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Finding aid to the Albert P. Busendorfer papers, 1986-2009

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Busendorfer, Albert Peter, 1932-2010
Title
Albert P. Busendorfer Papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.062
Date [inclusive]
1986-2009
Extent
1.0 linear foot., 1 archive box.
Language
English
Abstract
Manuscripts, scripts, notebooks, clippings and magazines, anthologies, organizational flyers and other material, 1986-2009, from gay writer, Albert P. Busendorfer. The collection includes Busendorfer's published and unpublished short stories, poetry and novels. Materials also document his involvement in senior citizen organizations.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Albert P. Busendorfer Papers, Coll2013-062, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Albert Peter Busendorfer was born in New York on October 9, 1932. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 and worked as a Transportation Analyst for the United States Borax and Chemical Corporation. In his spare time, he was an aspiring writer and took creative writing classes. Later in his life, he taught writing classes for the Senior Services program of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and he made regular contributions to West Hollywood's annual anthology of writings by senior citizens, Senior Moments.

Busendorfer died in Los Angeles on February 25, 2010.

Sources:

Box 1, Folder 13, Albert P. Busendorfer Papers, Coll2013-062, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

St. John, Stevie, "The Personal is Always Poetic," Vanguard: The Monthly Newsletter of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (May 2008).

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts, scripts, notebooks, clippings and magazines, anthologies, organizational flyers and other material, 1986-2009, from gay writer, Albert P. Busendorfer. The collection includes Busendorfer's published and unpublished short stories, poetry and novels. The bulk of the collection consists of material Busendorfer produced after his retirement. Materials also document his participation in gay and lesbian senior citizen organizations.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Gift of John Fournier, July 19, 2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following books have been separated from the collection and are cataloged in the ONE Archives library and the USC Cinema Library, respectively:

Reigns, Steven, Jenny Walters, and Dorothy Allison. My life is poetry: An anthology of writings by gay, lesbian, and bisexual seniors. Los Angeles: Grendier P, 2008.

Zimmerman, Tom, Ray Jones, and John Jones. Light and illusion: The Hollywood portraits of Ray Jones. Glendale, CA: Balcony P, 1998.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Gay men's writings
  • Manuscripts
  • Poetry
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Short stories

Subject(s)

  • Gay and lesbian writers
  • Older people

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Albert P. Busendorfer papers 

Box Folder

 "Ben" 2001 

1 1

 "Dad, Dalliance, Divorce" undated 

1 2

 "Dancin' and Prancin'" undated 

1 3

 "Dazed and Crazed" 2004 

1 4

 "Doorbell" undated 

1 5

 Echo Park Film Center, Seniors Film Workshop 2008-2009 

1 6

 "First Liberty" 2002 

1 7

 Magic Night 2003 

1 8

 Memorial for Ester Bentley 2004 

1 31

 More Than Shelter for Seniors attendance sheet circa 2009 

1 9

 Notebooks, untitled circa 2000-2010   [2 folders]

1 10-11

 Passages in Time 2002 

1 12

 Pioneer Magazine  1989-1990 

1 13

 Poetry in published anthologies 1986-2008 

1 14

 Poetry manuscripts undated 

1 15

 Riding My Own Rainbow circa 2007-2010   [2 folders]

1 16-17

 Rose manuscript and research circa 2009 

1 18

 "The Rut Person" undated 

1 19

 Satire on the Sleuth circa 2009-2010   [3 folders]

1 20-22

 Senior Moments, a Collection of Writings by Seniors 2002-2008   [2 folders]

1 23-24

 Untitled "Ben" story 2003 

1 25

 Untitled manuscript circa 2009 

1 26

 Untitled script undated 

1 27

 "Where, Oh Where, Did My Persian Lamb Go?" undated 

1 28

 "Working Stiff" 2003 

1 29

 Writing contests, workshops and anthologies 2009 

1 30

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