Guide to the Smokejumper 1984 Reunion Collection
1959-1994 [Bulk 1984]

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Smokejumper 1984 Reunion collection
Dates: 1959-1994 (Bulk 1984) ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.0 linear feet
Collection Number: Mss 557
Summary: The collection contains documentation on the history of smokejumping and questionnaires filled out by the members of the smokejumping community during a 1984 reunion.
Repository: University of Montana--Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
Archives and Special Collections

The University of Montana—Missoula
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-2053
http://www.lib.umt.edu/asc
library.archives@umontana.edu

Languages: Materials are in English 

Historical Note

Smokejumping as a means of fighting fire on the U. S. National Forests began in 1939. In 1984 the smokejumper community, under the inspiration and leadership of John Harper, undertook a reunion celebration. All living individuals who were smokejumpers anytime from 1939 through 1984 were invited to participate.

Content Description

The collection contains documentation on the history of smokejumping and questionnaires filled out by the members of the smokejumping community. The collection also contains more detailed responses by those interested in participating in the oral history project that took place during the 1984 reunion in Missoula, Montana. Series II contains materials relative to smokejumping contributed to the K. Ross Toole Archives by reunion participants.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number], Smokejumper 1984 Reunion Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is divided into two series:

Series I: Questionaires and other materials relative to the reunion, 3.5 linear feet

Series II: Materials donated by participating smokejumpers, 0.5 linear feet

Custodial History :  

The majority of the materials in this collection were created during or brought by donors to the Smokejumpers 1984 reunion. Following the reunion these materials were given to the Archives.

Separated Materials :  

Many photos contributed for copying or for donation were placed into the Archives' general photograph collection at the time of their donation in 1984 rather than into this collection.

Related Materials :  

The Archives houses the oral histories recorded as part of the 1984 Reunion activities. They can be found in OH


