Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, 1952-1985 | Manuscripts

By Jaime Janda

Collection Overview

Title: Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, 1952-1985Add to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0177
Extent: 70.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is broken down into thirteen series with some series broken down into sub-series.
Date Acquired: 09/12/1984. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains records from Lanny Hall’s term in the Texas House of Representatives during the sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth Legislature (1979-1984) for District 91 (Tarrant County). Included in the materials is correspondence from people asking for Hall's vote for or against house and senate bills covering a variety of topics in district 91 (Tarrant County) and out of the district, and legislation that Hall himself was instrumental in passing.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains records from Lanny Hall’s term in the Texas House of Representatives during the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Legislature (1979-1984) for District 91 (Tarrant County). Included are records from legislature pertaining to the following:  educational matters including specific institutions, funding, teachers retirement, Creation-Science versus Evolution-Science in Public Schools, the National Adult Literacy Project and many other topics; environmental issues; urban development; employment; businesses; human resources; insurance and taxes; banking and the Texas Comptroller; housing; health topics including the elderly, nursing homes, assorted health professions; the disabled and mentally ill and children’s health issues; Texas agencies, committees, commissions, and departments; child abuse and pornography; laws involving alcohol and drugs; gambling; equal rights and LGBT issues; African American and illegal immigrants; abortion; prisoners, parolee’s and the courts; transportation topics involving but not limited to mass transit, regional authorities, trucking, road and highway construction and funding; Texas State Sunset Law; Railroad Commission; State Agencies; bills and legislation exclusively in Tarrant County; newsletters and questionnaires; governmental topics such as Congress, Democratic and Republican parties, campaigning, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Senate, the White House, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Texas Council of Governments, the Governor and Precinct Chairman, conferences and convention meetings, governmental press releases and capital dialogue newsletters; bound volumes on the Sunset Advisory Commission, Interim reports from the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Legislature, and Journals of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature.

Collection Historical Note

Edwin “Lanny” Hall served Tarrant County as a Representative in the Texas House during the sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh, and sixty-eighth legislatures (1979-1984). He also played administrative roles within several institutions of higher education.

Though he was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Hall moved to Tarrant County at a young age and attended schools in the Birdville Independent School District beginning at age six. After receiving his B.S. and M.Ed. from North Texas State University, he taught high school government and history. He was selected as an L.B.J. Congressional Intern in 1974, and began working in Washington D.C. for House Majority Leader Jim Wright. He later served Wright as a staff assistant on the National Commission on Water Quality. During this period, he also worked for the House Public Works Subcommittee on Investigations and Review. When Wright was elected Majority Leader, Hall became a special assistant on the Congressman’s staff.

In November 1978, Hall was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from District 32-C. This includes most of Tarrant County, including East Fort Worth, West Arlington, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and some of Haltom City. He took his oath of office on January 9, 1979.

During his time in the Texas House, he served as Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee, as well as Chairman of the Interim Subcommittee on Teacher Education. He was also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the Public Education Committee, the Interim Subcommittee on Medical Education, and the House Higher Education Committee.

After his time in the Texas House of Representatives, Hall received his doctorate degree in Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. For a time, he worked for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, then started a waffling stint between Howard Payne University in Brownwood and Hardin-Simmons in Abilene.

He served Howard Payne as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer from 1986-1989. He then spent two years as President of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, before beginning a ten year term as President at Hardin-Simmons from 1991 - 2001. He returned to Howard Payne to serve as President from 2003 to 2009, and was President again of Hardin-Simmons from 2009 to 2016, upon his retirement.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 84-020
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Edwin "Lanny" Hall
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: A biographical note by Alexandra Traxinger Schütz was added in June 2016.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 3: Environmental and Urban Development, 1976-1984Add to your cart.
This series contains information on agriculture and animals, waste disposal, water (rivers, lakes, etc.), energy, land and pollution, utilities, and urban development.
Sub-Series 1: Agriculture and Animals, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
 
