Griffiths recalls that Myers had the "urge to collect" and built collections purposefully, even to the point of paying a higher price to fill a gap. Recalls Myers discarding books, one of which he has, but suspects it was only if Minor had duplicates. Reflects on the influence Myers had on faculty, through emphasis on and support for scholarship, and on students and facilities. Also discusses being present during meetings about the book auction, the last conversation he had with Myers and the one book he received as a gift after Myers' illness. The idea of wearing chrysanthemums at the memorial service for Myers was Griffiths'.
personal characteristics, leadership, faculty support, funding decisions, collector, lots, books, cookbooks, coins, stamps, eBay, collecting attributes, auction, libraries, librarians, weeding, end-of-life, impact, influences, students, faculty researchers, Portrait of a Collector, Faculty, Administratos
United States History
Griffiths, Thomas and Miner, Meg, "Thomas Griffiths" (2016). All oral histories. 100.