Guide to the Charles Collins Teague papers, 1901-1950

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Guide to the Charles Collins Teague Papers, 1901-1950

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 760

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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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.

Key to Arrangement


GENERAL, 1901-1950

box 1

Letters sent, 1901-1905. Letterpress copy.

box 2

Papers and addresses, 1914-1938.

box 3

Papers and addresses, 1939-1950.

box 4

Papers relating to the failure of the St. Francis Water Supply Dam, 1928-1929.



box 5

A - B

box 6


box 7

D - Fruit and Vegetable Organization.

box 8

Fruit Producers Exchange - F

box 9

G - L

box 10


box 11

N - O

box 12

P - S

box 13

T - Z

box 14

Addenda, A - Z. Contains minutes of meetings of the board, resolutions, transactions, correspondence with members and other official papers.


GENERAL FILE, 1929-1931

box 15

A - C.F.G.E. (Calif. Fruit Growers Exchange)

box 16

California Walnut Growers Association - F

box 17

G - S

box 18

T - Z



box 19

A - B

box 20

C.F.G.E. - California-Arizona Citrus Marketing Agreement.

box 21

California Orchard Growers Association - California State Chamber of Commerce

box 22

California Walnut Growers Association - E

box 23

F - H

box 24

I - M

box 25


box 26

O - University of California. Regents. Correspondence.

box 27

University of California. Regents - Reports - U

box 28

V - Z



box 29

A - B

box 30

C.F.G.E. - California Orchard Co.

box 31

California State Chamber of Commerce - California Taxpayers Association.

box 32

California Walnut Growers Association - E

box 33

F - M

box 34

National Association of Food Chains - National Co-operative Council.

box 35

National Economic League - Q

box 36

R - S

box 37

T - University of California. Regents. Bulletins.

box 38

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Z



box 39

A - B

box 40

C.F.G.I. - California Orchard Co.

box 41

California State Chamber of Commerce - E

box 42

F - M

box 43

National Council of Farmers Co-operatives

box 44

National Industrial Conference Board - T

box 45

U - Z



box 46

A - B

box 47

C.F.G.E. - Bulletins - California Orchard Co.

box 48

California State Chamber of Commerce - D

box 49

E - L

box 50


box 51

National Council of Farmers Co-operatives

box 52

National Industrial Conference Board - S

box 53

T - Z



box 54

A - C.F.G.E.

box 55

California Orchard Co. - E

box 56

F - O

box 57

P - Z



box 58

Papers relating to Mexican labor importation to California, Washington, D.C., March -April 1943.

Physical Description: 1 box.


box 59

A - California State Chamber of Commerce

box 60

California State Chamber of Commerce. Miscellaneous Correspondence - I

box 61

J - N

box 62

O - Z



box 63

A - C.F.G.E.

box 64

California Orchard Co. - Fo

box 65

Fruit Growers Supply Co. - N

box 66

O - Z



box 67

A - B

box 68

C - California Orchard Co.

box 69

California State Chamber of Commerce - D

box 70

E - M

box 71


box 72

O - T

box 73

University of California. Regents. Correspondence and Minutes

box 74

University of California. Regents. Reports - Z



box 75

A - B

box 76


box 77

California State Chamber of Commerce - D

box 78

E - M

box 79

N - R

box 80

S - T

box 81

University of California. Regents. Correspondence - Minutes, January 1 -May 31, 1947.

box 82

University of California. Regents. Minutes, June 1 -December 31, 1947 - Z.



box 83

A - B

box 84

California Citrus League - California (State) Miscellaneous Correspondence with officials.

box 85

California State Chamber of Commerce

box 86

California Walnut Growers Association - Fruit Growers Supply Co.

box 87

G - M

box 88


box 89

O - University of California. Regents. Correspondence.

box 90

University of California. Regents. Minutes - Z



box 91

A - California State Chamber of Commerce. Minutes.

box 92

California State Chamber of Commerce. Miscellaneous Correspondence - Fruit Growers Supply Co.

box 93

G - T

box 94

U - Z



box 95

A - G

box 96

H - M

box 97

N - T

box 98

U - University of California. Regents. Minutes.

box 99

University of California. Regents. Reports - Z



Box 100, item 1

Santa Paula, Calif. Boron investigations..., 1927-1928.

item 2

Jensen, C. A. Some studies on the fertilization of lemon growers, Limoneria Ranch, Santa Paula, Calif., n.d.

item 3

California Fruit Growers Exchange. Before the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Administration, Docket no. AO 164. In the matter of a proposed marketing agreement and proposed order regulating the handling of oranges grown in the State of California or in the State of Arizona. Brief on behalf of the California Fruit Growers Exchange. Washington, D.C., June 5, 1942.

item 4

California Citrus League. Before the Interstate Commerce Commission, I & S 4786 et al. Package rates on citrus fruits. Exceptions to proposed report on behalf of California Citrus League, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1941.

item 5

Taylor, Henry C. Mid-year report to the trustees of the Farm Foundation, n.d.

item 6

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farm Credit Administration. Work under way in the Cooperative Research and Service Division. February 1941.

item 7

_____. _____, December 1941.

item 8

Ventura (County) Farm Bureau. A quarter century of progress in agriculture in Ventura County. October 19, 1939.

item 9

Teague, Charles C. 10 talks on citrus marketing. Los Angeles, 1939.

item 10

Jensen, C. A. Relation of nitrogen fertilization to lemon yield. Santa Paula, February 11, 1933.