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Jim Bones Papers

Identifier: SWWC-018

Scope and Contents

This collection includes camera equipment, a small portfolio of Bones’ early work, color and black and white topographical photographs taken in Texas and New Mexico, page proofs, a poster and flyer advertising his books, and an edition of New Mexico magazine containing his photograph.


  • 1965-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical Notes

Nature photographer James Clinton Bones was born in 1943 in Monroe, Louisiana. Since 1975, Bones has been a freelance photographer and wilderness guide in New Mexico, where he now lives. Bones has published five books of photography, with work included in several others. He has exhibited frequently and has produced environmental documentaries for Texas public television.


5 folders

1 boxes

Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.


This collection contains material from the early carrer of nature photographer Jim Bones.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Jim Bones, Bill Wittliff, Jean Lee, 1988-1991

Guide to the Jim Bones Papers
Tony Wilson
June 1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2005: Inventory revised by Brandy Harris.
  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Susannah Broyles.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA