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 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Marshall Public Library Building Project Coordinator]

[Marshall Public Library Building Project Coordinator]

Date: c. 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Audrey Kariel, Project Coordinator, stands in front of the wall plaque giving recognition to the founders of the new Marshall Public Library building, which opened in 1973. Mrs. Kariel also served as chairwoman of the library Board of Trustees and was an organizer of the Friends of a Public Library group that was instrumental in building the library. She dedicated seven years to making the library a reality.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Friends President Motivates Library Supporters]

[Friends President Motivates Library Supporters]

Date: 1983
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Charles McKenzie, president of the Gladewater Friends of a Public Library, came to Marshall to speak to local Friends about beginning the drive for a new Marshall public library building.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Officials Announce Challenge Grant for New Library]

[Officials Announce Challenge Grant for New Library]

Date: 1983
Creator: unknown
Description: Supporters of a new library for Marshall, Texas announced the offer of a challenge grant from the Andrew Norman Foundation. Shown are Mrs. Audrey Kariel and Kenneth Abney. The sign overhead marks the site of the old Marshall Public Library at the corner of West Austin and Franklin streets.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Books for Pre-Readers at the Library]

[Books for Pre-Readers at the Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One half of the children's area at Marshall Public Library features picture books and colorful characters on low shelves that the smallest patron can browse.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Two Ladies Listen to a Man]

[Two Ladies Listen to a Man]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two ladies, unidentified, listen attentively to a man at a meeting in Marshall, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Supporters Gather]

[Library Supporters Gather]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mann gather at a library function.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Audio Recordings File at the Public Library]

[Audio Recordings File at the Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Marshall Public Library stored the LP (long-playing) recordings in their own files which were made for the purpose. This type of audio recording existed for a substantial part of the 20th century, and was current when the library was built in 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Children's Stories Featured in Art]

[Children's Stories Featured in Art]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An art display in the children's area at Marshall Public Library featured images from stories.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Members of the Marshall  Music Club]

[Members of the Marshall Music Club]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Rex Brown, Audrey Kariel, Inagene Bennett and a fourth unidentified member of the Marshall Music Club pose at a music orientation on September 21, 1969. This club influenced the other women's clubs in Marshall to build a public library. Five clubs had jointly owned and operated a private lending library for many years; but they joined the grassroots movement for a public library, which was completed in 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Music System at the Library in the 20th Century]

[Music System at the Library in the 20th Century]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A sound system awaits use at Marshall Public Library, c1973. The equipment includes a dual reel-to-reel tape deck, a turntable, receivers, and amplifiers, as well as a panel in the wall with various jacks.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library