Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Bobby Susser Songs for Children Records


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Physical Description:
3.75 Cubic feet
The Bobby Susser Songs for Children Records consist of production materials, contracts, copyright registration forms, track notes, and sound recordings, which include audio production elements and commercial releases.

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The Bobby Susser Songs for Children Records are divided into two series: 1) production files and 2) sound recordings. The production files series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder titles. Most titles were retained based on the documentation and original order created by Susser. In some instances, new folder titles were supplied by the processing archivist. Additional notes are available where further analysis is required.
The sound recordings series is divided into two subseries: 1) Audio Production Elements and 2) Commercial Releases. Audio production elements consists of three Ampex two-inch audio tapes and a group of production CDs and DVDs. The commercial recordings consist of LPs and cassettes.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
Robert Howard Susser (b. 1942) is a musician, producer, and songwriter based in New York City.


Greg C. Adams, Anne E. Stickley, David Walker
Processing Information
Collection received minimal-intermediate preservation processing in August 2015 by processing archivist Greg C. Adams and intern colleague Anne E. Stickley. The collection was received in four shipping boxes. Before arriving in the archives Stickley created a preliminary inventory, elements of which were incorporated into this finding aid. As part of the processing effort, the collection received integrated pest management review, basic preservation rehousing, and preliminary arrangement, culminating in the creation of this finding aid.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Smithsonian Folkways acquired the Bobby Susser Songs for Children Records directly from Bobby Susser in August, 2015.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
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Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Preferred Citation
Bobby Susser Songs for Children Records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

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Shared Stewardship of Collections

Shared Stewardship of Collections
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://doi.org/10.25573/data.21771155.

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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