Scope and Contents
The papers of Jean Spencer span the years 1951 to March 10, 2009 and consist of correspondence, memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, memorabilia, publications, scrapbooks, and research gathered while she worked for Spiro Agnew, both during his term as governor of Maryland and as vice president. Also included are materials gathered by Spencer during her work in the 1970s through the 1990s with Maryland state higher education. Topics covered include the Constitutional Convention of Maryland in 1967, the Executive Reorganization Committee, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the status of women. Also included is a copy of Agnew's vice-presidential resignation letter, as well as memos from the early careers of Donald Rumsfeld and Pat Buchanan.