Peter C. Welsh

ID: SIA2007-0168


Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1964

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

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Curator Peter C. Welsh conducting research, possibly for his book entitled "Track and Road: The American Trotting Horse, 1820-1900," published in 1968. Welsh is standing with an open book in front of him. There are two photos of horses propped up leaning against the wall. Welsh was Associate Curator in the Department of Civil History, National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, 1959-1969. As curator he played a major role in the development of the "Growth of the United States" Hall in the Museum. Welsh was Assistant Director General of Museums, 1969-1970, and also served as Director of the Office of Museum Programs, 1970-1971.


  • Welsh, Peter C
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs
  • Growth of the United States (Exhibition) (1967: Washington, D.C.)


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

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



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  • Animals
  • Historians
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Horses
  • Employees
  • Civil History
  • Museums
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid Medium: Photographic print

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