A Guide to the J. Tom Meador Papers, [ca. 1957-1970]
The son of Schleicher County, Texas, rancher and oilman Cecil Meador and Williwood Bridwell Meador, Joel Tom Meador (1943-1986) was a Boy Scout during his childhood. A speleo-historian and avid collector of cave history, Meador was named a National Speleological Society Fellow in 1969.
"Notes and News." NSS News Vol. 28, No. 2 (February 1970): 15.
"The Williwood Meador Collection: Pancho Villa and the Border Revolution." Angelo State University West Texas Collection. Accessed April 5, 2011.
Comprising research files, color slides, a hotel register, and Boy Scout paraphernalia the J. Tom Meador Papers, [ca. 1957-1970], document Meador's life and his research on caves and Schleicher County, Texas. Classified research files include notes, printed material, photographs, and land deeds related to caves in Texas and Mexico as well as Schleicher County sites, including El Dorado and Fort McKavett. Approximately 750 color slides illustrate trips to caves in Texas and Mexico, as well as caving-related events. Additionally, the collection includes Boy Scout patches and insignia (1960-1968) and the register for the Eldorado Hotel (1959-1963).
This collection is open for research use.
J. Tom Meador Papers, [ca. 1957-1970], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers