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Julia Tutwiler Library Digital Collections

About this collection

Ruby Pickens Tartt, originally Ruby Stuart Pickens, daughter of Fannie West Short and William King Pickens, was born on January 13, 1880.  Ruby S. Pickens married William Pratt Tartt on October 18, 1904.  The couple had one child, Fannie Pickens Tartt Inglis, born on June 21, 1906.  R. P. Tartt died on November 29, 1974 in York, Alabama and was buried in Myrtlewood Cemetery in Livingston, AL.

 

This collection contains articles, clippings, stories, and memorabilia related to three prominent members from the University: Julia S. Tutwiler, Martha Young, and E. A. Young. It also contains information related to locally well-known members of the African-American community, Josh Horn, Rich Amerson and Doc Reed. The series of the collection are as follows: genealogy; autobiographical sketches; biographical sketches; correspondence; Tartt’s views on folklore; Tartt’s views on her writing; Tartt’s views on folk music; sketches, photographs and poetry; songs collected by Tartt; ring games; folktales and animal stories collected by Tartt; folklore and superstitions collected by Tartt; folklore, quotations and folk sayings; slavery tales; recollections of post-slavery times; negro sermons; historical sketches written and collected by Tartt; biographical sketches of Sumter County people and John and Alan Lomax; notes and items collected by Tartt; miscellaneous; diaries and notebooks; tapes; published works; phono discs; nomination letters of Tartt to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame; and installation of Tartt into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, October 23, 1980.

 
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