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An abstract of this interview is available below. A transcript 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: Class of 2004.


Davey recalls a class visit to Myers' home and the many things Myers shared about his collecting; reflects on the meaning he took from Myers' collecting and the influence his personal characteristics had. Davey observes that Myers' passion for his collections was contagious and that Myers' desire to find meaning in these objects was inspirational.

Dr. Muirhead recalls the same class visit and a copy of the name tag Davey recalls is associated with her interview.

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books, harpsichord, trees, inscriptions, personal characteristics, book as artifact, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni


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