Ray Mansisidor Interview

Title

Ray Mansisidor Interview

Interviewee

Ray Mansisidor

Interviewer

Beverly Buckner

Files

Download Transcript of Ray Mansisidor Interview (1.7 MB)

Description

Ray Mansisidor talks about the two summers he worked as a smokejumper in 1946 and 1947. He describes training at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana and jumping in McCall, Idaho. He talks about socializing with other smokejumpers, who were mostly fellow military veterans at that time, and discusses policy changes since his last season in 1947, including the inclusion of women smokejumpers and the “let burn” policy.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumpers Training of; 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 133-068

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (30 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_068.pdf

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