• Walter Reimer Interview, August 1986

    Reimer, Walter

    Walter Reimer discusses how his Mennonite faith influenced him to apply for a 4-E classification. He mentions his time at the Weeping Water, Nebraska, Lapine, Oregon, and Three Rivers, California CPS…

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  • Kevin Shannon Interview, October 29, 2010

    Shannon, Kevin

    Kevin Shannon describes his family’s Irish heritage and talks about his involvement in programs for people with mental disabilities including his efforts. He recalls traveling to Ireland when he was s…

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  • Bob Johnson Interview, October 29, 1987

    Johnson, Bob

    Bob Johnson recalls his World War Two service in the Sixth Defense Battalion of the United States Marines Corps on Sand Island, of the Midway Islands, in 1943 and 1944. Johnson discusses listening to…

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  • T. Richard "Dick" Flaharty Interview, August 11, 1986

    Flaharty, T. Richard

    T. Richard Flaharty describes his experiences as a smokejumper at Ninemile, Montana, during the summer of 1944. He explains how he volunteered for the smokejumpers after feeling that his work at a soi…

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  • Joe Waldbillig Interview, November 5, 1999

    Waldbillig, Joe

    Joe Waldbillig talks about his German ancestry and how that affected his experiences during World War Two. Waldbillig tells stories while looking at old pictures of life in the Swan Valley of Montana…

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  • Henry T. Wight Interview, October 16, 1993

    Wight, Henry T

    Henry T. Wight discusses his experiences after being recruited by the United States Navy at the age of 17. He describes serving during World War Two when he worked on naval bases in the Pacific. Wight…

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  • Hubert Rohrer Interview, August 12, 1986

    Rohrer, Hubert

    Hubert Roher briefly provides biographical information about his life prior to becoming a smokejumper. He recalls what led to his decision to become a conscientious objector [CO] during World War Two…

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  • Richard "Dick" Taber Interview, January 3, 1992

    Taber, Richard

    Richard Taber recalls how his admiration of Aldo Leopold inspired him to become a wildlife biologist. Taber discusses growing up in the San Francisco area as a young boy, and he talks about pursuing h…

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  • Donna Metcalf Interview, November 12, 1993

    Metcalf, Donna

    Donna Metcalf details the life of her late husband, former U.S. Senator Lee Metcalf, in this interview, beginning with his childhood in Corvallis, Montana, and a brief family history. Metcalf talks ab…

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  • Arthur Lemuel "Mutt" Mowatt Interview, June 28, 1994

    Mowatt, Arthur Lemuel

    Lemuel “Mutt” Mowatt speaks on his family history throughout the United States of America, dating back four generations to his great grandparents. He speaks on his father’s business ventures in Victor…

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  • Donald Skillicorn and Dennis Sain Interview, May 20, 2009

    Skillicorn, Donald, Sain, Dennis

    Donald Skillicorn and Dennis Sain discuss their experiences logging in western Montana for the Anaconda Forest Products Company, the evolution of logging technology, and the logging areas around Monta…

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  • Frank Cook Interview, July 13, 1977

    Cook, Frank

    Frank Cook discusses his education at Seaton Hall College and his military service during World War Two. He discusses his love of hunting and becoming a Boone and Crockett Club member in 1964. Cook ta…

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  • Oliver Lynn Huset Interview, August 1986

    Huset, Oliver Lynn

    Oliver Huset describes his experience as a smokejumper at Ninemile, Montana, during the summers of 1944 and 1945, during which time he made 17 jumps. He talks about sustaining a minor injury during th…

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  • Sally McClay Brutto and Frank Brutto Interview, October 1984

    Brutto, Sally McClay, Brutto, Frank

    Sallie Maclay Brutto begins by telling her family’s history and how they came to the Bitterroot Valley during the late 1800s. She recalls her siblings and the schools she attended as a child, as well…

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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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  • Norm Smith Interview, August 15, 1986

    Smith, Norm

    Norm Smith discusses his service history in the Canadian military and why he volunteered for the First Special Service Force. He talks about being part of the first Canadian contingent to come to Hele…

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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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  • Jack L. Demmons Interview, May 6, 1984

    Demmons, Jack L

    Jack Demmons discusses his life growing up in Bonner during the Great Depression and World War Two. He talks about his father, who was a river boss at the Bonner Mill until his death in 1950, Demmons…

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  • Nina Faye Anderson Interview, August 12, 1981

    Anderson, Nina Faye

    Nina Faye Anderson describes growing up in Belfry, Montana, working her way through high school for room and board until she graduated in 1922, and becoming a schoolteacher. She discusses the social a…

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  • Frank Bessac Interview, March 1, 1988

    Bessac, Frank

    Frank B. Bessac discusses his interest in Asian studies and how serving as an intelligence agent in China during World War Two provided him with opportunities to familiarize himself with Chinese and M…

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