Title of Collection

Tillit Sydney Teddlie Papers, 1885-1987

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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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.

Biographical Note

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.

Donor Note



This collection is arranged by subject and subject material.

Content List

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)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #29

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Reid/Purcell, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Teddlie, Tillit Sydney; Cullum, E.G; Carruth, Mrs. Roy


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