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Sara Burleson Machetanz papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 219

Scope and Contents note

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.


  • 1954-1961


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

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).


0.2 linear feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Sara Burleson Machetanz in 1969.

General Physical Description note

4 folders

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA