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Nora Stirling papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS1126

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, extensive newspaper reviews of Stirling's book Pearl Buck: A Woman in Conflict (1983) as well as reviews of her earlier plays. Also included are two book manuscripts and Stirling’s high school yearbook.


  • 1918-1990, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Nora Stirling was born 12 July 1900. She graduated Washington Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1918. She subsequently resided in New York City and in Baldwin County, Georgia. She is best known for her biography Pearl Buck, A Woman in Conflict about Pulitzer and Nobel Prize recipient Pearl S. Buck. Stirling also authored articles, plays and books about shipwreck salvages, family, and smaller literary biographies. Additional biographical information about Nora Stirling has not been determined.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
Nora Stirling papers
Charles Busby
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305