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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...
Australian-born Cyril Scott Fletcher (1904-1991) was a noncommercial, educational television pioneer. He came to educational and instructional broadcasting via Encyclopedia Britannica Films, where he oversaw the creation of films and filmstrips for the classroom. In 1951, Fletcher became president of the Fund for Adult Education, a part of the Ford Foundation. For the next ten years, Fletcher helped establish the first thirty noncommercial television stations in the United States.He...
Richard Palmer Moe was born on November 27, 1936 in Duluth, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Williams College in 1959 and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1966. He began a career in politics as an administrative assistant to Minneapolis Mayor Arthur Naftalin (1961-1962) and then served as administrative assistant to Minnesota Lieutenant Governor A.M. Keith (1963-1967). In 1967, Moe became the finance director for the Minnesota...
Mary Layfield Nock (1903-1987) was a politician (Democrat) who served in the Maryland State Legislature from 1947 through 1974. Nock was an advocate for women's issues, higher education, and the use of television as an educational tool. In addition to serving on various councils, committees, and commissions, Nock was also an honorary member of Soroptimists International, the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and many others. During her tenure, Mary Nock...
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