Sara Burleson Machetanz papers , 1954-1961

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.
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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.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Eskimos--Alaska--Unalakleet
  • Publishers and publishing--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century

Personal Names

  • Machetanz, Sara

Geographical Names

  • Unalakleet (Alaska)--Description and travel

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries--Alaska