Archival yearbook

When I am looking for a hard-to-find piece of archive, Susanne Mason is my "go-to" person. She has years of experience on many topics related to U.S. history, and she doesn't stop until every stone has been turned.”

Karen Kocher, Producer,, Living Springs


Previous Projects


Archival Film and Photography Research

  • • Richard Linklater—dream is destiny (2016), Black/Bernstein Productions, archive producer

  • • A Single Frame (2015), 15 Yesses Films LLC, archival research and clearances

  • • Requiem for a Running Back (2015 completion), Rebecca Carpenter, archival research

  • • A Reflecting Pool (2015), livingspringsaustin.org, archival research

  • • Admissions on Trial: Seven Decades of Race & Higher Ed (2013), Villita Media, archival research

  • • Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (2012), Appalshop, archival research

  • • The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009), Kovno Communications, Inc., archival research

  • • When I Rise: The Barbara Conrad Story (2009), Alpheus Media, archival research

  • • Writ Writer (2008), Passage Productions, producer, director, archival research

  • • The Great Society (2008), Midnight Films, Inc., associate producer and assistant editor

  • • Town In Transition (2005), Watershed Productions, writer, producer and director

  • • The Struggle In the Fields (1996), Galan Productions, associate producer

  • • Songs of the Homeland (1995), Galan Productions, associate producer


Newspaper and Television Research

  • • Writ Writer (2008), Passage Productions, producer, director, archival research

  • • Critical Condition (2007), Public Policy Productions, Inc., Texas segment researcher

  • • Barton Springs Uprising (2006), Save Our Springs Alliance, writer, producer and editor

  • • Town In Transition (2005), Watershed Productions, writer, producer and director

  • • Are the Kids Alright? (2004), Mobilus Media, associate producer

  • • Go Back to Mexico! (1994), Galan Productions, associate producer


License Negotiation and Clearances

  • • Richard Linklater—dream is destiny (2016), Black/Bernstein Productions, archive producer

  • • Single Frame (2015 completion), 15 Yesses Films LLC, archival research and clearances

  • • When I Rise: The Barbara Conrad Story (2009), Alpheus Media, archival research

  • • Writ Writer (2008), Passage Productions, producer, director, archival research

Archival Film and Photography Research


As a filmmaker and photographer, I've made and viewed many thousands of images, shaped entire story lines from archival visuals, and love to help filmmakers find those special remnants of the past that can be critical to dynamic storytelling.


1947 Stadium Texan Cultures

Newspaper and Television Research


I have extensive experience in educational and historical documentaries, and know how powerfully print news, journalism and television can bring immediacy and relevance to stories.


1974 Estelle press conference

License Negotiation and Clearances


I will negotiate license fees, and conduct organized, diligent archival research, acquisitions and clearances for your film or web publications.

Additionally, I am well-versed in do-it-yourself marketing and distribution, enjoy crafting press releases and outreach communications, and work well within existing teams to help achieve strategic goals.