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Guide to the Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Collection 2012.002
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  • Separated Materials
  • Biographical/Historical

  • Title: Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 2012.002
    Contributing Institution: W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 boxes Box 1 contains 18 folders. These folders are divided into Programs, Directories, Periodicals, Books & Catalogs, Photographs, Newspaper clippings, and Photographs. Box 2 is a flat box and contains loose items.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1955-1985
    Date (inclusive): 1955-2006
    Abstract: This collection contains various items of Arabian horse breeder and enthusiast, Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers. This collection includes, but is not limited to, pedigrees of horses, programs from various horse shows, directories, newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondences to and from Jay Meyers.
    creator: Meyers, Joseph S. "Jay" , 1919-2006

    Scope and Content

    The Jay Meyers Collection numbers more than 175 items, including programs, directories, newsletters, periodicals, catalogs, books, photographs, pedigrees, newspaper/magazine clippings, and art. The complete date range is 1955-2006. The bulk of the material includes pedigrees of horses, programs from horse shows and correspondences.
    The most notable correspondence to Jay Meyers was from 15-year-old Wendy Griffith (1980). The correspondences from Wendy Griffith include handwritten letters to Jay Meyers regarding her love of Arabian horses and awards from competitions. Many pictures were included with the letters.
    Wendy later married and changed her name to Wendy Griffith Potts. Wendy Griffith Potts continues to ride Arabian horses in competition. She is a multi award winner with the Arabian Professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA).
    The Jay Meyers collection is divided into two boxes. 1. Box 1 contains 18 folders. These folders are divided into Programs, Directories, Periodicals, Books & Catalogs, Photographs, Newspaper clippings, and Photographs. 2. Box 2 is a flat box and contains loose items. 3. Painting of Jay Meyers and his horse DORIAN BEY #68813 was removed and is stored in the WKKAHL Archive Room in the art area.
    Little original organization of the collection was evident. Therefore, to facilitate access to the collection for researchers, material were largely reorganized to more accurately reflect their content.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers Collection, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Pomona, California.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    In order to reproduce, publish, broadcast, exhibit, and/or quote from this material, researchers must submit a written request and obtain formal permission from the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Cal Poly, Pomona, as the owner of the physical collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by the estate of Joseph S. Meyers

    Access

    The entire collection is open for all qualified researchers by appointment only. All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Arabian Horse Subject Specialist.

    Separated Materials

    Painting of Jay Meyers and his horse DORIAN BEY #68813 was removed and is stored in the WKKAHL Archive Room in the art area.

    Biographical/Historical

    Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers was born July 21, 1919 at Martinsburg, MO, the son of Henry and Harriett Gillaspie Meyerpeter. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. In 1939 he married Irma D. Smith of Mexico, MO. They were divorced in 1964. In 1966 he married Dawn Potter. He had eight children: Terry, Ron, Melanie, Steve, Bob, Jeff, Kim, and Jaymi. He also had 23 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Jay Meyers lived in California from 1946 to 1958. He worked as a machinist for Westinghouse. He was also a breeder of registered Arabian horses, which he showed throughout the country. Horses that he bred and raised have gone on to win National Championships. Mr. Meyers moved to southern Missouri in 1958 and to Fairfield, Iowa in 1961 where he farmed and continued to raise Arabian horses. Some of the notable horses bred by Jay Meyers include: Dorian Bey #68813, Zurraq, Bimande #27238, Bint Hassala #18755. Jay Meyers died in 2006.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arabian horse