Marie Charles Hille

Portrait of Marie Charles Hille

Marie Charles Hille was evidently from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She earned her diploma in piano as a teacher from New England Conservatory in June 1910. Her teacher at NEC was Charles Dennée.

Physical description

This collection consists of one flat box consisting of four folders and three rolled up documents.


The Marie Chafles Hille Papers were donated to the NEC Archives, through the NEC Alumni department, by Hille’s niece, Dorothy Z. Richardson, in July 2010.


Access to the Marie Charles Hille Papers can be arranged by making an  appointment with the NEC Archivist.  There are no restrictions pertaining to this collection.


All copyrights to this collection belong to the New England Conservatory. Permission to publish materials from this collection is granted by the Archivist. This collection should be cited as: NECA 18.14.Marie Charles Hille Collection, New England Conservatory Archives, Boston, MA.

Scope & Content

The Marie Charles Papers are organized into the following four series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Memorabilia
  3. Photographs
  4. Documents

The Correspondence series consists of letters from Hille’s teacher, Charles Dennee to Hille. The letters are dated from 1907, 1909, and a few are undated. The donation letter for this collection is also included in this folder.

Memorabilia is organized into two folders.  The first contains invitations and programs for various events including Class Day, Commencement, and the Alumni Association reception, all from 1910. The second folder contains a few other pieces of NEC memorabilia.

The Photographs series contains only one photograph of Marie Charles Hille, taken while she was a student in Boston.

The last series consists of three documents: Hille’s diploma from New England Conservatory; a Certificate documenting Hille’s completion of the Piano Normal Course, and a Certificate of membership for the New England Conservatory Alumni Association.


Container List

Folder 1 – Correspondence

Folder 2 – Memorabilia – Invitations/Programs

Folder 3 – Memorabilia – Other

Folder 4 -  Photographs

3 Documents