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Marc Simmons Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-08131

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts (indlucding The Last Conquistador: Juan De Oñate and the Settling of the Far Southwest), page proofs , correspondence, and Simmons’ collection of ephemera related to the photographer Craig Varjebedian. Original file titles appear in quotation marks. While the majority of the material is in fair condition, it is gritty and some pages are extremely dry and brittle.


  • 1983-2008, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. EXCEPTION: Box 1060 folder 3 RESTRICTED MATERIAL – not be used until thirty years from September 2008 as per letter by Simmons

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.


Historian Marc Simmons began donating his papers to the Southwestern Writers Collection/The Wittliff Collections in 2008. The author of some 45 books and a weekly newspaper column on history that’s appeared for thirty years, Simmons is New Mexico’s best-known historian. Among his many honors, Simmons has been knighted by the King of Spain for his writings on Spanish Colonial history in the Southwest.


9 Linear Feet

9 boxes (Also includes artifacts.)

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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.


Archival materials donated by historian, Marc Simmons including manuscripts, page proofs, correspondence, and Simmons’ collection of ephemera related to the photographer Craig Varjebedian.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marc Simmons, 2008.

Related Materials

Additional papers on Marc Simmons are found in the Phyllis S. Morgan Collection. Morgan is the author of the bio-bibliography, Marc Simmons of New Mexico: Maverick Historian.

Guide to the Marc Simmons Accessions
Mary Garcia
September 2008
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchiveSpace by Sherri Turner-Herrmann.

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA