Ford remembers Myers as being the key person to getting The Ames Library built and that in and of itself has had a major impact on IWU. She remarks on Myers' commitment to books as physical objects and reflects on research that supports "book as artifact" as still being popular among today's students; however, her own teaching experience shows otherwise. Ford affirms that there is a place for both, and that an emphasis on the quality and relevance of the source is more important than the format.
libraries, library importance, Phi Beta Kappa, auction, special collections, book as artifact, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni, Librarian
United States History
Ford, Barbara and Miner, Meg, "Barbara Ford" (2016). All oral histories. 97.