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[Library Volunteer Tends Circulation Desk]

Description: A library volunteer, unidentified, tends the circulation desk at Marshall Public Library during the 1970's. At that time, libraries used book cards, due date cards, and charging machines to check items in or out. The process required considerable time to sort and file the book cards by date. In addition, patron cards had to be made. Volunteers gave countless hours to the library to tasks like these.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library

Two Men & Woman

Description: Copy negative of Service Corps volunteers, including Elwin Skiles. In the picture two men and a woman are standing side by side, all three of them have what seems like name tags on their shirts.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Great Value for all Texans

Description: This document discusses the Teacher Retirement System of Texas whose "core mission is to improve the retirement security of Texas educators by prudently investing and managing trust assets and delivering benefits that make a positive difference in members' lives." (p. 1).
Date: 2013
Creator: Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polio Drive

Description: Photograph of a young man helping with a polio drive in downtown Abilene, TX. He is standing in the middle of the street giving balloons to motorists driving by. The balloons all read, "POLIO FIGHTER." In the background are the building of downtown Abilene.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

The Peoples' Government

Description: Text for a speech given by Barbara C. Jordan for The Volunteers of America, about the current form of government and whether it adequately serves its people.
Date: April 21, 1975
Creator: Jordan, Barbara C.
Partner: Texas Southern University

[Newspaper Clipping on an Article by Mark S. Leach]

Description: Newspaper clipping written by Mark S. Leach entitled "In [Haslet], firefighting is burning desire" printed in bold ink. This article details the volunteer Haslet Fire Department including its new fire truck, and the typical work that it does: "During the summer, the department may put out as many as 20 grass fires a month."
Date: 1984
Creator: Leach, Mark S.
Partner: Haslet Public Library

Interview with Lyda Hill, 1986

Description: Interview with Lyda Hill, President of Hill Development Corporation from Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Hill discusses her business experiences, as well as her work recruiting volunteer workers.
Date: 1986
Creator: Hill, Lyda & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library