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Guide to the Pearl Buck Collection
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Description
The collection contains letters written by Pearl Buck, her passport from 1967, articles written by or about Pearl Buck, movie lobby cards and other movie memorabilia relating to Pearl Buck books, photographs, and Pearl Buck memorabilia, such as First Day Covers and figurines.
Background
Pearl Buck (1892-1973) was reared in China by her missionary parents and later taught in a Chinese university. Her first book to reach a wide audience was The Good Earth (1931, Pulitzer Prize), describing the struggles of a Chinese peasant and his slave wife. Sons (1932) and A House Divided (1935) followed; the trilogy was published as The House of Earth (1935). Among her later works are short stories, novels (including five under the pseudonym John Sedges), and an autobiography. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.
Extent
6 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection open for research.