Guide to the Phil Dike Collection

Finding aid created by Russell Michalak
Ella Strong Denison Library
Scripps College
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3941
Fax: (909) 607-1548
Email: denison@libraries.claremont.edu
July 11, 2008


Descriptive Summary

Title: Phil Dike Collection next hit
Creator: Dike, Phil
Dates: 1932-2000
Extent: 4.5 feet
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence with colleagues, exhibitors, correspondence with Disney studios, art work, publications, exhibition pamphlets, and personal documents, lecture notes, and ephemera.
Collection Number: D2007.2
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

Information for Researchers

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Phil previous hit Dike Collection next hit . Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift received in 2007 from Dike family

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak

Accruals

No addition to the previous hit collection is anticipated. next hit

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.

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.

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

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this previous hit collection next hit
Brandt, Rex (American painter, 1914-2000)
Dike , Phil, 1906-1990
Disney, Roy O. (Roy Oliver), 1893-1971
Dodd, Lamar
Sheets, Millard (American muralist and teacher, 1907-1989)
California National Water Color Society
Scripps College
art catalogs
mural paintings (visual works)
Walt Disney Training and Development Programs (Firm)
watercolors (paintings)
Western Americana,1900-1999
Balboa Island (Newport Beach, Calif.)--Social life and customs--Pictorial works.
Cambria (Calif.)


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1  Correspondence, 1933-1994 and Undated

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
 

Subseries 1.1 Correspondence, 1933-1994

Box 1, Folder 1

1933-1939

Box 1, Folder 2

1940-1941

Box 1, Folder 3

1942-1949

Box 1, Folder 4

1950

Box 1, Folder 5

1951-1953

Box 1, Folder 6

1953-1954

Box 1, Folder 7

1955

Box 1, Folder 8

1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 8

1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 1

1959-1960

Box 2, Folder 2

1961

Box 2, Folder 3

1962-1963

Box 2, Folder 4

1965-1966

Box 2, Folder 5

1963-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

1965-1967

Box 2, Folder 7

1968

Box 3, Folder 1

1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 2

1971-1974

Box 3, Folder 3

1975-1979

Box 3, Folder 4

1980-1985

Box 3, Folder 5

1986-1994

Box 3, Folder 6

Christmas Cards 1980s and Undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Republican party 1970s

Box 3, Folder 8

Undated

 

Series 2  Art Gallery Publications, 1928-1990 and Undated

Scope and Content Note

The art galleries' catalogs promote Phil Dike's artwork.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

Subseries 2.1  Art Gallery exhibition catalogs -- Phil Dike, 1930-1994

box 4, folder 1

Art exhibition catalogs, 1963

box 4, folder 2

Barbara Beretich Gallery, 1988

box 4, folder 3

Biltmore Art Galleries, 1944-1946

box 4, folder 4

Challis Galleries, 1970-1979

box 4, folder 5

Contemporary Club, Redlands, 1928-1929

box 4, folder 6

Chouinard Art Galleries and School, 1926-1933, 2000 and Undated

box 4, folder 7

Cowie Wilshire Galleries, 1946-1966

box 4, folder 8

Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, 1974

box 4, folder 9

Encyclopedia Britannica Collection of Contemporary American Paintings, 1947-1948

box 4, folder 10

Ferargil Galleries, 1941

box 4, folder 11

Gallery del Silva, 1970

box 4, folder 12

Greystone Galleries, 1966 and Undated

box 4, folder 13

Holloway Howard Gallery, 1992

box 5, folder 14

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1943-1954

box 5, folder 15

National Academy of Design, Undated

box 5, folder 16

Newport Art Exhibit, 1954

box 5, folder 17

Pasadena Art Institute, 1930 and 1954

box 5, folder 18

Pomona Public Library, Undated

box 5, folder 19

Barse Miller, Undated

box 5, folder 20

Stendhal Ambassador Galleries, 1932

box 5, folder 21

University Art Gallery at Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, 1992

box 5, folder 22

Wooden Horse Galleries, 1963

 

Subseries 2.2  Art exhibition pamphlets, 1930-1994

box 6, folder 1

Mary Alicante -- Immaculate Heart College, 1955

box 6, folder 2

Rex Brandt -- Art Gallery Riverside City College, 1971

box 6, folder 3

Paul Darrow -- Comara Gallery, 1961

Biography/Organization History

Paul Darrow graduated from Claremont Graduate University.
box 6, folder 4

Lamar Dodd, 1949-1969

box 6, folder 5

Hardie Gramatky -- "A Retrospective View", 1979

box 6, folder 6

Richard Haines, Undated

box 6, folder 7

Clarence Hinkle -- Scripps College, 1955

Note

Forward by Phil Dike.
box 6, folder 8

Emil Kosa, Jr., Undated

box 6, folder 9

Dan Lutz -- Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, 1960s

box 6, folder 10

George Luks, 1970s

box 6, folder 11

Henry Lee McFee, Undated

box 6, folder 12

Barse Miller, Undated

box 6, folder 13

Phil Paradise, Undated

box 6, folder 14

John Clark Rose, Undated

box 6, folder 15

Millard Sheets, Undated

Biography/Organization History

Sheets was the head of the art departments at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School in Pomona, California, from 1930-1955.
box 6, folder 16

