Barbara and Jack McLarty papers, 1937-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McLarty, Barbara Lever, 1919-
Title
Barbara and Jack McLarty papers
Dates
1937-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
WUA067
Summary
The Barbara and Jack McLarty papers include photographs of artwork shown in the Image Gallery, photographs of the McLarty family, and exhibition flyers. Also included are materials from McLarty's time at the Museum art school, as well as correspondence and files on artists represented by the Image Gallery.
Repository
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301
Telephone: 503-370-6866
Fax: 503-370-6141
archives@willamette.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jack McLarty (1919-2014) was a major Oregon modernist painter, with numerous works in the Hallie Ford Museum of Art collection. After graduating from Benson High School in Portland, he attended the Museum Art School and the American Artists School in New York City. He returned to Portland to teach for many years at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art). In 1961, he and his wife Barbara established the Image Gallery in Portland, one of the first Oregon galleries to deal in modern art.

Mclarty's work is said to have been influenced by his many trips to Mexico. Mediums include paint (oil, acrylic), print, and occasionally stained glass design and sculpture.

Barbara McLarty was born in Alberta, Canada in 1919 and moved to Oregon with her family as a child. She received her B.A. in Speech from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1941. Since the early 1960s she has been actively involved in the Portland art scene. From 1961 to 1986, she operated the influential Image Gallery along with her husband.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Barbara and Jack McLarty papers include photographs of Jack and Barbara McLarty and their family; photographs and slides of McLarty's paintings and prints; exhibition flyers and newsletters advertising the Image Gallery. Some of these were donated from the personal collection of Roger Hull. Also included are materials from McLarty's time at the Museum art school, as well as correspondence and files on artists represented by the Image Gallery.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barbara and Jack McLarty papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Photographs of Jack McLarty 1949-1976
1 2 McLarty Family Photographs 1941-2000
1 3 Photographs of Artwork
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1949-1976
1 4 Mailers and News Articles 1996-2004
1 5 Museum Art School 1937-1952
1 6 Image Gallery 1966-1968
1 7 Image Gallery Exhibition Flyers
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1961-1986
1 8 Image Gallery Newsletters
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1975-1980
1 9 Hank Kowert 1962-1970
1 10 Charles Heaney
Includes photographic negatives, contact sheets, and exhibit announcements.
1971-1981
1 11 Runquist Brothers 1968-1970
1 12 Photographs of Artists by Jack McLarty
Oversized material moved to 3.1
1960-1975
1 13 McLarty's Choice Newsletters
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
2000-2008
1 14 Lillie Lauha
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1961-2001
1 15 Lillie Lauha: An Oregon Collection
Includes copy of Lillie Helvi Lauha: An Oregon Collection.
2001
2 1 Image Gallery Original Sponsors
Includes letters of initial sponsorship of the Image Gallery.
1961
2 2 Image Gallery Exhibition List 1961-1986
2 3 Image Gallery Announcements
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1961-1986
2 4 Image Gallery Photographs 1961-1984
2 5 Image Gallery - NW Gallery Art Magazine 1990 March/April
2 6 Image Gallery Other
Contains newspaper articles, photocopies, and pamphlets.
1949-1990
2 7 McLarty correspondence including McLarty's Choice
Includes holiday cards with original block prints.
1973-1998
2 8 Articles by and about Jack McLarty 1958-1996
2 9 Catalogues 1944-1991
2 10 Jack McLarty Announcements
Includes material donated by Roger Hull.
1958-1997
3 1 Oversized Image of Manuel Izquierdo
Removed from folder 1.12.
undated
3 2 Lillie Lauha's Apartment
Removed from box 1 due to preservation concerns.
1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts--Northwest, Pacific
  • Fine Arts
  • Personal Names :
  • Lauha, Lillie Helvi, 1912-
  • McLarty, Jack, 1919-2011
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Portland (Or.)