Frederick, Pauline

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Journalist, war correspondent, radio and television broadcaster. Born Gallitzen, PA, 1908; graduated American University (B.A. 1930, and M.A., 1931). Columnist for various newspapers, 1931-39; editorial and radio assistant for H.R. Baukhage, 1938-44; World War II war correspondent for North American Newspaper Alliance, Western Newspaper Union and Baukhage,1945-46; correspondent for ABC News, 1946-53, for NBC News, 1953-74, and for National Public Radio, 1975-80. Married Charles Robbins, 1969. Died 1990.

From the description of Papers, 1917-1990 (bulk 1932-1980). (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 36836697

  • 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

From the guide to the Pauline Frederick Papers MS 183., 1917-1990, (Sophia Smith Collection)

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creatorOf Pauline Frederick Papers MS 183., 1917-1990 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. Louis Paul Lochner papers, 1903-1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn [Ross Collection of Theater Portraits] [graphic], [19--?] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Frederick, Pauline. Papers, 1917-1990 (bulk 1932-1980). Smith College, Neilson Library
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associatedWith ABC News corporateBody
associatedWith American University (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Baukhage, Hilmar R. (Hilmar Robert), b. 1889 person
associatedWith Hammarskjold, Dag, 1905-1961 person
associatedWith Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Meir, Golda, 1898-1978 person
associatedWith National Public Radio (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith NBC News corporateBody
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 person
associatedWith Thant, U, 1909-1974 person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
correspondedWith United Nations. Correspondents Association corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Berlin (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
War correspondents
War correspondents
Broadcast journalism
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis, Oct. 1962
Diplomats' spouses
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-53
Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946
Political conventions
Political conventions
Radio journalism
Radio journalism
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Women journalists
Women journalists
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945


Active 1917

Active 1990



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