Last week we marked the retirement of Robin Myers, the College’s Modern Archivist. Robin has been at Corpus for 14 years and has been responsible for looking after the College’s Archives from 1900 to the present, dealing with an ever-growing stream of material, mostly documents, but also the odd oar, pewter tankard, wooden spoon and tortoise shell.
Before coming to Corpus, Robin was Archivist of the Stationers’ Company, one of the livery companies of the City of London and an institution almost as old as Corpus. She is, not surprisingly, a distinguished expert on the history of the book trade in England and was one of the founders of the annual conference on book trade history which has been running for over thirty years. She was president of the Bibliographical Society in 1996, was the recipient of a Festschrift in 1997 and was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to bibliography.
We have been very fortunate to work with Robin – not only is she an extremely knowledgeable archivist, she has also been a kind and delightful colleague. We wish her all the best in her retirement, which we are sure will be extremely active.