Title of Collection
Tillit Sydney Teddlie Papers, 1885-1987
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of notes, scripture, sermon notes, a book of Psalms, and a copy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also consists of one video of a celebration of Teddlie's life held at Prestoncrest Church of Christ and some handwritten lyrics of hymns.
Tillit Sidney Teddlie was a singing school teacher, composer, publisher, and minister of the Church of Christ. Teddlie was educated in Southern Development Normal in Waco, Texas, a school for advanced instruction in theory and harmony. He also attended what is now North Texas State University. He composed his first song in 1906. During his lifetime, Teddlie taught singing schools for 61 years, composed 130 songs, published 14 song books, and served as a full-time minister, including the Johnson Street Church of Christ (1945–1951) and Central Church of Christ in Greenville, Texas, and Churches of Christ in Ennis, Sulphur Springs, Lone Oak and Quinlan. For two years he sang only with Foy E. Wallace while traveling across country for church meetings.
This collection is arranged by subject and subject material.
Series I: Papers Folder 1: Miscellaneous (contains copy of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," a Book of Psalms, and copies of the songs "May This My Glory Be," "Sunrise in Glory," and "Lift Your Eyes Upon the Harvest") Folder 2: Sermon Notes (contains contents of various notebooks) Folder 3: Various handritten lyrics to songs Folder 4: Copies of originals in folder 3 as well as Correspondence regarding to this donation Series II: Video tape from Prestoncrest Church of Christ celebrating Teddlie's life; also includes the program from June 2, 1985, the day of the celebration
Churches of Christ--Texas
Extent of Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #29
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, Tillit S. Teddlie Papers, 1885-1987. Center for Restoration Studies MS #29. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.)
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Reid/Purcell, Audrey Schaffner
Teddlie, Tillit Sydney; Cullum, E.G; Carruth, Mrs. Roy
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