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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.)
Fawell, Harris W.
Illinois. General Assembly
Mental health
Naperville (Ill.)
People with disabilities

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

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Correspondence Files],
[Series II: Subject Files],
[Series III: Legislative Files],

Series I: Correspondence Files
Box 1
Folder 1-13: Correspondence, A-W, 1965
Folder 14: Animal Experimentation (H.B. 1393), 1965
Folder 15: Birth Control, 1965
Folder 16: Branch Banking Legislation, 1965
Folder 17: Capital Punishment (H.B. 28), 1965
Folder 18: Chicago Transit Authority (H.B. 309), 1965
Folder 19: Compulsory School Attendance (H.B. 724), 1965
Folder 20: Constitutional Study Commission (H.B. 2045), 1965
Folder 21: Education Legislation (H.B. 988), 1965
Folder 22: Educational Legislation, 1965
Folder 23: Firearm Legislation (S.B. 351), 1965
Folder 24: Firearm Legislation (H.B. 277), 1965
Folder 25: Firearm Legislation (H.B. 710), 1965
Folder 26: Fire Protection (H.B. 105), 1965
Folder 27: Group Insurance Limits (S.B. 372), 1965
Folder 28: handicapped Children (H.B. 1407), 1965
Folder 29: Hospital Autopsy Regulations (H.B. 432), 1965
Folder 30: Hospital Construction (S.B. 397), 1965
Folder 31: Humane Slaughter Bill (S.B. 242), 1965
Folder 32: Illinois Fair Housing (H.B. 257), 1965
Folder 33: Illinois Highway Code (H.B. 194), 1965
Folder 34: Insurance (S.B. 1948 and 1949), 1965
Folder 35: Interstate Bill on Mental Health (S.B. 646), 1965
Folder 36: Juvenile Court Reform (S.B. 388-392), 1965
Folder 37: Land Acquisitions for Water Reservoir (S.B. 442), 1965
Folder 38: Licensing Contractors (H.B. 1847), 1965
Folder 39: Lie Detector Tests (H.B. 247), 1965
Folder 40: Mandatory Testing for P.R.U. (S.B. 9), 1965
Folder 41: Mechanics Lien Law (S.B. 266), 1965
Folder 42: Minimum Wage Law (H.B. 224), 1965
Folder 43: Motor Vehicle Inspection (H.B. 1335), 1965
Folder 44: Municipalities Commission (H.B. 199), 1965
Folder 45: Nursing Legislation (H.B. 580-583), 1965
Folder 46: Nursing Legislation (H.B. 613 & 614), 1965
Folder 47: Outdoor Advertising Restrictions (H.B. 474), 1965
Folder 48: Park District (S.B. 1127, 1135, 1309), 1965
Folder 49: Personal Property Tax (H.B. 414-417), 1965
Folder 50: Public Employment Labor Bill (H.B. 992), 1965
Folder 51: Public Works and Buildings Re: Route 23, 1965
Folder 52: Reapportionment Legislation (S.B. 251), 1965
Folder 53: Regulations of Local Cartage Rates (S.B. 738), 1965
Folder 54: Safety Code (S.B. 291), 1965
Folder 55: Safety of Railroad Employees (H.B. 1115), 1965
Folder 56: Sales, Property and Income Tax, 1965
Folder 57: Taxation and Regulations of Solicitors (H.B. 1883), 1965
Folder 58: Terminal Pay for Teachers (S.B. 1094), 1965
Folder 59: Traffic Problems (H.B. 277), 1965
Folder 60: Unrestricted Highway Permits (S.B. 280 and 281), 1965
Folder 61: Urban County Problems (H.B. 621), 1965
Folder 62: Vehicle Inspection (H.B. 1086), 1965
Folder 63: Miscellaneous Senate and House Bills, 1965
Folder 64: Recommendations, College, General, 1974-1976
Folder 65: Recommendations, Corrections, Department of DuPage Boys  School, 1968-1971
Folder 66: Recommendations, Corrections, Department of Geneva  School, 1969-1971
Folder 67: Recommendations, Corrections, Department of General, 1971-1975
Folder 68: Recommendations, Department of Conservation, 1974-1975
Folder 69: Recommendations, DuPage County, 1971-1974
Folder 70: Recommendations Environmental Protection Agency, 1972-1975
Folder 71: Recommendations, Federal Employment, 1968-1974
Folder 72: Recommendations, General, 1969-1976

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Correspondence Files],
[Series II: Subject Files],
[Series III: Legislative Files],

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