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Questionnaires and other materials relative to the reunion , 1959-1994
3.5 linear feet
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1/1 Smokejumper history
1/2 Articles of Incorporation
1/3 Smokejumpers, A-C
1/4 Smokejumpers, D-F
1/5 Smokejumpers, G-I
1/6 Smokejumpers, J-L
1/7 Smokejumpers, M-O
1/8 Smokejumpers, P-R
1/9 Smokejumpers, S-U
1/10 Smokejumpers, V-Z
1/11 Smokejumpers, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1959-1975
1/12 CPS Smokejumpers
1/13 555th of 82nd Airborne Smokejumpers
1/14 Smokejumper Oral History Analysis
1/15 Financial Records, 1984
1/16 Miscellaneous, 1984
1/17 Newsletter, 1994
1/18 Photographs
2/1 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, A-C
2/2 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, D-F
2/3 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, G-J
2/4 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, K-N
2/5 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, O-R
2/6 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, S-T
2/7 Reunion Preliminary Questionnaire, U-Z
3/1 Attendee Questionnaire, John J. Adams
3/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Thomas W. Albert
3/3 Attendee Questionnaire, Normal E. Allen
3/4 Attendee Questionnaire, George A. Anderson
3/5 Attendee Questionnaire, Larry Anderson
3/6 Attendee Questionnaire, Ted P. Andersen
3/7 Attendee Questionnaire, Thomas J. Anderson
3/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger Archibald
3/9 Attendee Questionnaire, Larry Ashcraft
3/10 Attendee Questionnaire, Daniel L. Atwood
3/11 Attendee Questionnaire, James Ayers
3/12 Attendee Questionnaire, Donald Baker
3/13 Attendee Questionnaire, J. J. Baldwin
3/14 Attendee Questionnaire, Edward C. Bangle
3/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Jim Beckman
3/16 Attendee Questionnaire, Lew Berg
3/17 Attendee Questionnaire, Douglas Bird
3/18 Attendee Questionnaire, J. Charles Blanton
3/19 Attendee Questionnaire, Major L. Boddicker
3/20 Attendee Questionnaire, Frank Borgeson
3/21 Attendee Questionnaire, Ralph Bowyer
3/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard M. Bradshaw
3/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Bill Brandt
3/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Fred O. Brauer
3/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Tom Briggs
3/26 Attendee Questionnaire, Henry H. Brodersen
3/27 Attendee Questionnaire, Billy Buck
3/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Vernon E. Bush
3/29 Attendee Questionnaire, Edward T. Case
3/30 Attendee Questionnaire, F. James Clatworthy
3/31 Attendee Questionnaire, Charles Clemensen
4/1 Attendee Questionnaire, Clancy Cone
4/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Earl Cooley
4/3 Attendee Questionnaire, William H. Covey
4/4 Attendee Questionnaire, James E. Coyle
4/5 Attendee Questionnaire, John T. Cramer
4/6 Attendee Questionnaire, Dale Crane
4/7 Attendee Questionnaire, Clifford D. Dalzell
4/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Philip D. Davis
4/9 Attendee Questionnaire, Monroe DeJarnette
4/10 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert L.. Derry
4/11 Attendee Questionnaire, Virgil W. Derry
4/12 Attendee Questionnaire, Romie J. Deschamps III
4/13 Attendee Questionnaire, Stephen E. Dibble
4/14 Attendee Questionnaire, Fred H. Donner
4/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Pferron Doss
4/16 Attendee Questionnaire, John Driscoll
4/17 Attendee Questionnaire, John K. Dunne
4/18 Attendee Questionnaire, Delos M. Dutton
4/19 Attendee Questionnaire, David A. Engels
4/20 Attendee Questionnaire, David J. Evans
4/21 Attendee Questionnaire, Larry W. Ferguson
4/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Herbert J. Fischer, Jr.
4/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Art Flick
4/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Frank Fowler
4/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Bill Friend
4/26 Attendee Questionnaire, James L. Fritz
4/27 Attendee Questionnaire, Martin Gabica
4/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Max Glaves
4/29 Attendee Questionnaire, Doug Gochnour
4/30 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert V. Gorcuch
4/31 Attendee Questionnaire, Bob Graham
4/32 Attendee Questionnaire, David B. Griggs
4/33 Attendee Questionnaire, Joe Gutkoski
5/1 Attendee Questionnaire, Warren Short Hall
5/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Donal W. Halloran
5/3 Attendee Questionnaire, Bryn Hammarstrom, Sr.
5/4 Attendee Questionnaire, Albin C. Hammond
5/5 Attendee Questionnaire, Ames Harrison
5/6 Attendee Questionnaire, K. Reed Harrison
5/7 Attendee Questionnaire, Hal Hawley
5/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard Hanks
5/9 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger A. Harding
5/10 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger O. Hearst
5/11 Attendee Questionnaire, Don R. Heinicke
5/12 Attendee Questionnaire, W. D. Henderson
5/13 Attendee Questionnaire, Martin Hensel
5/14 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert W. Hewitt
5/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Michael Hill
5/16 Attendee Questionnaire, Greg Hillyer
5/17 Attendee Questionnaire, Gene E. Hinkle
5/18 Attendee Questionnaire, Thomas Hodges
5/19 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert M. Holter
5/20 Attendee Questionnaire, George P. Honey
5/21 Attendee Questionnaire, Raymond E. Honey
5/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Greg Houska
5/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Hal H. Howell
5/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Randle M. Hurst
5/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Terry Jacobsen
5/26 Attendee Questionnaire, Starr Jenkins
5/27 Attendee Questionnaire, Nels H. Jensen
5/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Carl Johnson
6/1 Attendee Questionnaire, Wendy Baldwin Kamm
6/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Norman Kamrud
