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Collection Overview

Title: Harris W. Fawell Papers (Naperville), 1963-1977

ID: RHC/RC/004

Extent: 5.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into three record series: (1) correspondence files, (2) subject files, (3) legislative files.

Date Acquired: 10/16/1980

Subjects: DuPage County (Ill.), Education., Fawell, Harris W., Firearms, Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Mental health, Naperville (Ill.), People with disabilities, Prisons

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records in the collection document Harris W. Fawell’s principal activities as a state senator for the 41st district from 1965 to 1975.

The first series of correspondence files concerns Fawell’s involvement with civic, intergovernmental, and professional organizations, recommendations for the legislative internship program, requests for information from state legislators, and local constituents regarding public policy issues.

The subject files contain information on various Illinois councils and commissions and include incomplete sets of minutes of meetings, correspondence, and memoranda between Senator Fawell, the commissions, and his constituents. Arranged alphabetically, files are included for these groups: Office of Collective Bargaining; Illinois Commission on Children; Illinois Department of Mental Health; Illinois Fuel Allocation Office; Illinois Association for Retarded Citizens; Illinois Department of Revenue.

Legislative files comprise the third and most extensive series in the collection. Arranged alphabetically by subject within each biennium, the files detail specific legislative programs concerning the government and general welfare of the state from 1965 to 1975. Types of records found in the files include copies of original House and Senate bills, resolutions and amendments sponsored by Fawell. The records concern subjects such as medical care for the disabled, mental health funds, unemployment compensation, pensions, law enforcement, branch banking, highway planning, and administration of the state government.

Collection Historical Note

Harris W. Fawell was born on March 25, 1929 and later attended North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. After graduating from Kent College of Law, Chicago, in 1952, Fawell became a practicing attorney in partnership under the firm name of Fawell and Larson, Naperville. Fawell also served as assistant state’s attorney, DuPage County from 1953 to 1957. In 1962, Fawell was elected state senator for the 41st District in Illinois and served in that capacity for four terms.

As a member of the legislature Fawell served on several permanent and temporary boards and commissions. Fawell worked with the Legislative Reference Bureau preparing bills, resolutions and amendments. In addition to preparing legislation requested by assemblymen, Fawell worked on the Illinois Commission on Children, the Organizational Study of the General Assembly, and the Illinois State Senate Standing Committees on Education, Judiciary, and Public Health, and Public Welfare, and Corrections.

Aside from his legislative duties Fawell’s commitments extended into other areas concerned with the government and the general welfare of the state. His professional activities included: memberships with the Illinois and American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; President of the DuPage County Family Service Associations; board member of the Chicago Association for the Retarded. Fawell’s contributions as a statesman and his services in the fields of public health and social welfare won him acclaim from legislators, public officials, and lobbyists of both parties.

Subject/Index Terms

DuPage County (Ill.)
Education.
Fawell, Harris W.
Firearms
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
Mental health
Naperville (Ill.)
People with disabilities
Prisons

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.<span style="display: none"> </span>

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public. <span style="display: none"> </span>

