Deanne Shulman Interview

Interviewee

Deanne Shulman

Interviewer

Sandra Carroll

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Description

Deanne Shulman discusses being the first female smokejumper at the McCall, Idaho base from 1981 until 1984. She talks about the difficulties she faced as a woman jumper, such as feeling like she needed to prove herself to her male colleagues. Shulman tells of the camaraderie of the jumpers regardless of sex, due in part to the physically demanding nature of the training. She shares experiences on fire jumps and describes how she fought to change the height and weight requirements for smokejumpers. Shulman also stresses the need to recruit qualified female candidates and offers opinions on how that can be accomplished.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Women Employment United States; Smokejumping Social life and customs

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_097

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (80 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (31 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

80 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_097.mp3; OH133-97.pdf

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