Ralph Yarborough

Ralph Webster Yarborough, known as "Smilin' Ralph," was a U.S. senator representing Texas from 1957 through 1971. During his period as senator, he was one of the few Southern politicians supporting progressive legislation such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and social programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
 
 
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The Texas Experience - Ralph Yarborough Presents County Courthouses
U.S. Senator Ralph Yarborough introduces the symbolic role that the county courthouse played in Texas com...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, November and December 1965
KHOU news clips from November and December 1965, including segments about medical testing and a Christmas...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, July 30 - August 11, 1968
KHOU news clips from July and August 1968, including segments about the 1968 presidential election, inclu...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, April 14 - 17, 1968
KHOU news clips from April 1968, including a local memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featur...
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, 1961-2
KHOU news clips from 1961 and 1962, including the slant-drilling scandal and Bille Sol Estes case
The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips January 3 - 6, 1966
KHOU news clips from January 1966, including interviews with Senator Ralph Yarborough and Harris County S...
The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 6 - Senators Yarborough and Mondale Visit the Valley (1969)
Home movie scenes of Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale visiting the Rio Grande Valley in Novem...
Senators Ralph Yarborough and John Tower Decline Gubernatorial Run (1968)
KPRC-TV segment with newsman Ray Miller reviewing developments in the 1968 Texas gubernatorial election
Ralph Yarborough Political Telecasts (1964)
Political telecasts for 1960s US Senate reelection campaign
Outtakes of Politician Responses (c. 1972)
A series of responses from Texas politicians possibly commenting on the Sharpstown Scandal
McCarthy Campaigning in Houston (1968)
KPRC-TV news segment capturing Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota campaigning for president in Houston
Debate for Padre Island (1962)
Series of clips documenting the proposal for establishing Padre Island as a national seashore
Austin News Clips (c. 1970)
Silent footage of newsclips, primarily Texas politicians and UT football, from the early 1970s
A Day in the Life of a United States Senator (1958)
Television documentary capturing a typical day on Capitol Hill for Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas