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Norman Zollinger papers

Identifier: MSS-964-BC

Scope and Content

The collection is divided into 3 series:
  1. Clippings, Articles, Announcements, Reviews
  2. Manuscripts
  3. Unedited Page Proofs
The collection consists of clippings, articles, announcements and reviews about Zollinger and his works, as well as typescripts and bound, uncorrected pages proofs. Works contained in the collection include "Chapultepec;" "Corey Lane" (screenplay); "Lautrec;" "Medal of Honor;" "Meridian;" "Not of War Only;" "Passage to Quivira;""Rage in Chupadera;" "Riders to Cibola;" "Road to Santa Fe."


  • 1977-2003


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biography / History

Norman Zollinger was born in Chicago, IL on November 8, 1921. He was an Air Force pilot in WWII, stationed at Roswell AFB. After the war, Zollinger returned to Chicago where he joined and ultimately ran his father’s plastic manufacturing business. In 1971, he moved his family to Albuquerque to write and to open the Little Professor Book Center (1971-2000). Riders to Cibola was published in 1979. Other publications include Corey Lane (1981), Lautrec (1990);Rage in Chupadera (1991), Not of War Only (1994), Chapultapec (1995), Passage to Quivira (1995), Meridian (1997), The Road to Santa Fe (2002).

Zollinger taught for 7 summers at the Norman Zollinger Taos School of Writing, as well as at the University of New Mexico Honors Program. He offered creative writing workshops for physically challenged veterans.

In 1998, Zollinger received the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement (Western Writers of America). He also received Golden Spur Awards for Riders to Cibola and Rage in Chupadera. Norman Zollinger died on February 28, 2000 from cancer.


4 boxes (3.6 cu. ft.)


The collection consists of manuscripts and bound, unedited page proofs for many of Zollinger’s published works (and 1 unpublished work), as well as clippings, articles, announcements, and correspondence related to his life and works.

Related Arcival Material

Tony Hillerman papers. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Writers at Work Videotapes. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Publications were transferred for cataloguing into UNM Library book collection.
Finding aid of Norman Zollinger papers, 1977-2003
B. Silbergleit
© 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131