Ruth and her husband, Louis, made documentary films for decades. The Kirks are always outside hiking, camping, canoeing, going to archaeological digs or meeting with people from indigenous communities throughout the US and Canada.
Ruth Kirk (1925-2018), a writer and photographer, made films and television programs with her husband Louis, exploring the wonders of the natural world. Her work also documented an archeological dig at Neah Bay and the intricate relationship between the Makah and the scientists working on the decades-long excavation.
If you would like to explore Ruth’s collection, check out these resources. Films from the Ruth and Louis Kirk Moving Image Collection are available on the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections site
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