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Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, works of art, and printed material documenting the career of metalworker and teacher Phillip Fike.
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.
Phillip Fike papers, 1940-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Phillip Fike (1927-1997) was a metalworker and teacher in Detroit, Mich.
Donated 2013 by Clare Brackett Morison, Phillip Fike's partner, via Ayers Morison Jr., estate of Clare Brackett Morison.
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