Bruce Bustard Bio

Bruce Bustard is a senior curator with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. A native of Ohio, Bruce was educated at Hiram College (B.A.) and the University of Iowa (M.A. and Ph.D.). He began his career at the National Archives in 1985 as an Archivist with the Cartographic and Architectural Branch and joined the exhibits staff in 1989. He has been curator of several major National Archives exhibits including “A New Deal for the Arts” (1997) and “Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives” (1999). More recently, he was curator of a photography exhibit on the history of work in America called, “The Way We Worked” (2005). Bruce was also the lead researcher for “Discovering the Civil War,” the Archives’ exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which opened in 2010. He is the son of an immigrant from Scotland.

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