Carol Sharp, daughter of Dr. Edward Johnstone, who ran the Vineland School

Page headed "Trask," apparently part of an interview with Jackie Breen

Interview July 25, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Sadowski, Sheila" [second folder]

Fragments of July 25, 1976 interview

bullet   Folder labeled "Sawada, Miki, director of the Elizabeth Saunders Home in Japan, active in the development of the work of the PSB Foundation"

Copy of letter from Lillian E. Wolfson, Director, Support Department of the Foundation to Miki Sawada

Three brochures on the Elizabeth Saunders Home

Copies of notes from PSB and her daughters Chieko and Johanna

Correspondence between NS and Mrs. Sawada and Emi Kamiya, Mrs. Sawada's daughter

Interview November 16, 1976

Interview February 25, 1977

Interview with Emi Kamiya, March 25, 1976

Interview June 24, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Sharp, Carol (Mrs. Myron J.), daughter of Edward Johnstone, director of the Vineland Training School"

The Training School Bulletin, May 1947

Small notebook with "Sharp" on cover

Correspondence between NS and Carol Sharp

Fragments of interview May 9, 1976, with note that master copy is missing

[see also two letters in first Sadowski folder]

bullet   Folder labeled "Shaddinger, Helen (Mrs. Warren), employee of PSB at Green Hills Farm"

Notes on conversation, February 25, 1975

bullet   Folder labeled "Simon, Louis, one of the founders of the Theatre Wing"

Interview May 12, 1977

Telephone interview May 11, 1977, with Arthur L. Hanna, co-founder of the Theatre Wing

bullet   Folder labeled "Sitterly, Fran, Danby, Vermont, antique dealer and acquaintance of PSB"

Copies of letters from NS to Fran Sitterly

Interview October 15, 1977

Interview September 10, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Smith, Mrs. Bradford, resident of Shaftesbury, Vermont"

Interview September 9, 1977

One page of interview with Mrs. Lemuel Smith (Grace Stulting) November 30, 1975

bullet   Folder labeled "Smith, Grace Stulting, PSB's cousin"

Copies of letters from NS to Grace Smith

Interview November 30, 1975

[See also folder for Mrs. Bradford Smith]

bullet   Folder labeled "Smith, William Arthur, artist and illustrator, Bucks County, PA resident"

Correspondence between NS and William Smith

Undated page of questions and answers

Pencil list of "Names in Foundation expose"

List of "Questions for Bill Smith"

Photocopy of brochure for Smith exhibit with paragraph by PSB

Interview June 27, 1976

Interview June 5, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Snow, Edgar and Helen Foster (pseud. Nym Wales), writers, longtime residents of China"

Typescript of passage from Edgar Show's Journey to the Beginning

Photocopy of title page of pamphlet, "GungHo!, with paragraph on Mrs. Edgar Snow

Correspondence between NS and Helen Foster Snow with extensive discussion of PSB and her works

Photocopy of China chronology from Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, 1968 ed.

Bibliographical materials on Helen Foster Snow and her work

Notes by Helen Foster Snow on "The Shanghai Mind"

Notes by Helen Foster Snow on Lady Hosie, daughter of Dr. William E. Soothill, Professor of Chinese at Oxford

Copy of typescript of manuscript by Helen Foster Snow on PSB

Copy of typescript of manuscript by Helen Foster Snow on PSB and Richard Walsh

Interview October 4, 1976

Interview October 24, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Stone, Mrs. Raymond, resident of Danby Vermont"

Interview September 9, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Strudwick, Sheppard, actor in A Desert Incident"

Interview October 4, 1978

bullet   Folder labeled "Strudwick, Sheppard, second folder" [empty]
bullet   Folder concerning Studer, Margot (Mrs. Augustus), member of the boards of the Vineland Training School and the PSB Foundation [folder tab missing]

Copies of letters from NS to Margot Studer

Notes on conversation with Mrs. Donald Sills, November 9, 1976

Notes on conversation with Margot Studer, November 9, 1976

Interview November 22, 1976

Telephone interview with Ruth Sills and Margot Studer, August 25, 1977

Interview with Ruth Sills and Margot Studer, July 25, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Sturgis, Katharine, B., professor at the Women's Medical College, who knew PSB as member of the board of the College's hospital"

Interview November 11, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Swift, Betsy (Mrs. Henry R.), Richard Walsh's niece"

Letter from Betsy Swift to NS

bullet   Folder labeled "Sydenstricker, Charles E., son of PSB's brother Edgar"

Part of clipping from New York Times on Social Security

Letter from Grace Yaukey to NS with Charles Sydenstricker's address

Copies of letters from NS to Charles Sydenstricker

Correspondence between NS, Dr. I.S. Falk and Richard Kasius on work of Edgar Sydenstricker

Notes on conversation with Richard Kasius, May 2, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Teush, Henriette Walsh and Bart, daughter and son-in-law of PSB and Richard Walsh"

