A Guide to the Peter Simon Photographic Archive, 1964-1995
Peter Simon is a photographer, photojournalist, and music historian. During a 40-year career he has documented the Sixties, reggae, rock and roll, baseball, Martha’s Vineyard and many other timely topics. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard with his wife Ronni; they have a gallery there that displays his life’s work.
Photographs in this collection include Robert Kennedy campaigning in the Bronx in 1964; Rachel and Jackie Robinson, 1967; Timothy Leary, 1968; a 1969 moratorium demonstration in Washington, D. C.; the Band playing Harvard Stadium, 1970; a commune family photo, 1970; Ted Kennedy in 1973; Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh on Saturday Night Live in 1979; Bill and Hillary Clinton at Jewish services on Martha’s Vineyard in 1995; Walter Cronkite on his boat in 1982; and Arlo Gutherie with Alice Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame, 1975. Also included is a Martha’s Vineyard calendar by Simon for 2009.
Peter Simon Photographic Archive, 1964-1995, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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