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Billie Ruth Sudduth Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-257

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, newspaper articles, brochures, catalogs, announcements, videotapes, photographs and slides relating to career of artist Billie Ruth Sudduth.


  • Creation: circa 1930s - 2006, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Billie Ruth Stewart was born in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1945. She earned a B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Huntingdon College, in Montgomery in 1967 and her M.S.W. from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1969. From 1966-1989 she was a medical/psychiatric social worker or school psychologist. In 1983 Billie Ruth began weaving. Until 1989 she combined and integrated her two careers. As a basket maker she is primarily self-taught and has won several awards for her work. Billie Ruth teaches her basket making skills to eager participants around the U.S. She has operated her business JABOBS, Just A Bunch Of Baskets, in New Bern, NC, Las Vegas, Nevada, Wilmington, NC and Bakersville, NC where she currently resides.

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23.4 Linear Feet (Contains 47 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 5 unprocessed linear feet (Box 46 and 47, though unprocessed, are included in the existing box count and not the 5 linear feet of unprocessed material, as they existed prior to the latest accession))

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Billie Ruth Sudduth in 2003. Additions were made in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2019.

Billie Ruth Sudduth Collection
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Brenda Pate
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository