Jesús Ferro Couselo

Category: Researcher, librarian, archivist
Birth Date: 30th July 1906 († 23rd April 1975)
Birth Place: Louro - Cordeiro (Valga - Pontevedra)

He studied Arts in Santiago and took his doctor's degree in Madrid with a thesis titled Los petroglifos de término y las insculturas rupestres de Galicia. After the Spanish Civil War, he came back to Ourense to direct the Library, the Record Office and the Provincial Museum. He also worked as a teacher at the Secondary School in Ourense. He founded the Provincial Historic Record Office, putting in order and classifying all the documents. In 1942, he created the Group of Collaborators with the Provincial Archaelogical Museum. In 1943, the Museum's bulletin was published. In 1951, he managed to established the Archaelogical Museum and the Provincial Record Office in the old Bishop's Palace. He was a member of the Galician Academy.

 Work & Activities

Jesús Ferro Couselo was a great intellectual and research worker on Galician culture. He gave several lectures and published many articles in different newspapers and bulletins, such as Museo Arqueológico de Orense. Su historia. Sus fondos y biblioteca; El Orense romano; El convento de Santo Domingo de Orense; Dos Bibliotecas y dos Bibliotecarios en Orense; A eirexa suévica no século VI. Desde Santa María Madre a la catedral; Santa Comba de Bande; El Santo Cristo de Orense; Santa María La Real de Osera; Las rutas del Sil. La Ribera sagrada; La restauración de la iglesia de San Tomé de Piñeiro; Cerámica gallega; La nueva Coelia: Celanova. Sobre la romanización del Sur de Galicia; Guía sumarísima del Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Orense and many others.

 Other Interesting Aspects

The Galician Academy dedicated him ?O Día das Letras Galegas? (The Day of the Galcian Letters) in 1996.