Seibring relates conversations he had with Myers about why Myers came to IWU, why he wanted to be a college president, and how he used his catalog collection to learn about higher education in the U.S. Seibring also recalls times when Myers demonstrated his interest in baseball cards and wanted to highlight stories about alumni who were collectors. He shares ideas on Myers' view about the university and reflects on the kinds of curricular offerings of that time. He relates instances of Myers' involvement in the work of both Admissions and Advancement, including being the impetus for reestablishing the Alumni Office. As a whole, this interview brings together many points made by others that contribute to the theme of what the interviewer describes as Myers' cult of personality.
personal characteristics, liberal arts, catalog collection, leadership, baseball cards, donor relations, management, Portrait of a Collector, Administrators
United States History
Seibring, Steve and Miner, Meg, "Steve Seibring" (2016). All oral histories. 126.