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  Partner: Marshall Public Library
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Donation Toward a New Public Library]

[Donation Toward a New Public Library]

Date: 1983
Creator: unknown
Description: During the early 1970's, various organisations contributed toward the building of a new public library in Marshall, Texas. In this newspaper photo, Fenn Lewis, fund drive chairman, accepts a donation from Johnny Barkett.
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
[Dorothy Morrison, First Director of the Marshall Public Library]

[Dorothy Morrison, First Director of the Marshall Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Mrs. Dorothy Morrison was director of the new Marshall Public Library from 1970 to 1984. She was responsible for several innovations at the library. The newspaper-on-microfilm collection is named in her memory.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Nursing Home in Marshall]

[Nursing Home in Marshall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Marshall Manor Nursing Home is located at 1007 S. Washington Ave. in Marshall. The photograph dates from 1970-1985.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[New Television Equipment Shown at the Library]

[New Television Equipment Shown at the Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A television camera records as Dr. Worden, second from right, demonstrates a television audio-visual setup. Other men in the photo are unidentified.
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
[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
[Equipment at Marshall Public Library]

[Equipment at Marshall Public Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An unidentified piece of equipment sits near the back entrance of Marshall Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library
[Bookmobile]

[Bookmobile]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: The new bookmobile at Marshall Public Library, c. 1978, is readied for use by two helpers (unidentified).
Contributing Partner: Marshall Public Library