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 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Marshall Public Library Reading Room]

[Marshall Public Library Reading Room]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The adult stacks and reading areas of the new Marshall Public Library, established 1973 in Marshall, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Donation Toward New Library]

[Donation Toward New Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Martin Spangler, chairman of the drive to build a new Marshall Public Library, accepts a check from Glenda Liston. Almost every club and organization in Marshall, Texas contributed to this fund drive.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Marshall Public Library]

[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Marshall Public Library]

Date: October 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: The Opening of the new Marshall Public Library was headlined in the Marshall News Messenger newspaper article shown here. Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson, standing left, was assisted by Mrs. Jane Treister, standing right, in the ribbon-cutting. Other dignitaries and scouts attend. The opening was Sunday, October 21, 1973. The building has been in continual use as a library since that day.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Stacks]

[Library Stacks]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Reference stacks in the new Marshall Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Grave of Mary E. Langston, Marshall]

[Grave of Mary E. Langston, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The grave of Mary E. Langston is located in the Powder Mill Cemetery in north Marshall on FM 1997. It is a traditionally African-American cemetery. The dates for Langston are 3-1-1890 - 8-31-1976.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Children Play Games at Summer Reading Program]

[Children Play Games at Summer Reading Program]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: At the end of the summer reading program by Marshall Public Library during the late 1970's, the activity was a picnic and play day. In this photo, unidentified children gather in a circle to begin a game.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Marshall Public Library]

[Marshall Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The new Marshall Public Library in the springtime. It was dedicated on October 21, 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Standard Equipment to Circulate Library Materials in the 20th Century]

[Standard Equipment to Circulate Library Materials in the 20th Century]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An area of Marshall Public Library provided for circulation equipment used during the library's eary years, c1976. Shown right to left are a typewriter for making book cards, a charging machine to print due date cards electronically, and a card tray. Shelves provide a ready reference area.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Boy Races at the Games Day]

[Boy Races at the Games Day]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An unidentified young boy races across the grass at a picnic and games day which concluded the summer reading program at Marshall Public Library, c1976.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[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