About Susan Burneson

History research and professional genealogy
Client list includes: historians, authors (print and web), historical societies (including the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society), nonprofit organizations, filmmakers, private investigators, lawyers, developers, and individuals (including one client for 16 years), 1993-present.

Oral histories
• Voices of the Violet Crown oral history project, 2007-2011. Interviewer/co-producer.
• Friends of Brentwood Park oral history project, 2010-2011. Interviewer/co-producer.
• Texas Association of Counties Past Presidents’ Oral History Project, 2009.
 Interviewer/co-producer.

Websites
Voices of the Violet Crown, 2011-present. Writer/designer/webmaster.
Friends of Brentwood Park, 2012-2013, Webmaster.

Films
We Planted 115 Trees, 2011. Co-producer/co-editor.
A Community Mosaic, 2008 and 2010. Scriptwriter/co-producer/co-editor.
First Night W/ Domino & Friends, 2006. Co-producer/co-editor.

Books
Mr. Rube, forthcoming. Editor/designer.
Jim and Cora Dial: From Altamont to Aztec, 2008. Editor/designer.
Miss Emma, 2006. Editor/designer.

Multimedia projects
From Abercrombie to the Violet Crown, history exhibit and booklet, 2003-2010. Researcher/writer/designer.
Julius Franklin Howell, historical multimedia presentation, 2005.
 Researcher/writer/designer/audio compiler.
The Bodacious Women, historical multimedia presentation, 2003.
 Researcher/writer/designer/audio compiler.

Articles
Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2008-present; Association of Professional Genealogists, Oral History Association, Society of American Archivists Oral History Section, and Texas State Genealogical Society, Inc., 2012; Story Circle Journal, 2012; Texas Oral History Association, 2010; and Austin American-Statesman, 2009.

Award
Mary Faye Barnes Award for Excellence in Community History Projects, Texas Oral History
 Association, 2009 (with Rob Burneson).

Professional affiliations
Association of Professional Genealogists, Oral History Association, Story Circle Network, Texas Oral History Association, Texas State Genealogical Society.

Community involvement
• Presenter (with Rob Burneson), Thomas Baker Slick Memorial Library, Southwest Research Institute, 2013.
• Webmaster, Friends of Brentwood Park, 2012-2013.
• Member, Leadership Team, Friends of Brentwood Park, 2010-2012.
• Judge; Oral History Documentary Award; Texas History Day; 2009, 2011, and 2012.
• Member, Executive Committee, Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2010-2011.
• Member, Newsletter Committee, Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2008-2011.
• Co-founder and event volunteer, Violet Crown Festival, 2003-2010.
• Founding board member, Project ClayPlay, 2007-2009.
• Founding board member, Violet Crown Community Works, 2003-2007.
• Silent auction volunteer, Empty Bowl Project, 1997-2007.
• Member, Review Board, City of Austin Grant for Technology Opportunities Program, 2004.
• Family reunion organizer; Burneson/Schuessler/Vaughn/Winkel families, 1995, 1997, and 2000;
Campbell/Smith/Stout families, 1998; Pillers/Kenner families, 2000.
• Researcher and writer; Campbell and Stout family histories, 2000; Haynes, Kenner, and Stout family histories, 1995 and 2000.

Susan Burneson
Austin, Texas
512-459-9613
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