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Willie Teeter Cookbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-100

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of cookbooks from 1949 through 1980, many of them issued as promotional items by brands such as 7-Up, Pillsbury, Jell-O and Tabasco Sauce. They show popular recipes that were promoted to American women during this time period, such as Jell-O's "Under the Sea Salad" and Land-o-Lakes' "Oriental Stuffing." Some of the books also include housekeeping tips on cleaning, furnishing the home and taking care of children.

Dates

  • 1949-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical Note

Willie Teeter, also known as "Mrs. T," was a well-known and well-loved staff member at the Pacific University School of Optometry from the 1960s through the 1990s, when she retired. She married Truman Teeter, a who later became a professor of chemistry at Pacific University, in 1949. They lived in Eugene, Oregon until moving to Forest Grove in 1965, and raised two daughters named Martha and Ann Marie.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

The collection consists of cookbooks from 1949 through 1980, many of them issued as promotional items by brands such as 7-Up, Pillsbury, Jell-O and Tabasco Sauce. They formerly belonged to Willie Teeter, also known as "Mrs. T," who was a well-known and well-loved staff member at the Pacific University School of Optometry, as well as the mother of two daughters.

Related Archival Materials

Personal memorabilia, awards and other material that belonged to the Teeters are housed separately in MS.99. The Teeter Family donated other books to the Pacific University Library for its circulating collection.
Title
Guide to the Willie Teeter Cookbook Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Eva Guggemos
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

Contact:
2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States