• 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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  • 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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  • Daniel Masse Interview, February 14, 1988

    Masse, Daniel

    Daniel Masse talks with Jon Jerome Warman about his early life in the military abroad as well as his political activism in Missoula and the surrounding area after he returned to the states. He remembe…

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  • Willis Hill Interview, April 6, 1990

    Hill, Willis

    Willis Hill recalls his childhood in Minnesota, Canada, and Montana. He describes working for a dragline outfit based in Lovell, Wyoming, building roads and digging canals in the Cody and Jackson Hole…

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  • Arlene Bateman Interview, April 10, 1994

    Bateman, Arlene

    Arlene Bateman discusses growing up during the Great Depression and her life experiences during World War Two. She describes her early life in North Dakota, moving to Missoula, Montana, when she was 1…

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  • Alice Page Interview, November 5, 1987

    Page, Alice

    Alice Page talks about her 30-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, and explains her duties within the Division of Fire Control as secretary for the division chief. Page reflects on the developmen…

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  • Robert N. Phillip Reminiscence, February 1984

    Phillip, Robert N

    In a self-recorded reminiscence, Dr. Robert Philip discusses Rocky Mountain spotted fever and its role in the Bitterroot Valley’s development. He talks about the history of the disease, some of the di…

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  • Jacquelyn Elaine "Jackie" McGiffert Interview, March 4, 2000

    McGiffert, Jacquelyn Elaine

    Jacquelyn "Jackie" McGiffert describes her childhood in Pennsylvania, her father and his experience during World War One, her own experience working in a war plant during World War Two in between seme…

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  • Robert Searles Interview, August 12, 1986

    Searles, Robert

    Robert “Bob” Searles provides biographical information about his life prior to becoming a smokejumper, including his college years, and working in the radio and television business. Searles explains h…

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  • Cecile M. Carleton Interview, March 13, 1990

    Carleton, Cecile M

    Cecile Carleton talks about her childhood in and around Butte, Montana, as the daughter of a Protestant Irish miner. She discusses the lack of educational opportunities for girls when she was a child…

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  • Lois Hove Interview, March 29, 2000

    Hove, Lois

    Lois Hove describes how the events of World War Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Iran-Contra affair affected her life and her decision to become involved in the peace movement. She recalls…

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  • John Scott Interview, August 12, 1986

    Scott, John

    John Scott reminisces about the influence a minister had on his decision to become a pacifist. Scott recalls appealing many times for conscientious objector (CO) status. He describes various civilian…

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  • Arthur Deschamps, Jr. Interview, November 20, 1979

    Deschamps, Arthur, Jr

    Arthur Deschamps, Jr. discusses the seizure of Italian immigrants and their relocation to Fort Missoula in Missoula, Montana, under the Immigration Naturalization Service during World War II. He descr…

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  • Florence "Flo" Chessin Interview, March 30, 2000

    Chessin, Florence

    Florence Chessin briefly discusses growing up in Columbus, Ohio, attending high school during World War Two, and getting married shortly after the war ended. She describes living in Missoula, Montana…

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  • Ray Nelson Interview, April 10, 1988

    Nelson, Ray

    Ray Nelson discusses his experiences living in the Rattlesnake area of Missoula, Montana. He describes his various careers working for the U.S. Forest Service, teaching, and working on the Fort Peck D…

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  • Julia Osborn Interview, November 5, 2016

    Osborn, Julia

    Julia Osborn talks about her father, Joe Osborn who was a former smokejumper, forest fire lookout, and university professor. Osborn discusses her father’s childhood in Muncie, Indiana, and his time at…

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  • Alexander George Interview, March 12, 1986

    George, Alexander

    Alexander George discusses the historical context that led to the boom of Greek immigrants in the United States during the early twentieth century. He describes his family history, detailing how his f…

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  • George Frank Schneider Interview, October 11, 1993

    Schneider, George Frank

    George Schneider discusses growing up in Helena, Montana, and his experiences in school. He describes working for the Northern Pacific Railway as a fireman, the nature of the job, and the process of h…

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