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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

OCLC Number

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Don Yarborough Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Yarborough, Donald, 1925-2009
Title: Don Yarborough collection
Dates: 1968
Abstract: The Don Yarborough Collection comprises five sixteen-millimeter films documenting the 1968 Democratic gubernatorial primary campaign of Don Yarborough.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03160
Extent: 5 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the UT Law School, Donald Howard Yarborough (1925-2009) was a Democratic politician, whose ability to articulate liberal values helped bring reform to the Texas Democratic Party. His first foray into politics came in 1960, when he unsuccessfully ran for Lieutenant Governor. In 1962, he shocked the Democratic establishment in Texas by coming within 28,000 votes of defeating Lyndon Johnson's protégé, John Connally, Jr., in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. He unsuccessfully challenged Connally again in 1964 and lost to Preston Smith in 1968. Centered around civil rights, the environment, and social justice, his campaigns galvanized labor and minorities, building a strong foundation for the liberal faction of the Texas Democratic Party.

Sources:

Grimes, William. "Don Yarborough Dies at 83; Stirs Texas Politics."New York Times, September 23, 2009. Accessed March 20, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/24yarborough.html?_r=1.

Tolson, Mike "Texas Politician Donald Yarborough Dies at 83."Houston Chronicle, September 23, 2009. Accessed March 30, 2012. http://www.chron.com/news/ houston-texas/article/Texas-politician-Donald-Yarborough-dies-at-83-1736099.php.

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Scope and Contents

Five sixteen-millimeter films compose the Don Yarborough Collection, 1968. Each film focuses on a different plank in Don Yarborough's Democratic primary campaign against Preston Smith in 1968. One film discusses his biography, and one is ad for his gubernatorial campaign. Other films focus on issues such as pollution and insurance.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some audiovisual formats requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Yarborough, Donald, 1925-2009
Corporate Names
Democratic Party (Tex.)
Subjects
Insurance
Political campaigns
Politics and government
Pollution
Places
Texas

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Related Materials

See also T. G. Caraway Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Yarborough Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2000-204

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mark Firmin, March 2012.

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OCLC Number

782071143

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3Y298 [SRH1230028729] Gubernatorial campaign, 1968
Films
Biography
Pollution
Insurance
Texas
Don Yarborough for Governor

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