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O. Donald Meaders papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.186

Scope and Contents

The O. Donald Meaders papers consist of reports and articles written by Meaders. There are also Michigan State University and non-MSU publications and reports relating to vocational agriculture. There is also material related to MSU international projects in Taiwan and China in which Meaders participated. Other materials include newsletters and conference proceedings from vocational education organizations including Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education and American Association of Teacher Education in Agriculture and Teachers of Vocational Agriculture.


  • Creation: 1935 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

O. Donald Meaders attended high school in Phillips, Nebraska. His education continued with a B.S. (1947) and M.S. (1951) from the University of Nebraska and a Ed.D. from Michigan State University in 1957.

Meaders worked as a consultant in agricultural education to the Michigan Department of Public Instruction (1955 – 1958). Meaders joined the MSU staff in 1958 as an assistant professor. He retired in 1990.

Meaders was a member of the Michigan Education Association, Michigan Association Teachers of Vocational Agriculture, American Vocational Association, National Vocational Agriculture Teacher Association, American Vocational Education Research Association, National Society for the Study of Education, American Educational Research Association, American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.

In 1988, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Teacher Educators of Agriculture. In 2001, he was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.

He married Martha Hann, a librarian at MSU.

He authored numerous articles on Taiwan and technical education in Michigan as well as articles on education in developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.


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Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

O. Donald Meaders Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
April 2010
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US