Joe Foote Collection
The Joe Foote collection consists of 3 interviews with Carl Albert. These recordings date from 1972 to 1976, when Foote served as press secretary to Carl Albert. They include commentary by Albert and Foote on a range of issues, including the resignation of Vice President Agnew, the Watergate scandal, and Carl Albert's family background.
Joe Foote served as Speaker Carl Albert’s press secretary from 1972 to 1976. As press secretary, Foote’s role was loosely defined. He mostly acted as a liaison with the press, though he also became invaluable during the dramatic shifts in the executive branch which placed Albert next in line for president twice. Notable events during Foote’s time as Press Secretary include the investigation and resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, the Watergate Scandal, the resignation of President Richard Nixon, and the Vietnam War.
Arrangement of Materials:
The collection is arranged into a single series. The Audio Recordings series is arranged based on the original order of interviews on the donated storage medium.
- Guide to the Joe Foote Collection
- Finding Aid Authors: Arielle Vaverka (arrangement and description), Luke Albert (interview annotations), Nathan Gerth (encoding).