6/3 Attendee Questionnaire, William L. Kickbusch
6/4 Attendee Questionnaire, Bruce Kinney
6/5 Attendee Questionnaire, Jim Klump
6/6 Attendee Questionnaire, Norman C. Knapp
6/7 Attendee Questionnaire, Frederick Koepp
6/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Roy E. Korkalo
6/9 Attendee Questionnaire, Tom Kovalicky
6/10 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard Kreitzberg
6/11 Attendee Questionnaire, Gary Kuiper
6/12 Attendee Questionnaire, William S. Laughlin
6/13 Attendee Questionnaire, John M. Lester
6/14 Attendee Questionnaire, Denny Lewis
6/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Tedford P. Lewis
6/16 Attendee Questionnaire, Jerry Linton
6/17 Attendee Questionnaire, Joseph M. Lord, Jr.
6/18 Attendee Questionnaire, Ben Lowman
6/19 Attendee Questionnaire, Dick Lukes
6/20 Attendee Questionnaire, John MacKinnon
6/21 Attendee Questionnaire, John Magel\
6/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Brian J. Maguire
6/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert L. Martin
6/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Kimberly A. Maynard
6/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Jon H. McBride
6/26 Attendee Questionnaire, Pat McCauly
6/27 Attendee Questionnaire, William McDonald
6/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Rod McIver
6/29 Attendee Questionnaire, Sam McNeill
6/30 Attendee Questionnaire, Freddie J. Miller
6/31 Attendee Questionnaire, W. F. Mitchell
6/32 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert A. Moffitt
6/33 Attendee Questionnaire, Francis R. Mohr
6/34 Attendee Questionnaire, Bill Moody
6/35 Attendee Questionnaire, Forrest R. Moore
6/36 Attendee Questionnaire, Spurgeon A. Moore
6/37 Attendee Questionnaire, Bob Morgan
6/38 Attendee Questionnaire, Walter Morris
6/39 Attendee Questionnaire, Charles Muehlethaler
6/40 Attendee Questionnaire, James L. Murphy
7/1 Attendee Questionnaire, A. Glen Nelsen
7/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Larry D. Nelsen
7/3 Attendee Questionnaire, Jess Nelson
7/4 Attendee Questionnaire, Elmer W. Neufeld
7/5 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert H. Nicol
7/6 Attendee Questionnaire, Charles "Ted" Nyquist
7/7 Attendee Questionnaire, Herb M. Oertli
7/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Clayton Ogle
7/9 Attendee Questionnaire, James Olson
7/10 Attendee Questionnaire, Conrad O. Orr
7/11 Attendee Questionnaire, Joseph Olborn
7/12 Attendee Questionnaire, Tony Phifer
7/13 Attendee Questionnaire, Earl "Tony" Percival
7/14 Attendee Questionnaire, D. Ross Perry
7/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Larry Peters
7/16 Attendee Questionnaire, Darrel J. Peterson
7/17 Attendee Questionnaire, Greg Phifer
7/18 Attendee Questionnaire, L. A. Pickard
7/19 Attendee Questionnaire, Eugene L. Pitts
7/20 Attendee Questionnaire, Francis Polutnik
7/21 Attendee Questionnaire, Ted Putnam
7/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert Quillin
7/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Donald A. Ranstrom
7/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Robert Reid
7/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Lloyd L. Rice
7/26 Attendee Questionnaire, Philip Robertson
7/27 Attendee Questionnaire, George Robinson
7/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Laird Robinson
7/29 Attendee Questionnaire, Joseph J. Roemer
7/30 Attendee Questionnaire, Fred G. Rohrbach
7/31 Attendee Questionnaire, Sam Rost
7/32 Attendee Questionnaire, Willis B. "Bill" Rude
7/33 Attendee Questionnaire, Hal Samsel
7/34 Attendee Questionnaire, William Samsel
7/35 Attendee Questionnaire, Neil Satterwhite
7/36 Attendee Questionnaire, Rober Savage
7/37 Attendee Questionnaire, J. L. Scott
7/38 Attendee Questionnaire, Charles N. Sheley
7/39 Attendee Questionnaire, Maynard W. Shetler
7/40 Attendee Questionnaire, Neil Shier
7/41 Attendee Questionnaire, John "Jack" Sisco
7/42 Attendee Questionnaire, Fred L. Sittner
7/43 Attendee Questionnaire, Wally Small
7/44 Attendee Questionnaire, Raymond Smith
7/45 Attendee Questionnaire, Frank E. Solf
7/46 Attendee Questionnaire, G. Lynn Sprague
7/47 Attendee Questionnaire, Roland M. Stoleson
7/48 Attendee Questionnaire, Ronald Stoops
8/1 Attendee Questionnaire, H. W. "Skip" Stratton
8/2 Attendee Questionnaire, Dan Sweet
8/3 Attendee Questionnaire, Boyd Swensen
8/4 Attendee Questionnaire, Stan Sykes
8/5 Attendee Questionnaire, Vernon Sylvester
8/6 Attendee Questionnaire, Stan Tate
8/7 Attendee Questionnaire, David Taylor
8/8 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger "Shag" Taynton
8/9 Attendee Questionnaire, Reed Taylor
8/10 Attendee Questionnaire, William R. Terrill
8/11 Attendee Questionnaire, Alex Theios
8/12 Attendee Questionnaire, James R. Thompson
8/13 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard Tracy
8/14 Attendee Questionnaire, Ken Travis
8/15 Attendee Questionnaire, Menno E. Troyer
8/16 Attendee Questionnaire, John Twiss
8/17 Attendee Questionnaire, Edwin A. Vail
8/18 Attendee Questionnaire, Orville E. Varner
8/19 Attendee Questionnaire, Urbano D. Villagran, Jr.
8/20 Attendee Questionnaire, Charles J. Viviano
8/21 Attendee Questionnaire, Sam Wakefield
8/22 Attendee Questionnaire, Patrick Ward
8/23 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger P. Warford
8/24 Attendee Questionnaire, Donald R Webb
8/25 Attendee Questionnaire, Wayne R. Webb
8/26 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard Wengert
8/27 Attendee Questionnaire, Bill Werhane
8/28 Attendee Questionnaire, Greg West
8/29 Attendee Questionnaire, Bob Whaley
8/30 Attendee Questionnaire, Don Whyde
8/31 Attendee Questionnaire, Stephen W. Wight
8/32 Attendee Questionnaire, Jack Wilcock
8/33 Attendee Questionnaire, John R. Wiley
8/34 Attendee Questionnaire, Donald Wilson
8/35 Attendee Questionnaire, Roger D. Wolfertz
8/36 Attendee Questionnaire, William C. Wood
8/37 Attendee Questionnaire, Bill Woolworth
8/38 Attendee Questionnaire, William A. Yensen
8/39 Attendee Questionnaire, Rey D. Zender
8/40 Attendee Questionnaire, Richard S. Zehr

