Digital Archive

In 1996 the Ritchie Pickow Photographic Archive was acquired by the University of Galway Library, along with tapes of sound recordings. The photographs were taken and the recordings made by the husband and wife team George Pickow and Jean Ritchie on visits to Ireland in 1952 and 1953. Two exhibitions of the Ritchie Pickow Photographic Archive have been held at NUI Galway in 1992 and 1996. It was under the auspices of Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, lecturer in the History Department of the university and a grandson of one of the vocalists recorded by Jean Ritchie, that the collection was acquired for the Library Archives. Read more about the Ritchie Pickow collection.