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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: Fine Arts Librarian, 1980-2017.


Delvin relates the story of Clayton Highum's dismissal and Myers' subsequent offer to have Delvin serve as interim University Librarian. He uses other incidents of Myers' interactions with him and a School of Music faculty member to illustrate Myers' knowledge of music and use of others' knowledge as a means to achieve goals. Delvin speaks of Myers' collecting as artifactual rather than intellectual and recounts how Myers acquired a collection of sheet music.

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management, libraries, music scores, musical instruments, decorative arts, trains, piano, organ, artifact, library philosophy, collection development, U-Haul Collection, Myers' collection acquisition


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