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Spiro T. Agnew papers

Repository: University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Hornbake Library

Collection Description (CRHP): The subject files are comprised of reports, correspondence, statements, and news releases on the variety of topics addressed by Mr. Agnew as Baltimore County Executive. Included is information, and in some instances Mr. Agnew's views, on air pollution, education, Friendship Airport, public programs, state colleges, taxes, water pollution, civil rights, and Maryland's 1967-1968 constitutional convention.

Collection Description (Extant): 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.

Date(s): 1953-1977

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: 74-10

Extent: 477.00 linear feet

Finding Aid URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1744 External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Maryland
Maryland--Politics and government
Maryland--Race relations
Politicians

Genres:

Manuscripts
Speeches

 

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