University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) Archive and Audio Tape Collection, 1954, 1978-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Werden, Frieda
Creator: Davenport, Katherine, 1941-1992
Title: Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) Archive and Audio Tape Collection
Dates: 1954, 1978-1999
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 93-079; 94-099; 95-075; 95-164; 96-140; 97-065; 97-077; 2009-271
OCLC No.:
Extent: 49 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Werden, Frieda -- Archives.
Davenport, Katherine, 1941-1992 -- Archives.
Vaughn, Genevieve
Subjects (Organizations)
Women's International News Gathering Service -- Archives.
Subjects
Feminism.
Lesbianism.
Public Radio.
Radio broadcasting.
Women -- political activity.
Women -- Social conditions.
Women in mass media.
Women journalists -- United States.

Related Material

See also Frieda Werden Papers, 1968-1985

See also Women’s News Hour Videotapes, 1999-2002


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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.

Processing Information

This collection revised by Evan Usler, May 2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

For inventory, see complete finding aid at repository.