Title of Collection
1930 - 2008
1985 - 2008
Scope and Content Note
Detailed church service records (1974-2000) from South National Church of Christ and Prestoncrest Church of Christ, detailed sermon notes and outlines (1974-2007), “Searcher’s Class” notes, various church ministry materials, undergraduate and graduate school notes and papers, research and presentations on C. S. Lewis, various personal items, and framed awards and photos.
Meador was a former ACU board of trustee member and the Batsell Barrett Baxter Chair of Preaching at Lipscomb University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in 1960, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Meador began teaching at UCLA as an assistant professor of communication in 1963. He then went on to teach at the University of Washington, Missouri State University and ACU. His main two preaching stents were at South National Church of Christ (Springfield, Missouri), and Prestoncrest Church of Christ (Dallas, Texas).
The church records, sermon outlines, and ministry materials were arranged in chronological order. Most everything has been left in its original order, with the exception of loose papers that were organized based on series and chronology. Materials were kept in original order as much as possible.
See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 21st century Churches of Christ -- Texas Manuscripts
Extent of Collection
22.5 linear feet (15 Boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #325
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Prentice Avery Meador, Jr. Papers, 1953-2008. Center for Restoration Studies MS #325. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes