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

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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 7: Prominent Topics, 1979-1984Add to your cart.
This series includes such topics as gambling (parimutuel, bingo), drugs, child pornography and abuse, equal rights amendment, abortion, LGBT, and African American/alien immigration, alcohol laws, and prisoners, paroles, and courts.
Sub-Series 1: Child Abuse/Pornography, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 27: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90104
Folder 6: Child Abuse/Pornography, April-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Public Correspondence Concerning Pornography and Children, April-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Correspondence on Child PornographyAdd to your cart.
Corresponce on House Bills introduced by Representative Ralph Wallace concerning child pornography.
Folder 9: Child Abuse/Pornography, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Child Abuse and Foster Children, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Pornography, March-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Child Pornography Bill, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Child Sexual Abuse, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Alcohol, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 27: 1979Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90105
Folder 14: Sunday Closing Law/Blue Law, January-December 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Correspondence: Changing Legal Drinking Age to Nineteen, March-April 1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 28: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90106
Folder 1: Texas Blue Law/Sunday Closing Law, May 1979-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Legal Alcohol Age and Other Alcohol Related Bills, June 1979-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Blue Law, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Reverend Greene Against Regular Veterans Association's Liquor License, September 23, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), August 1980-August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: DWI Laws, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Drinking Age Correspondence, Drugs, and Health, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Blue Laws, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Public Letters about Drinking and Driving (1 of 2), 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Brewery Beer Sales, March-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Blue Law, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Driving While Intoxicated (1 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 29: 1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90107
Folder 1: Driving While Intoxicated (2 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Public Letters About Drinking and Driving (2 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: Drugs, 1979-1984Add to your cart.
 
Box 29: 1979-1984Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90107
Folder 4: Drugs, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: War on Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drugs in General, May 1979-January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Texans' War on Drugs Legislative Proposals, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: War on Drugs: Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Drugs, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 4: Gambling (Bingo, Parimutuel), 1979-1984Add to your cart.
 
Box 29: 1979-1984Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90107
Folder 9: Bingo, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Parimutuel Gambling and the Bingo Bill, March 1979-May 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Moral Issues: Gambling, Bingo, Drinking..., 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Box 30: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90108
Folder 1: Parimutuel Betting, June 24, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Bingo, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Parimutuel Betting (1 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Parimutuel Betting (2 of 2), 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Parimutuel Betting, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Parimutuel Betting, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: Abortion, Equal Rights, LGBT, African American/Alien Immigration, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 31: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
This section is ordered by subject and then date.
Barcode: 90109
Folder 1: Abortion, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Abortion and Pro-Life, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Abortion, Pro-Life, and Human Rights, February 1980-August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Abortion, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Abortion, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), January-March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Equal Rights Amendment Correspondence, April-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Women, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Women's Rights (ERA), March-November 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: LGBTQ and Sodomy, March-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Illegal Aliens and Desegregation, March 1978-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Letters from Concerned Citizens about Refugees, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 6: Prisoners, Paroles, Courts, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 31: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90109
Folder 13: Pardons and Paroles, January 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Adult Probation, January-February 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Crime, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Juvenile Delinquency, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Public Safety, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Pro-Family Forum - Anti-Humanism Group, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Texas Department of Corrections: Appropriations, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Prisoners Requesting Parole, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Prison Reform, Inmate Letters, and Capital Punishment/Death Penalty, March 1980- September 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 32: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90110
Folder 1: Crime, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Parole: Dorman, Rooney L., 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Prison Facilities, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Prison Reform, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Anti-Crime Information, December 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Crime, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Criminal Laws, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Courts, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Crime, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Parole: Rucker, Trummie Neal, and Weatherly, Mark, 1983Add to your cart.
 

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