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Guide to the Rolfe G. Buzzell Collection
SBHC Mss 48  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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.


    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.