Guide to the Rolfe G. Buzzell Collection

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Rolfe G. Buzzell Collection, 1969-1978 [bulk dates 1970-1972]

Collection number: SBHC Mss 48

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    UCSB Special Collections staff
    Date Completed:
    20 November 2001
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rolfe G. Buzzell Collection
Dates: 1969-1978
Bulk Dates: 1970-1972
Collection Number: SBHC Mss 48
Collector: Buzzell, Rolfe G.
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (3 document boxes and 7 audiotapes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Abstract: Correspondence, depositions, documents and evidence, witness statements, California State Assembly hearings, and audiotapes relating to the 1970 Isla Vista disturbances. Collected by Rolfe G. Buzzell, UCSB graduate student at the time.
Language: English.

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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

Preferred Citation

Rolfe G. Buzzell Collection. SBHC Mss 48. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rolfe G. Buzzell, ca. 1980.

Biography

Rolfe G. Buzzell (1944 - ) was a UCSB graduate student at the time of the Isla Vista disturbances in 1970. He lived in an apartment on Camino Pescadero in Isla Vista. On June 10, 1970, the night of the Perfect Park riot, police officers broke into Buzzell's apartment in search of rioters. Buzzell was beaten and arrested. He claimed that he was not involved in the riots and offered no resistance to the officers. Subsequent charges against Buzzell were dropped, but he suffered medical problems as a result of the beating. Buzzell filed legal complaints of police brutality and later won a settlement against the police.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains articles, photos and papers relating to the 1970 Isla Vista riots, Buzzell's arrest, and subsequent legal action taken by Buzzell (Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Barbara, No. 91214).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Buzzell, Rolfe G.
Riots -- California -- Isla Vista.
Social change.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Correspondence

Box 1: 1

Arrest Reports and Incident Reports, June 1970 - July 1970

Box 1: 2 - 3

Buzzell, Personal Correspondence: Parts I-II, June 1970 - Jan. 1973, Sept. 1978

Box 1: 4

Damage Claim and Suit Filing, Sept. 1970 - Dec. 1970

Box 1: 5

Defendant's Request Settlement Offer, Oct. 1970 - Nov. 1970

Box 1: 6

Depositions and Federal Investigations Close, Nov. 1971 - Jan. 1972

Box 1: 7

Federal Grand Jury (as witness), Dec. 1970 - Apr. 1971

Box 1: 8

Interrogatories by Art P. Davis, Dec. 17, 1971

Box 1: 9

Interrogatories by Buzzell, Apr. 14, 1971

Box 1: 10

Junior College Credential, Depositions, etc., May 1971 - Oct. 1971

Box 1: 11

Saguis - Buzzell's Attorney, June 1971 - July 1971

Box 1: 12

Settlement Discussions, etc., May 1972 - Dec. 1972

Box 1: 13

Witness Before Crown Assembly Committee, Apr. 1972

 

Series 2.  Depositions

Box 1: 14 - 16

Buzzell, Rolfe G., Mar. 23, 1972

Box 1: 17

Foose, Barry A., Sept. 25, 1971

Box 1: 18

Foster, Joyce L., May 27, 1971

Box 1: 19

Jennings, Cornelius, Jr., Oct. 25, 1971

Box 1: 20

Kaloustian, Margaret, May 27, 1971

Box 1: 21

Tomac, Richard G., June 5, 1971

Box 1: 22

Walker, Steven P., Sept. 25, 1971

 

Series 3.  Documents and Evidence

Box 2: 1

Buzzell academic transcript, Dec. 20, 1969

Box 2: 2

Civil Investigations, June - Sept. 1970

Box 2: 3

Deposition Expenses, Apr. 1971 - Aug. 1972

Box 2: 4

Diary of Non-Medical Events, June 1970 - Aug. 1971

Box 2: 5

Faculty-Clergy Program (U.C.S.B.), June - Aug. 1970

Box 2: 6

Final Judgment, Oct. 1972 - Nov. 1972

Box 2: 7

Investigation Notes, Apr. - Dec. 1972

Box 2: 8

Medical Correspondence, Sept. 1970 - June 1972

Box 2: 9

Medical Diary to Mar. 23, 1972

Box 2: 10 - 12

Newspapers Clippings on Isla Vista Riots, 1970

Box 2: 13

Ollis Hearing, July 7, 1970

Box 2: 14

Richard Tomec, July 1972 - Aug. 1973

Box 2: 15

Riot Photos, June 10, 1970

Box 2: 16

Rolfe's Interrogatories, Apr. 29, 1971

 

Series 4.  Witness Statements

Box 2: 17

Master List, June 10, 1970

Box 2: 18

Ablott, Donaldt, Aug. 1972

Box 2: 19

Bernhardt, Laurie - Trial (notes), Aug. 1970?

Box 2: 20

Borella, Susan, and Joyce Foster, Oct. 1971

Box 2: 21

Briody, Gibbens, Henry, Springer, Apr. 1971

Box 2: 22

Carlson, Howard, Wyn, and Kaloustian, June 1970 - Oct. 1971

Box 2: 23

Casimano, Susan, May 1971

Box 2: 24

Foose, Barry, and Steve Walker, May - Sept. 1971

Box 2: 25

Guzman, Danny, June 1970 - July 1970

Box 2: 26

Jenkins, Mike, and Don Ollis, Jr., Sept. 1970

Box 2: 27

Jennings, Bud, and Elaine Kaloustian, May - Nov. 1971

Box 2: 28

Svoboda, Johnson, Higgins, Pine, etc., July 1970 - Apr. 1971

 

Series 5.  Aftermath: California State Assembly Hearings, 1972

Box 3: 1

Jan. 28, 1972

Box 3: 2

Apr. 21, 1972

Box 3: 3

Apr. 28,1972

 

Series 6.  Audiotapes

A/V Item A4324/R7

Gibbens, Carol - Isla Vista events, June 10, 1970 (1 open reel)

A/V Item A4319/R7

Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Hearings, Part 1 - June 17, 1970

A/V Item A4320/R7

Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Hearings, Part 2 - June 17, 1970

A/V Item A4321/R7

Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Hearings, Part 3 - June 18, 1970

A/V Item A4322/R7

Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Hearings, Part 4 - June 18-19, 1970

A/V Item A4323/R7

Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Hearings, Part 5 - June 19, 1970

A/V Item A4892/R7

Interview of Rolfe and Don by Katherine McClosk of the S.B. Newspress, November 21, 1972