Robert Francis Whitton Meader, American librarian. Member American Library Association.; Lodges:.
Meader, Robert Francis Whitton was born on January 12, 1908 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick Everett Meader and Sarah Morse (Whitton) M. Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College, 1929.
Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1931. Master, Malcolm Gordon School, Garrison, New York, 1929-1930, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 1934-1938, Atlantic Air Academy, Rye Beach, New Hampshire, 1942-1943. Assistant professor Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1944-1958.
Director Shaker Museum, Old Chatham, New York, 1959-1976. Librarian Hancock Shaker Village, West Pittsfield, Massachusetts, since 1978.
Author: Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture, 1972. Also many articles in scholarly journals. Trustee of trust funds Town of Wolfeboro, 1940-1944.