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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[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
[Visitor Speaks to Library Supporters]

[Visitor Speaks to Library Supporters]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A visitor speaks to early library trustees during the drive to build support for a new library. The drive culminated with the opening of Marshall Public Library in 1973. The women pictured with the visitor (unidentified) were library trustees Audrey Kariel, seated; and standing left to right Sally Gullion, Elderleen Coker, and Lou Gaw. The place for this meeting was the old library building on Austin Street, now the Chamber of Commerce building.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Belaire Manor Apartments, Marshall]

[Belaire Manor Apartments, Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Belaire Manor Apartments is a complex located at 1400 A Julie in west Marshall. Two buildings are shown.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Listening Station in Library's Children's Area]

[Listening Station in Library's Children's Area]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A listening station is ready for use in the children's reading area at Marshall Public Library. Cushions provide seating around a low table. In the center are power plugs, audio plugs, and earphones. A rug underneath the area sets the space apart. Stacks with children's books are visible at left and a long table with benches at right is child-size. A window with curtains controls light at the rear.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Valued Library Assistant, Naomi Rhea]

[Valued Library Assistant, Naomi Rhea]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Naomi Rhea, a valued library assistant at Marshall Public Library, attends her duties in the workroom.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Volunteer Tends Library Circulation Desk]

[Volunteer Tends Library Circulation Desk]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A volunteer, unidentified, tends the circulation desk at Marshall Public Library. Directly behind her is the library director's office. At left are the doors of the north entrance. The volunteer is checking in books using the card system which is now rarely found in public libraries.
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
[Roses Presented]

[Roses Presented]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Audrey Kariel, second from right. was congratulated for her role in the successful library building project with a spray of roses. She was the Projector Director for the drive to building the Marshall Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Exterior View, Marshall Public Library]

[Exterior View, Marshall Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An automobile is parked outside Marshall Public Library's north entrance on Fannin St.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Library Storage Cabinets]

[Library Storage Cabinets]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: These cabinets in the reference area of Marshall Public Library were a storage aid planned at the building of the library. They have been used for storage of art prints, audio tapes, and other items that are not readily stored elsewhere. The top of the cabinets and the wall above have provided display space for two and three dimensional items on exhibit.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library