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 12: Miscellaneous Topics, 1952-1983Add to your cart.

This series includes: resolutions for specific individuals and schools; newsletters; questionnaire results and correspondence; news column and press release information; correspondence on religion, archives, wiretapping, aviation and other House and Senate bills; hand written letters to Lanny Hall; Christmas cards; a company profile and biography for Lanny Hall; colleague invitations to fund-raisers, letters and legislation; research and informational materials; Texas Railroad Commission; Texas Sunset Law; and records pertaining to Tarrant County.

This series is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically where need.

Box 62: 1952-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90140
Folder 1: "The Valley at Work" - Tennessee Valley Authority's Annual Report to Congress, 1952Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Letters on Cemeteries, Death Rays, and the Devil, September 1975-July 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Yellow Rose Certificate and Certificate of Appreciation, October 1977-July 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Certificates of Citation, May 1977-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Tarrant Appraisal District, January 1977-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Texas State Sunset Law, May 1978-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Annual Report from Bureau of Economic Geology, 1978-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Certificates: In Memoriam (blank), Governor "Honorary Texan," and Admiral in the Texas Navy, October 19, 1978-August 20, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Christian Life Commission, September 1978-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Newsletter Samples, January-March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Tarrant County, February-May, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Armadillo trying to be Proclaimed as State Mammal of Texas, April 2-10, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Representative of Tarrant Hall: House Bills 430, 456, 730 and 1187, April 25, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Newsletters, April 1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 63: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90141
Folder 1: Newsletter Questionnaire: Correspondence and/or Phone Calls, April 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Questionnaire Replies, June 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Newsletters, October 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Newsletter Questionnaire Results, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: News Bulletins and Correspondence with Dr. Courtney, January 1979-April 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Sunset Advisory Commission, January 8, 1979-November 22, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Religion, February 1979-February 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Radio Broadcast (KJIM; KXOL), December 27, 1979-March 7, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: House Colleague Invitations to Fundraisers, January 1979-August 25, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: House Study Group Report on "Sunset Review", July 1979-June 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Written Letters to Lanny Hall, July 1979-August 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Matters and Problems, December 1979-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Bills and "Ode to Chairman Cain", January 1979-May 18, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, June 1979-June 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: City of Fort Worth, January 1979-January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Correspondence: Courts, Crime, and Prosecution, January 1979-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Aviation and Aeronautics Correspondence, April 1979-March 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Correspondence on House and Senate Bills, April 1979-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 64: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90142
Folder 1: Tarrant County Organizations and Associations, April 1979-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Newsletters, January 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Tarrant County Hospital District, January-February 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Texas Railroad Commission - Rules and Regulations, March 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Newsletter: District 32-C, July 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Tarrant County Redistricting, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: City of Fort Worth, July 1980-April 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Brown's Limousine - Clark, Harvey (Texas Railroad Commission Regulations/Authority), July 1980-September 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Colleague Legislation, August 1980-January 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Research on Architects, September 11, 1980-December 29, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Texas Sunset Commission Summary, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Allen, Bobby - Military Line of Duty Determination Aid of House for Injury During US Army Training, April 1980-September 1983Add to your cart.
 
Restricted: This folder is restricted due to personal information and is to be reviewed by staff.
Folder 13: Tarrant County Delegation, November 1980-January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Newsletter:  District 32-C, January 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: News Column Material, January-March 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Questionnaires, January-March 1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 65: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90143
Folder 1: Newsletters, January-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Tarrant County, January-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Wiretapping - Correspondence, January-May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Morality in Media, February 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: House Joint Resolution 102 - Constitutional Amendment to Abolish County Treasurer in Tarrant County, March-June 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Tarrant County House Lines, May 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Tarrant County Commissioner: Activities, May 26-November 13, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Peng, Rex - Correspondence on Immigration, December 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Lanny Hall Biography, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: House Colleagues Newsletters, January 1981-August 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: House Colleague Letters, February 1981-December 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Doris Euhus Versus Department of Health, May 1981-April 1982Add to your cart.
Euhus was let go of her position at Department of Health. Letters to and from State.
Folder 13: Colleague Newsletters, January 1981-March 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Newsletters, January 1981-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Texas Railroad Commission, January 1981-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Tarrant County, March 1981-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 66: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90144
Folder 1: STUN, August 1981-July 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Tarrant County Women's Political Caucus, August 1981-December 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Capitol's 100th Anniversary Program, February 1, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Railroad Information, June 1982-July 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Tarrant County Shorthand Reporters Association, July 23, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Materials Received from State of Texas Office of State and Federal Relations, September 28, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Joint Committee on Rail Passenger Service in Texas, December 1, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Christmas Cards, December 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Texas Railroad Commission, May 1982-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Resolution for Howard Green, June 8, 1982-June 26, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Sunset Advisory Commission - Railroad Commission, October 1982-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Legislation Proposed by Tarrant County Delegation, December 1982-March 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Correspondence on Libraries and Archives, December 1982-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Information on Japan, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Railroad Commission, January 1983-May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Honorary Chaplain Program and Honorary Messenger, January 1983-June 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Tarrant County, January-November, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Fort Worth Parking Ticket Bill, February 12, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 67: 1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 663420
Folder 1: Messer-Lewis Amendment, March-April 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: House Resolutions, May 13-20, 1983Add to your cart.

Resolution 299 - Haltom High School

Resolution 397 - Byrtie Baker Adams

Resolution 398 - Doctor J. Ardis Bell

Resolution 554 E. Carlyle Smith Junior

Folder 3: Day Communications and Associates Incorporated Company Profile, May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: House Resolutions, May 1983Add to your cart.

Resolution 20 - Phillip L. Lowrey

Resolution 300 - Birdville Independent School District

Resolution 468 - J.E. "Doc" Smith

Folder 5: Proposal for Decision in Docket; Railroad Commission, May 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Research Materials, June-September 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Tarrant County Historical Commission, August 5, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Newsletters, August 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Newsletters, August 1-December 19, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Railroad Commission Jurisdiction over Rail Safety, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: House Bill 396: C. Evans - Election in Tarrant County, undatedAdd to your cart.
Election in Tarrant County to consolidate the offices of County Auditor and County Treasuer.

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