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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[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
[Library Display Showcases Liberty]

[Library Display Showcases Liberty]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Dorothy Morrison, Marshall Public Library Director, shows off a display about Liberty. In the center of the display is a replica of the Liberty Bell, given by Marshall National Bank in 1976. Mrs. Morrison holds a reproduction of a liberty document. Books, small flags and a model cannon round out the display.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Oldest Nursing Home Resident, Mrs. Izoria Malone]

[Oldest Nursing Home Resident, Mrs. Izoria Malone]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Izoria Malone was listed as 113 years old on records at the Harrison County Nursing Home when she was admitted there on January 29, 1974. She was possibly the second oldest resident in a United States nursing home at that time, and was certainly the oldest in the county. She died June, 1976 at the of 115. Article from The Marshall News Messenger newspaper, no date, reprinted in book, The Black Citizen and Democracy: Black Culture in Harrison County, Past, Present, and Future. Marshall Public Library, 1976, p. 86.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Program Features Bill Moyers at the Marshall Public Library]

[Program Features Bill Moyers at the Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill Moyers waits to be introduced at a Marshall Public Library program during the nation's Bicentennial in 1976. Mr. Moyers, a favorite son of Marshall, Texas, returned to speak about the value of libraries to democracy.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Reception for Bill Moyers at the Marshall Public Library]

[Reception for Bill Moyers at the Marshall Public Library]

Date: 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill Moyers, second from left, talks with Harrison County residents who attended his speech at the Marshall Public Library during the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Mr. Moyers spoke on the value of libraries to democracy.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Marshall Public Library]

[Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Marshall Public Library]

Date: October 21, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Library supporters cut the ribbon to open the new Marshall Public Library on Sunday, October 21, 1973. Left to right are Jane Treister, Ken Delp, and a Boy Scout.
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
[Library Benefactors at a Library Function]

[Library Benefactors at a Library Function]

Date: October 20, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Library benefactors Virginia Gold Olinsky, second from left, and Bernice Gold Kranson, right, are shown with other library supporters at a reception during the opening weekend of the Marshall Public Library, October, 1973.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Benefactors at Marshall Opening]

[Library Benefactors at Marshall Opening]

Date: October 20, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Library benefactors greet other library supporters at the reception for the new Marshall Public Library on October 20, 1973. Third from left is Mrs. George Gold Olincy, then her sister Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson, fourth from left, and then Mr. George Olincy, right. The Mose and Etta Gold auditorium at the library was named for the Gold's parents.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library