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Marc Simmons

Marc Simmons by Cynthia Farah Haines
photograph by Cynthia Farah Haines

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.

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.


Texas State students who conduct research in the Simmons archive and present a paper on that topic at an academic conference are eligible for a $500 travel award stipend. Contact literary curator Steve Davis for details.


Marc Simmons

Marc Simmons at his home in Cerillos, New Mexico, 2008.

Click on the link below to review the most current inventory of the Marc Simmons holdings:


Please note that access to unprocessed materials is granted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Archivist for details about access to the Marc Simmons Collection.