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Collection Overview

Title:
Charles W. Millard Correspondence
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/sj1394580
Dates:
1946-2011
Size:
5 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1; B-001200; B-001201; B-001202; B-001203
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of select correspondence, dating from 1946 to 2011, of art historian Charles W. Millard (1932-2017) with artists such as Sir Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Carl Chiarenza, Mark Hewitt, Nick George, Jules Olitski, and others.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of correspondence, dating from 1946 to 2011, of art historian, writer, and curator Charles W. Millard (1932-2017). Correspondents include several artists such as Sir Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Carl Chiarenza, Mark Hewitt, Nick George, Jules Olitski, and Kenneth Noland. Additional correspondents include Princeton University Professor of American Art and Architecture Donald D. Egbert; Lawrence Morton, former music curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and artistic director of the Ojai Festival; and writer Allan Gurganus.

Most of the correspondence consists of incoming letters and includes handwritten and typewritten letters as well as email print-outs.

Collection Creator Biography:

Millard, Charles W.

Completing undergraduate and graduate work at Princeton University ('54) and Harvard University (MA '63, PhD '71), art historian and avid collector Charles W. Millard (1932-2017) worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden before becoming director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Ackland Art Museum from 1986 to 1993. In 2015 Millard was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Millard also served for a time as art critic for The Hudson Review magazine.

Millard maintained close friendships with several artists including Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), Carl Chiarenza, and others.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Select Correspondence with Anthony Caro was a gift of Charles W. Millard ('54) in 2015 (AM 2015-82). Millard bequeathed the remaining materials in the collection, which were received from his estate in 2018 (AM 2018-112).

Custodial History:

Material in the Select Correspondence with Anthony Caro file group was held by The Hudson Review before being donated to Princeton University Library.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2015 or 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in May 2015. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in May 2015.

Additional materials were processed by Sara Rogers in July 2018. Finding aid updated by Sara Rogers in July 2018.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Charles W. Millard Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/sj1394580
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184