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Spiro T. Agnew papers

 Collection 0010-MDHC
Spiro T. Agnew, a Maryland native, quickly rose to political prominence in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. In rapid succession, he was elected County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States under Richard Nixon. The portion of the Agnew papers currently open for research is divided into three major series and numerous subseries that focus on his political career. The subseries series consist of correspondence; subject files; campaign materials; speeches; press releases; publications; calendars and schedules; news summaries; newspaper clippings; and briefing books, among other document types.

Dates

  • 1953-1977

Creator

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.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

477.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Spiro T. Agnew papers document . Agnew's years as Baltimore County (Md.) executive, governor of Maryland, and vice president of the United States.

This extensive collection consists of correspondence; subject files; campaign materials; speeches; press releases; publications; calendars and schedules; news summaries; newspaper clippings; and briefing books, among other document types. Also included are photographs, audio tapes, and memorabilia. The spectrum of topics addressed by Mr. Agnew during his public life and represented in the collection is a broad one as is the range of public servants and private individuals with whom he had contact.

Work on arranging and describing the papers to make them available for research continues.

Biography

Spiro T. Agnew was born on November 9, 1918, in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as Baltimore County Executive (1962-1966), governor of Maryland (1967-1968), and vice president of the United States (1968-1973) under president Richard M. Nixon..

Agnew died on September 17, 1996 at the age of seventy-seven.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into the following series:
Series 1
Baltimore County Executive
Series 2
Governor of Maryland
Series 3
Vice President of the United States
Series 4
Personal Papers

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Spiro T. Agnew donated his papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1974.
Title
Guide to the Spiro T. Agnew papers
Status
In Progress
Author
Guide compiled by Anne S. K. Turkos, with the assistance of Marcy Halbleib, Dragana McFadden, Kristi Mashon, Domenic Morea, Warren Stephenson, and Matthew Voelker.
Date
1998-01-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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 Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212