Guide to the Mari Ruíz-Torres collection on The X-Files

Processed by Sarah M. Allison, 2011.

Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/spcol
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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.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 The X-Files television program and motion pictures. 1994-2004, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains press clippings, publications, and other material regarding The X-Files television program and motion pictures. Includes action figures of characters Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, scripts from The X-Files television program, realia featuring The X-Files logo, and publications regarding The X-Files: Fight the Future motion picture.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1

Baseball caps featuring The X-Files logo. undated.

Box 1

Key rings featuring The X-Files logo. undated.

Box 1

Mouse pad featuring The X-Files logo. undated

Box 1

Tin can and display box for a watch featuring The X-Files logo. undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Comic strips relating to The X-Files television program (includes reproductions). 1998-2004.

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Publications and press clippings regarding The X-Files television program (includes reproductions). 1998-2003, undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Scripts from The X-Files television program. 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 5

Map depicting locations visited in various episodes of The X-Files television program. 1996.

Box 1, Folder 6

Postcards regarding The X-Files television program. 1994-1999, undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographic prints regarding The X-Files television program. undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Publications regarding The X-Files: Fight the Future motion picture (includes reproductions). 1998-2002.

Box 1, Folder 9

Publications regarding The X-Files character Dana Scully (includes reproductions). 1995-2001.

Box 1, Folder 10

Publications and press clippings regarding The X-Files character Fox Mulder. 1997-2002.

Box 2

Action figures of The X-Files characters Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. undated.

Box 3

Calendar featuring characters and scenes from The X-Files television program. 2001.

Box 3

Posters and artwork regarding The X-Files television program (includes reproductions). undated.

 

Series 2. The X-Files Official Fan Club. 2000-2004, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, newsletters, and other material regarding The X-Files Official Fan Club. Includes correspondence regarding membership, postcards of characters from The X-Files, and fan club newsletters.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence regarding The X-Files Official Fan Club. 2000, undated.

Box 1, Folder 20

Newsletters from The X-Files Official Fan Club (includes reproductions). 2002-2004.

Box 1, Folder 21

Photographic prints, postcards, and other material regarding The X-Files Official Fan Club. undated.

 

Series 3. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. 1995-2005.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains press clippings, publications, and other material regarding the actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Includes press clippings and publications regarding Anderson's roles in the films Playing by Heart and House of Mirth, newsletters from the Official Gillian Anderson Web Site, and press clippings of interviews with David Duchovny.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 11

Photographic prints of Gillian Anderson. 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 12

Transcripts of live online chats conducted with Gillian Anderson (includes reproductions). 2001.

Box 1, Folder 13

Publications and press clippings related to Gillian Anderson's role in the film House of Mirth (includes reproductions). 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 14

Publications related to Gillian Anderson's role in the film Playing by Heart (includes reproductions). 1999.

Box 1, Folder 15

Publications and press clippings regarding Gillian Anderson (includes reproductions). circa 1995-2001.

Box 1, Folder 16-17

Newsletters from the Official Gillian Anderson Web Site (includes reproductions). circa 2000-2002.

Box 1, Folder 18

Press clippings regarding David Duchovny (includes reproductions). 2000-2005.