Copies of letters from NS to Teushes

Pencil list of names and topics for discussion headed "Henriette"

Interview November 5, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Tozzer, Isabel (Mrs. Arthur), student at Randolph-Macon with PSB"

Correspondence between NS and Isabel Tozzer

Handwritten letter from Isabel Tozzer about her experiences with PSB, February 12, 1976

Fragments of typescript of this letter

bullet   Folder labeled "Trauch, Lester, Associate editor of the Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, PA"

Correspondence between NS and Bruce E. Beans, about article on Trauch

Correspondence between NS and Trauch

Newspaper clipping of articles on PSB by Lester Trauch

Interview February 25, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Waller/Thomson, Nancy Thomson Waller (Mrs. Julius Earll Waller), John Seabury Thomson, James C. Thomson, children of James Claude Thomson, Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nanking, and his wife Margaret, one of PSB's closest friends in Nanking, China"

Photocopy of article from Washington Post, March 24, 1977, "Nanking: Fifty Years After"

Interview with Nancy Thomson Waller, November 1, 1976

Correspondence with J. Sellman Woollen, colleague of John Lossing Buck [misfiled]

Typescript of letter from J. Sellman Woollen, March 1, 1976

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Nancy Waller

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and James C. Thomson, Jr.

Photocopy of newspaper article on Margaret Thomson and her friendship with PSB

Copy of obituary of Margaret Seabury Cook Thomson

Interview with James C. Thomson, December 13, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Dick and Tsuta [Walsh], son and daughter-in-law of Richard Walsh"

Fragments of interview(s?)

Nora Stirling notes on information provided by Walshes

bullet   Folder labeled "Wells, Carlton F., Professor Emeritus of English, University of Michigan"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Carlton Wells

Copy of letter from PSB to Carlton Wells, November 6, 1936, New York

Copy of letter from PSB to Carlton Wells, March 9, 1942, Perkasie

Copy of letter from PSB to Carlton Wells, January 16, 1942

Copy of letter from PSB to Carlton Wells, October 29, 1945, Perkasie

Copy of letter from PSB to Carlton Wells, August 2, 1939, New York

Copy of letter from Carlton Wells to PSB, August 3, 1971, annotated "No reply to this letter of mine"

Copy of letter from Carlton Wells to editor of Detroit News book page

bullet   Folder labeled "Westcott, Dr. William, physician in Doylestown, PA"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Dr. Westcott

Letter from Susan Wolfson to Nora Stirling [misfiled]

Interview June 26, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "White, Emma Edmunds, PSB's closest friend at Randolph-Macon Woman's College"

Interview November 1, 1975 [50-page transcript of eleven tapes]

List of follow-up questions asked of Emma White based on November 1 interview

Copy of White family Christmas letter, 1974

Copy of letter from Emma Edmunds White to her family, May 20, 1946, describing visit to PSB in New York

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Emma White

Copy of White family letter, Thanksgiving, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Wilson, Dr. Richard, investigator of PSB Foundation in 1960s"

Copies of letters from Nora Stirling to Wilson

bullet   Folder labeled "Wiltsie, Marion (Mrs. James W.), friend of Lossing and Pearl Buck in China, wife of missionary doctor"

Letter from Marion Wiltsie to Nora Stirling about her knowledge of the Bucks, February 12, 1976

Copies of letters from Nora Stirling to Dr. and Mrs. Wiltsie

bullet   Folder labeled "Woollen—empty folder" [see material in Waller/Thomson file]

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Contents of Box 12

bullet   Folder labeled "Walsh, Richard J., Jr. (Dick), son of Richard Walsh and his successor at the John Day Company"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Richard J. Walsh, Jr.

One page from interview January 11, 1977

Follow-up questions for Dick Walsh

Interview January 6, 1977

Interview August 7, 1977

Interview April 29, 1977

Telephone interview January 12, 1977

Telephone interview January 11, 1977

bullet   Folder labeled "Wolfson, Lillian E., administrative assistant at the PSB Foundation"

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Lillian Wolfson

Interview June 26, 1976

Interview June 28, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Yoder, Viola Sell (Mrs. Lloyd), with her husband, the first houseparents for Welcome House"

Interview February 23, 1976

bullet   Folder labeled "Index"

Handwritten and typed lists of contents to be included in each chapter

bullet   Final "script as sent to the publisher," with note that the first page is missing

Each chapter except the first is in a separate folder

bullet   Folder labeled "PSB Press"

Photocopy of article on PSB from the New York Herald Tribune, July 26, 1931

Review of The Woman Who Was Changed, New York Times March 11, 1979

Copy of newspaper article, "Pearl Buck Estate: Final Word"

Press Release, June 1, 1981, "Pearl Buck Works Available Through New Family Trust"

Newspaper article, "Dr. and Mrs. Buck View China . . .And Remember," Poughkeepsie Journal, March 12, 1972 [John Lossing and Lomay Buck]

Sheet containing clipping of photo of PSB with King of Sweden and article from New York Times, "A Missionary Heritage"

Newspaper article, "Q&A: Buck Foundation works for Amerasian kids' future," The Washington Times, October 12, 1983

Newspaper article, "Amerasian children's long journey to America, The Christian Science Monitor, December 2, 1982

Part of the Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae Bulletin, Spring 1984, with review of Nora Stirling's Pearl Buck: A Woman In Conflict

Correspondence between Nora Stirling and Grace Yaukey [misfiled?]

