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 8: Government, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
This series includes information about constitutional amendments, Congress, campaigning, Democratic and Republican parties, representatives, the Supreme Court, Senate, Federal, the White House, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Texas Council of Government, The Texas Governor and Precinct Chairman, conferences, conventions, and meetings, and press release and capital dialogue.
Sub-Series 1: Constitutional Amendments, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 32: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90110
Folder 11: Constitutional Amendments, November 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Initiative and Referendum, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Constitutional Amendments, November 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Constitutional Amendments, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Constitutional Amendments, November 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Constitutional Amendments, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Constitutional Amendments, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 2: Congressional, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 33: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90111
Folder 1: United State Congress Legislation Correspondence, November 1978-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Congressional File, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Gramm, Phil - US Congressman, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Frost, Marting - US Congressman, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: US Congress Information, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
Mailing addresses, newsclippings, and congressmen without file folders.
Folder 6: Wright, Jim - US Congressman, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Congressional, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Congress, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 3: Campaigning, 1980-1984Add to your cart.
 
Box 33: 1980-1984Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90111
Folder 9: Truth in Campaigning, October 22-28, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Hours of Work of Election Clerks in Certain Elections, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: General Election, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Ethics in Campaigning, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Declination of a Political Party's Nomination, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: State Campaign, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: US Senate Campaign, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 4: Democratic and Republican Party, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 33: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90111
Folder 16: Political Organizations: State Democratic Elections Committee, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Democratic Information from the Party, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 34: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
This box is arranged by subject and then date.
Barcode: 90112
Folder 1: District 10 Democrats - Art Bender, President, April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Democratic Party, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Presidential Primary, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Democratic Caucus, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Republican Party, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Republican Party, December 1980Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 5: House of Representatives, 1975-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 34: 1975-1982Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90112
Folder 7: Urban Moderate Caucus, December 1975-January 30, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Administrative Matters: Personnel, April 26, 1977-December 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Office Procedures, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: House Study Group: Election Contest, January 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Representatives, January-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: House Procedures, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: House Rules, December 1980-March 1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 35: 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90113
Folder 1: Initiative and Referendum, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Representatives, January 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Bill History Report, July 27, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: House Study Group, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Compilation of Position Papers on Possible Issues To Be Addressed By The 68th Legislature, November 30, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Texas House of Representatives: Research, November 1982-February 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Fiscal Size Up: 1982-1983 Biennium, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Texas House of Representatives, March 24, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: 1984-1985 Biennium, May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Representative Jerry Clark - C. Edward Johnston, June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: House Study Group, November 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 6: Supreme Court and Senate, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
This sub-series is arranged first by subject (Supreme Court then Senate), and then chronologically.
Box 36: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
This box is arranged by subject and then date.
Barcode: 90114
Folder 1: Supreme Court of Texas, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Supreme Court, April 1981-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Senate: State of Texas, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Senate Member List, 1979; 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: United States Senate, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Texas House and Senate Member: Addresses and Staff Names, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Washington State Senate, and Washington Report, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: John Glenn Campaign, September 14, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: United States Senate, 1984Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 7: Federal, White House, Secretary of State, and Speaker of the House, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
This sub-series is arranged first by subject, and then chronologically.
Box 36: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90114
Folder 10: Federal Regulations, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Federalism, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: State/Federal Regulations, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: DC Amendment, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: White House Conference on Families, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Secretary of State Candidate and Campaign CommitteeAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: House Speaker Race: Gib Lewis, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Speaker of the House, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Gib Lewis, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Speaker of the House, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Speaker of the House, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 8: Texas Council of Governments, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 37: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90115
Folder 1: Council of Governments - North Texas, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: North Central Texas Council of Governments, August 29, 1979-December 6, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 9: Governor and Precinct Chairman, 1978-1985Add to your cart.
 
Box 37: 1978-1985Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90115
Folder 3: Precinct Chairman, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Office of Governor, Local Government Grants, and Criminal Justice Division, March 1979-September 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Governor Bill Clements, September 1979-August 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Governor William P. Clements, November 1980-January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Appointments by Governor Clements, March-October 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, February 1982-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Governor Mark White, January-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Office of the Governor, August 1983-January 1984Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Executive Budget, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 10: Conference and Convention Meetings, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 37: 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90115
Folder 12: Town Hall Meetings, February-March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Town Hall Meetings, July-August 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Party Politics - Conventions, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 38: 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90116
Folder 1: National Conference of State Legislatures - Chicago Conference, April 22-August 26, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: TEX-AID Meeting, May 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: National Conference on State Legislatures, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: National Conference of State Legislatures, March-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Southern Legislative Conference, April-July 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: National Conference of State Legislatures - San Antonio, May-September 1983Add to your cart.
 
Sub-Series 11: Press Releases and Capital Dialogue, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
 
Box 39: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90117
Folder 1: Press Release, February-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Press Release, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Capitol Dialogue, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Capital Dialogue, January 1981-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Capitol Dialogue Columns and Television Show Scripts, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Press Release, January-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Press Releases and Capital Dialogue, June-November 1983Add to your cart.
 

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