Don LaVierre Turner -- Orr's Gallery, 1971

box 6, folder 17

William Wendt, Undated

box 6, folder 18

Jack Zajac -- Felix Landau Gallery, circa 1960s

 

Series 3 Disney Studios, 1930-1955

Box 7, folder 1

Art Criticism, 1935-1940

Box 7, folder 2

Correspondence, 1935-1949

Box 7, folder 3

Ebell Club of Los Angeles talk -- manuscript, Undated

Box 7, folder 4

Inter-office communication, 1935-1949

Box 7, folder 5

Lectures on Disney Studios, 1935-1949

Box 7, folder 6

Newspaper and magazine articles, 1935-1949

Box 7, folder 7

Oral history interview by Teare, Undated

 

Series 4  Newspaper and Magazine articles, 1930-1987 and Undated

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 8, Folder 1

Magazine articles, Undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings, 1930-1987 and Undated

Scope and Content Note

These articles describe how Phil Dike influenced art and artist in Southern California during the 20th century by his teaching and his painting. In addition some newspaper articles announce Phil Dike exhibitions and artwork.
Box 8, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings,

Scope and Content Note

There are articles about Dike's awards for his artwork and new gallery openings.
Box 8, Folder 4

Newspaper articles,

Scope and Content Note

There are articles about Dike's awards for his artwork and new gallery openings.
Box 8, Folder 5

Newspapers documenting historical events,

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains newspapers' articles from special editions of the Los Angeles Times and the Upland Courier. The L.A. Times documents the First Man on the Moon, Kennedy's assassination, and a pictorial view of Los Angeles. The Upland Courier dedicated a section on the history of transportation in Upland, California.
 

Series 5 Art instruction, 1936-1986

 

Subseries 5.1 Scripps College, 1936-1986

box 9, folder 1

Scripps College Art Gallery Exhibition catalogs, 1936-1986

box 9, folder 2

Correspondence,

box 9, folder 3

Lectures

box 9, folder 4

Lectures -- manuscripts

box 9, folder 5

Newspaper clippings

box 9, folder 6

"Phil Dike, Scenes of the California Coastline"

 

5.2 Summer School, 1950-1987

box 9, folder 7

Brandt-Dike Summer School of Painting, 1950-1987

box 9, folder 8

Lessons in Painting, 1950-1959

 

Series 6  Personal documents, 1923-1990 and Undated

box 10, folder 1

Biography -- manuscript, 1933-1990 and Undated

box 10, folder 2

Diary -- composition notes, Undated

box 10, folder 3

Interview, Undated

box 10, folder 4

Legal documents, 1950-1958

box 10, folder 5

Report cards, 1920-1931

box 10, folder 5

Who's Who in America, 1979-1991

box 11, folder 1

Scrapbooks, Undated

 

Series 7  Artwork, 1933-1990 and Undated

 

7.1 Phil Dike, 1928-1991

box 12, folder 1

Notes on artwork, Undated

box 12, folder 2

Artwork -- outline for book, Undated

box 12, folder 3

Artwork and postcards, Undated

box 12, folder 4

Mount San Antonio College mural, Undated

box 12, folder 5

Scripps college mural, Undated

Scope and Content Note

Claremont Colleges library's Head of Special previous hit Collections, Judy Harvey Sahak, wrote a report about the mural designed by Phil Dike .

Note

The mural is located at the pool on Scripps College campus.
 

7.2 Photographs, 1928-1991

box 12, folder 6

Photographs of artwork, Undated

box 12, folder 7

Photographs of Phil Dike's Class at Scripps College, Undated

box 12, folder 8

Photographs of Gene Crain's party, Undated

box 12, folder 9

Photographs of 80th birthday party, Undated

box 12, folder 10

Negatives, Undated

 

7.3 Unknown artists, Undated

box 12, folder 11

Unknown artist, Undated

box 12, folder 12

Unknown artist, Undated

 

Series 8  Cover art by Phil Dike, 1941-1979 and Undated

box 13, folder 1

Los Angeles Times Home Edition, Undated

Scope and Content Note

This folder contains cover art by Phil Dike.
box 14, folder 1

Friends, Westways, Undated

box 15, folder 1

American artist, Undated

 

Series 9  Ephemera, 1941-1979 and Undated

box 16 , folder 2

Plaque, Undated

box 16 , folder 2

Awards, 1950s

box 16 , folder 2

Gene Crain Collection, Undated