Sara Burleson Machetanz papers, 1954-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Machetanz, Sara
Sara Burleson Machetanz papers
1954-1961 (inclusive)
0.2 linear feet, (3 folders)
Collection Number
A 219
Sara Burleson Machetanz (1918- ) is known for her books and films about Eskimo life in Alaska. The papers include manuscript fragments, letters, and a diary written in Unalakeet, Alaska describing her experiences in an Eskimo village.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sara Burleson Machetanz (June 25, 1918- ) was born in Johnson City, Tennessee and was educated at East Tennessee State College. She is known for writing books and producing films about Eskimo life in Alaska, working alongside her illustrator husband, Frederick Machetanz (now deceased).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes minor manuscript fragments, correspondence, and a diary written by Sara Machetanz, an American author and film producer known for her work about Eskimo life in Alaska. The diary describes her experiences living in an Eskimo village in Unalakleet, Alaska, from 1954 to 1955.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sara Burleson Machetanz Papers, A 219, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1954-1957
1 2-3 Howl of the Malamute, manuscript and diary circa 1954-1961
1 4 Wood, Water and Dogs, outline circa 1954-1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Eskimos--Alaska--Unalakleet
  • Publishers and publishing--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Machetanz, Sara
  • Machetanz, Sara--Correspondence
  • Machetanz, Sara--Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Unalakleet (Alaska)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries--Alaska