Title

John "Jack" Muirhead

Comments

An abstract of this interview is available below. A time-annotated index or transcription will be available for download above and to the right as soon as it becomes available.

This interview subject is affiliated with IWU and/or President Myers in the following ways: Class of 1962

Abstract

Muirhead begins by telling the story of the home he lived in, which was removed when the Ames Library was built, and how Myers remembered his connection to the site while giving a library tour. He also recalls Myers cooking a special dinner for him and Pam Muirhead after Ellen Myers made a connection with their interests. Muirhead contrasts differences in the physical campus and atmosphere before Myers' era. He also recalls the emphasis Myers brought to the presence of John Wesley Powell at IWU and Myers' support for the Black History Project through the McLean County Museum of History. He closes with a story of Myers joining a group of people who were helping an English faculty member move and then responds to a question about his own teaching career.

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Duration

00:35:08

Keywords

library building, personal characteristics, local history, intellectual curiosity, community connections, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni

Disciplines

United States History

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