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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Monument]

[Monument]

Date: [1812]
Creator: unknown
Description: This unidentified monument has the date 1812, with elaborately carved figures on the top, at the base, and on the accompanying low walls projecting from the base.
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
[Grant Aids New Library Building]

[Grant Aids New Library Building]

Date: 1971
Creator: unknown
Description: In September, 1971, a challenge grant from the Andrew Norman Foundation was offered to the Friends of a Public Library in Marshall, Texas for the purpose of building a new library. The $150,000 offer was to be matched by funds raised in Marshall and Harrison County. Following a successful fund drive, the photo shows George Fenn Lewis, president of the Friends, endorsing a balance payment check for $110,000 before presenting it to Dick Brassell, secretary-treasurer of the Friends.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Jaycee Jaynes Benefit Library and Hospital]

[Jaycee Jaynes Benefit Library and Hospital]

Date: 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1972, the local chapter of the Jaycee Jaynes held a game night to benefit the building funds for the Marshall Public Library and Marshall Memorial Hospital. Seated left to right, Mrs. Tom Wynn, Mrs. John Carrington, and Mrs. Kenneth White confer about door prizes.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Opening Marshall's First McDonald's]

[Opening Marshall's First McDonald's]

Date: 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: At the grand opening of the first McDonald's in Marshall, Texas, Mrs. Audrey Kariel performed the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony as McDonald's officials, John Gehl and Gerald Stiles, look on. Attached to the ribbon were 100 one dollar bills, which were presented to Mrs. Kariel as a donation to the Marshall Public Library building fund. Mrs. Kariel was a member of the library board of trustees and a director of the Friends of a Public Library group that spear-headed the fund drive.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Thiokol Chemical Corp. Makes Gift to Library]

[Thiokol Chemical Corp. Makes Gift to Library]

Date: July 24, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: The Longhorn Division of Thiokol Chemical Corp. made the first of three donations to the building fund for Marshall Public Library in 1972. Herschel Q. Holly, right, present a $1000 check to Fenn Lewis, center, president of the Friends of a Public Library. Looking on at left is Max Lale, staff assistant, plant relations.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Supporters Pose at Library Opening]

[Library Supporters Pose at Library Opening]

Date: October 20, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Audrey Kariel, Project Director, and Carolyn Abney, civic leader and library supporter, pose at the reception for the grand opening of new Marshall Public Library October 20, 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Opening of Marshall's First McDonald's]

[Opening of Marshall's First McDonald's]

Date: October 20, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Audrey Kariel performs the ribbon-cutting for the first McDonald's in Marshall, Texas on October 20, 1972. The ribbon held 100 one-dollar bills which were donated to the building fund for the new Marshall Public Library, which opened one year later.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[UT Alumni Celebrate Library Opening]

[UT Alumni Celebrate Library Opening]

Date: October 20, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of the Harrison County Association of ex-University of Texas Students celebrate the opening of the new Marshall Public Library at a reception on October 20, 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[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
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