Anne G. Ritchie received Master of Arts degrees in History and Library & Information Science from the University of Kentucky. While working at the University of Kentucky Libraries from 1977 to 1988, she directed oral history projects on a variety of topics including the Frontier Nursing Service, John Jacob Niles and the Christian Appalachian Project. After moving to the Washington area in 1988, she conducted interviews for a community oral history project in Charles County, Maryland. Since 1990, she has been the oral historian at the National Gallery of Art. She has also been active in state, regional and national oral history activities, having served as president of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) and as a council member and president of the Oral History Association.
Anne Ritchie conducted the interviews with: