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Audiovisual Materials, 1945-1980, bulk: 1967-1973

 Series 5

This series consists of 900 audio reels, most of which are on ¼ inch open reels, 269 cassette tapes, and 154 vinyl discs. Other formats include 7.5 IPS, 7 inch flexidisc, 7 inch lacquer disc, Sony V-32 ½ inch helical videotape, ¾ inch Umatic color videocassette, 16 mm film, 35 mm film, and 8-track tape. Several items were moved to this series from the Realia series.

The series includes over 70 interviews with various reporters including Stewart Alsop, Smith Hempstone, Robert Shogan, Howard K. Smith, Roger Mudd, and David Frost. There are also materials from Agnew’s gubernatorial campaign and both of his presidential campaigns. These recordings include campaign ads and speeches. Other speeches feature Agnew speaking at various conventions, dinners, luncheons, award ceremonies, colleges, and other public engagements. The vinyl discs are mostly recordings of songs taped in studios.

Many of these recordings were gifts from constituents, either as shows of support or disagreement depending on the subject, or from broadcast companies which taped Agnew’s speaking engagements. Materials in the public domain were created through the White House Communications Agency or other government agencies. The series is arranged into 3 subseries: 1 - Governor, 2 - Vice President, and 3 - Personal Papers. Each subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated materials have been placed at the end of each subseries.

Additional music scores received or owned by Spiro T. Agnew may be available in the holdings of the Special Collections for Performing Arts Library in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL).

Please contact us for the inventory of material in this series.


  • 1945-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1967-1973

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

This collection contains restricted material, please check the series and folder listings for additional information.


1370 Items

Existence and Location of Copies

Some items in this series have been digitized and are available in the Univeristy of Maryland's digital collections. Links to digitized items are provided when available.

Support for digitization for portions of this series came from the Council on Library and Information Resources Recording at Risk program.


Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742