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Series II:  Materials contributed to the archives by reunion attendees
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
9/1 James Ayers, copies of 5 letters written while a smokejumper
9/2 Art Flick, records of earnings while a smokejumper and sample of stationery
9/3 Aubrey Garger, copy of letter written while a smokejumper
9/4 Donal Halloran, copies of 2 letters and a paper written while a smokejumper
9/5 Steve Hartman, copy of letter written and a photo taken while a smokejumper
9/6 Wally Henderson, office memos, magazine articles and pamphlets
9/7 Wally Henderson, office memos, magazine articles and pamphlets
9/8 Wally Henderson, photos
9/9 Starr Jenkins, Hugh Jenkins manuscript on smokejumping, "Five Chapters of a Young Life"
9/10 Starr Jenkins, manuscript on smokejumping, "More Than My Share"
9/11 Starr Jenkins, continuation of manuscript
9/12 Bob Martin, 3 photos
9/13 Spurgeon A. Moore, manuscript, "The Firefly Project"
9/14 Ole Olson, copy of Life magazine article on Mann Gulch Fire from August 22, 1949
9/15 L. A. Pickard, Life magazine article on Mann Gulch Fire from August 22, 1949
10/1 Charles White, newspaper and magazine articles on smokejumping and smokejumper patch
10/2 William C. Wood, Forest Service diaries, 1943-1947 and 1951
10/3 William C. Wood, materials re: Mann Gulch Fire
10/4 William C. Wood, photographs

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    • Subject Terms :
    • Smokejumpers--United States
    • Smokejumping--United States--History

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