- Mills, Charles, 1914 Jan. 8-
- Call number
- JPB 93-106
- Physical description
- .3 cubic ft.
- Preferred Citation
- Letters to Morris Hochberg, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL's online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
Charles (Borromeo) Mills, 1914-1982, was an American composer of chamber music, orchestral works including movie music and ballets, and vocal music including sacred choral works. He became a Roman Catholic in 1944. Morris Hochberg was a conductor and violinist, and his wife Sylvia was a noted pianist. Their daughter Rena was born in 1944. Mills lived in New York City, and the Hochbergs in Detroit throughout the correspondence. 83 ALS in ink or pencil from Charles Mills, 3 ALS from Charles Mills and his wife Pat or Patricia, 3 ALS from Patricia alone, and 1 ALS from a later wife Selma, all to Morris Hochberg, Morris and Sylvia, or Morris, Sylvia and Rena Hochberg ; 1 ALS from Charles Mills to oboist Lare Wardrup, sent in care of Morris Hochberg. Nearly every letter discusses both personal matters and technical matters of music composition. Enclosures include a poster, 3 clippings, 7 photographs, and 2 brochures. Accompanied by 31 drawings by Charles Mills in ink or pencil.
Source of acquisition3 letters, clipping, 31 drawings, 7 scores: Gift, Hochberg, Morris, 1997
Using the collection
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498