Pferron L. Doss Interview

Title

Pferron L. Doss Interview

Interviewee

Pferron L. Doss

Interviewer

Dan Hall

Files

Download Transcript of Pferron Doss Interview (965 KB)

Description

As the first African American smokejumper starting in 1977, Pferron Doss discusses the attitudes of both jumpers and management toward minority employees. He describes his training in Missoula, Montana, and jumping out of bases in Washington, Oregon, and California. Doss talks about how his perspective about the profession changed when he moved into a management role. He also mentions the shift from people smokejumping as seasonal employment to pursuing it as a career.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Minorities Employment United States; Alcoholism and employment

Original Date

7-13-1984

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 133-029

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (45 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (14 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_029.pdf

Pferron L. Doss Interview

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