Handwritten notes on telephone conversation with Grace Yaukey, May 9, 1981

bullet   Folder labeled "PB Recent"

Newspaper article, "Libraries on History of Woman Busy and Growing," New York Times, January 5, 1981

Newspaper article, "Pearl Buck Estate to Be Shared by 8 Children," Los Angeles Times, May 17, 1980

Newspaper article, "Buck Will Settlement Near," Rutland Daily Herald, May 1, 1979

Newspaper article, "Letters: Pearl Buck," New York Times [1979?] (2 copies)

Newspaper article, "Probate Judge Rules New Pearl Buck Will Valid"

Newspaper article, "Battle ends over author Pearl Buck's estate"

Newspaper article, "Dispute Is Resolved In Pearl Buck Estate," Rutland Daily Herald, November 16, 1979 (2 copies)

Newspaper article, "Businessman Buys Former Buck Buildings," Rutland Daily Herald, November 16, 1979 (2 copies)

Newspaper article, "The battle over the estate of Pearl Buck finally over," Bennington Banner

Letter from Helen Foster Snow to Nora Stirling accompanying unidentified article

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Contents of Box 13

bullet   Folder labeled "BIBLIOGRAPHY"

Pamphlet: "A Biographical Sketch of Pearl S. Buck," 1936, including a bibliography of her work to that date

Additional list of PSB publications

Pamphlet: "The Pearl S. Buck Book Club, Danby, Vermont 05739"

Letter from Richard J. Walsh, Jr. to Nora Stirling with bibliographic material

bullet   Folder labeled "BIRTHPLACE, ZINN"

Material related to the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation

Material related to the Pearl S. Buck Commemorative stamp, issued in 1983

bullet   Folder labeled "CRAIGHILL, LETTERS PSB=MGC"

Two typed poems with handwritten notes [by PSB??]

Typescripts of letters from PSB to Marian Gardner Craighill and her mother

bullet   Folder labeled "LEADS AND SOURCES"

Seating list for dinner in honor of PSB in 1932

Guest list for dinner and music festival honoring PSG, May 5, 1960

bullet   Folder labeled "LISTS: REVIEWS AND Newspaper Clippings"

Lists of newspaper clippings used by Nora Stirling

Typescript of clippings about PSB from the Sun Morgue, 1931-1949

bullet   Folder labeled "POEMS"

Copies of poems by PSB

bullet   Folder labeled "LETTERS. PSB=DJW & MOW"

Copies of letters from PSB to Richard J. Walsh, Jr. and his wife, Tsuta, 1950's to 1972's

Notes on letters by Richard J. Walsh, Jr.

Copies of letters from Richard J. Walsh, Jr. to PSB and to his father

Copy of letter from PSB to East-West Staff, June 27, 1946

Copy of letter from PSB to Theodore B. Dolmatch, President, Intest Press, Feb. 14, 1972

bullet   Folder labeled "STORIES by PSB, NS comments"

Copies of "The Solitary Priest" (1926); "The Revolutionist" (1928); "This Day to Treasure" (no date); "Singing to her Death" (1930); "China and the Foreign Chinese" (1932); "The Clutch of the Ancients" (1924); "A Chinese Woman Speaks" (1926); "New Modes of Chinese Marriage" (1927)

bullet   Folder labeled "LOSSING BUCK LETTERS 1914=1935 AND REJECTS"

Copies of letters from John Lossing Buck to members of his family and friends

bullet   Folder labeled "LETTERS=PSB TO BUCK FAMILY 1917="

Copies of letters from PSB to Lossing Buck's family, 1917-1928

bullet   Hand-drawn Map of Nanjing, China
bullet   Notebook, labeled "OUTLINE"

Nora Stirling's handwritten, color-coded outline of PSB's life, separated into ten, then five-year periods

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Contents of Box 14

bullet   Material sealed until the year 2010.

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Contents of Box 15

bullet   Copies of The Mother, My Several Worlds (annotated by Nora Stirling), The Time Is Noon (annotated by Nora Stirling), and Pavilion of Women (annotated by Nora Stirling)

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Contents of Box 16

bullet   Copies of Imperial Woman (annotated by Nora Stirling), Mandala (annotated by Nora Stirling), and The Living Reed

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Contents of Box 17

bullet   Copies of The Exile and Fighting Angel, extensively annotated by Nora Stirling

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Pearl S. Buck Home

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

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