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Laurie Teichert Eastwood collection on Minerva Kohlhepp and Herman A. Teichert

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2243

Scope and Contents

Contains the personal and professional papers of Minerva Teichert, and various items of ephemera relating to her professional paintings. Items in the collection vary from letters, manuscripts, and postcards to paintings, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and sketches, all relating to her life as a mother, artist, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The collection also contains the personal papers of Herman A. Teichert, Laurie Teichert Eastwood, and Marian E. Wardle.

Dates

  • 1903-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Laurie Teichert Eastwood collection on Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert and Herman Teichert must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Laurie Teichert Eastwood (born 1924) is the only daughter of Minerva and Herman Teichert.

Agnes Laurie Teichert was born in January 1924 to Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp Teichert and Herman Adolph Teichert, the only daughter out of five children. She attended Brigham Young University, and shortly after, served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Mexico, which ended in 1948. She married Charles Eastwood in 1948, and together they have five children.

Biographical History

Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert (1888-1976) was a Mormon painter and homesteader in Idaho.

Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp was born August 28, 1888, in Ogden, Utah, to Frederick John Kohlhepp and Mary Ella Hickman. She was the second of ten children. Minerva grew up in Idaho, until she left at the age of fourteen to work as a nursemaid in San Francisco. After this, she graduated from high school and taught school in Idaho to earn money to attend school in the east. By the time Minerva was nineteen, she had saved enough money to attend the Chicago Art Institute. In 1915, Minerva began studying at Art Students' League in New York. Here she took classes from George Bridgman, Dimitri Romanoffski, and Robert Henri, who all recognized her immense amount of talent and encouraged her to pursue art.

In 1917, Minerva returned to Idaho. On September 15, 1917, she married Herman Adolph Teichert, right before he left to fight in World War I. Together, they had five children: Herman, Hamilton, Robert, Laurie, and John. Minerva spent much of her life on a ranch in Cokeville, Wyoming. As she raised her family and ran the ranch, she continued to paint, focusing on the American West and topics relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as her principle subjects. She painted the murals in the World Room in the Manti Utah Temple, and painted an entire series on the stories of the Book of Mormon. Teichert died on May 3, 1976, in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Herman A. Teichert (1887-1982) was a farmer and rancher in Idaho and Wyoming. He was also the husband of painter Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert.

Herman Adolph Teichert was born in American Falls, Idaho, on August 26, 1887. In 1917, he was drafted to fight in World War I. Prior to his leaving, he married Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp on September 15, 1917. Together, they had five children, four sons and one daughter. The family lived mostly in Idaho, but spent some time in Wyoming, with Herman making a living as a farmer and rancher. Teichert died November 25, 1982, in Montpelier, Idaho.

Extent

3 microfilm reels

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

11 cartons (11 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (2.25 linear ft.)

17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

The personal and professional papers of Minerva Teichert, along with the personal papers of Herman Teichert, Laurie Teichert Eastwood, and Marian Eastwood Wardle, as they relate to Minerva Teichert.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert personal and professional papers, 1900-1998. 2. Herman A. Teichert papers, 1910-1919. 3. Laurie Teichert Eastwood and Marian E. Wardle papers, 1917-2007.

Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in the repository upon request.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2243.xml

Custodial History

Donated by Laurie Teichert Eastwood in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Laurie Teichert Eastwood; 2008.

Appraisal

This collection provides an insight into the life of Minerva Teichert and her paintings, as well as the way of life in the American West during the 1900s.

LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; John M. Murphy, curator, Sally McDonald, graduate student intern, Lindsey Christensen, Julie Slater, and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors; 2009.
Title
Register of Laurie Teichert Eastwood collection on Minerva Kohlhepp and Herman A. Teichert
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Murphy, curator, Sally McDonald, graduate student intern, Lindsey Christensen, student manuscript processor, Julie Slater, student manuscript processor, and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor
Date
2009 October 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States