Wendy Kamm Interview

Interviewee

Wendy Kamm

Interviewer

Kathy Root

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Description

Wendy Kamm discusses being one of the first three women smokejumpers at the Missoula, Montana base in 1982. She describes the training and the injuries she sustained, and compares fighting fires in Alaska to Montana. Kamm talks about the psychological and emotional harassment by male smokejumpers that she endured, as well as strength she felt it took to be a female smokejumper.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Training of; Women Employment; Forest fires Alaska

Original Date

11-30-1984

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_053

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (79 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (34 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

79 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_053.mp3; OH133-53.pdf

Wendy Kamm Interview
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