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Susan Porter Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-74

Scope and Contents

Papers, tune books, and music materials of Susan Porter (1941-1993), musician and professor; Professor of Music, Ohio State University, including audio and visual dulcimer music materials and printed dulcimer song books and newsletters; materials from the Great Black Swamp Dulcimer Festival; tune book and hymnal collection of over 150 items of 19th and 20th century.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1941–1993

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The American Music Research Center does not control rights to any material in this collection. Requests to publish any material in the collection should be directed to the copyright holders.


18 linear feet


Arranged alphabetically and /or chronologically under headings of Personal; Great Black Swamp Dulcimer Festival; Dulcimer Music Audio/Visual; Dulcimer Publications; and 19th century Anglo-American Ballad Opera Project.

Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Susan Porter and her estate.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States