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[Grant Aids New Library Building]

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.
Date: 1971
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Volunteer at Her Duties]

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.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Reception for Bill Moyers at the Marshall Public Library]

Description: Bill Moyers, second from left, talks with Harrison County residents who attended his speech at the Marshall Public Library during the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Mr. Moyers spoke on the value of libraries to democracy.
Date: 1976
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Marshall, an All-America City]

Description: During the nation's celebration of its Bicentennial, certain cities around the country received a designation as "All-America City." Marshall, Texas was one such city. In this newspaper photo from the Marshall News Messenger, Chamber of Commerce president Tony Bridge displays the All-America City plaque and makes the announcement through radio and television microphones shown in foreground. Unidentified dignitaries stand behind him.
Date: c. 1976
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[RIF Distribution at the Library]

Description: Marshall Public Library has participated in the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program since the 1970's. In this program, books are distributed free to children. The books are provided by matching grants.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Children's Storytime at the Library]

Description: Children's storytime at Marshall Public Library usually includes a story with crafts or music. In 1978 the story was occasionally presented by slides, filmstrip, or 16mm film, if licensing permitted.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[New Flag for a New Library]

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.
Date: 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Opening Marshall's First McDonald's]

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.
Date: 1972
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Class Meets at Library]

Description: A career education class meets in the Gold Auditorium at Marshall Public Library. The auditorium was equipped with the latest audio-visual technology when the library was built in 1973. This class, meeting in 1978, made use of that technology shown in the picture. The auditorium has been in demand almost continuously for many purposes since the library was built.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Patron Checks Out Art Prints]

Description: Jane Harris, library assistant, checks out one of Marshall Public Library's art prints to a patron (unidentified).
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Celebrating the Opening of Marshall Public Library]

Description: Celebrating at the October 20, 1973 reception for the opening of the new public library building in Marshall, Texas are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kariel (left and right) and Tony Bridge (center). Mr. Bridge was the owner of KMHT radio station and was the first person to support Mrs. Kariel when she publicly stated the need for a public library.
Date: October 20, 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Student Worker]

Description: A student worker (name unknown) assists with book processing in the workroom of Marshall Public Library. The library is one of the locations used to place students from a local university's work-study program. This liason benefits the library by expanding its personnel. The students' duties include shelving, book processing, and assisting with storytime.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Celebrants at the Dedication of the New Marshall Public Library]

Description: Audry D. Kariel, Library Building Project Coordinator, with friend Janice Levy and Rabbi Richard Zionst at the dedication of the new Marshall Public Library building on October 21, 1973. Rabbi Zionst gave the invocation at the dedication ceremony, a choice which reflected the amount of financial support and hard work invested by the Marshall Jewish community in the new building.
Date: 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Bookmobile for Marshall Public Library]

Description: In 1978 the Marshall Public Library received a 28-foot mobile home to be refurbished as a bookmobile. Library Director Dorothy Morrison is shown discussing the project with Mike Wood, left, Friends of a Public Library president, and Fenn Lewis, Friends fund drive chairman. The Friends organisation gave the bookmobile as a service to both the city and Harrison County.
Date: March 5, 1978
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[UT Alumni Celebrate Library Opening]

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.
Date: October 20, 1972
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Picnic at the Library]

Description: The end of the summer reading program in 1979 included a picnic for the children on the grounds of Marshall Public Library. A staff person (unidentified) serves punch to the children. The menu also included sandwiches and cookies for hungry eaters in grades one through six.
Date: 1979
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Benefactors at Marshall Opening]

Description: Library benefactors greet other library supporters at the reception for the new Marshall Public Library on October 20, 1973. Third from left is Mrs. George Gold Olincy, then her sister Mrs. Bernice Gold Kranson, fourth from left, and then Mr. George Olincy, right. The Mose and Etta Gold auditorium at the library was named for the Gold's parents.
Date: October 20, 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Opening of Marshall's First McDonald's]

Description: Audrey Kariel performs the ribbon-cutting for the first McDonald's in Marshall, Texas on October 20, 1972. The ribbon held 100 one-dollar bills which were donated to the building fund for the new Marshall Public Library, which opened one year later.
Date: October 20, 1972
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Celebrating a Library's Opening]

Description: Two young women, both library supporters, attended the reception celebrating the opening of Marshall's new library building in October, 1973.
Date: October 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Supporters Pose at Library Opening]

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.
Date: October 20, 1972
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Supporter Speaks Persuasively for New Library]

Description: Don Harper, library supporter, presents a persuasive speech to convince the public of the need for a new public library building. According to the caption, he emphasized, "Now, not later, is the time to act." The new library in Marshall, Texas opened October, 1973.
Date: 1973
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Library Supporters]

Description: Dr. Rutledge McClaran of Marshall, Texas is pictured in a newspaper photo with a fellow library supporter, Mrs. Warren F. Keyes. Both served as presidents of the local Friends of a Public Library organization during the group's early years. Mrs. Keyes was also a member of the women's clubs which owned the private lending library which predated the Marshall Public Library. She successfully advocated for a public library.
Date: January 14, 1976
Partner: Marshall Public Library