Pearl S.Buck Collection

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Pearl S.Buck Collection

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The Pearl S. Buck Archive Project has been made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. Additional funding and support comes from Preserving Pocahontas, the Marie Leist Foundation, the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation, the Pocahontas Co. Historical Society and the Pocahontas County Commission.

American writer, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, was born in Pocahontas County in 1892. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her book, "The Good Earth", and in 1938 she was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize.

The Pearl S. Buck Collection contains the historical archive material owned by the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation and housed at the Birthplace Museum in Hillsboro, West Virginia.
www.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com

Collection Items

Back of Outbuilding on Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.
Small white outbuilding on the Stulting Farm behind the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Tool Shed on Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.
White outbuilding with open bays and woodshed behind the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Front of Tool Shed on Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.
Front of small white outbuilding with two open bays behind the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Woodpile in Outbuilding on Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.
Woodpile in open bay of tool shed behind the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Two White Stone Pillars and Water Pump at the Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.
Two white stone pillars and a water pump on the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Back of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and Barns at Stulting Farm Before Renovation
Back side of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace showing barn and outbuildings at Stulting Farm in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Side of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace at Stulting Farm Before Renovation
Side and back of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace before renovation in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Back of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace at Stulting Farm Before Renovation
Back of Pearl S. Buck Birthplace before renovation in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Renovation - Interior of Bay Window
Interior of downstairs bay window at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace during renovation in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Renovation - Workers in Parlor
Three construction workers in parlor at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace during renovation in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Renovation - Bay Window Interior
Interior of bay window at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace during renovation in Hillsboro, W.Va.

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Renovation - Replacing Roof
Replacing roof at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace during renovation at Hillsboro, W.Va. View is rear of house showing scaffolds and workers.

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Renovation - Work on Back of House
Work on back of house and finishing roof at Pearl S. Buck Birthplace during renovation at Hillsboro, W.Va.

Three Unknown Women at Pearl S. Buck Visit to Pocahontas County in 1971 - Marlinton, W.Va.
Three unknown women attending a reception for Pearl S. Buck at the Marlinton Methodist Church during the author's visit to Pocahontas County in 1971

Hostesses Maude Bumgardner and Julia L. Price at 1971 Pearl S. Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va.
Hostesses (l-r) Maude Bumgardner and Julia L. Price serving punch at the Marlinton Methodist Church for Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971.

Guests Registering at Pearl S. Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va.
Two unknown women at registration table at the Marlinton Methodist Church for Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971

Diana Cooper and Julia Price at Reception Table, Pearl S.Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va.
Diana (Mrs. Adolph) Cooper, facing, with Julia L. Price, in hat, at reception table at Marlinton Methodist Church for Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971.

Hostesses at Pearl S. Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va. 1971
Two unknown hostesses at reception table, Marlinton Methodist Church, Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971

Frances Eskridge at Piano, Pearl S. Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va. 1971
Frances Brill Eskridge at the piano, Marlinton Methodist Church, Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971

Jerry Jett watches Marie Leist Sign Guest Book at Pearl S. Buck Visit in Marlinton, W.Va. 1971
Geraldine (Jerry) Jett, member of the Marlinton Woman's Club at left, and Marie Leist, President of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, at the registration table Marlinton Methodist Church, Pearl S. Buck visit to Pocahontas County in 1971.
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