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  • Access to Collection
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Joseph Torchia papers
    Creator: Torchia, Joseph
    source: Adams, Jeff
    Identifier/Call Number: M1694
    Identifier/Call Number: 9565
    Physical Description: 51 Linear Feet circa 50 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970-1996
    Abstract: Manuscripts of published and unpublished works, research files for newspaper and magazine articles, journals and diaries, personal and professional correspondence, artwork, photographs, and ephemera.

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was a gift of Jeff Adams to Stanford University, Special Collections in 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Joseph Torchia papers (M1694). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Joseph Torchia was an American writer and photographer. As a novelist and reporter he was perhaps best known as the author of THE KRYPTONITE KID. After working in San Francisco as a reporter from 1976 to 1978, he moved to Napa where he owned a photography studio.

    Scope and Contents

    The Joseph Torchia papers are divided into eight series. The majority of correspondence in Series 1 is between Joseph Torchia and his cousin, Theresa Marinaro, 1977-1996. Series 2 contains the original manuscripts for his books, The Kryptonite Kid, As If After Sex, The Edible Variety, and various other manuscripts. Included in this series are his personal diaries. Series 3 contains materials related to his works, mostly newspaper clippings and reviews. Series 4 contains his personal artwork and sketchbooks. Series 5 contains audiocassettes and computer disks; the audiocassettes were sent between Joseph and Theresa Marinaro to accompany the correspondence. Series 6 contains tax and personal financial records of Joseph Torchia. Series 7 is an addendum. Series 8 is an addendum and contains inscribed copies of Joseph Torchia's books.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adams, Jeff