Philip D.

Title

Philip D. "Phil" Difani Interview

Interviewee

Philip D. Difani

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

Files

Download Transcript of Philip Difani Interview (2.4 MB)

Description

Philip Difani discusses his nine-year career as a smokejumper, which started in 1967. He recalls his training in Missoula, Montana, and then operating throughout the western United States and Alaska. Difani talks about training and equipment, and how both changed during his career. He describes the relationships among smokejumpers both on duty and off-duty. Difani also comments on the changes in selection requirements, including the hiring of female smokejumpers.

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; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies; Smokejumpers Training of

Original Date

6-28-1984

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 133-028

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (39 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_028.pdf

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