A Guide to the Frieda Werden Papers, 1968-1985
American and Canadian radio personality Frieda Lindfield Werden was born Linda Catherine Samfield in Austin, Texas, in 1947, and married Noble Horace Dunson, Jr., in 1968. After divorcing Dunson in 1972, she changed her name to Frieda Lindfield Werden. In 1986, she co-founded and produced the radio production company Wings: Women’s International News Gathering Service. She immigrated to Canada in 2002 and three years later, Werden was elected president of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television. She also served on the International Board of Directors of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Campus and Community Radio Association of Canada (2006).
!earshot Online. “WINGS Around the World.” !earshot/NCRA. Accessed June 21, 2010 http://www.earshot-online.com/features/2005/October/prog_prof.cfm.
WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service. Accessed July 16, 2010.http://www.wings.org/.
The Frieda Werden Papers, 1968-1985, include correspondence, literary productions, research notes, articles published by Werden throughout her career, and other printed materials relating to avant-garde arts in Texas, public radio production, the gay community in Austin, Texas, and elsewhere, Texans in New York, poets and poetry in Austin and Texas (including Werden’s own compositions), feminist poets, small press publishing in Texas, women and religion (specifically Unitarianism and Judaism), feminist movement, and journals and newsletters about feminism in Texas. This collection also contains photographic and audio materials including photographs, color slides in a carousel, reel-to-reel tapes, tape cassettes, and videocassettes.
This collection is open for research use.
A portion of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Frieda Werden Papers, 1968-1985, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
This collection includes unprocessed additions.
Detailed Description of the Papers