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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Voices of the Violet Crown Project, 2008-2011

Austin History Center

Susan and Rob Burneson Recordings Collection

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Burneson, Susan
Creator: Burneson, Rob
Title: Susan and Rob Burneson Recordings Collection
Inclusive Dates: 2007-2010
Abstract: Susan and Rob Burneson are longtime Austin, Texas residents with an avid interest in preserving community history. The collection consists of materials generated for their Voices of the Violet Crown project including oral history interviews conducted from 2007 to 2010 to capture the stories of the residents in the Brentwood and Crestview neighborhoods of Austin, Texas and the film A Community Mosaic.
Identification: AR.2010.023
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Recordings Archives Collection
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Susan and Rob Burneson began organizing the Voices of the Violet Crown project in early 2003 as an effort to preserve the stories of community spirit in Central Austin. The project began as community and history exhibits that have been featured at Violet Crown Community Works events from 2003-2010 and 2013, including the Violet Crown Festival. In addition the Burnesons conducted oral history interviews in 2007-2011; created a neighborhood history booklet From Abercrombie to the Violet Crown; and completed three films, First Night W/ Domino & Friends (2006), A Community Mosaic (2008), and We Planted 115 Trees (2011).

Source: Voices of the Violet Crown website. Accessed May 29, 2013.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 16 video (DVD) oral history interviews conducted with: Madi Ward, Scooter Rushing, Jim and Mickey Bauer, Kay Ramsey, Ronnie Prellop, Albert Kirby, Louise Cooke, Bill Williamson, Ben Petmecky, Beverly Lester, Jan Root, Richard Chaffee, Wanda and Emory Muehlbrad, Gladys and Don Gresser, John and Judy Carlson, Anne Walker, and multiple interviews that tell the story of the Wall of Welcome. Also included is the film (DVD) A Community Mosaic, a 22 minute film that weaves together some of these interviews and neighborhood history in the form of early maps, photographs and home movies.

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Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Bauer, Jim.
Bauer, Mickey.
Burneson, Susan.
Burneson, Rob.
Chaffee, Richard.
Carlson, John.
Carlson, Judy.
Cooke, Louise.
Gresser, Don.
Gresser, Gladys.
Kirby, Albert.
Lester, Beverly.
Muehlbrad, Emory.
Muehlbrad, Wanda.
Petmecky, Ben.
Prellop, Ronnie.
Ramsey, Kay.
Root, Jan.
Rushing, Scooter.
Walker, Anne.
Ward, Madi.
Williamson, Bill.
Organizations:
Voices of the Violet Crown.
Violet Crown Community Works.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Brentwood Neighborhood (Austin Tex.)--History.
Crestview Neighborhood (Austin Tex.)--History.
Subjects:
Community arts projects--Texas--Austin.
Community development--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts - AR.2011.036 Friends of the Brentwook Park Video Collection

DVD 635.9770976 WE We Planted 115 Trees: Friends of Brentwood Park, Austin, Texas: Tree Dedication and Planting, November 6, 2010. Available at Faulk Central Library

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Separated Material

The booklet From Abercrombie to the Violet Crown: A History-in-Progress: Brentwood and Crestview Austin, Texas was separated to the General Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susan and Rob Burneson Recordings Collection (AR.2010.023). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2008/050

Donation Date: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Processing Information

Releases for oral history recordings are in the donor file.

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010. Updated by Kathryn Garvey/2011. Updated by Molly Hults in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Voices of the Violet Crown Project, 2008-2011

Box
1 Jim and Mickey Bauer oral history interview, 2010 May 15
John and Judy Carlson oral history interview, circa 2009
Louise Cook oral history interview, circa 2008
Albert Kirby oral history interview, circa 2009
Beverly Lester oral history interview, circa 2008
Wanda and Emory Muehlbrad oral history interview, circa 2008
Ben Petmecky oral history interview, circa 2009
Ronnie Prellop oral history interview, circa 2008
Kay Ramsey oral history interview, circa 2008
Jan Root and Richard Chaffee oral history interviews, circa 2009
Scooter Rushing oral history interview, circa 2008
Anne Walker oral history interview, 2011 September 4
Madi Ward oral history interview, circa 2009
Bill Williamson oral history interview, circa 2008
A Community Mosaic, 2008
Stories from the Wall of Welcome, circa 2008

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