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Troise (Joseph) and Phil Frank automotive and technology artwork
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Joseph Troise and Phil Frank automotive and technology artwork collection
    creator: Troise, Joe
    creator: Frank, Phil
    Identifier/Call Number: M2215
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes and 2 manuscript boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1986-2006

    Content Description

    The materials consist of cartoons related to cars and technology. The car-related material includes "Nigel Shiftright" cartoons and other cartoons done for Road and Track magazine, both in black and white and in color. The technology-related material includes black-and-white cartoons with annotations, editorials, color cartoons, artwork, reprints and tear sheets, and select issues of publications in which various cartoons appear. Includes both physical cartoons and digital surrogates; some digital surrogates on disk.

    Biographical / Historical

    Joseph Troise (born 1942) and Phil Frank (1943-2007) collaborated on cartoon work for Road and Track magazine beginning in 1986. The two developed the cartoon charater "Nigel Shiftright, Automotive Anachronism" for the magazine. In addition to their work for Road & Track, Troise is an automobile appraiser and an author, and Frank had a successful career as a cartoonist, writing the comic strips "Farley" and "The Elderberries." The two also worked on other technology-related artwork together.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Digital files are closed until processed.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift and purchase from Joseph Troise. Accessions MSS 2017-112, 2017-155, and 2018-094.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Joseph Troise and Phil Frank automotive and technology artwork collection (M2215). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Troise, Joe
    Frank, Phil