Baylor University Poage Library

Series Description I

I. Constituent Files: 165 lin. ft.

Constituent correspondence falls into five subseries: Case Files, District Office Files, Recommendations, Subject Files, and Misplaced Constituent Correspondence Files.

  1. Case Files: 126.5 lin. ft.

    The Case files are further divided into Military academy applications, Immigration cases, General cases, County projects and City projects. The County files are alphabetical by county and then further divided by cities in each county. Next are alphabetical files for cities not in Hall's district such as Austin and Dallas followed by out of state files. Both these sections list the individual correspondent and the purpose of the letter. The years covered are from 1975 to 1985 which includes some files carried over from Hall's predecessor, Wright Patman.

  2. District Office Files: 31 lin. ft.

    Because Hall maintained district offices in both Paris and Marshall, the District office files reflect this division with General Files, Subject files, and Project files from both locations. Of particular interest are the Housing and Urban Development files for each county, U. S. Corps of Engineer projects such as Cooper Lake, the Department of Education involvement with Wiley College, and Department of Energy interest in East Texas. Project files in this section list the name of the constituent and the nature of the project. The years covered represent all years of Hall's service from 1976 to 1985.

  3. Recommendations: 1.5 lin. ft.

    This small section is probably only representative of the large number of recommendations made by Hall during his almost ten years on Congress. The arrangement is alphabetical and lists the name of the person sending the recommendation and usually the exact nature of the request.

  4. Subject files: 2 lin. ft.

    This section lists correspondents alphabetically along with the subject of the letter. Organizations, as well as individuals, are found here such as the Associated Milk Producers and the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress. Correspondence from Texas Governor Mark White is also found here. Years covered are from 1976 to 1985.

  5. Constituent correspondence: 4 lin. ft.

    This seemingly misplaced section contains correspondence filed alphabetically by town from Annona to Wolfe City. However, not all of the towns are in Hall's district. In addition to files by city there are also files for Deceased, Requests for tourist information, and Requests for publications. | NEXT |