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Conflicting Philosophies: Two University Librarians And A Presidential Bibliophile, Meg Miner Aug 2017

Conflicting Philosophies: Two University Librarians And A Presidential Bibliophile, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

This case study explores how one personal interest of President Minor Myers, jr.—that of a life-long book collector—influenced the University’s library collections and its leaders. Myers arrived with a desire to make IWU a nationally recognized, Phi Beta Kappa–affiliated institution. As one tactic for achieving these goals, Myers actively engaged in library collection development through practices shaped by his methods of book collecting. Bulk acquisitions—through gifts-in-kind and lot purchases—and a prohibition on weeding aided in his pursuits. His vision for the library challenged the style of the first university librarian (UL) who resigned two ...


Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner Aug 2017

Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner

Meg Miner

The four final products (a collection of interviews with people who knew Myers, two essays, and one peer reviewed article) comprised in the 2016 sabbatical project on Minor Myers, jr. are described here. An explanation of works planned but not completed is also available.


The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner Dec 2014

The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

Learning more about an election dispute that drove an IWU class apart showed the importance of documenting our own lives.


Gems From Iwu’S History, Meg Miner Oct 2010

Gems From Iwu’S History, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

This presentation was made at the request of the Alumni Office, Illinois Wesleyan University.


The Work And Words Of Early Women At Iwu, Meg Miner Apr 2010

The Work And Words Of Early Women At Iwu, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

This presentation draws on facts from well-known IWU history sources and brings to light other facets of these same incidents through the writings and activities of late-19th and early-20th Century IWU women .