Peter C. Welsh

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Curator Peter C. Welsh conducting research on an artifact in his office in the newly opened Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History. Welsh is seated at a desk looking at an illustration in an open book. On the desk are other books.


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • For another image see SIA2007-0168.
  • Welsh was Associate Curator in the Smithsonian's Department of Civil History, 1959-1969. As Curator he played a major role in the development of the "Growth of the United States" hall in MHT. Welsh was Assistant Director General of Museums, 1969-1970, and also served as Director of the Office of Museum Programs, 1970-1971.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 420, Box 10, Folder 21

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Artifacts
  • Books and reading
  • History of Technology
  • Historians
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Books
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8h X 10w; Type of Image: Person, posed; Medium: Photographic print

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