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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Note to Researchers

Description of Series

60th-62nd Legislative Sessions

63rd Legislative Session

64th Legislative Session

65th Legislative Session

Photographs

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Frank Lombardino Papers, 1967-1978



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lombardino, Frank, 1929-1992
Title: Frank Lombardino Papers
Dates: 1967-1978
Creator Abstract: Frank Lombardino (1929-1992), conservative Democrat and the self-proclaimed “father of the University of Texas at San Antonio,” served in the Texas State House of Representatives from 1967-1975 and in the Texas State Senate from 1975-1979.
Content Abstract: House and Senate bills supported or initiated by, or of interest to, Frank Lombardino are at the core of this collection. The bills are in many forms (engrossed, enrolled, etc.) and constitute the largest portion of the collection. Some folders contain only copies of bills or other legislative materials, but other folders include relevant non-legislative materials, such as correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, magazine articles, and other printed materials.
Identification: MS 122
Extent: 3.75 linear feet (9 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Frank Lombardino (1929-1992), conservative Democrat and the self-proclaimed “father of the University of Texas at San Antonio,” served in the Texas State House of Representatives from 1967-1975 and in the Texas State Senate from 1975-1979.

The Long Island, NY, native first came to Texas in 1945 when he was stationed at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls while serving in the Army Air Force. Later, he was transferred to Gary AFB near San Marcos. After his military service, he worked for the San Antonio Police Department as a patrolman and later as a detective.

Lombardino was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1966, serving District 26 (north and west Bexar County). As a legislator, Lombardino is best known for supporting legislation with firemen and policemen as a special interest group, initiating the legislation that led to the creation of the San Antonio State School (a facility for the mentally retarded) and establishing the University of Texas at San Antonio. When Governor Preston Smith signed the bill that made UTSA an official institution, he did so using Lombardino’s back as a platform (June 5, 1969).

Lombardino lost the race for Senator in 1978 and returned to the private sector. He became a successful San Antonio businessman, owning and managing the San Antonio Creditors’ Association, Austin Creditors’ Association and Checkstop. He passed away on September 23, 2004, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

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Scope and Contents

House and Senate bills supported or initiated by, or of interest to, Frank Lombardino are at the core of this collection. The bills are in many forms (engrossed, enrolled, etc.) and constitute the largest portion of this collection. Some folders contain only copies of bills or other legislative materials, but some folders include relevant non-legislative materials, such as correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, magazine articles, and other printed materials. Most abundant are materials pertaining to various police- and/or firefighter- related legislation, education, and “women’s rights” (anti-feminist legislation).

While the 60th through the 65th Legislative Sessions are represented among the papers, the majority of the materials are from the 64th and 65th Legislative Sessions. The latter includes a sub-series on a Sick Leave Bill for police and firemen, and materials from the 65th Special Called Legislative Session.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged as follows:
60th-62nd Legislative Sessions
63rd Legislative Session
64th Legislative Session
65th Legislative Session
Photographs

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Frank Lombardino Papers must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Persons:
Lombardino, Frank, 1929-1992
Organzations
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Texas. Legislature. Senate.
University of Texas at San Antonio.
Genres/formats
Bills (legislative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Local Subjects
Politics/Politicians
UTSA History

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Related Material

A related collection, the Frank Lombardino Commercials, is located at the Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma. The collection includes commercials for Lombardino’s 1972 campaign for election into the Texas State House of Representatives.

The collection of Political action committee campaign contribution and expense statements, 1973-1983, 1985-1989, at the Texas State Library and Archives, Austin, Texas, includes information about Lombardino.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Lombardino Papers, 1967-1978, MS 122, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Materials transferred to University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, July 2002 (Acc. 2002-37).

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, March 2004.

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 Note to Researchers 

Materials related to the establishment of the University of Texas at San Antonio can be found in the first three folders of Box 1. Folder one contains a copy of the House Journal for the 61st Legislative Session that mentioned the HB No. 42, folder two contains a copy of HB No. 42, from the 61st Legislative Session, and folder three contains a copy of a letter to Governor Preston Smith regarding the transfer of land to UTSA (dated 1970).

Common Abbreviations:

CSSB - Committee Substitute Senate Bill; CCSJR - Committee Substitute Senate Joint Resolution; HB - House Bill; HCR - House Concurrent Resolution; HJR - House Joint Resolution; HSR - House Simple Resolution; SB - Senate Bill; SCR - Senate Concurrent Bill; SJR - Senate Joint Resolution; SR - Senate Resolution

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

60th-62nd Legislative Sessions

Box 1
1 1 60th Legislative Session: Correspondence, photocopies of legislation, and newsclippings, 1972-1974, undated
2 61st Legislative Session: Bills passed-signed into law, 1967-1973, undated
3 [61st and 62n.d Legislative Sessions ?]: Correspondence, bills and resolutions related to various legislation, 1970-1973, undated
4 62n.d Legislative Session: Bills passed-signed into law, 1971, undated

