“In Memoriam - Graham Best Smedley”, 1954
Series IX is divided into six subseries and contains a variety of personal and political material from U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough (D- Texas), collected by Dudley Dobie, Sr. from the 1930s to the 1980s. The first subseries contains correspondence covering a wide range of subjects, from personal notes about books and Dobie’s bookstore to Yarborough’s thoughts on war and politics. This subseries also contains correspondence between Yarborough and the following people: Dr. Claude Elliott; Mr. John Jenkins; Mrs. H. P Gaddis; Mr. R. L. Bunting. The second subseries includes Yarborough’s personalized political material to Dudley Dobie, Sr., as well as generic campaign documents from 1931 to 1979. Within this subseries, there are a number of monthly senatorial newsletters discussing bills considered and debated in particular legislative sessions. Many of Yarborough’s campaign documents address important policy issues that he, as a progressive Democrat, either supported or opposed. The third subseries contains Yarborough’s political writings and speeches. There are a number of published Yarbrough writings in this collection, including articles such as “Texas Teachers Sold Down the River” (1953), “A Tribute to Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark” (1967), personalized notes about Richard M. Nixon’s presidency, “Crisis in America’s Healthcare” (1969), and “Battle for a Federal Violent Crimes Act” (1973). Many of these items have personalized dedications to Dudley Dobie, Sr. The fourth subseries contains published items, newsletters, and newspaper articles about the senator. A notable document in this subseries is from the dedication ceremony of Yarbrough’s birthplace as a new Texas State Historical Marker. There are also six copies of the “Texas Salute to United States Senator Ralph W. Yarborough,” with one copy personally dedicated to J. Frank Dobie, cousin of Dudley Dobie, Sr. The last two subseries are comprised of various writings and a few photographs, many of which are personally signed by Yarborough to Dudley Dobie, Sr. The ninth series in the Dudley Dobie, Sr. collection contains personal and political materials from U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough and reveals a long friendship with Dudley Dobie, Sr., as well as their shared political views and interest in all things Texas.
- From the Collection: Dobie, Dudley R., 1904-1982 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 24 boxes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English