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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[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
[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
[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
[Two Library Supporters, Tony Bridge and Carolyn Abney, Celebrate a New Library]

[Two Library Supporters, Tony Bridge and Carolyn Abney, Celebrate a New Library]

Date: October 20, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Radio station owner Tony Bridge and civic leader Carolyn Abney attended the reception for the opening of the new Marshall Public Library 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
[Special Letter Service]

[Special Letter Service]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: A library staff person (unidentified) types letters at the Marshall Public Library in 1978.
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 Director Dorothy Morrison with a Small Patron]

[Library Director Dorothy Morrison with a Small Patron]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Dorothy Morrison, early director of the Marshall Public Library, shows a toy to a young patron during the Christmas season. The library is shown festively decorated for the holidays.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
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