MARC SIMMONS, Ph.D.
Marc Simmons, the historical
contributor to Santa Fe Always Online, is a professional historian
and author of the Southwest. His writing, lectures and research
focus on the Indian and Hispanic heritages of New Mexico. He is
also recognized as an authority on the Santa Fe Trail and is past
president of the Santa Fe Trail Association.
Dr. Simmons received
his higher education at the University of Texas, University of
New Mexico and University of Guanajuato (Mexico). He has taught
at several colleges and universities. He is a member of the Western
Writers of America and the Writer's Guild.
His writings include:
more than 100 articles in scholarly and popular journals; a weekly
history column in several New Mexico newspapers; and contributions
to the "Encyclopedia Americana," the Smithsonian Institution's
"Handbook of North American Indians," and the National Geographic
Society's volume 'Trails West." He was also assistant editor of
the "Calendar of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, 1621-1821."
Three of his 35 books
have received awards, including "Albuquerque, A Narrative History,"
given the Golden Spur Award by the Western Writers of America
for the best nonfiction book on the West, 1983. "Murder on the
Santa Fe Trail" received the 1986 C.L. Sonnichsen Book Award.
Dr. Simmons is a former
Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship
to carry out a study of Hispanic agriculture in New Mexico. In
1987 the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities presented him
with its Humanities Service Award. From the New Mexico Department
of Agriculture he received the Rounders Award in 1991.
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