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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Joe P. Hawn Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hawn, Joe P., 1915-1973.
Title: Joe P. Hawn Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1973
Abstract: Joe P. Hawn was the representative from the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas, Texas, from 1969 until his death in November, 1973. The papers provide personal information about Hawn as well as information about his political life, work, and attitudes. The papers portray the day-to-day activities of a state representative's office.
Identification: AR113
Extent: 7 boxes (2.92 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Joe P. Hawn was the representative from the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas, Texas, during the 61st through 63rd sessions (1969-1973) of the Texas House of Representatives. He was a retired Captain of the Dallas Fire Department and served six years as Manager of the Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce before being elected a state representative in 1968.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, house bills, news releases, certificates, reports, rosters, minutes, speeches, biographical data, and scrapbooks. Includes campaign records, certificates of election, and legislative files as well as personal correspondence. The scrapbook is a photocopy of newspaper clippings and correspondence which trace Hawn’s political career. The papers include a history and records of Angels, Incorporated, a Dallas area school for mentally retarded children, and a report of two Wood County cemeteries (which includes a list of persons buried there): Smyrna Cemetery (1873-1972) and Old Mt. Zion Cemetery (1893-1972).

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Organization

Arrangement is alphabetical by folder title; folder contents are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Hawn, Joe P., 1915-1973.--Archives.
Organizations
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives--Officials and employees.
Angels, Incorporated--History.
Subjects
Legislators--Texas--Archives.
Politicians--Texas--Archives.
Cemeteries--Texas--Wood County.
Places
Texas--Politics and government--1951- --Sources.
Pleasant Grove (Dallas, Tex.)
Alternate Titles
Texas Political History Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Joe P. Hawn, November 22, 1975.

Citation

Joe P. Hawn Papers, AR113, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Processing Information

The papers were in fairly good order when received. The folders were generally in alphabetical order by the title of the material in the folder. The basic organization was kept. Folders that were out of order were returned to their proper place, and a few folder titles were changed to more clearly describe the contents. Papers that were obviously misfiled were put in their proper folder. The contents of each folder were put in chronological order. They did not have any apparent order when received.

