Information for Researchers
Scope and Content
Collection Title: Charles Collins Teague Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1901-1950
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 760
Teague, Charles Collins, 1873-1950
Number of containers: 100 boxes
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters, memoranda, reports, speeches, bulletins, accounts, photographs and printed material relating primarily to his career
as president of various companies and associations connected with the citrus industry in California. Papers pertaining to
his service on the U.S. Federal Farm Board and as regent of the University of California also included.
Register to the collection Verifax copy of typescript, compiled by James V. Mink, Department of Special Collections, University
of California, Los Angeles, Oct. 8, 1954.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft
Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Charles Collins Teague papers, BANC MSS C-B 760, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Material Cataloged Separately
- Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library -BANC PIC 1954.018
The Teague Papers are the gift of Harriet (McKevett) and Milton Teague, and were presented to the Library, September 30, 1954.
||President, Teague-McKevett Co., Santa Paula, Calif.
||President, California Walnut Growers Association.
||President, Limoneria Co., Santa Paula.
||President, Santa Paula Water Works, Ltd.
||President, Farmers Irrigation Co., Santa Paula.
||President, Thermal Belt Water Co., Santa Paula.
||President, California Orchard Co., King City, Calif.
||President, Agricultural Council of California (Honorary President and Life Member of the Executive Committee)
||President, California Fruit Growers Exchange.
||President, Fruit Growers Supply Co., Los Angeles.
||V. President, Salinas Land Co., King City, Calif.
||Chief, Santa Clara Water Conservation District.
||V. President, McKevett Corporation, Santa Paula.
||President, Security First National Bank, Los Angeles.
||Member, U.S. Federal Farm Board.
||President, Rancho La Cuesta, Ltd., Santa Paula.
||Regent, University of California.
||President, California State Chamber of Commerce.
||V. President, American Institute of Co-operation.
||President, Teague-McKevett Association, Santa Paula.
||Professor, Co-operative Marketing. Graduate School of Business Administration, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. (Consulting
||President, Soledad Ranch Co., Soledad, Calif.
||President, National Council of Farmer Co-operatives.
Scope and Content
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 numerous and diverse (see
). Material relating to Charles C. Teague's activities in most of those organizations will be found in his papers.
The papers contain correspondence, memorandums, reports, bulletins, clippings, and other printed material relating to the
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;
speeches and addresses, 1914-1938; the failure of the St. Francis Water Supply Dam, 1928-1929; 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 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 eases to document boxes, a key is supplied below to indicate the box numbers containing the units of each alphabetical