University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Marian Martinello Papers, 1956-2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martinello, Marian L., 1935-2015.
Title: Marian Martinello Papers
Dates: 1956-2014
Creator Abstract: Marian Martinello was a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the College of Education and Human Development and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
Content Abstract: The Martinello papers include degree and award certificates, photographs, and research files.
Identification: UA 99.0028
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Marian Martinello (1935-2015) was a professor emeritus as well as creator and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Born in New York City in 1935, Martinello graduated from Queen’s College and Columbia University. Her academic work concentrated on developing interdisciplinary curricula and teaching, learning through research, and historical inquiry. In addition to her scholarly works, which include the books Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Teaching and Learning with Gillian E. Cook (Merrill, 2000) and Pathways for Inquiry (Alliance Press, 2002), Martinello wrote several novels for children and young adults, including Cedar Fever: A Novel (Corona Publishing, 1992) and Chili Queen: Mi historia by Guadalupe Perez: A Novel (TCU Press, 2015).

Marian Martinello joined UTSA in 1975; her career as a full-time faculty member lasted until her retirement in 2000. She later returned to the university to serve briefly as Associate Dean for Research. During her tenure at UTSA, she was the recipient of grants for projects such as the creation of the Comprehensive Regional Science Center for Minorities; served as co-creator and project director for Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP); and Project MECCA, also known as the Minority Education Collaborative for Children and Adults, which won an award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Scope and Content Note

The Marian Martinello Papers include degree certificates, award letters, statistical reports, photographs, notes, cards, and Fiesta medals relating to her career as a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The collection spans the years 1956-2014 and is organized into three series: I. Degree certificates and awards, II. Research, and III. Photographs, medals, and cards.

Organization of Collection

I. Degree certificates and awards
II. Research
III. Photographs, medals, and cards


Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Martinello, Marian L., 1935-2015.
University of Texas at San Antonio--Faculty.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
San Antonio (Tex.).
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marian Martinello Papers, UA 99.0028, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received by the College of Education and Human Development from the family of Marian Martinello; transferred to UTSA Libraries Special Collections in February 2016 (Acc. 2016-006).

Processing Information

Processed by Christina Frasier, Student Assistant, and Kristin Law, University Archivist, in 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Degree certificates and awards

Box Folder
1 1 Bachelor of Science certificate, 1956
2 Master of Science in Education certificate, 1964
3 Doctor of Education certificate, 1970
4 Standard Oil of Indiana Foundation Good Teaching Award, 1971
5 Amoco teaching award letter, 1976
6 Teacher of the Year, 1972-1973
7 Christa McAuliffe Showcase for Excellence Award, 1990
8 Professor Emerita award letter, 2000
9 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Piper Professor award, 2005
10 Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award, 2005
11 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award, 2009

II. Research

Box Folder
1 12 Statistical reports, photographs, and notes, undated
13 San Antonio Express and Light photos of UTSA [DVD], undated

III. Photographs, medals, and cards

Box Folder
1 14 Fiesta medals, 2006-2014
15 Photographs, undated
16 Business card, cards, ceremony program, undated