- College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award (1983)
Martha E. Schaaf is the author of children's biographies, including "Lew Wallace: Boy Writer" (1961) and "Duke Ellington: Young Music Master" (1975). She is also a librarian and teacher who has set up more than twenty-five libraries in the United States.
Schaaf received a B.A. degree from Indiana University, where she was responsible for helping open the previously all-male Student Union building to girls, and a master's degree from Columbia University.