Archives of American Art

Phillip Fike papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fikephil
Creators:
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997
Dates:
1940-1997
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.8 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, works of art, and printed material documenting the career of metalworker and teacher Phillip Fike.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes degree certificates, awards from the American Craft Council, curriculum vitae, bibliographies, and lists of awards. Correspondence is with friends, family, professional associates, galleries, and universities. Notable correspondents include the American Craft Council, Wayne State University, and artist Sam Maloof, among others. Writings include studio notebooks, notes, drawings for designs of jewelry and sculptures, lecture notes, and manuscripts for Fike's chapter on niello that appeared in the monograph, "Metals Technic: a Collection of Techniques for Metal Smiths," Brynmorgen Press, 1992. Photographs are of Fike at work, in galleries, and his metal pieces. Works of art include annotated design schematics in pen and pencil of Fike's jewelry and sculptures. Printed material includes small exhibition catalogs and announcements, and newspaper and magazine clippings representing all stages of Fike's career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Phillip Fike (1927-1997) was a metalworker and teacher in Detroit, Mich.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2013 by Clare Brackett Morison, Phillip Fike's partner, via Ayers Morison Jr., estate of Clare Brackett Morison.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-workers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-work Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maloof, Sam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Craft Council Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wayne State University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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