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An abstract of this interview is available below. A transcription is available for download above and to the right. An essay summarizing themes that emerged from interviews conducted about Myers in 2016 is available: Portrait of a Collector: Reflections on an Influential Bibliophile.

This interview subject is affiliated with IWU and/or President Myers in the following ways: Emeritus Chaplain of Pembroke College.


Platt recalls working with Myers to send students to Pembroke and also to get the Pembroke dining hall windows transferred to IWU for installation in The Ames Library. Platt encouraged Minor to apply for Head Master at Pembroke in 2001 and he did, although he withdrew from the pool prior to a final decision. Platt also tells a story of Myers as a recipe collector who wanted a particular recipe sent from their chef to ours. When Platt visited IWU in 1998, Myers arranged a concert in his honor with music by a composer from Pembroke.

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recipes, Pembroke College windows, Pembroke College exchange program, Portrait of a Collector


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