Acquisition Source: Harris W. Fawell

Acquisition Method: Harris W. Fawell donated his papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 16, 1980.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series II: Subject Files],
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Series III: Legislative Files
Box 2
Folder 34: House and Senate Bills sponsored by Senator Fawell, 1967
Folder 35: Adoption (S.B. 1222), 1966-1967
Folder 36: Alibi Bill (S.B. 377), 1967,
Folder 37: Armed Violence (S.B. 18), 1967
Folder 38: Church and State (H.B. 2654 and 2661), 1968
Folder 39: Constitutional Convention (Con-Con), 1967-1968
Folder 40: Council on Pretrial (S.B. 105 and 106), 1967
Folder 41: Division of Highways, Traffic Lights, 1968
Folder 42: DuPage Mental Health Society, 1967
Folder 43: Re: Eavesdropping (S.B. 378), 1967,
Folder 44: Facilities for Handicapped (S.B. 950), 1967
Folder 45: Firearm Certificate, 1967-1968
Folder 46: Forest Preserve (S.B. 991), 1965-1968
Folder 47: Gambling Tax (S.B. 379), 1967
Folder 48: Humane Slaughter of Livestock (S.B. 928), 1967
Box 3
Folder 1: Illinois Association for the Mentally Retarded, 1967-1968
Folder 2: Illinois Welfare Association, 1965-1967
Folder 3: Mental Health (S.B. 950 and 952), 1967-1968,
Folder 4: Mental Health (S.B. 2318), 1967
Folder 5: Mental Health Planning Board (S.B. 1655), 1967
Folder 6: Newhouse Bill, Committee on Public Aid, 1967
Folder 7: Petitions for College, Dr. Seron, 1965-1966
Folder 8: Pin Ball Bill (H.B. 2200), 1965-1966
Folder 9: Pin Ball Bill (S.B. 376), 1967
Folder 10: Reapportionment Issue, 1964-1966
Folder 11: Recommendations, School Problems Commission, 1967-1968
Folder 12: Retailer?s Occupation Tax (S.B. 306 and 307), 1965-1969
Folder 13: Segregated Housing and Restrictions Covenant Proposals (S.B. 420), 1965-1967
Folder 14: Senate Public Welfare Committee, 1967
Folder 15: Service Tax (S.B. 2480, 2481, 1331-1336), 1967
Folder 16: State Impacted School Districts (H.B. 1717), 1967
Folder 17: State Revenue, 1967
Folder 18: Suggestions to Reform State Legislature, 1967
Folder 19: Tax Laws (H.B. 2473), 1967
Folder 20: Teacher Leave (H.B. 73), 1967
Folder 21: Retirement Fund, 1965-1966
Folder 22: Religions Exemption from Taxes, 1965-1966
Folder 23: Raise of Building Rates School Tax, 1966
Folder 24: Savings and Loan, 1966
Folder 25: School Usage of Football Field, 1966
Folder 26: Municipal Taxes (Highways), 1966
Folder 27: Retired Teacher?s Pension, 1966
Folder 28: Vocational Rehabilitation, 1968
Folder 29: Water Conservation, 1967
Folder 30: Youth Advisory Council (S.B. 1668), 1967
Folder 31: 76th General Assembly; Agricultural Assessment (S.B. 123), 1968-1969
Folder 32: Agricultural Assessment (S.B. 123), 1968-1969
Folder 33: Airport (H.B. 1710 and 1711), 1969
Folder 34: Administrative Bills Given to Public Welfare for Handling, 1967-1969
Folder 35: Airport Rescue Equipment (H.B. 2752), 1969
Folder 36: Annual License Registration (S.B. 895), 1969
Folder 37: Bar Association (S.B. 194 and 195), 1968-1969
Folder 38: Bartenders License (S.B. 125 and 295), 1969
Folder 39: Cats (S.B. 893), 1964
Folder 40: Chicago Board of Health (S.B. 872 and 930), 1969
Folder 41: Children and Family Services (H.B. 3471), 1969-1970
Folder 42: Children and Family Services (S.B. 309), 1969
Folder 43: Circuit Courts (H.B. 2753), 1969
Folder 44: 5th Circuit Court Judge (S.B. 891), 1969