Box 13: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90091
Folder 5: Animal Rabies Bill, February 1978, February 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Texas Agricultural Products, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: General Land Office, Parks, and Wildlife, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Killer Bees, January-May 1979Add to your cart.
Newspaper articles talking about "killer bees" - State Liberals Boycott.
Folder 9: Appraisal of Agricultural Land, May 28, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Greyhounds and Pitbulls, May-June 1979, May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Livestock and Ag Committee, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Agriculture, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Milk Industry, Wildlife Conservation, Meat Packers, Cattle Ranchers, Game Wardens, and Collective Bargaining Rights, June-November 1980, January-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Redfish and Speckled Trout, September 1980-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Regulation of the Care and Treatment of Animals in Kennels or Riding Stables, May 1981, February 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 14: 1981-1984Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90092
Folder 1: Agriculture, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Agriculture, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Department of Agriculture Revised Budget Request, March 1, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Case Files - Soil Erosion, June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Agriculture, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Wildlife Conservation Act, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Waste Disposal and Water (River, Lakes, etc.), 1976-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 14: 1976-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90092
Folder 7: Report to Congress by National Commission on Water Quality, March 18, 1976Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Briefing Notes for Red River Basin, May 12, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Texas Department of Water Resources, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Shafer, Larry - Water Pollution, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Possum Kingdom Lake Water Release, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Village Creek Sewage Treatment Plant, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
East Forth Worth and North Arlington
Folder 13: Hazardous and Radioactive Waste, July 1979-November 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Trinity River Authority, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Water Resources, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Hydra-Drill, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 15: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90093
Folder 1: Hazardous Waste Management, February 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dumping and Other Disposal of Solid Waste, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Energy and Department of Water Resources, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Nuclear Waste Disposal, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Water Fund, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Meadow Lakes Dam Case, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Radioactive Waste and Solid Water Disposal; Texas Ports, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Water Right Under Permit, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: Energy, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
 
Box 15: 1978-1982Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90093
Folder 9: Energy, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Nuclear Energy, January-March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Synthetic and Alternate Energy, November 5, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Texas Electric Cooperatives Incorporated, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Electrolysis, and Energy: Nuclear Power, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: International Nuclear Energy Seminar (Texas Wesleyan College), October 24, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Energy, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Texas Energy and Natural Resource, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 4: Land and Pollution, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 15: 1978-1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90093
Folder 17: Gateway Park, November 1978-February 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Gateway Park, November 22, 1978-May 14, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 16: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90094
Folder 1: Clear Lake City Boundaries, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, March-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Pantego City Boundaries, April 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Governor's Proclamation "Environmental Awareness Week", May 6-12, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Oil Spill-Mexican, September 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Environmental and Pollution Control, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Air Pollution and Water Rights, January 1980-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Air Pollution Control, February 3, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Preservation of Cemeteries, 1981-0-1981-03Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Big Bend Ranch Acquisition, February-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Gateway Park Master Plan, March 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Jessie Johnson Bill (Land Ownership), April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Land Purchasing: Big Bend and Other Wharves and Wetlands, February 1981-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Pollution Equipment Tax Exemption, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Waco Airport, September 1, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Parks and Wildlife, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: State Owned Land, January-February 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Utilities, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 16: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90094
Folder 18: Public Utility Commission of Texas, February 20, 1978-May 14, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Utilities, February 19-April 10, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Public Utilities, March 1979-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Gasohol, and Gas Regulations, April 1979-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Petroleum Industry, July 24, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Southwestern Bell Rate Request, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Public Utility Commission, July 1980; May-July 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 17: 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90095
Folder 1: Public Utility Commission, 1980, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Utilities Legislation, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Utilities, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Utilities, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: General Telephone Company: Rate Exchange, February 11, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Public Utility Information, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Utilities (1 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Utilities (2 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Governor's Utility Regulation Amendments, undatedAdd to your cart.
 

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