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Guide to the Pearl Buck Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pearl Buck collection
    Dates: 1923-2000
    Bulk Dates: 1923-1968
    Collection number: D2003.1
    Creator: Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
    Collector: Van de Water, Gordon
    Collection Size: 6 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pearl Buck collection. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gordon Van de Water, 2003

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.
    Excerpted from Britannica Encyclopedia Online, http://search.eb.com/ebc/article-9358201, September 11, 2007

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into 9 series:
    • Series 1: Articles about or related to Pearl S. Buck
    • Series 2: Book Reviews of Pearl S. Buck works
    • Series 3: Fiction articles by Pearl S. Buck
    • Series 4: Nonfiction articles by Pearl S. Buck
    • Series 5: Motion picture materials
    • Series 6: Correspondence
    • Series 7: General Topics
    • Series 8: Images of Pearl S. Buck
    • Series 9: Pearl S. Buck Memorabilia

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
    American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
    Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
    Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism

    Related Material

    Denison Library also has a Pearl Buck book and periodical collection, donated by Gordon Van de Water in 2003.