University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Peter Simon Photographic Archive, 1964-1995

Creator Simon, Peter
Title: Peter Simon photographic archive
Dates: 1964-1995
Abstract: Peter Simon is a photographer, photojournalist, and music historian. Photographs in this collection include events and celebrities from the 1960s to the 1990s, including politicians, protestors, musicians, and baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01423
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

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.


Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted access.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Clinton, Bill, 1946-....
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Dylan, Bob, 1941-....
Hoffman, Abbie
Jagger, Mick
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009
Richards, Keith, 1943-
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Robinson, Rachel
Tosh, Peter
Corporate Names
The Band
Communal living
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
United States
Washington, D.C.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peter Simon Photographic Archive, 1964-1995, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Peterson, March 2010. New accessions added by Amy Bowman, April 2017.

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.

Accession Numbers

2009-118; 2017-062; 2018-040; 2018-071

Detailed Description of the Collection


3So34d [SRH1230022176] Photographs and calendar
Approximately 36 photographic prints showing musicians, journalists and events. Subjects include Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, the Grateful Dead, anti-Vietnam War protests, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsburg, Walter Cronkite and Robert McNamara [AR 2018-040], circa 1968-1985
Six photographic prints. Subjects include Bill Graham with Marlon Brando, a Vietnam War protest at the Pentagon, Rick James, Walter Cronkite, and Bill and Hillary Clinton [AR 2018-071] , circa 1969-1998