Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Hilda Mae Snoops (1924-1999)
MSA SC 3520-2297
Official Hostess of Maryland, 1987-1995


Newspaper/Magazine Articles -

Baltimore Sun, 21 January 1987.

Baltimore Sun, 22 January 1987.

Baltimore Sun, 9 February 1987.

"Snoops to become hostess at mansion," Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1987.

"State mansion may get new look," Baltimore Sun, 14 July 1987.

Baltimore Evening Sun, 30 July 1987.

Baltimore Evening Sun, 14 August 1987.

"Schaefer's 'first friend' assumes more visible role," Baltimore Sun, 24 January 1988.

Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1988.

"Government House future uncertain," Baltimore Sun,  20 March 1983.

"Schaefer: Governor's Mansion open to all," The Capital,  10 April 1988.

"Snoops asking $100,000 to redo mansion," Baltimore Evening Sun, 13 July 1988.

"Panel recommends modest changes in mansion decor," Baltimore Sun, 2 August 1988.

"Work at mansion moves outdoors with landscaping," Baltimore Sun, 9 August 1988.

"Dust Storm: Landscaping at Governor's Mansion under fire," The Capital,  9 August 1988.

"Turning a 'Museum' Into a Home in Md.," Washington Post,  12 August 1988.

"'First Friend' creates state 'showplace'," Washington Times, 12 August 1988.

"Use of 'first friend' term draws Schaefer protest," Baltimore Sun, 9 September 1988.

"Schaefer's mansion open for viewing," Baltimore Sun, 28 September 1988.

"Blue, Bland and Boring," Baltimore Sun, 28 September 1988.

"Snoops seeks antique donations in redecorating governor's mansion," Baltimore Sun, 12 August 1989.

"Hilda Mae, whose Governor's Mansion is this anyway?," The Capital, 25 September 1989.

Washington Post, 1 March 1991.

"'Rebuffed' Snoops plans to empty mansion to regain 'seedy' look," Baltimore Sun, March 1, 1991.

"Schaefer and Snoops: Friendship for the Ages," Washington Post, 14 February 1998.

"'First Lady' Hilda Mae Snoops Dies," Washington Post, 5 June 1999.

"Hilda Mae Snoops dies at 74," Baltimore Sun, 5 June 1999.

Death Notice, Baltimore Sun, 7 June 1999.

"Schaefer gushes over his restored fountain." The Baltimore Sun, 30 April 2003.

"For Schaefer, a Day Flowing With Joy." The Washington Post, 30 April 2003.

"Crane honors Hilda Mae Snoops." The Baltimore Sun, 9 September 2005.

Other Materials -

Biography of Hilda Mae Snoops, December 1994 Brochure for Official Hostess portrait unveiling

Staff notes from Maryland Historical Society Dielman-Hayward File and Enoch Pratt Maryland Room Vertical File

Return to Hilda Mae Snoops' introductory page

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