Alexander Karanikas, 1943 - 2006, LettersStefansson Mss-246

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Alexander Karanikas, 1943 - 2006, Letters

Call Number:

Stefansson Mss-246

Collection Dates:

1943 - 2006

Size of Collection:

1 box ( .50 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Alexander Karanikas, Harvard class of 1939, Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corp and author. Papers primarily document Karanikas' work under Vilhjalmur Stefansson on arctic and cold weather flying at the Cold Weather Testing Detachment near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Alexander Karanikas contain his personal war-time correspondence with Bess Needleman, their renewed correspondence in the 1970's, and copies of his published articles and poems with letters from the publishers. The letters relate to Karanikas' work under Vilhjalmur Stefansson on arctic and cold weather flying at the Cold Weather Testing Detachment near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Biography

Alexander Karanikas, Harvard class of 1939, served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Forces, where he was stationed at Ladd Field, Alaska from 1943-1945. A Greek-American author, Karanikas has written several books and poems including Tillers of a Myth: The Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics, Hellenes and Hellions, and Stepping Stones. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Finding Aids