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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 County: Harrison County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
[Audrey Kariel and Charles Spangler Celebrate Opening of Marshall Public Library]

[Audrey Kariel and Charles Spangler Celebrate Opening of Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Audrey D. Kariel, Project Coordinator, and Martin Spangler, Chairman, celebrate the new Marshall Public Library at the formal reception on October 20, 1973. Mrs. Kariel relates "Martin was an inspirational leader. Every agenda carried a quote with motivation. My favorite was 'Your ship cannot come in unless you send some out.' We had to send out many ships to build the new MPL."
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Belle Crockett, Marshall Centenarian]

[Belle Crockett, Marshall Centenarian]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Belle Crockett was 106 years old, confined to a wheelchair, and in a Marshall nursing home when she posed for this picture in the home's reception area, c1976. A daughter of former slaves, she spent her active life working in her home and on the farm. Married twice, she did not have children. Her birth and death dates are unknown.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bicentennial Library Exhibit About Native Americans]

[Bicentennial Library Exhibit About Native Americans]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: During the United States' Bicentennial, an exhibit at Marshall Public Library about Native Americans was called "Alien In His Own Land." It featured some 120 rare portraits, biographies, document reproductions, watercolor paintings, a map, and movie posters . Some pictures were of notables such as Pocahontas, and others featured Native American costume, manners, and customs. In 1976, it was still politically acceptable to call Native Americans "Indians," a term which the article and photo caption favors. The woman in the slide photo is Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, library director.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bill Moyers and Fan]

[Bill Moyers and Fan]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill Moyers, national journalist and Marshall favorite son, visits with a fan after his speech. He returned to Marshall, Texas, during the nation's Bicentennial celebration in 1976 to speak on the value of libraries in a community.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bookmobile]

[Bookmobile]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: The new bookmobile at Marshall Public Library, c. 1978, is readied for use by two helpers (unidentified).
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bookmobile for Marshall Public Library]

[Bookmobile for Marshall Public Library]

Date: March 5, 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1978 the Marshall Public Library received a 28-foot mobile home to be refurbished as a bookmobile. Library Director Dorothy Morrison is shown discussing the project with Mike Wood, left, Friends of a Public Library president, and Fenn Lewis, Friends fund drive chairman. The Friends organisation gave the bookmobile as a service to both the city and Harrison County.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Celebrants at the Dedication of the New Marshall Public Library]

[Celebrants at the Dedication of the New Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Audry D. Kariel, Library Building Project Coordinator, with friend Janice Levy and Rabbi Richard Zionst at the dedication of the new Marshall Public Library building on October 21, 1973. Rabbi Zionst gave the invocation at the dedication ceremony, a choice which reflected the amount of financial support and hard work invested by the Marshall Jewish community in the new building.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Celebrants at the reception for the new Marshall Public Library]

[Celebrants at the reception for the new Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mr. George Olincy, Chairman of the Andrew Norman Foundation, and Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson were benefactors of the new Marshall Public Library building in 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Celebrating a Library's Opening]

[Celebrating a Library's Opening]

Date: October 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Two young women, both library supporters, attended the reception celebrating the opening of Marshall's new library building in October, 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Celebrating the Opening of Marshall Public Library]

[Celebrating the Opening of Marshall Public Library]

Date: October 20, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Celebrating at the October 20, 1973 reception for the opening of the new public library building in Marshall, Texas are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kariel (left and right) and Tony Bridge (center). Mr. Bridge was the owner of KMHT radio station and was the first person to support Mrs. Kariel when she publicly stated the need for a public library.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
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