Bob Delvin


An abstract of this interview is available below. A time-annotated index or transcription will be available for download above and to the right as soon as it becomes available. 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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