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63rd Legislative Session

Box Folder
1 5 HB No. 200, 1973
6 HB No. 227, 1973
7 HB No. 228, 1-30-1973
8 HB No. 229, 1-30-1973
9 HB No. 230, 1-30-1973
10 HB No. 231, 1-30-1973
11 HB No. 330, 1973
12 HB No. 363, 1973
13 HB No. 364, 1973
14 HB No. 491, March 1973
15 HB No. 530, liquor regulations, 2-20-1973
16 HB No. 628, 2-19-1973
17 HB No. 628, 2undated Print, 3-1-1973
18 HB No. 655, 2-27-1973
19 HB No. 659, bank board, 1973
20 HB No. 660, 2-27-1973
21 HB No. 661, 2-27-1973
22 HB No. 662, 2-27-1973
23 HB No. 663, 2-27-1973
24 HB No. 664, 2-28-1973
25 HB No. 730, 3-1-1973
26 HB No. 731, 3-1-1973
27 HB No. 732, 3-1-1973
28 HB No. 733, 3-1-1973
29 HB No. 751, 3-1-1973
30 HB No. 958, 3-12-1973
31 HB No. 959, 3-12-1973
32 HB No. 980, 3-12-1973
33 HB No. 1236, 3-19-1973
34 HB No. 1237, 3-19-1973
35 HB No. 1243, 3-19-1973
36 HB No. 1446, 3-21-1973
37 HB No. 1447, 3-21-1973
38 HB No. 1448, 1973
39 HB No. 1450, 1973
40 HB No. 1547, 1973
41 HB No. 1587, 3-28-1973
42 HSR No. 48, 1973
Box Folder
2 1 HSR No. 93, 1973
2 HJR No. 32, 1973
3 HJR No. 33, 1973
4 CCP No. 260, 1974, undated

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64th Legislative Session

Box Folder
2 5 HCR No. 58, 1975, undated
6 HB No. 142, 1975
7 HB No. 166, 1975, undated
8 HB No. 793, 1975, undated
9 HB No. 887, 1975, undated
10 HB No. 1004, 1975, undated
11 HB No. 1321, 1975, undated
12 HB No. 1364, 1975, undated
13 HB No. 1597, 1975, undated
14 HB No. 2169, 1975, undated
15 HB No. ____, undated
16 HB No. 9 – HB No. 688, (1 of 3) 1975
17 HB No. 717 – HB No. 1367, (2 of 3) 1975
18 HB No. 1379 – HB No. 2220, 1975 (3 of 3)
Box Folder
3 1 SB No. 9, 1974-1975, undated
2 SB No. 10, 1974-1975, undated
3 SB No. 25, 1975, undated
4 SB No. 37, 1975, undated
5 SB No. 51, 1975, undated
6 SB No. 225, 1975, undated
7 SB No. 246, 1975, undated
8 SB No. [276], 1975, undated
9 SB No. 289, 1975, undated
10 SB No. 400, 1975, undated
11 SB No. 401, 1975, undated
12 SB No. 413, 1974-1975, undated
13 SB No. 447, 1973-1975, undated
14 SB No. 558, 1975, undated
15 SB No. 749, 1975, undated
16 SB No. 750, 1975, undated
17 SB No. 751, 1975, undated
18 SB No. 798, 1975, undated
19 SB No. 830, 1973-1975, undated
20 SB No. 831, 1974-1975, undated
21 SB No. 832, 1975
22 SB No. 833, 1975
23 SB No. 838, 1975, undated
24 SB No. 945, 1975, undated
25 SB No. 946, 1975, undated
26 SB No. 947, 1975, undated
27 SB No. 1002, 1975, undated
28 SB No. 1035, 1975, undated
29 SB No. 1058, 1975, undated
30 SB No. 1097, 1975, undated
31 SB No. 1101, 1975, undated
Box Folder
4 1 SB No. 1103, 1975-1976, (1 of 2) undated
2 SB No. 1103, (2 of 2) 1975-1976, undated
3 SB No. 12 – SB No. 395, (1 of 3) 1975
4 SB No. 407 – SB No. 835, (2 of 3) 1975
5 SB No. 837 – SB No. 1124,(3 of 3) 1975
6 SR No. 36, 1975, undated
7 SR No. 100, 1975, undated
8 SR No. 121, 1975, undated
9 SR No. 163, undated
10 SR No. 354, 1975, undated
11 SR No. 484, undated
12 SR No. 485, undated
13 SR No. 494, undated
14 SR No. 530, undated
Box Folder
5 1 SR No. 552, undated
2 SR No. 589, undated
3 SR No. 608 [605?], undated
4 SR No. 683, 1975, undated
5 SR No. _____, undated
6 SR No. _____, undated
7 SCR No. 8, 1975, undated
8 SCR No. 26, 1973-1974, undated
9 SCR No. 39, 1975, undated
10 SCR No. 75, 1975, undated
11 SJR No. 26, 1975, undated
12 SJR No. 37, 1974-1975, undated
13 SJR No. 62, 1975, undated
14 CCP NO. 260, 1974, undated
15 CSSB No. 558, 1970-1975, undated
16 CSSJR No. 11, undated
17 ?B No. ____, undated
18 Enrolled Bills, 1975, undated
19 Engrossed Bills, 1975, undated
20 Senate Index - Regular Session, 1975
21 House Amendments to Senate Bills for Senate Floor Use, 1975, undated
22 House Joint Resolution, 1975
23 House Committee Resolutions, 1975
24 Senate Resolutions, 1975
25 Senate Joint Resolutions, 1975
26 Senate Committee Resolutions, 1975
27 Analysis – House Bills, 1975, undated
28 Analysis – House Committee Resolutions, undated
29 Analysis – Senate Resolutions, undated
Box Folder
6 1 Analysis – Senate Bills, (1 of 2) 1975, undated
2 Analysis – Senate Bills, (2 of 2) 1975, undated
3 Analysis – Senate Joint Resolutions, undated
4 Analysis – Senate Committee resolution, undated

