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 13: Bound Reports and Journals, 1977-1983Add to your cart.

This series contains reports by the Sunset Advisory Commission, and compilations of Interim Reports to the Texas Legislature.  Also contains a bound volumes of Journal of the House of Representatives, Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, and "Texans Urge Increased Funding for Roads."

This series is arranged differently in each box.

Box 68: Sunset Advisory Commission and Interim Reports, 1977-1983Add to your cart.
This box is arranged by subject then date: first Sunset Advisory, then the Legilature Interim Reports.
Barcode: 663421
Folder 1: Sunset Advisory Commission: Staff Reports Volume 1, April 20, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Sunset Advisory Commission: Staff Reports Volume 2, April 20, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Sunset Advisory Commission: Staff Reports Volume 3, April 20, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Reports (Volume 1 and 2), January 1983Add to your cart.
Final Report on Business and Professional Agencies (Volume 1), and Report on Cultural and Advisory Agencies (Volume 2).
Folder 5: Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Reports (Volume 3 and 4), January 1983Add to your cart.
Reports on Energy Regulatory Agencies (Volume 3), and Financial Regulatory Agencies (Volume 4).
Folder 6: Texas Sunset Advisory Commission: Summary of the Final Report to the Governor of Texas, January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Sixth Legislative Session Volume 5, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Sixth Legislative Session Volume 6, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 1, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 2, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Box 69: Interim Reports and Increased Funding for Roads, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
This box is arranged by subject then date: first Legislature Interim Reports, then the Funding for Roads publication.
Barcode: 60937
Folder 1: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 3, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 4, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 5, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Seventh Legislature Volume 6, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature Volume 1, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature Volume 4, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature Volume 6, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature Volume 7, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: "Texans Urge Increased Funding for Roads", 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 70: Journal of the House of Representatives and Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, 1983-01-1983-06Add to your cart.
This box is arranged by subject: first Journal of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature which is arranged by date, and then Vernon's Texas Law Service which is arranged by volume number.
Barcode: 60938
Item 1: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Appendix, January 11-February 17, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 1 - Week 6, Pages 1-317
Item 2: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Appendix, January 11-February 24, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 1 - Week 7, Pages 1-386
Item 3: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Appendix, January 11-March 3, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 1 - Week 8, Pages 1-429
Item 4: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Appendix, January 11-March 10, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 1 - Week 9, Pages 1 - 483
Item 5: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Appendix, January 11-March 30, 1983Add to your cart.
Weeks 1 - 12, Pages 1-667
Item 6: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - Final Appendix, January 11-March 30, 1983Add to your cart.

Volume 1 - Page A1 - A596

Volume 2 - Page A597 - A1086

Item 7: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, January 17-27, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 2 - Week 3, Pages 119-193
Item 8: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, January 31-February 10, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 4 - Week 5, Pages 195-261
Item 9: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, February 14-17, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 6, Pages 263-317
Item 10: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, February 21-24, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 7, Pages 319-386
Item 11: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, February 28-March 3, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 8, Pages 387-429
Item 12: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, March 7-10, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 9, Pages 431-483
Item 13: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, March 14-17, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 10, Pages 485-562
Item 14: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, 1983-03-21-1983-03-24Add to your cart.
Week 11, Pages 563-669
Item 15: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, March 28-30, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 12, Pages 671-797
Item 16: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, April 5-7, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 13, Pages 799-868
Item 17: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, April 11-14, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 13, Pages 869-1041
Item 18: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, April 18-21, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 15, Pages 1043-1247
Item 19: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, April 25-29, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 16, Pages 1249-1450
Item 20: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, May 2-6, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 17, Pages 1451-1705
Item 21: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, May 9-13, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 18, Pages 1707-2308
Item 22: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, May 16-20, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 19, Pages 2309-2770
Item 23: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, May 23-30, 1983Add to your cart.
Week 20, Pages 2771-3699
Item 24: House Journal of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session, May 29, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: Senate Journal of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session, May 30, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: Journal of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature - First Called Session, June 22-25, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 1-99
Item 27: Supplement to Senate Journal, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session, June 30, 1983Add to your cart.
Text of Conference Committee Report, Senate Bill 179, and Governor's Veto Proclamtion.
Item 28: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 1, May 5, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 1-337, A-1 to A-2
Item 29: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 2, May 10, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 338-517, A-43 to A-94
Item 30: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 3, May 21, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 518-788, A-95 to A-156
Item 31: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 4, May 25, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 789-1065, A-157 to A-235
Item 32: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 5, June 16, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 1066-1971, A-237 to A-391
Item 33: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 7, June 19, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 2640-3474, A-519 to A-674
Item 34: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 8, June 19, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 3475-3731, A-675 to A-761
Item 35: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session - Number 9, June 19, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 3732-4723, A-763 to A-817
Item 36: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session: End of Laws - Number 10, June 19, 1983Add to your cart.

Cumulative tables and index for regular session.

Pages 4724-5728, A-819 to A-1058

Item 37: Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Sixty-Eighth Legislature, Regular Session and First Called Session - Number 11, May 30-June 25, 1983Add to your cart.
Pages 5729-6244, 1 to 69

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