Jim Mattingly Mural Project records, 1984, 2012-2014, 2018 PDF
- Mattingley, James
- Jim Mattingly Mural Project records
- 1984, 2012-2014, 2018 (inclusive)19842018
- .50 linear feet, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- 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.
- Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[Identification of item], Jim Mattingly Mural Project records, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 1 of 6.
|1||2||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 2 of 6.
|1||3||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 3 of 6.
|1||4||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 4 of 6.
|1||5||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 5 of 6.
|1||6||Theatrical Heartscape - Elsinore Mural Project
Originally part of a large binder. Folder 6 of 6.
Includes email correspondence between restoration organizers including Nancy Lindburg. CDs in this folder contain both images and documents which are available in digitally in the Archives.
|1||8||Restoration press clippings
Press clippings include newspaper and magazine articles on the restoration of the Jim Mattingly Mural.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Arts--Northwest, Pacific
- Fine Arts
- historic preservation
- Personal Names :
- Lindburg, Nancy
- Corporate Names :
- Elsinore Theatre
- Geographical Names :
- Salem (Or.)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- color photographs
- mural paintings