The Benson Latin American Collection

Maria Martin Papers, circa 1990s-2000s

Preliminary Inventory

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, Maria
Title: Maria Martin Papers
Dates: circa 1990s-2000s
Abstract: The Maria Martin Papers contain primarily audio materials associated with Latino USA and interviews with prominent figures related to latin@ issues that predate the program, as well as associated paper documentation.
Accession No.: 2013-17
Extent: 91.2 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Maria Martin founded Latino USA in 1993 and acted as executive producer and correspondent. Before founding Latino USA, Martin was an editor and producer for NPR's Latin American and Latino content. During her time as National Public Radio's Latino Affairs editor in the early 1990s, she was instrumental in the hiring of a significant number of Latin@s by the news department. A founding member and vice-chair of the News Division's Affirmative Action Task Force, she worked to increase the number of Latin@s and persons of color working in the public radio system, and to improve working conditions and mentoring systems for these individuals.

Scope and Contents Note

This is a preliminary inventory only, and additions are ongoing. The collection is currently unprocessed, but is available to researchers in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Maria Martin.
Subjects (Organizations)
National Public Radio (U.S.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Maria Martin Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information


Accession numbers: 2013-17, 2015-52


Further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

1-80 Various materials relating to Maria Martin, circa 1990s-2000s
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