Brokaw is a 4th generation IWU alumna and recalls her first memory of Myers is from when she was in 4th grade and asked to conduct an interview with him. She described Myers' support for her many academic interests ad that he invited her and her friends to look at and use books in his home. One memorable title he showed her was an early printing of Dante's La Comedia. He also gifted her books he thought she would like. She observes that Myers was "curious about the world and about other people" and that he seemed to have an interest in everything and everyone.
books, gifts, dinners, notes, artifact, musical instruments, personal characteristics, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni
United States History
Brokaw, Katherine and Miner, Meg, "Katherine Brokaw" (2016). All oral histories. 83.