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65th Legislative Session

Box Folder
6 5 HB No. 815, 1977, undated
6 HB No. 880, 1977, undated
7 HB No. 1309, 1977, undated
8 HB No. 1416, 1977, undated
9 HB No. 1702, 1977, undated
10 HB No. 1773, 1977, undated
11 HB No. 1976, 1977, undated
12 HB No. 2197, 1977, undated
13 HCR No. 106, 1977
14 SB No. 1, 1978
15 SB No. 1 – analysis, undated
16 SB No. 2, 1978
17 SB No. 2 – analysis, undated
18 SB No. 10, 1975-1977, undated
19 SB No. 20, 1978
20 SB No. 70, 1977, undated
21 SB No. 71, 1977, undated
22 SB No. 72, 1972-1977, undated
23 SB No. 73, 1977, undated
Box Folder
7 1 SB No. 74, 1977, undated
2 SB No. 138, undated
3 SB No. 167, 1977, undated
4 SB No. 330 (Omnibus Courts Bill – District Courts Bill), 1976, undated
5 SB No. 330 (Omnibus Courts Bill – Juvenile Courts Bill), 1977, undated
6 SB No. 330, 1977, (1 of 2) undated
7 SB No. 330, (2 of 2) 1977, undated
8 SB No. 634, undated
9 SB No. 1230, 1977, undated
10 SB No. 1272, 1977, undated
11 SB No. ____, 1975-1977, undated
12 SR No. 45, 1976-1977, undated
13 SR No. 145, 1977, undated
14 SR No. 611, undated
15 SR No. 704, undated
16 SR No. 736, 1977, undated
17 SR No. 742, undated
18 SR No. 769, undated
19 SR No. 787, 1977, undated
20 SR No. ____, 1976, undated
21 SCR No. 2, 1978
22 SCR No. 7, 1978
23 SJR No. 2, 1976-1977, undated
Box Folder
8 1 SJR No. 56, 1975-1977, undated
2 SJR No. 56 [65?], 2 undated
3 Sick Leave Legislation File, SB No. 459, 1974-1977, undated
4 Sick Leave Legislation File, SB No. 460, undated
5 Sick Leave Legislation File, SB No. 461, undated
6 Sick Leave Legislation File, SB No. 462, undated
7 7 Sick Leave Legislation File, CSSB No. 459, . 1977, n.d
8 Sick Leave Legislation File, newsclippings, correspondence and CSSB No. 459, 1976-1977, undated
9 Sick Leave Legislation File, newsclippings, correspondence and printed materials, 1976-1977, undated
10 Sick Leave Legislation File, correspondence and newsclippings, 1974-1977, undated
11 CSSB No. 9, 1978
12 Senate Bill Comments for SB Nos. 2, 4, 5, 6, 138, 1976-1977, undated
13 Engrossed Bills and Resolutions: SB No. 70, SJR No. 2, SB No. 459, SB No. 330, 1977, undated
14 Enrolled Bills, SB No. 330, SB No. 459, undated
15 Tagged Bills, 1977, undated
16 Last Action Report (as of Sine Die Adjournment) Prepared by the Texas Legislature, June 6, 1977
17 Pending Legislation, 1973-1975, undated
18 Proposed Legislation – Housing for the Elderly, 1977, undated
19 Legislation Sent to the Governor, by Subject, June 23, 1977
20 House Bills – Comments, 1976-1977, undated
Box Folder
9 1 Master List of Bills by Bill Number, March 18, 1977
2 Master List of Bills by Subject, June 3, 1977
3 Master List of Bills by Author, 3 June 6, 1977
4 Senate Journal History of Bills. Joint Resolutions, and Concurrent Resolutions, May 31, 1977
5 65th Special Called Session, 1977
6 SB No. 5, undated
7 SB No. 7, 1977
8 SB No. 11, 1977
9 SCR No. 10, 1977, undated
10 Education, (1 of 2) 1975-1977, undated
11 Education, 1975-1977, (2 of 2) undated
12 Flood Control, 1977
13 Nursing Homes, 1977, undated

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Photographs

Box Folder
9 14 Frank Lombardino with Governor Dolph Briscoe and unidentified man, undated

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