A Guide to the Marian Martinello Papers, 1956-2014
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.
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.
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[Identification of item], Marian Martinello Papers, UA 99.0028, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
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).
Processed by Christina Frasier, Student Assistant, and Kristin Law, University Archivist, in 2017.
Detailed Description of the Collection