Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert personal and professional papers

Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert personal and professional papers

Dates: 1900-1998

Contains the letters, works, photographs, research materials, and scrapbooks that chronicle Teichert's career both as an artist and a mother. The papers and related ephemera cover the years 1900-1998, and also includes documentation of the exhibits and articles about Teichert after her death in 1976.

  • Extent: 3 cartons. -- 5 boxes. -- 149 folders
  • Creator: Teichert, Minerva Kohlhepp, 1888-1976
  • Call Number: MSS 2243 Series 1
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Arrangement
Contains two subseries: 1. Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert personal papers and photographs, 1900-1973. 2. Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert professional papers, 1906-1998.
Conditions of 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.
Preferred Citation
Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert personal and professional papers; MSS 2243; Laurie Teichert Eastwood collection on Minerva Kohlhepp and Herman A. Teichert; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2243.xml
Subject Terms
Teichert, Minerva Kohlhepp, 1888-1976--Archives; Art--Exhibitions
Genre / Form
Letters; Photographs; Research (Document genres); Scrapbooks
Occupation
Researchers
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2243
Finding Aid Title
Eastwood (Laurie Teichert) collection on Minerva Kohlhepp and Herman A. Teichert
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by 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
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-18T14:14-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

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.



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