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.
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.
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.
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.
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.