• Anne Needham Interview, circa August 1981

    Needham, Anne

    Anne Needham discusses moving to Great Falls, Montana, with her husband for his job with the Anaconda Company. She talks about raising a family in Great Falls during the mid-20th century, her career a…

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  • Frank Borgeson Interview, July 21, 1984

    Borgeson, Frank

    Frank Borgeson describes his career as a pilot for smokejumpers which began in 1958 when he worked as a pilot for Johnson Flying Service out of McCall, Idaho. Borgeson talks about flying for the U.S.…

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  • Sherman Gray Interview, September 5, 1995

    Gray, Sherman

    Sherman Gray discusses the Boone and Crockett Club, how his father was a member, and how he became a member in 1967. Gray talks about his principal role as the treasurer of the organization for 20 yea…

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  • Hazel Marsh Interview, November 28, 1989

    Marsh, Hazel

    Hazel Marsh discusses her experiences at Sacred Heart Academy in Missoula, Montana while she was in high school from 1928 to 1932. She describes her day-to-day life at the school, her studies, her fri…

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  • Bob Hayes Interview, October 13, 2013

    Hayes, Bob

    Bob Hayes, who graduated from the University of Montana’s School of Forestry in 1953, details many stories of his time spent on at the university during the early 1950s. He talks about his admiration…

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  • Ellen Higgins Little Anthony Interview, October 1993

    Little Anthony, Ellen

    Ellen Higgins Little Anthony discusses her experiences growing up in Ravalli County, Montana in the early 20th century. She describes her father’s beet farming, the Missoula Sugar Beet Refinery and wo…

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  • Tom Haines Interview, February 24, 1982

    Haines, Tom

    Tom Haines discusses his involvement in Montana State politics, starting with his election to Precinct Committee Man of Precinct 12 of Missoula County in 1932. He describes running for state legislatu…

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  • Cornelius B. Phillip Interview, circa 1984

    Phillip, Cornelius B

    Cornelius Philip discusses Rocky Mountain Laboratories [RML] in Montana during the 1930s. He talks about the Rocky Mountain spotted fever outbreak, which led to the development of the spotted fever va…

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  • Mark Gibbons Interview, November 1, 2018

    Gibbons, Mark

    Mark Gibbons discusses his nearly 15-year friendship with Butte, Montana poet Ed Lahey, author of The Blind Horses and The Thin Air Gang. Gibbons talks about first meeting Lahey in 1996 at the Garden…

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  • Valerie Clubb Interview, April 8, 2000

    Clubb, Valerie

    Valerie Clubb describes her family and her childhood, and she recalls moving from one place to another when she was growing up. She discusses her father, who was involved in the oil industry and just…

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  • Patti Nolan Interview, December 12, 1993

    Nolan, Patti

    Patti Nolan describes her family history starting with her great uncle Robert L. Mudd, who fought in the 24th infantry during the Spanish-American War. She talks about him moving to Missoula, Montana…

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  • Watson W. "Java" Bradley Interview, July 22, 1984

    Bradley, Watson "Java"

    Watson “Java” Bradley talks about being the first Navajo smokejumper based out of Missoula, Montana, from 1974 to 1977. Bradley describes his training, particularly the physically challenging aspects…

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  • Jim Piquette Interview, February 16, 1989

    Piquette, Jim

    Jim Piquette discusses growing up in Missoula, Montana during the early 20th century. He describes working as a newspaper boy, his experiences in the School of Mines in Butte, Montana, and panning for…

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  • Sheldon Mills Interview, August 11, 1986

    Mills, Sheldon

    Sheldon Mills discusses his decision to become a conscientious objector and to volunteer as a smokejumper during World War Two. He describes the difficulty he had obtaining 4-E status and, later, his…

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  • Robert C. Line, Jr. and Ann M. Line Interview, February 10, 2005

    Line, Robert C., Jr, Line, Ann M

    Robert Line discusses his family history, including his father’s move from Nebraska to Columbus, Montana and his paternal grandfather’s work as a rural doctor, drugstore owner, and community leader. H…

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  • George P. "Jiggs" Dahlberg Interview, August 19, 1987

    Dahlberg, George P

    George “Jiggs” Dahlberg, reminisces about specific players, field fights, and mishaps that occurred during his time as Athletic Director during the 1940s. He describes the process of out-of-state recr…

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  • Arthur J. Mosby Interview, circa 1960s

    Mosby, Arthur J

    Arthur J. Mosby, the husband of Ruth Greenough, discusses the history of the Greenough Mansion and talks about efforts to move the mansion to the Leisure Highlands Golf Course, in Missoula, Montana’s…

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  • William "Bill" Fox Interview, September 1, 1989

    Fox, William

    William Fox discusses the colonial and classical architectural style of the U.S. Forest Service buildings. He describes the architectural style of the Darby Ranger Station and the Plains Ranger Statio…

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  • Florence Stafferson Interview, August 1, 1977

    Stafferson, Florence

    Florence Stafferson describes her parents’ emigration from Sweden to Montana where her father opened a general store in Anaconda. She discusses her childhood growing up around the smokestack and smelt…

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  • Ann Nelson Interview, April 10, 1988

    Nelson, Ann

    Ann Nelson discusses growing up in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana, on a 50-acre homestead during the early 20th century. She describes her education at the Prescott School and at the Lincol…

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