Elizabeth McTeer collection
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Elizabeth McTeer collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McTeer, Elizabeth, 1936-1988.
Title: Elizabeth McTeer collection
Dates: 1948-1958
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 2184

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth McTeer (1936-1988) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of Jack C. and Elizabeth H. McTeer. She attended Hardeeville High School in Hardeeville, South Carolina until around 1950, when her family moved to Savannah, Georgia. Her family lived at 203 E. Washington Avenue and was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church. Elizabeth attended Washington Avenue Junior High School and later Savannah high School. She was very active in high school and graduated in 1954.

After graduation, Elizabeth attended Armstrong Junior College, Mercer University, and the University of Georgia. She was a member of Phi Mu sorority at Mercer and UGA. She graduated from UGA in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. After her college graduation, Elizabeth returned home to Savannah, where she taught at Meyers Junior High for several years. On July 25, 1964, she married John R. Brunner (b. 1930). The couple moved from Savannah around 1967.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of scrapbooks, autograph books, photographs, a yearbook, and other memorabilia from Elizabeth McTeer's high school and college years at Hardeeville High School (Hardeeville, S.C.), Savannah High School, Washington Avenue Junior High School (Savannah, Ga.), University of Georgia, and Mercer University. The scrapbooks contain many news clippings and ephemera about parties and weddings attended by McTeer.

Index Terms

Autograph albums.
High schools--Georgia--Savannah.
High schools--South Carolina--Hardeeville.
McTeer, Elizabeth, 1936-1988.
Mercer University.
Phi Mu Fraternity.
School yearbooks.
Student newspapers and periodicals.
University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from estate of collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elizabeth McTeer collection, MS 2184, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth McTeer, through Mrs. Brunner, 1985.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11 The Blue and White, Savannah High newsletter (6 issues), October 1952-June 1953
2Certificates and programs, 1954-1958
3Photographs. Phi Mu Sorority composites, Mercer University, 1955; University of Georgia, 1857; 8 black and white photographs of unidentified people, circa 1950s
1Scrapbook (red), 1955-1958
2Scrapbook (brown), 1950-1954
3Autograph book (red), Washington Ave. Jr. High School, 1951-1952
4Autograph book (blue), Hardeeville High School and Washington Ave. Jr. High School, 1948-1951
5Senior memory book, Savannah High School, 1954
6Yearbook, Hardeeville High School (S.C.), 1954



21Scrapbook (blue), sorority, rushing, Mercer College, 1954-1955
2Scrapbook (red), 1953-1954, senior year of high school