William L. Ward

Title

William L. Ward

Interviewee

William L. Ward

Interviewer

Sandra Carroll

Files

Download Transcript of William Ward Interview (1.2 MB)

Description

William Ward talks about his experiences smokejumping in Montana, Alaska, and New Mexico from 1963 to 1972. He describes the differences and similarities between jumping and firefighting in Montana and Alaska. Ward also talks about the feeling of camaraderie he experienced as a jumper and changes in the smokejumper program, including the admittance of women and the advent of the career jumper.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Women Employment

Original Date

7-22-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, 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 Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-109

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (80 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (23 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_109.pdf

William L. Ward

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