'Pearl Buck, first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Former missionary in China and author of the novel, The Good Earth, in addition to other novels and articles, hold the cablegram she received today telling her that she had received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. The announcement of the award, which did not mention specifically any of her works, is worth about $40,000.
'Nobel Prize Winners at Anniversary Dinner: Sigrid Undset(Left), Nobel Prize winner in Literature for 1928; and Pearl Buck, winner of 1938, meet for a chat before the Nobel Anniversary Dinner held Dec. 10 in New York City, held by the common council for American Unity. The Anniversary Dinner in the U.S. this year was given in lieu of the annual awards made in Oslo and Stockholm, but which were interrupted by the war. Pearl Buck said that unless a "Miracle" occurs another war might develop after the present struggle to save freedom for the world. There were 26 other Nobel Prize winners at the dinner.'
Pearl S. Buck with Women's Committee of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Association
'Pearl Buck, famous Bucks county writer, shown second from right, as she received a membership card in the women's committee of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Association at her home in Dublin. Mrs. Herbert Alger, chairman of the committee, makes the presentation. With them (left to right) are Mrs. Donald Seip, Mrs. Oscar Norbeck, and at right, Gloria Gram.'