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Ann Corrick papers featured in new digital history project from UMD Libraries’ Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture

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The University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture (MMC) is proud to announce the addition of the papers of the late journalist Ann Corrick to its growing collection of material on women in broadcasting. Ann Corrick, whose voice is one of the only female correspondents in the Group W (Westinghouse) tape archives, led a remarkable career in the mid-20th century when women were rarely permitted to participate in the male-dominated fields of broadcasting and journalism. Beginning as a reporter at the college newspaper at the University of Texas in the early 1940s, she quickly rose to prominence once she moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a White House correspondent before moving on to production and writing positions at NBC and CBS, followed by national and international assignments covering world events in North America and Vietnam. 

A blog post written in 2021 by UMD archivist Jim Baxter regarding Ms. Corrick’s work caught the attention of her niece, who reached out to the curators of MMC to offer the documents, photos, clippings, and correspondence that survive from her late aunt’s career. The Ann Corrick papers, added to the archives in 2022, are now available for research. They tell a rich, textured story of Ms. Corrick’s legacy as a brilliant and tenacious reporter. A new digital history feature, “Ann Corrick: A World-Class Journalist Earns Her Place in History,” highlights items from the collection and details the timeline of her career on the journalistic frontlines of presidential milestones, political conventions, congressional activities, and the Vietnam War. Researchers from any discipline interested in the history of women in media will discover a valuable voice now more fully documented in the annals of American broadcast history. 

For research assistance with the Ann Corrick papers, contact Laura Schnitker, Mass Media & Culture Curator, at

Related links:
American Women in Radio & Television records
Women in Media Research Guide
How to Preserve Broadcast History Research Guide

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