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Phillip Fike papers, 1940-1997

Creator:
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997
Subject:
Maloof, Sam
American Craft Council
Wayne State University
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Phillip Fike papers, 1940-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Phillip Fike (1927-1997) was a metalworker and teacher in Detroit, Mich.
Provenance:
Donated 2013 by Clare Brackett Morison, Phillip Fike's partner, via Ayers Morison Jr., estate of Clare Brackett Morison.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Designs
Drawings
Jewelers
Metal-work
Metal-workers
Photographs
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362436
AAA_collcode_fikephil
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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