Charles Mills papers
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Charles Mills papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mills, Charles, 1914-1975.
Title: Charles Mills papers
Dates: 1906-1969
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 2378

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Gardner Mills (1914-1975) was born in Griffin, Georgia. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia and the University of Florence, Italy. In the 1950s he lived in Savannah for five years, taught English at Benedictine School and was president of both the Poetry Society of Georgia and the Friends of the Library. While he was living in Savannah, Mills' novel, The Alexandrians, a "best seller," was published.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal papers, photographs and photographic negatives of Charles Mills. This collection was donated to GHS by Armstrong Atlantic State University. At the time of processing no information was available on the collection's custodial history or provenance prior to its donation to GHS. As a result, only written works directly attributed to Charles Mills are labeled as such. Papers with no obvious source are labeled "no author". Some documents pre and post date the birth and death of Mills. These have been included to honor the original order presented by Armstrong.


This collection is arranged into 3 folders:

Folder 1: Two edit copies of short stories, "The Party Member", undated, by Mills and "The Son", undated, no author; a Xerox copy of Mills' diary, 1942-1950.

Folder 2: Biography of Mills by Anthony Farrow, undated; 7 negatives of women in early 20th century dress, undated; pamphlet on the reconstruction of Georgia by C. Mildred Thompson with calendar featuring scenes of historic Chatham County areas, 1968 or 1969; Article on Sidney Lanier, 1906; "Take Sky" by David McCord, 1961; "Horse to Helicopter: First Century of the Atlanta Police Department" by William J. Mathias and Stuart Anderson, undated; Notes on "Ceaser", no author, 1906; "A Single Jingle" poem, no author, undated, Correspondence between "Norman" and "Marguerite", 1977.

Folder 3: Family photographs and portraits, aerial view of Savannah industrial area, undated.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) Police Department.
Black-and-white negatives.
Letters (correspondence)
Mills, Charles, 1914-1975.

Administrative Information

Processing information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.