Inventory of the Leo F. Buscaglia Archives 0344

Finding aid prepared by Michael Q. Hooks
First Edition
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu
2008


Title: Leo F. Buscaglia Archives
Collection number: 0344
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 11.0 Linear feet 11 boxes
Date: 1904-2000, undated
Language of materials: The materials in the archives are written primarily in English, except for items in the Rocco Bartolomeo Buscaglia File, which are written in Italian.
creator: Buscaglia, Leo F.

Biographical note

Leo F. Buscaglia was born Felice Leonardo Buscaglia in Los Angeles, California, on March 31, 1924, one of four children of Italian parents, Rocco Bartolomeo (Tulio) and Rosa Buscaglia. A noted educator, lecturer, and author, Buscaglia served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, working in a military hospital.
Following his military service and academic pursuits, Buscaglia embarked on a career in education and public speaking. He served as supervisor of special education in the Pasadena (CA) City Schools from 1960 - 1965. Then he joined the faculty of the School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC), where he taught special education and counseling from 1965 - 1984. In addition to teaching at USC, Buscaglia also became a world-reknowned public speaker, lecturer, and author on loving and human relationships. He continued his writing and speaking engagements following his retirement from USC in 1984 until his death in 1998.
He was the best-selling author of such books as Love, Personhood, Living, Loving & Learning, and Born for Love. He also wrote a number of articles and a column in the Los Angeles Times.
Buscaglia earned his bachelor's degree in English and speech from USC in 1950, followed by the master's degree in language and speech pathology in 1954, and the Ph.D. in language and speech pathology in 1963, both also from USC.
Buscagalia passed away in Glenbrook, Nev., in 1998 at the age of 74.

Acquisition

The Leo F. Buscaglia Archives was given to the USC Libraries Special Collections by Steven Short.

Custodial history

The archives was created by Leo F. Buscaglia and Steven Short, and remained in the custody of Dr. Buscaglia and Steven Short until Mr. Short donated it to the USC Libraries Special Collections in September 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must follow copyright restrictions when using materials in the archives as part of their own research and publication. The archives is open for research use, except for a few items that are considered confidential because of the information contained in them.

Arrangement

The Leo F. Buscaglia Archives is arranged in 2 series: Series I: Personal, Series II: Professional. The files within each series are arranged alphabetically. The exception to this rule would be the scrapbooks, which are placed in the last 5 boxes of the collection, due to their size, and are arranged for the most part chronologically.

Scope and content

The Leo F. Buscaglia Archives contains material pertaining to his personal life as well as to his professional career. The noted educator, author, and lecturer collected material not only that he created, but also material that was written about him and his work. The personal material includes cartoons, clippings, correspondence, legal items, obituaries, and photographs. The professional material includes articles, artwork, book manuscripts, correspondence, lectures, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Leo F. Buscaglia Archive, Collection no. 0344, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buscaglia, Leo F. -- Archives
Buscaglia, Rocco Bartolomeo -- Archives
Felice Foundation. -- Archives
Short, Steven
Slack, Charles W. -- Archives
University of Southern California. -- Archives
Clippings
Correspondence
Counseling--Archival resources
Death--Archival resources
Interpersonal relations--Archival resources
Life--Archival resources
Love--Archival resources
People with disabilities--Archival resources
Photographs
Psychology, Religious--Archival resources
Scrapbooks
Self-actualization (Psychology)--Archival resources
Special education--Archival resources
Stuttering--Archival resources

 

Series I: Personal 1904-1999, undated

Box 1, Folder 1

Address Books undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Address Books undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Appointment Books undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Artifacts undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Astrological Charts 1982

Box 1, Folder 6

Burial Request 1994

Box 1, Folder 7

Rocco Bartolomeo Buscaglia 1904, undated

Father

Rocco Bartolomeo Buscaglia
Box 1, Folder 8

Ceremony to End Mourning 1999

Box 1, Folder 9

Certificates 1965-1978

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence 1998

Box 1, Folder 11

Dissertation 1962

Box 1, Folder 12

Documents 1924-1991

Box 1, Folder 13

Durable Power of Attorney 1991

Box 1, Folder 14

Eulogies 1998

Box 1, Folder 15

Interview 1979

Box 1, Folder 16

Medical 1985-1997, undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Contains confidential medical information and access is restricted.
Box 1, Folder 17

Memorial Services and Tributes 1998

Box 1, Folder 18

Miscellaneous 1984-1995, undated

Box 1, Folder 20

Obituaries 1998

Box 1, Folder 19

Navy 1943-1944, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Paper on Dr. Buscaglia 1999

Box 1, Folder 22

Photographs undated

Box 1, Folder 23

70th Birthday 1994

Box 1, Folder 24

University of California (UC) Extension 1965

Conditions Governing Access note

Contains a Class List and Grade Report for students with confidential information and access is restricted.
Box 1, Folder 25

