A Guide to the Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) Archive and Audio Tape Collection, 1954, 1978-1999
A feminist-oriented broadcast news service founded by radio journalists Katherine Davenport and Frieda Werden in 1986, Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) is an all-woman independent radio production company based out of Vancouver, Canada. WINGS produces and distributes radio news programs that can be heard on approximately 100 radio stations throughout the world, on audiocassettes and the internet.
Source: WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service. “About WINGS.” Accessed on May 12, 2011. http://www.wings.org/about.html.
Correspondence, printed materials, newsletters, newspapers, notes, financial records, diaries, literary productions, photographs and audiotapes comprise the Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) Archive and Audio Tape Collection, 1954, 1978-1999, documenting the development and work of WINGS and the personal lives of its co-founders, Katherine Davenport and Frieda Werden. International in scope, this collection reflects many feminist, lesbian, and radical political and social causes. Audiotapes of recorded interviews produced over the past twenty years include women’s conferences, Women’s News Hour on ACTV (Austin), and Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE). A portion of this collection consists of Katherine Davenport’s personal papers.
Numerous printed materials and audiotapes in Spanish.
This collection is open for research use.
Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.
A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) Archive and Audio Tape Collection, 1954, 1978-1999, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection revised by Evan Usler, May 2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers