SPENCE, Floyd Davidson, 1928-2001


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

Guide to Research Collections

California State Library
California History Room
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the Paul Gann Archive, 1978-1986, amount unknown.
Persons represented include Floyd Spence.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Sierra Club National Legislative Office Records, 1960- on-going, 200 linear feet.
Persons represented include Floyd Spence.


The University of South Carolina Libraries
South Carolina Political Collections
Columbia, SC
Papers: ca. 1928-2001, 75 feet.
This large collection primarily documents Spence’s tenure serving South Carolina’s Second District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971-2001, where he chaired the Committee on National Security, later renamed the Committee on Armed Services (1995-2000). The papers are divided into six series: Public Papers, Personal Papers, Travel, Speeches, Audiovisual, and Clippings. Public papers are further divided into Administrative, Contacts, Public Relations, Schedules, Topical, and Voting Record files.

Oral History: 1992, 33-page transcript.
In this 1992 interview, Spence discusses his entry into politics and decision to resign from the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party.

Papers: In the Charles Evans Boineau, Jr. Papers, 1934-2003, 2.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Floyd Spence.

Papers: In the League of Women Voters of South Carolina Papers, 1919-2001, 39 linear feet.
Persons represented include Floyd Spence.

Oral History: 1978, 10-page transcript.
In this 1978 interview conducted for the show “University Forum,” Spence discusses various topics including taxes and inflation, cuts in appropriations, special interest rating groups, and the media’s role in the 1978 campaign.