Folder 45: Civil Liberties Suits, 1970
Folder 46: Commission on Children (H.B. 3471), 1970
Folder 47: Commission on Higher Education (H.B. 535), 1969
Box 4
Folder 1: Constitutional Convention (Con-Con), (S.B. 193 and 194), 1969
Folder 2: Contract Buyers League (H.B. 2204 and 2205), 1969-1970
Folder 3: Cook County Hospital (S.B. 1444-1445), 1970
Folder 4: Criminal Defendants (S.B. 706), 1969
Folder 5: Delegate File, 1968
Folder 6: Division of Waterways, 1969
Folder 7-8: Drug Addiction (H.B. 689 and 1149), 1968-1969
Folder 9: DuPage County Forest Preserve, 1969
Folder 10: DuPage County Vocational Reform (H.B. 2199), 1970
Folder 11: Education of Handicapped Children, 1970
Folder 12: Employment Agency Fees, 1970
Folder 13: Facilities for Mentally Retarded (S.B. 748), 1969
Folder 14: Forensics Medicine (S.B. 892), 1969
Folder 15: Forest Preserve District (H.B. 281, 1093, 2019), 1969
Folder 16: Free Lunch Program (H.B. 2601), 1970
Folder 17: Hearing Impairment (S.B. 324), 1968-1970
Folder 18: Highway Easement (S.B. 122), 1969
Folder 19: Homestead Exemption (H.B. 1176 and 1368), 1970
Folder 20: Juvenile Court Act (S.B. 281 and 282), 1969
Folder 21: Juvenile Court Act (H.B. 1191), 1969
Folder 22: Land Condemnation and Effects on Local Government, 1970
Folder 23: Land Exchange, DuPage County Forest, 1969
Folder 24: Land Exchange, Illinois Youth Commission, 1969
Folder 25: Land Exchange, Winfield, 1969
Folder 26: Licensing Auto Mechanics, Proposed Legislation, 1967-1968
Folder 27: Landlord?s Liability (S.B. 836 and 837), 1969
Folder 28: Mental Health (S.B. 914), 1969
Folder 29-30: Mental Health Code (H.B. 835 and 2217), 1969
Folder 31: Merit Commission (H.B. 149 and 1165), 1969
Folder 32: Motor Fuel Tax (H.B. 1363), 1969
Folder 33: Municipalities (S.B. 747), 1969
Folder 34: Municipalities, Improvements (H.B. 2875), 1970
Folder 35: Parking Facilities (S.B. 691), 1969
Folder 36-37: Parental Responsibility (S.B. 049), 1967-1969
Folder 38: Pin Ball Machine (S.B. 592), 1969
Folder 39: Police Training (H.B. 2085), 1969
Folder 40: Pollution, Control (H.B. 3788), 1970
Folder 41: Population Restriction on Probation Offices (H.B. 158), 1968-1969
Folder 42: Full-Time Parole and Pardon Board, 1964-1969
Folder 43: Precinct Committeeman Vacancies, 1970
Folder 44: Private Schools (S.B. 831 and 832, 1109), 1969
Folder 45: Public Welfare Bills, 1969
Folder 46: Pupil Personnel Services (H.B. 2113), 1969
Folder 47: Public Aid Code (H.B. 1002), 1969
Folder 48: Public Moneys (S.B. 434), 1969
Folder 49: Public Works and Building (H.B. 375), 1969
Folder 50: Recreational Programs for the Retarded
Folder 51: Referendum Re: Private Schools, 1970
Folder 52: Republican Nominating Convention, 1968
Folder 53: Retail Occupation Tax (S.B. 730 and 731), 1969
Folder 54: Revenue Act of 1939, Addel Sections, 1969
Folder 55: Safety Codes in Schools (H.B. 425 and 426), 1969
Folder 56: Sanitary District (S.B. 1428), 1970
Folder 57-58: School Code Amends (H.B. 539 and 541), 1969
Folder 59: School Code Amends (S.B. 1839), 1970
Folder 60: School Construction Costs (S.B. 1377), 1970
Folder 61: School Employees (H.B. 1235), 1969
Folder 62: State Correctional Services (H.B. 1015), 1969
Folder 63: Student Teachers School Code (H.B. 833, 1523, 1189), 1969
Folder 64: Supreme Court Reports (S.B. 330), 1969
Folder 65: Tax Sheltered Annuity Plans (H.B. 297), 1969
