Scope and Content
Title: Charles Collins Teague Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1901-1950
Collection number: 137
Origination: Teague, Charles Collins, 1873-1950
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Shelf location: Held at SRLF; use MC4792010 for paging purposes.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Harriet McKevett Teague and Milton Teague, 1954.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
[identification of item], Charles Collins Teague Papers, 1901-1950 (Collection 137). Department of Special Collections, University
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
The original papers were microfilmed in 1959 and the originals
were sent to the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.
Charles Collins Teague was born in Caribou, Maine, June 11, 1873. He was married to Harriet McKevett in 1897, and until his
death in 1950 was associated mainly with the development of agriculture in southern California. His connections with this
work were so numerous and diverse that they can only be listed below in chronological order. Material relating to Charles
C. Teague's activities in most of those organizations will be found in his papers.
President. Teague-McKevett Co. Santa Paula, California. 1908-1927.
President. California Walnut Growers Association. 1912-1942.
President. Limoneria Co., Santa Paula. 1917-1950.
President. Santa Paula Water Works, Ltd. 1917-1950.
President. Farmers Irrigation Co., Santa Paula. 1917-1950.
President. Thermal Belt Water Co., Santa Paula. 1917-1950.
President. California Orchard Co., King City, California. 1919-1950.
President. Agricultural Council of California. (Honorary President and Life Member of the Executive Committee) 1919-1945.
President. California Fruit Growers Exchange. 1920-1950.
President. Fruit Growers Supply Co., Los Angeles. 1920-1950.
V. President. Salinas Land Co., King City, California. 1923-1950.
Chief. Santa Clara Water Conservation District. 1927-1950.
President. McKevett Corporation, Santa Paula. 1927-1934.
V. President. Security First National Bank, Los Angeles. 1928-1950.
Member. U.S. Federal Farm Board. 1929-1931.
President. Rancho La Cuesta, Ltd., Santa Paula. 1930-1950.
Regent. University of California. 1930-1950.
President. California State Chamber of Commerce. 1932-1934.
V. President. American Institute of Co-operation. 1933-1934.
President. Teague-McKevett Association, Santa Paula. 1934-1950.
Professor. Co-operative Marketing. Graduate School of Business Administration, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. (Consulting
President. Soledad Ranch Co., Soledad, California. 1936-1946.
President. National Council of Farmer Co-operatives. 1942-1943.
The papers contain correspondence, memorandums, reports, bulletins, clippings, and other printed material relating to the
above activities in which Teague was engaged. In scope, they cover the period from 1901 to 1950, although it was the policy
of Mr. Teague's office to destroy papers over fifteen years of age. There are no complete files for the period before 1939.
Exceptions were made for certain materials considered too important for destruction. These papers retained include: letter
books, 1901-1905; sppeches and addresses, 1914-1938; the failure of the St. Francis
Water Supply Dam, 1938-1929; and papers relating to the United States Federal Farm Board, 1929-1931; and a general file relating
to Mr. Teague's regular business activities, 1929-1931. It should also be noted that in 1943 Mr. Teague was appointed consultant
to the United States Government on the matter of the importation of Mexican labor into California. A special file of papers
relating to this position will be found at the end of the alphabetical file for 1943. There is also a group of photographs
and printed items included with the papers.
The papers remain in their original arrangement which is chronological by year and alphabetical by person, organization, and
subject thereunder. Within folders, correspondence and other materials are filed chronologically. Readers are therefore requested
to use one folder at a time and to return each piece to its original position. As the papers were transferred from large filing
cases to document boxes, a key is supplied below to indicate the box numbers containing the units of each alphabetical file.
The Teague Papers are the gift of Harriet (McKevett) Teague and Milton Teague, and were presented to the Library, September
Scope and Content
Collection contains of microfilm copies of letters,
memoranda, reports, speeches, bulletins, accounts,
photographs, and printed material related primarily to
Teague's career as president of various companies and
associations connected with the citrus industry in
California. Also includes microfilm copies of papers
pertaining to his service on the US Federal Farm Board and
as a UC Regent.
The Teague papers were microfilmed in May, 1959, and the originals were sent to the Bancroft Library, University of California,
Berkeley. An indication of the contents of each reel of microfilm will be found in the annotations of the Guide to the papers
on the following pages.
The printed items in the papers were not filmed. Captions indicating the presence of printed material were filmed in place
of the material itself and will be found on the film in the sequence of the originals for which they stand.
Printed material in the papers may be located elsewhere in the Library or may be obtained from the papers which are deposited
at Berkeley by using the bibliographical citations which will be found on the captions standing in place of the printed material
Microfilm Boxed in collection as follows:
Reels 1-10 (16 mm)
Reels 11-20 (16 mm)
Reels 21-28 (16 mm), 29 (35 mm)
Reel 30 (35 mm)
Teague, Charles Collins, 1873-1950--Archives.
United States. Federal Farm Board.
Citrus fruit industry--California--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material