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Pauline Frederick Papers, 1917-1990
60 boxes (33 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 183

Abstract:
Journalist and war correspondent. Papers relate primarily to her professional life, including teaching and her career as journalist. Includes coverage of the Second Quebec Conference and political conventions; World War II and its aftermath; the Berlin Airlift; the Korean War; China and the UN; Dag Hammarskjold; war in the Congo; Cuban Missile Crisis; Adlai Stevenson's trip to Latin America; the Vietnam War; and the 1976 presidential debates. Material includes writings, broadcast scripts, speeches, disc recordings, films, correspondence, diaries, photographs and audio tapes.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of Pauline Frederick. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
1908 Born on 13 February in Gallitzen, Pennsylvania
1926 Graduated from Central High School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1930 Graduated from American University, major in political
1931 Received M.A. in international law from American University
1931-1939 Wrote newspaper columns and reported freelance (U.S. News, North American Newspaper Alliance, Uncle Sam's Diary.
1933-1934 Taught at Fairmont Junior College, Washington, DC
1938-1944 Worked as editorial and radio assistant to H.R. Baukhage,commentator for ABC and NBC
1945 Toured China and Burma, May to August
1945-1946
Served as war correspondent for North American Newspaper Alliance, Western Newspaper Union, and H.R. Baukhage
Covered Europe and the Nuremberg trials
1946 Joined ABC in June
1953 Joined NBC in June as UN correspondent
1954 Received the Alfred I. duPont Award
1955 Received the Peabody Award
1959 Elected president of the United Nations Correspondents Association
1967 Published Ten First Ladies of the World
1969 Married Charles Robbins, 31 March
1974 Retired from NBC
1975 Joined National Public Radio as foreign affairs analyst
1976 Moderated the Carter-Ford presidential debates
1980
Retired
Received the Paul White Award
1990 Died 9 May, Lake Forest, Illinois
Scope and Contents of the Collection
Pauline Frederick at the races,Warsaw, Poland, 1949

Pauline Frederick at the races,
Warsaw, Poland, 1949

The Pauline Frederick Papers consist of 33 linear feet of correspondence, writings, printed material, broadcast scripts, broadcast and press conference transcripts, notes, writings, speeches, photographs, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. The inclusive dates are c. 1908 to 1990, but most of the material dates from 1932 to 1980, essentially from her extremely productive professional years. The personal material consists of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and early school material.

Film and audio recordings from this collection have been digitized and are available to view online (Smith campus access only).


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of Pauline Frederick. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Pauline Frederick Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Film and audio recordings from this collection have been digitized and are available to view online (Smith campus access only).

History of the Collection

Pauline Frederick Robbins donated her papers in four installments between 1985 and 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Hague and Susan Boone, 1993.


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Language
English.