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Oral history interview with Michael Lenson, 1964 Oct. 30

Oral history interview with Michael Lenson, 1964 Oct. 30

Lenson, Michael, 1903-1971

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 69 p.

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 55 min.

Summary: An interview of Michael Lenson conducted 1964 Oct. 30 by Harlan Phillips, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael Lenson (1903-1971) was a painter and arts administrator in Nutley, N.J.

Provenance

This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Heirs have requested that they be notified of use of this interview. June Lenson (widow), 16 Enclosure, Nutley, NJ 07110; David Lenson (son), Whately Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373; Barry Lenson (son), 64 Reypen Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Michael Lenson, 1964 Oct. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.