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Guide to the Charles Collins Teague papers, 1901-1950
BANC MSS C-B 760  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Charles Collins Teague Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1950
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 760
    Creator: Teague, Charles Collins, 1873-1950
    Extent: Number of containers: 100 boxes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    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.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Collins Teague papers, BANC MSS C-B 760, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library -BANC PIC 1954.018

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Teague Papers are the gift of Harriet (McKevett) and Milton Teague, and were presented to the Library, September 30, 1954.


    1908-1927 President, Teague-McKevett Co., Santa Paula, Calif.
    1912-1942 President, California Walnut Growers Association.
    1917-1950 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.
    1919-1950 President, California Orchard Co., King City, Calif.
    1919-1945 President, Agricultural Council of California (Honorary President and Life Member of the Executive Committee)
    1920-1950 President, California Fruit Growers Exchange.
    1920-1950 President, Fruit Growers Supply Co., Los Angeles.
    1923-1950 V. President, Salinas Land Co., King City, Calif.
    1927-1950 Chief, Santa Clara Water Conservation District.
    1927-1934 V. President, McKevett Corporation, Santa Paula.
    1928-1950 President, Security First National Bank, Los Angeles.
    1929-1931 Member, U.S. Federal Farm Board.
    1930-1950 President, Rancho La Cuesta, Ltd., Santa Paula.
    1930-1950 Regent, University of California.
    1932-1934 President, California State Chamber of Commerce.
    1933-1934 V. President, American Institute of Co-operation.
    1934-1950 President, Teague-McKevett Association, Santa Paula.
    1935-1940 Professor, Co-operative Marketing. Graduate School of Business Administration, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. (Consulting Professor).
    1936-1946 President, Soledad Ranch Co., Soledad, Calif.
    1942-1943 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 Biography). 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 file.