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Jim Mattingly Mural Project records

 Collection
Identifier: WUA088

Scope and Contents

The Jim Mattingly Mural Project records contain information from the artist regarding the original painting of the mural in 1984. It also includes email correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the restoration project in 2013. Also included are more than 40 photographs of the restoration process including some 'before' and 'after' photographs.

Dates

  • 1984, 2012-2014, 2018

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

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Historical Note

In 1984, Western Oregon University art professor Jim Mattingly, painted a mural on the east facing rear wall of the historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem. His piece titled, "Theatrical Heartscape," included "...universal figures from vaudeville, early theater and film." These figures included W.C. Fields, Marlene Dietrich, and Charlie Chaplin.

The coloration of the mural slowly faded for the next 19 years until in 2012 a group formed to spearhead a restoration project for the local landmark. The "Friends of Mattingly's Mural" (FOMM) received full support from the Historic Elsinore Theatre as well as Salem's Historic Planner. They begain the restoration process during the summer of 2013. Artist Dan Cohen conducted the restoration work on the mural. The mural was featured in the fall issue of Preservation, the national publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Extent

.50 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Jim Mattingly Mural Project records contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photos from the artist regarding the original painting of the mural in 1984 as well as the restoration project in 2013.

Arrangement

The Jim Mattingly Mural Porject records have been arranged by original painting then restoration alphabetically by subject heading.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Nancy Lindburg, May 2015. Additional materials deposited by Donnie Mattingly, March 2018.
Title
Guide to Jim Mattingly Mural Project records, 1984-2014
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge and Selicity Icefire.
Date
© 2018
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States