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 6: Health, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
This series contains information on the health of children, elderly, mental and disabled, health professions, general health information, and health departments, commissions, and associations.
Sub-Series 1: Elderly/Nursing Homes, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 21: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90099
Folder 18: Regulation of Nursing Home Administrators, March 9, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Senior Citizens, March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Nursing Homes, April 1979-August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Veterans, May 1979-July 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 22: 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90100
Folder 1: Nursing Home Problems, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Retired Senior Volunteer, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Veterans Affairs Commission, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Aged and Disabled Texans, and Diabetes Services, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Elderly, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Senior Citizens Alliance of Tarrant County, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Veterans Issues, February-October 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Elderly, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Nursing Homes, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Senior Citizens Alliance of Tarrant County, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Veterans Housing Assistance Program, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Mental and Disabled, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 22: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90100
Folder 12: Deaf, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Handicapped and Disabled Persons Material, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Liability and Insurance, Patient/Client Confidentiality of Mental Health, July 1979-March 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Disabled and Mentally Ill, July 1979-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Mental Health and Retardation, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Mental Health Association of Tarrant County, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Blind, April-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Mental Health, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Programs for Retarded Citizens, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Mental Health, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: Health Professions, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
This sub-series is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically where needed.
Box 23: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90101
Folder 1: Acupuncture, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Acupuncture, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Acupuncture, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Acupuncture, July 1980-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Chelation Therapy and Cosmetologists, March 1979-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Chiropractic Examiners, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Counselors, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Counselors (Family and Marriage), Psychologists, and Psychotherapists, December 1980-August 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Dental Care, April 1979-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Dental-Medical, March 11, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Dental: Texas Dental Association, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Licensed Dietitian Act, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Licensed Dieticians, Physical Therapists, and Joint Practices, April 1979-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Neurofibromatosis, 1983-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Neurofibromatosis, January 12-November 15, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Nurses, December 1978-April 1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 24: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90102
Folder 1: Nursing, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Nursing, March 1979-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Nursing: Licensed Vocational Nurses Legislation, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Optometry, November 1980-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Osteopathic Physicians, May-June 1981; June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Social Workers: Battered Spouses, January 1979-June 1981Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 4: General Health, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 24: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90102
Folder 7: Health, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Kent Waldrep International Spinal Cord Research Foundation, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: General Drug and Prescription Bill, May 1979-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Health, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Medical, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Health Care, November 1980-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 25: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90103
Folder 1: Medical Practice Act, March-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: "Freedom of Choice" in Health Care, March-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Health and Medical, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Hypodermic Syringes, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Family Issues, May 1982-August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Health, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Home Health-Home Care Incorporated, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Medical, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Departments, Commissions, and Associations, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 25: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90103
Folder 9: The Board of Hospital Managers of the Tarrant County Hospital, January 19, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: M.D. Anderson, February 19, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Relating to M.D. Anderson Cancer Sub-Station in Fort Worth, February 26-March 13, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Texas Department of Health, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Department of Health, and Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Texas Health Facilities Commission, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 6: Youth, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 25: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90103
Folder 16: Young Men's Christian Academy (YMCA), April 12, 1978-May 9, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 26: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90104
Folder 1: International Year of the Child, August 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Children, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Early Childhood Intervention, Foster Care, and Day Care Appropriations, March 1979-August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Joint Custody, Protective Services, Neglected Children, Adoption, and Child Support, April 1979-July 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Child, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Adoption Laws, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Crippled Children Program, January-February 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Crippled Children: Payments to Hospital Districts for Care, February 10, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Children, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Crippled Children: Payments to Districts for Care, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Children's Heart Institute of South Texas Annual Report, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Conference on Child and Adolescent Crisis, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Aid to Families with Dependent Children, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: YMCA Auction, July 28-August 19, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: YMCA - Indian Princess, 1982-January 28, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: YMCA, November 8, 1982-August 1, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Child Custody, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 27: 1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90105
Folder 1: Crippled Children and Heritable Diseases, February-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Adoption Registry Act, April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Child Safety Restraints, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Distribution of Certain Birth Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 

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