Sudduth, Billie Ruth
Active in Bakersville, N.C.
Size: 3 sound discs (4 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 2 5/8 in.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 42 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Billie Ruth Sudduth conducted 2007 July 26-27, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Bakersville, N.C.
Biographical/Historical Note: Billie Ruth Sudduth is a basketmaker from Bakersville, N.C. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.