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Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Angels Inc., 1961-1966
History, by-laws, programs, minutes of business meetings, financial reports and lists
2 Biographical Material, 1973
Biographical data sheets and incoming correspondence from Who's Who
3 Campaign Acknowledgements, January 1971 - October 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and lists dealing with honorary representative certificates
4 Campaign Contributions, April 1968 - November 1971
Incoming, and copies of outgoing correspondence and lists
5 Campaign Contributions - Primary, 1972, March-May 1972
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and lists
6 Campaign Expenses, March 1968 - May 1972
Candidate's Statement of Expense, receipts, invoices, lists, agreements, and newspaper clippings
7 Campaign Funds, 1969-1972
Statement, lists, receipts, and newspaper clippings
8 Campaign - General, March 1968 - May 1972
Brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, advertisements, and samples of campaign paraphernalia
9 Campaign - Primary 1970, November 1969 - June 1970
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, lists, and newspaper clippings
10 Certificates, May 1968 - January 1973
All types of certificates - most received by Joe Hawn
11 Civitan, 1971-1973
Membership list, publications, and advertisements
12 Clayton Brokerage/Commodity Masters, Inc., December 1968 - December 1973
Brochures, statements, and invoices
13 Colonial Baptist Church - Dallas, May 1969
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
14 Congratulations, May 1968 - October 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
2 1 Constitutional Amendments, September - November 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and pamphlet
2 Contingent Expense - General, November 1966 - January 1974
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence concerning contingent expense account, receipts, lists, handbook, related house bill, and newspaper clipping
3 Contingent Expense - Lease Agreements, October 1969 - August 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence concerning lease agreements for office space and furniture, lease agreements sample leases, and receipts
4 Contingent Expense - Office Machines, March 1969 - May 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, receipts, invoices, guarantees, brochures, and leases
5 Contingent Expense - Office Supplies, June 1968 - December 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, lists, and receipts
6 Contingent Expense - Publications, January 1969 - April 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and lists
7 Contingent Expense - Statement of account, January 1969 - December 1973
Monthly Statement of account and receipts
8 Contingent Expense - Travel Vouchers, September 1969 - October 1973
Copies of travel vouchers and travel expense information sheets, receipts, memos, and instructions
9 Correspondence - General - 1968, January - December 1968
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects
10 Correspondence - General 1969, January - November 1969
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects
11 Correspondence - General 1970, February - December 1970
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects and newspaper clippings
12 Correspondence - General 1971, January - December 1971
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects
13 Correspondence - General 1972, January - December 1972
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects, report, and newspaper clippings
14 Correspondence - General 1973, January - September 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence on a variety of subjects
Box Folder
3 1 Defensive Driving, October 1973
Copies of outgoing correspondence, workbook, and pamphlet
2 Firemen - Dallas, February - March 1973
Speech and publications
3 Hanes, Willie, October 1970
Article, news release, police record, and receipt
4 House Bills - General, February - May 1973
Lists and miscellaneous bills
Each of the following folders labeled "House Bills' contains one or more copies of a bill drafted by Joe Hawn; some also contain copies of related bills, amendments, incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, and related material.
5 House Bills - H.C.R. 22
Busing of public school students
6 House Bills - H.B. 26
Regulation of fire extinguishers
7 House Bills - H.B. 27
Prohibiting sale or use of fire works
8 House Bills - H.S.R. 28
Expressing appreciation to members of Dallas Fire Department
9 House Bills - H.J.R. 39
Appointment of notaries public to four-year terms
10 House Bills - H.B. 98
Rules governing oral confessions in criminal cases
11 House Bills - H.B. 194
Vaccination of persons attending public school
12 House Bills - H.B. 195
Statewide commission for notaries public
13 House Bills - H.B. 223
Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians
14 House Bills - H.B. 224
Extending state survivor benefits to all city employees
15 House Bills - H.S.R. 374
Congratulating New Christian Singers on their accomplishments
16 House Bills - H.B. 387
Garnishment of wages for child support
17 House Bills - H.B. 388
Statewide commissions for notaries public
18 House Bills - H.B. 443
Sale of certain fireworks
19 House Bills - H.B. 473
Compulsory motor vehicle inspection
20 House Bills - H.B. 551
Use of secondary coupling devices on trailers
21 House Bills - H.B. 682
Requiring notaries public to put date commission expires on all documents
22 House Bills - H.B. 697
Regulation and use of explosives
23 House Bills - H.B. 915
Petty cash fund for sheriff's department
24 House Bills - H.B. 916
Dedication of property for cemetery purposes
25 House Bills - H.B. 963
Schools for deaf
26 House Bills - H.B. 1021
Making or filing false or misleading reports to certain government agencies
27 House Bills - H.B. 1146
Fireman's Relief and Retirement Fund
28 House Bills - - H. B. 1219
Installation and servicing of certain fire extinguishers
29 House Bills - H.B. 1240
Dallas police and firemen's pension fund
30 House Bills - H. B. 1340
Defining Terms in Water Code
Box Folder
4 1 Inaugural Invitations April 1972 - January 1973
Incoming correspondence and lists
2 Invitations - 1968 January - December 1968
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations
3 Invitations - 1969 January - November 1969
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations
4 Invitations - 1970 January - December 1970
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations
5 Invitations - 1971 January - December 1971
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations
6 Invitations - 1972 January - December 1972
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations.
7 Invitations - 1973 January - October 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and invitations
8 Legislature - 62nd and 63rd December 1968 - September 1972
Newspaper clippings, brochures, and lists
9 Letters of Appreciation - 1968 March - December 1968
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
10 Letters of Appreciation - 1969 January - December 1969
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
5 1 Letters of Appreciation - 1970 January - December 1970
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
2 Letters of Appreciation - 1971 January - December 1971
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
3 Letters of Appreciation - 1972 January - December 1972
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
4 Letters of Appreciation - 1973 January - October 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence
5 News Releases - March 1968 - November 1973
Copies of news releases, incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, and receipts
6 Personal Correspondence - June 1968 - October 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, newspaper clippings, lists, and jokes.
7 Personal Correspondence - Vietnam - December 1965 - November 1967
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and newspaper clippings
8 "Personalities", by Joe Hawn, January - May 1961
Articles "Southeast Personality" written by Joe Hawn
9 Pleasant Grove - 1965-1973
Copy of Study and newspaper clippings
10 Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce - 1968-1974
Statements, publications, membership list, and copies of outgoing correspondence
11 Pleasant Grove Hospital - Oct. 1972 - July, 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, reports, lists, and newspaper clippings
Box Folder
6 1 Pleasant Mound Public Cemetery - April 1971 - April 1973
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings
2 Precinct Chairmen - May 1972
List and copy of outgoing correspondence
3 Rosters - Miscellaneous - 1970-1974
Telephone register, address books, and various types of lists
4 Smyrna and Old Mt. Zion Cemeteries - Report, ""Smyrna Cemetery 1873-1972 Wood County, Texas and Old Mt. Zion Cemetery 1893-1972""
Contains short history of each cemetery and list of persons buried at each cemetery
5 Speeches - March 1968 - November 1972
Copies of speeches and speech material
6 Speed Reading - November 1971 - August 1973
Application, brochure, and incoming correspondence
7 State Retirement - August 1968 - August 1970
Incoming correspondence, form, and statement
8 Steering Committee - May 1972
Copy of outgoing correspondence and lists
9 Texas Flight For Understanding - May - August 1971
Incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence and itinerary
12 Scrapbook - Feb. 1968 - Sept. 1969
Copy of Scrapbook maintained by Mrs. Hawn
Box Folder
7 1 Scrapbook - Nov. 1969 - Sept. 1970
2 Scrapbook - Sept., 1970 - May, 1971
3 Scrapbook - May, 1971 - Aug., 1972
4 Scrapbook - Aug., 1972 - April, 1973
5 Scrapbook - April 1973 - Nov., 1973

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