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Guide to the Mari Ruíz-Torres collection on The X-Files
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Historical Background
  • Processing History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separated Materials
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mari Ruíz-Torres collection on The X-Files
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2005, undated.
    Date (bulk): 2000-2004.
    Collection Number: 348
    Creator: Ruíz-Torres, Mari, 1960-2006
    Extent: 3.75 linear feet (2 record storage boxes, 1 flat storage box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection is primarily comprised of press clippings, publications, correspondence, and other material pertaining to The X-Files television program, motion pictures, and official fan club. Includes action figures of characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, realia featuring The X-Files logo, and newsletters from The X-Files Official Fan Club. Also represented in the collection are press clippings, publications, and other material regarding the series' actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Includes newsletters from the Official Gillian Anderson Web Site and press clippings of interviews with David Duchovny.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Historical Background

    The X-Files television program created by Chris Carter aired on the Fox Television Network from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002. The series followed FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigated unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena that became marginalized and referred to as "x-files." The success of the television program led to two motion pictures, the 1998 The X-Files: Fight the Future and the 2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the latter playing on the famous series slogan coined by Fox Mulder. The program's end in 2002 made it, at the time, the longest running science fiction series in United States television broadcasting history.
    Mari Ruíz-Torres was an avid fan of The X-Files television program. She collected books, action figures, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the series. She was also a member of The X-Files Official Fan Club. Mari was a resident of Riverside, California and a graduate from the University of California, Riverside.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sarah M. Allison, 2011.

    Acquisition Information

    The Mari Ruíz-Torres collection on The X-Files was acquired as a gift in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Mari Ruíz-Torres collection on The X-Files, Collection 348. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection is primarily comprised of press clippings, publications, correspondence, and other material pertaining to The X-Files television program, motion pictures, and official fan club. Includes action figures of characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, realia featuring The X-Files logo, and newsletters from The X-Files Official Fan Club. Also represented in the collection are press clippings, publications, and other material regarding the series' actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Includes newsletters from the Official Gillian Anderson Web Site and press clippings of interviews with David Duchovny.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series. The series arrangement is as follows:
    • Series 1. The X-Files television program and motion pictures, 1994-2004, undated.
    • Series 2. The X-Files Official Fan Club, 2000-2004, undated.
    • Series 3. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny,1995-2005.

    Separated Materials

    Some of the items received with this collection have been cataloged and added to the Eaton Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection housed in Special Collections & Archives. The UCR Libraries' online public access catalog, SCOTTY, can be used to locate these items.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Anderson, Gillian, 1968-.
    Duchovny, David.
    Fan clubs.
    X-files (Television program).

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Action figures.
    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Publications.
    Television scripts.