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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Title: Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Papers
    Creator: Meyers, Joseph S. "Jay", 1919-2006
    Identifier/Call Number: 0043
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1944-2006
    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Papers, Collection no. 0043, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were donated to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona by the estate of Joseph S. Meyers in 2012.

    Biographical / Historical

    Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers was born July 21, 1919 in Martinsburg, Missouri to Henry and Harriett Gillaspie Meyerpeter. Meyers married his first wife Irma D. Smith of Mexico, Missouri in 1939. They divorced in 1964 and Meyers married his second wife Dawn Potter in 1966. Meyers had eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.
    Meyers served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II. In 1946, he moved to California and worked as a machinist for Westinghouse. During this time, he began to breed and show Arabian horses. Horses that he bred and trained would go on to win National Championships. Notable horses include Dorian Bey (Arabian Horse Association registration number 68813), Zurraq, Bimande (number 27238), and Bint Hassala (number 18755).
    Meyers returned to Missouri in 1958 and moved again to Fairfield, Iowa in 1961. There he would farm and continue his breeding operation. He died in 2006 at the age of 86.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes programs for Arabian horse events, directories of Arabian horse organizations, clippings and other printed materials related to the Arabian horse. Also included are correspondence to Jay Meyers and pedigrees for Arabian horses.


    The materials in the collection are grouped by item type.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Paul Hottinger in 2012. The finding aid was revised in 2020 by Alexis Adkins and the collection number changed from 2012.002 to 0043 and the collection title changed from Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Collection to Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arabian horse
    Horsemen and horsewomen