University of Southern California (USC) 1971-1991, undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Wedding Materials 1970-1997

Box 1, Folder 27

Wedding Materials 1970-1997

 

Series II: Professional 1955-2000, undated

Box 1, Folder 28-50

Articles and Columns Authored 1971-1998, undated

General note

Manuscripts and published articles written by Dr. Buscaglia, including the column "Living and Loving" that appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Box 1, Folder 51

Artwork 1989-1995

Box 1, Folder 52

Artwork 1989-1995

Box 1, Folder 53

Bibliographies 1977, undated

Box 1, Folder 54

Book Announcements, Catalogs, and Promotional Materials 1977-1994, undated

Box 2, Folder 1-32

Books Authored 1957-1994, undated

General note

Handwritten and typed manuscripts, bluelines, notes, book reviews, and related materials pertaining to the following books authored by Dr. Buscaglia:
1) LOVE, 1972-1978, undated 2) BECAUSE I AM HUMAN, 1972, undated 3) THE WAY OF THE BULL, 1957, undated 4) PERSONHOOD: THE ART OF BEING FULLY HUMAN, 1978-1982, undated 5) LIVING, LOVING,& LEARNING, 1981-1984 6) THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF: A STORY OF LIFE FOR ALL AGES, undated 7) LOVING EACH OTHER: THE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, 1984-1985, undated 8) BUS 9 TO PARADISE: A LOVING VOYAGE, 1986 9) A MEMORY FOR TINO, 1993-1996, undated 10) SEVEN STORIES OF CHRISTMAS LOVE, 1993 11) PAPA, MY FATHER: A CELEBRATION OF DADS, 1989, undated 12) BORN FOR LOVE: REFLECTIONS ON LOVING, 1992, undated
There are also included 1 soft cover and 2 paperback copies of LOVE.
Box 3, Folder 1-16

Books Authored 1957-1994, undated

General note

Handwritten and typed manuscripts, bluelines, notes, book reviews, and related materials pertaining to the following books authored by Dr. Buscaglia:
1) BORN FOR LOVE: REFLECTIONS ON LOVING, 1992, undated 2) LEO BUSCAGLIA'S LOVE COOKBOOK WITH BIBA CAGGIANO, 1992-1994 3) IT'S NOT OVER 'TILL IT'S OVER: LIFE BEYOND AGING (unfinished), undated.
Box 3, Folder 17

Leo F. Buscaglia, Inc. 1981-1991

Box 3, Folder 18

Cartoons 1977, undated

Box 3, Folder 19

Clippings 1960-1998

Box 3, Folder 20-22

Correspondence 1971-1999, undated

Box 3, Folder 23

Courses Taught 1968-1977, undated

General note

Contains materials used by Dr. Buscaglia for courses he taught at USC:
1) Education of Gifted Children, 1968 2) Counseling, 1972 3) ED EX 510, undated.
Box 4, Folder 1

Courses Taught 1968-1977, undated

General note

Contains materials used by Dr. Buscaglia for courses he taught at USC:
1) ED EX 648, 1977, undated 2) Exceptional Children, undated 3) Language & Speech Problems of Exceptional Children, undated.
Box 4, Folder 4

The Felice Foundation undated

Box 4, Folder 5

"Good Morning America" 1984

Box 4, Folder 6-57

Lectures, Readings, and Speeches 1968-1998, undated

General note

Contain lectures, readings, and speeches, and related materials such as notes, given by Dr. Buscaglia throughout the world.
Box 5, Folder 1-39

Lectures, Readings, and Speeches 1968-1998, undated

General note

Contain lectures, readings, and speeches, and related materials such as notes, given by Dr. Buscaglia throughout the world.
Box 6

Lectures, Readings, and Speeches 1968-1998, undated

General note

Includes index cards with notes for lectures by Dr. Buscaglia.
Box 6, Folder 1

Letter of Agreement: KVIE, Inc. 1992

Box 6, Folder 2

Media Information 1984, undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Miscellaneous 1989-1996

Box 6, Folder 4

Notes undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Photographs 1977-1998, undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Photographs 1977-1998, undated

Box 6, Folder 7

Promotional Materials 1987-1998, undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Steven Short 1992

Box 6, Folder 9

Television Programming Schedules 1982-1987, undated

Box 6, Folder 10-12

Theater and Opera 1985-1986

General note

Contains materials pertaining to the theatrical production, "Mrs. California", that Dr. Buscaglia co-produced.
Box 6, Folder 13

Theater and Opera 2000

Box 7-11

Scrapbooks 1955-2000

General note

17 scrapbooks that contain materials pertaining to Dr. Buscaglia's professional career.