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Oral history interview with Madeleine L'Engle, 1987 Sept. 2

L'Engle, Madeleine, 1918-2007



Collection Information

Size: 24 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 47 min.

Summary: An interview of Madeleine L'Engle conducted 1987 Sept. 2, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
L'Engle recalls the art scene in a Provincetown and Truro, Mass. from the 1920s-1970s; her parents as artists; and many other artists who lived and worked on Cape Cod.

Biographical/Historical Note

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was an author and illustrator from Truro, Mass. She was the daughter of painters William and Lucy L'Engle.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Madeleine L'Engle, 1987 Sept. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.