Nielsen primarily knew Myers through annual book sales but his wife is an alumna so he also attended some donor receptions. He observes that he and Myers shared a love of bargain hunting for books and frequently saw him at the book fair held on IWU's campus and other venues. He saw that Minor was thorough when going through book offerings and enjoyed comparing finds. Nielsen recalls Myers had a focus on sheet music and does not recall hearing of Myers getting rid of any part of his collection.
collector, collecting techniques, music scores, personal characteristics, auction, book fair, Portrait of a Collector
United States History
Nielsen, Richard and Miner, Meg, "Richard Nielsen" (2016). All oral histories. 118.