Teeter family papers, 1868-1992.


Teeter family papers, 1868-1992.

The Teeter family collection consists of family history and genealogical data, personal correspondence among family members, business and financial records, family deeds and wills, manuscripts written for university credit and for publication, photographs, and clippings concerning southern Illinois history, Carbondale growth and development, and Southern Illinois University. The Teeter family contributed, mainly through the presence of Lillian Teeter, to the culture and history of Carbondale. Lillian Teeter was the focus of a book about Carbondale entitled Miss Lillian's Town and kept a great deal of correspondence and family artifacts that lend a unique perspective of the history of Carbondale, from the point of view of a family spanning from the end of the 19th century to her death in 1977. This collection also contains family artifacts, including a small coffee pot that may be from either the Spanish American War, or H.H. Teeter's famous filter invention. Special files in the Teeter Family collection include letters concerning the planning of the East St. Louis High School 50-year class reunion in 1973 which was filmed by Darren McGavin and issued as a movie titled "American Reunion". Also of interest is a journal containing the records of the Carbondale Civic and Charity Club, predecessor of the Carbondale Women's Club, from 1907 through 1913.

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