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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 County: Harrison County, TX
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Community Leader and Library Supporter]

[Community Leader and Library Supporter]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A man, unidentified, was a Marshall Public Library supporter and community leader.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[African-American Educator in Marshall]

[African-American Educator in Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An educator and leader in the African-American community in Marshall sits behind his office desk. A calendar and early telephone are at left. On the desk blotter are a vase of flowers and a fountain pen set. Behind him are storage drawers and some large record books.
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
[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

[Cemetery Cleanup, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall was receiving a cleanup at the time of this picture, c1984. The cemetery is located on FM 1997. It is a traditionally African-American site. A unidentified man with his back to the camera is seen at left. In the center is a box truck pulling a utility trailer with a chipper on it. In foreground the graves which have already been cleared are visible.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Grave of Father and Son Leach, Marshall]

[Grave of Father and Son Leach, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The graves of Matthew Leach, Sr. and Matthew Leach, Jr. are in the Powder Mill Cemetery in Marshall. The cemetery, located on FM 1997 in Marshall, is traditionally African-American. Dates of Matthew Leach, Sr. are 1882-1952. Dates of Matthew Leach, Jr. are 1910-1968. Stalks of flowers are engraved into the top of the single stone which touches two slabs. A vase of flowers rests on the slab at left. Another grave is visible to the left also. Behind the scene is an iron fence.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Volunteer at Her Duties]

[Library Volunteer at Her Duties]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Margie was a volunteer at Marshall Public Library in 1978. Here she assists at the circulation desk. Volunteers donated countless hours to the library during its early years.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Lions Host Fish Fry to Benefit Marshall Public Library]

[Lions Host Fish Fry to Benefit Marshall Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Lions Club of Marshall hosted a fish fry in April, 1972 to benefit the Marshall Public Library Building Fund. Harrison Forbes, club president, stands with Martin Spangler, who headed the fund-raising drive for the Friends of the Public Library. The two men stand in front of the Lions Club's banner; in front of them are promotional placards in the shape of fish on a string.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[New Flag for a New Library]

[New Flag for a New Library]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Members of the Army National Guard raise the new flag in front of the new Marshall Public Library at formal presentation ceremonies. The flag previously flew over the Capitol, and was a gift arranged by Congressman Sam B. Hall, Jr. through the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3969.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Flag Presentation]

[Flag Presentation]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: The first flag to fly over the new Marshall Public Library was flown over the Capitol before being presented to the library by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 3969. The gift was made possible by Congressman Sam B. Hall of Harrison County. Three members of the Army National Guard are shown raising the colors at the formal presentation ceremony.
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
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