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An abstract of this interview is available below. A time-annotated index and transcription is linked 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: Adjunct English Faculty, Advancement, Academic Affairs, Director of International Studies 1995-present.


Shimizu shares her thoughts on the purpose of Myers' collecting through a story about a book's inscription he shared. She recalls dinners at the president's home, his philosophy about libraries, what she felt his vision for IWU was, and the effect his personal characteristics, combined with U.S. economy, had on the University.

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collecting purpose, book inscriptions, vision for IWU, cooking, end-of-life, libraries, library philosophy, effect of economic time period, personal characteristics, Portrait of a Collector, Faculty, Staff


United States History