Skip to main content
Use the right side menu to identify relevant boxes and place requests.

Victor Gold papers

 Collection 0487-MDHC

The Victor Gold papers represent the political work that Victor Gold accomplished from 1969-1996, especially from 1971-1972, as press secretary to, and supporter of, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. The Victor Gold papers contain detailed schedules from Vice President Agnew's trip to various countries, correspondence between Gold and the Vice President, photographs, memorabilia from Gold's travels and as a spectator of the Apollo launches, and certificates and Vice Presidential speeches. Some of the correspondence also illustrates Gold's advice to Agnew after the Vice President's indictment, removal from office, and during his struggle to gain a presidential pardon.


  • 1969-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1972

Conditions Governing Access

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 is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


5.25 Linear Feet (2 paige boxes, 1 large flat box, 1 hollinger)

3 Sound Discs : vinyl records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Victor Gold were donated to the University of Maryland by Victor Gold's daughter, Jamie Gold. The material was received in May 2018 and February 2019.

Related Materials

The University of Maryland Libraries are the respository for the Spiro Agnew papers which can be found here:

Processing Information

This collection has received minimal processing. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes and loose items were placed in acid-free folders. Folders were left in the original order in which they were received; however, loose materials were placed in folders and added in the order that they were found. Some of the photographs and foamcore were removed from frames, all of which are noted in the preliminary inventory.

Guide to the Victor Gold papers
Minimally Processed
Jennifer Piegols and Joanne Archer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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