Julia Osborn Interview

Interviewee

Julia Osborn

Interviewer

Beth Hodder

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Description

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 attending Purdue University. Osborn describes how her father, a Quaker and a conscientious objector, joined the Civilian Public Service during World War Two and volunteered as a smoke jumper in Missoula, Montana. She discusses how her parents met and their honeymoon in 1948, which was spent working at a fire tower. Osborn describes her father’s activities such as accessing the lookout, collecting snow for water, and getting re-outfitted by packers.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Spotted Bear District; Flathead National Forest; Smokejumpers, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Montana State University; University of Montana-Missoula; Conscientious objectors, Montana; World War, 1939-1945

Original Date

11-5-2016

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Northwest Montana Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association Oral History Collection, OH 453, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 453-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:37:39 min.): digital, + 1 transcript (8 p.: 8 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

37:30 minutes

Local Filename

453-001.mp3; OH453-001.pdf

Julia Osborn Interview

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