Folder 66: Tollway Authority Issues, 1966-1969
Folder 67: Transfer of Mental Health Patients (S.B. 838), 1969
Folder 68: House and Senate Bills sponsored by Fawell, 1972
Folder 69: Agricultural Assessment (S.B. 212), 1971
Folder 70: Illinois Association for the Mentally Retarded, 1970
Folder 71: Insurance Re: School Board Members Liability, 1971
Folder 72: Judicial Selection Bills, 1972
Folder 73: Medical Assistance (H.B. 1479), 1970
Folder 74: Mortgage Periodic Payments Acts, 1970-1971
Box 5
Folder 1: Naperville Dam, 1970
Folder 2: Pupil Teacher Conservation (S.B. 129), 1971
Folder 3: School Conservation Bond Act, 1972
Folder 4: School Land Donation (S.B. 658 and 659), 1972
Folder 5: Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment, Re: Judges, 1972-1973
Folder 6: Special Education (S.B. 208), 1971
Folder 7: Subsidies to Private Schools, 1971
Folder 8: Transfer of land, 1971
Folder 9: Wheaton School (S.B. 952), 1971
Folder 10: House & Senate Bills sponsored by Fawell, 1973
Folder 11: Abortion, Review of Proposals, 1971-1975
Folder 12: Agricultural Assessment Bill, 1976
Folder 13: Original Agricultural Assessment Acts, 1963-1975
Folder 14: Bill of Rights for Children (S.B. 346), 1972-1973
Folder 15: Branch Banking (S.B. 25 and 26), 1973-1976
Folder 16: Collective Bargaining (H.B. 1652), 1973-1974
Folder 17: Collective Bargaining (S.B. 505), 1975
Folder 18: Dedication of Land for Parks and Schools (S.B. 223 and 224), 1973
Folder 19: Dual Unit Equality (H.B. 372), 1972-1974
Folder 20: Education, Summary of Bills, 1975-1976
Folder 21: Equal Payments (S.B. 1395), 1974
Folder 22: Handicap, Facilities for the, 1973-1974
Folder 23: Handicapped, Hospital Construction for (S.B. 388), 1975-1976
Folder 24: Handicapped, Improved Building Construction for (S.B. 425), 1975
Folder 25: Housing Development (S.B. 223 and 224), 1973-1974
Folder 26: Interest Assessment (S.B. 225), 1973
Folder 27: Juvenile Court (S.B. 345 and 346), 1973 and 1976
Folder 28: Landlords/Tenants (H.B. 1550), 1975
Folder 29: Legislation, Mentally Retarded, 1975
Folder 30: Naperville, Land Ordinances, 1977
Folder 31: No Fault Insurance (S.B. 187), 1973
Folder 32: Non-Public School Transportation (H.B. 1051), 1974
Folder 33: Parent Teacher Conference (S.B. 250), 1973
Folder 34: Park District Code (H.B. 1008), 1974
Folder 35: Pensions and Personnel Committee, 1973-1974
Folder 36: Resource Equalizer (S.B. 429), 1975
Folder 37: School Code (S.B. 884), 1973
Folder 38: School Construction Bond (S.B. 905-908), 1974-1975
Folder 39: School Problems Commissions?s Legislative Reports, 1974
Folder 40: Tax Assessments (S.B. 225), 1973
Folder 41: Tax Exemption of Public School Property (S.B. 173), 1973-1974
Folder 42: Tax Reduction (S.B. 178), 1975-1976
Folder 43: Elimination of Roll Back Tax (S.B. 68), 1975
Folder 44: Roll Back Tax in Education (S.B. 1493), 1975
Folder 45: Distribution of Interest in Property Taxes (S.B. 219), 1975-1976
Folder 46: Mandatory Acceptance of Tuition, 1973
Folder 47: Utility Tax Legislation (S.B. 251 and 252), 1974-1975
Folder 48: Issuance of Vocational Provisional Certificates, 1972-1973
Folder 49: Withhold of Tax (S.B. 491), 1975
Folder 50: Narcotics, Drug Addiction (H.B. 1150), 1969
Folder 51: Oil & Gas Bills, 1969
Folder 52: Exclusion from school (S.B. 207), 1971
Folder 53: Uniform Anatomical Act (S.B. 99), 1969

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