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Phil Dike Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D-Mss-0264

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence with colleagues, exhibitors, correspondence with Disney studios, art work, publications, exhibition pamphlets, and personal documents, lecture notes, and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1932-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Biography of Phil Dike

Phil Dike is a native to Southern California; he was born in Redlands, California. He taught art to artists at Disney studios and students from the Brandt-Dike School of Art and Scripps College. He was a professional watercolor painter, muralist and an animator for Disney Studios. He coordinated such Disney animated films as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and Fantasia in 1940. His art work is displayed in many museums, art galleries, private collections and at Scripps College. He was a founding member of the California National Water Color Society, which became later the National Watercolor Society (U.S.). He corresponded with Disney studios, gallery from around the United States, Lamar Dodd from the University of Georgia, California watercolorists Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets (who was affiliated with the Claremont Colleges), and Clarence Hinkle, as well as personal letters to his family from Europe.

Extent

4.5 feet

Overview

The collection contains correspondence with colleagues, exhibitors, correspondence with Disney studios, art work, publications, exhibition pamphlets, and personal documents, lecture notes, and ephemera.

Series Arrangement

Series 1, Correspondence

Subseries 1.1, Correspondence

Series 2, Art Gallery Publications

Series 2.1, Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogs

Subseries 2.2, Art Gallery Exhibition Pamphlets

Series 3, Disney Studios

Series 4, Personal documents, 1865-1925

Series 5, Art Instruction

Subseries 5.1, Scripps College

Subseries 5.2, Summer School

Series 6, Personal Documents

Series 7, Artwork

SubSeries 7.1, Phil Dike

SubSeries 7.2, Photographs

SubSeries 7.3, Unknown Artists

Series 8, Cover Art by Phil Dike

Series 9, Ephemera

Physical Location

Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Gift received in 2007 from Dike family

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak

Creator

Title
Guide to the Phil Dike Collection
Author
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak
Date
July 11, 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 02 - Ella Strong Denison Library Repository

Contact:
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