Stan Sykes Interview

Title

Stan Sykes Interview

Interviewee

Stan Sykes

Interviewer

Sandra Carroll

Files

Download Transcript of Stan Sykes Interview (1.3 MB)

Description

Stan Sykes discusses working as a smokejumper from 1946 to 1949 in Missoula, Montana. He describes the enthusiasm he felt for smokejumping and working in the mountains. Sykes discusses the aftermath of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, as well as the occasional animosity between other Forest Service employees and the smokejumpers.

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

Original Date

7-21-1984

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 133-104

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (83 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (25 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_104.pdf

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